FBI arrests 2 men in DC accused of impersonating federal officers; 4 Secret Service agents placed on leave

CNN — The FBI arrested two men in Washington, DC, Wednesday for allegedly impersonating Department of Homeland Security agents for more than two years, giving expensive gifts to federal agents in DC, providing them apartments and offering to purchase a weapon for a Secret Service agent assigned to first lady Jill Biden, according to an … Read more

Sacramento shooting: Gang violence involving at least 5 gunmen was responsible for the shooting, police say

CNN — Sacramento police say a Sunday mass shooting that left six dead was the result of gang violence and involved at least five gunmen. “We believe at this point there are five shooters and the five shooters included two groups where there was an exchange of gunfire between the two groups,” Sacramento Police Sgt. … Read more

Herry Wirawan: Indonesia court sentences Islamic school teacher to death for raping 13 students

An Indonesian court handed down a death sentence on Monday to a teacher for raping 13 girls at an Islamic school, upholding an appeal by prosecutors for the death penalty after he had initially received a sentence of life in prison. The case of teacher Herry Wirawan has shocked Indonesia and shone a spotlight on … Read more

Nikolas Cruz sentencing: Jury selection starts today for panel that’ll help decide if Parkland school shooter gets the death penalty

CNN — Potential jurors arrived Monday at a Florida courthouse where they could be chosen to help decide the fate of Nikolas Cruz more than four years after he killed 17 people in the deadliest high school shooting in US history. Cruz, now 23, pleaded guilty in October to 17 counts of murder and 17 … Read more

The conversation that Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS nomination sparked

CNN — As the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court has ignited a discussion about the historic lack of diversity on the nation’s highest court, her ancestry has also renewed focus on the absence of Black judges on the federal judicial’s lower courts. Of the 3,852 people who have been confirmed as … Read more

Chowchilla bus kidnapper Fred Woods, 70, has been approved for parole

CNN — A 70-year-old man imprisoned for the 1976 kidnapping of a bus full of children has been approved for parole, according to spokesperson Joe Orlando of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Frederick Newhall Woods, 70, was one of three men who kidnapped 26 children and their bus driver in Chowchilla, a … Read more

Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska GOP congressman, says he will resign following felony convictions

Washington CNN — Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, who was convicted earlier this week in regard to an investigation looking into illegal campaign contributions, will resign from Congress, he announced in a letter to supporters on Saturday. The resignation will be effective on March 31, per a letter Fortenberry attached to his email to … Read more

Jury awards more than $10 million to family of Gilbert Flores, who was fatally shot by deputies

CNN — Jurors in a federal civil trial awarded $10.37 million to the family of Gilbert Flores, who was shot and killed outside his home by Bexar County, Texas, sheriff’s deputies in 2015. On Thursday, the jury found that officers Robert Sanchez and Greg Vasquez violated Flores’ civil rights by using “excessive and unnecessary deadly … Read more

Fact check: Jackson’s 2005 ‘war crimes’ allegation was about torture

CNN — Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was criticized by two Republican senators on Tuesday at a confirmation hearing over language they claimed she had used in the past while challenging the indefinite detention of clients who were being held without charges at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South … Read more