Nebraska governor reverses course and says state will take federal funding to feed children

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen reversed course on Monday and announced that the state will accept roughly $18 million in federal funding to help feed hungry children over the summer break. Pillen announced in December that the state would reject the funding, defending his position by stating, “I don’t believe in welfare.” … Read more

Trump arrives in federal court in Florida for closed hearing in his classified documents case

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump arrived Monday morning at a federal courthouse in Florida for a closed hearing in his criminal case charging him with mishandling classified documents. The hearing was scheduled to discuss the procedures for the handling of classified evidence in the case, which is currently set for trial … Read more

Students at California school struggling after $250K in federal funds spent on ‘Woke Kindergarten’ program

Students at a San Francisco Bay-area elementary school — where officials hired a for-profit company called “Woke Kindergarten” to train teachers — are continuing to struggle with some of the lowest math and reading scores in the state, according to a report. The school spent $250,000 in federal funds provided by a program meant to … Read more

Federal agents may remove wire along Texas-Mexico border, Supreme Court says

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave The Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration on Monday and cleared the way for U.S. Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire Texas officials installed along a busy stretch of the southern border until the legality of the barriers is resolved in court. As is typical … Read more

Federal jury finds Puerto Rico ex-legislator Charbonier guilty on corruption charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — María Milagros “Tata” Charbonier, a well-known former legislator in Puerto Rico who is popular with conservatives, was found guilty Friday of federal charges related to corruption. Charbonier was indicted in August 2020 on charges including conspiracy, money laundering and theft, bribery and kickbacks involving federally funded programs. She also was … Read more

Alabama Can Execute a Prisoner with Nitrogen Gas, Federal Judge Says

A legal battle over how death row prisoners in Alabama can be killed has reached a critical point. On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that the state can proceed with its planned execution of inmate Kenneth Eugene Smith using nitrogen gas. The execution is scheduled for later this month and would be the first ever … Read more

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Elon Musk’s X on disclosing federal surveillance

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, attends the Viva Technology conference dedicated to innovation and startups at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris on June 16, 2023. Chesnot | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by the social media giant X challenging a ban on the … Read more

Trump says he will attend federal appeals court arguments on presidential immunity

(Reuters) -Donald Trump said he will be attending an appeals court hearing regarding the scope of his presidential immunity in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, in comments in a Truth Social post on Monday. “Of course I was entitled, as President of the United States and Commander in Chief, to Immunity,” Trump said in the post. … Read more

Todd Chrisley Might Move Prisons Because ‘Federal Institutions Cannot Guarantee His Safety,’ Savannah Says

Savannah Chrisley claims her father, Todd Chrisley, is facing retaliation for speaking out about the deplorable prison conditions he and his inmates allegedly face on a daily basis. What’s more, she claims that things have gotten so bad, Todd may be transferred to a state prison “because our federal institutions cannot guarantee his safety.” In a new … Read more

Brazil’s federal police arrest top criminal leader Zinho after negotiations

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s federal police said one of the country’s top criminal leaders surrendered Sunday after negotiations with local authorities. Luiz Antônio da Silva Braga, better known as Zinho, is the top leader of the largest militia group in the state of Rio de Janeiro. He had 12 arrest warrants issued against him, … Read more