As remarkable as it was for the Justice Department to ask a federal judge on Thursday to unseal the warrant it used this week to search Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald J. Trump’s private residence in Florida, the materials that prosecutors have agreed to make public are not the most informative or sensitive connected to the case. The government is not yet seeking to release what is known as the affidavit in support of the warrant, a document that lays out all sorts of telling details about the larger investigation of Mr. Trump — chief among them the reasons prosecutors believed there was probable cause that evidence of a crime could be found at Mar-a-Lago. Affidavits for warrants are typically sworn to by federal agents and are used to persuade judges that it is worth invading someone’s privacy to collect proof of violations of the law. The affidavit supporting the search warrant for Mr. Trump’s home and members-only club presumably contains things like the specific laws that … [Read more...] about The most informative — and sensitive — document connected to the search of Mar-a-Lago will not be made public for now.
Two thousand miles was a long way to travel for one series of football that lasted 10 plays and less than six minutes. But Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields at least had a few positives to review during the trip back from Seattle on Thursday night. Bears coach Matt Eberflus limited many of his offensive starters to just the first drive of the Bears’ 27-11 preseason victory over the Seahawks at Lumen Field. He didn’t want to put too much on them given they played their preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs just six days earlier. But that caution meant a limited sample size for Fields, whose every step is being scrutinized for signs of progress in his second season. So here’s what Fields can take away from his drive — a better start, points on the board, a connection with tight end Cole Kmet and more work under new offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. Fields completed 5 of 7 passes for 39 yards, helping set up a 35-yard Cairo Santos field goal, the first … [Read more...] about Justin Fields’ connection with Cole Kmet highlights a short night for the Chicago Bears first-team offense
Coronation Street fans are sure they’ve unearthed a huge hidden link between Peter Barlow and Stu Carpenter in what could be a big twist in the tale. The pair haven’t yet shared a scene on-screen, and fans think they might actually know each other already, having crossed paths at various points in their lives. Not only have Peter and Stu both served time in prison - with Stu currently behind bars for breaching the peace and his parole conditions - but they’ve both been active members of the Navy. READ MORE: Corrie's Sally Carman and Joe Duttine host second wedding bash attended by co-stars Taking to Twitter to air their views, one fan penned: “Stu is ex-Navy like Peter Barlow! #Corrie.” “Can’t believe Stu still hasn’t had a single scene with Peter when they probably served together! CBA with Corrie keeping them apart when they could be besties urgh,” a second posted. Another fan then followed up: “I want them to be talking in the Rovers or something and realise they … [Read more...] about Coronation Street’s Peter Barlow and Stu link ‘exposed’ by fans as they twig connection
(CNN) When the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade , rolling back nearly 50 years of abortion rights, the threat of more to come cast a shadow on many, particularly those in the LGBTQ community. Supreme Court decision on abortion could open the door to overturn same-sex marriage, contraception and other rulings Justice Clarence Thomas' concurring opinion made clear the threat may be substantive. "In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell," Thomas wrote , referring to settled cases on contraception, sodomy and same-sex marriage, respectively. But in his majority opinion , Justice Samuel Alito sought to tamp down fears about additional precedents being overturned, writing, "Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion." Nevertheless, many in the LGBTQ community are … [Read more...] about How LGBTQ families can protect themselves now
(CNN) Russian forces in the occupied Kherson region in southern Ukraine are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain the flow of ammunition, armor and fuel to front-line units, according to Ukrainian officials and Western analysts, thanks to a concerted Ukrainian campaign to cut off river and rail supply lines as well as target ammunition depots. Ukrainian officials say the Russians are moving command posts from the north of the Dnipro River to the south bank as bridges have been heavily damaged. The first deputy head of Kherson regional council, Yuri Sobolevsky, claimed on his Telegram channel that a significant portion of the Russian military command had already left Kherson city. Ukrainian forces are about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) north of the city, towards Mykolaiv. Much of Kherson region has been occupied since the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. As part of Kyiv's counteroffensive to try to retake lost territory in the south, … [Read more...] about Russian troops in south Ukraine squeezed as Kyiv ramps up strikes on bridges, ammo depots
(CNN) As Russia's war in Ukraine enters a pivotal new phase, fighting is intensifying in the east of the country and officials have warned of a battle that "will remind you of the Second World War." Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Thursday that fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine was ramping up but that it "has not reached its maximum scale." "The battle for Donbas will remind you of the Second World War, with large operations, maneuvers, involvement of thousands of tanks, armored vehicles, planes, artillery. This will not be a local operation based on what we see in Russia's preparations," Kuleba said at a news conference in Brussels. "Russia has its plan, we have ours, and the battlefield will decide the outcome," he added. Over the next few weeks, officials expect Russian forces to resupply and reposition with the aim of launching a brutal new offensive in Donbas, which encompasses the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, … [Read more...] about Russia has changed course. What is Putin’s plan for eastern Ukraine?
We've Got to Try: How the Fight for Voting Rights Makes Everything Else Possible By Beto O'Rourke Flatiron. 213 pp. $29.99 - - - As you may have heard, Beto O'Rourke is running for governor of Texas. It's still a red state. But the Democrat is undaunted. And so, the title of his new book, "We've Got to Try," is also a fitting mantra for the indefatigable runner - that is, jogger - who also ran for Senate in 2018, and for president in 2020, after coming to Congress in 2012 by improbably unseating an incumbent. Thankfully, he has not written one of those folksy humble-brag faux-struggle cliche-paste-job candidate autobiographies. Still, O'Rourke does want to show us the kind of leader he would be - but through the stories of others. He listens to community activists and relates their challenges and stories, especially those of Texans of color who fought for equal treatment. The most real estate goes to the uplifting tale of Lawrence Aaron Nixon, a Black doctor from … [Read more...] about Book World: Beto O’Rourke’s book spotlights Texans’ struggles for voting rights
The sweet smell of slow-roasting pork lures me out of my overwater bungalow at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui , and as if by instinct alone, I begin making my way down the boardwalk towards the center of the resort. I feel like a cartoon character floating above the ground in a trance with his tongue hanging out, drool falling to the floor, with a thought bubble overhead depicting the animated me licking his chops as a full pig is brought over on a silver platter. In real life, an ahima’a — a traditional underground oven lined with stones and coconut leaves that’s used for slow cooking foods overnight or throughout the day — is being unearthed, filling the air with those rich aromas ahead of a lavish Polynesian feast and performance, and I’m quite literally salivating at the prospect of the meal. Enormous tunas have been flayed open and rejiggered with hundreds of perfect, pink slices of sashimi on display. There’s a dozen other specialties being served up from a bountiful buffet that … [Read more...] about The Sublime Ease of Island-Hopping Around Tahiti
BOSTON (AP) — The 30-day shutdown of one of Boston's four subway lines starting Friday night will make for longer and more complicated commutes despite a series of measures intended to ease the pain, authorities said. Orange Line service will stop at 9 p.m. and will not resume until 5 a.m. Sept. 19 so the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority can complete years' worth of track and signal replacement and maintenance in a month. “We know this is a tremendous disruption, but it allows us to take a bold and decisive step to make the Orange Line and the MBTA safer, more reliable and faster, and we look forward to bringing that improved service to our customers at the end of the surge,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said at a Friday news conference. The T, as it is known, has experienced a series of dangerous problems in the past year that prompted the Federal Transit Administration to launch a review of the system. Last month, an Orange Line train caught fire and prompted … [Read more...] about Boston braces for monthlong shutdown of Orange Line service
The home of the Brontë sisters in Haworth, Yorkshire, topped the list (Image: Loop Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Others featured on the list include Jane Austen’s Chawton cottage, and the Eagle and Child Pub in Oxford – which was frequented by authors JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, who created the mystical realms of Middle Earth and Narnia. Related articles Olivia Newton-John on her vanished lover: ‘I’ll never be at peace’ Elvis death 45th: Lisa Marie's touching final moment with The King Sherwood Forest, with its historic connection with the legend of Robin Hood, and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, in Shakespeare’s birth town of Stratford-upon-Avon, also made the top 35. … [Read more...] about Top 35 must-see locations for book lovers – with Brontë sisters’ home coming out on top