Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account.
The emails, which were posted on the internet in 2013, also show that Blumenthal and another close Clinton associate discussed contracting with a retired Army special operations commander to put operatives on the ground near the Libya-Tunisia border while Libya’s civil war raged in 2011.
Three college students on spring break who were among seven people wounded in a shooting early this morning at a home in Panama City Beach, Florida were “innocent victims,” police said.
Three people were in critical condition, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said. Three others were in stable condition and one victim was in surgery, officials said.
Among the victims were three young women from Alabama A&M University visiting Panama City Beach for Spring Break, the sheriff’s office confirmed.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and other Democrats have created a pamphlet that encourages illegal immigrants to carry a card that asks immigration officers not to deport them if they are detained.
“I created this toolkit for you to protect yourself from deportation,” Gutierrez said in a video describing the pamphlet.
A Los Angeles judge sealed a sentencing hearing Monday for a convicted bank robber who stole the identity of Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren and cashed most of a nearly $1.4 million tax refund check made out to the billionaire.
Moundir Kamil, 45, who was dubbed the “Give Me More Bandit” for his part in a series of 2003 bank robberies, acknowledged using Bren’s personal information to open an account at an East West Bank branch in February 2010 and depositing the check, according to prosecutors.
U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow closed the sentencing hearing to the public and no further information was immediately available from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all the emails on the private server she used to do official business as secretary of state, the Republican lawmaker who subpoenaed the emails said late Friday.
“Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server,” Gowdy said in a statement.
Gowdy had also asked that Clinton turn over her server to the State Department inspector general for an independent review.
Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, said no.
In his letter to Gowdy, Kendall said the former secretary of state “chose not to keep her non-record personal emails.”
“Thus, there are no … e-mails from Secretary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state on the server for any review, even if such review were appropriate or legally authorized,” he wrote.
When one man sat down next to a second man in a St. Louis light rail car late Monday and asked him his opinion on the shooting of Michael Brown, it was not the beginning of a discussion.
It was the start of an assault, police said.
The second man, who was white, didn’t want to answer the question. Then the first man, who was black, boxed him in the face. Two more African-American men joined in the beating, according to a police report.
It was caught on surveillance cameras on the MetroLink train and a passenger recorded it with a cell phone and posted the video online. It has gone viral.
Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States still number in the thousands, probably the tens of thousands, even though the percentages are lower, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Thursday.
“For the kids, unaccompanied kids, it’s running about 40 percent lower,” Johnson said. “I hope it stays that way, but we have to be prepared in the event it doesn’t.”