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Judge Postpones Paul Manafort Trial As Five Witnesses Are Granted Immunity

The federal judge in the upcoming federal court trial for President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, released on Monday the names of five witnesses being granted immunity to testify, as he granted the defense’s request to delay the start of the trial. Those witnesses are James Brennan, Donna Duggan, Conor O’Brien, Cindy Laporta and Dennis Raico. All are believed to work for financial institutions. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III released those names as he granted the request of Manafort’s attorneys to delay the start of the trial; Ellis agreed to delay it until July 31. Manafort, facing charges of bank and tax fraud related to his work in Ukraine, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. ...Read more

President Trump Mulls Revoking Security Clearances Of Former Intel Officials

President Donald Trump is examining whether to revoke the security clearances of former intelligence officials who have criticized him, his spokeswoman said Monday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James B. Comey, former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden, former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice, former Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Sanders accused those former officials of having “politicized and in some cases monetized their public service.” She added that they have made “baseless claims” about the president’s relationship and contacts with the Russian government. ...Read more

Gunman Arrested After Standoff In Los Angeles Trader Joe’s Supermarket

A gunman who got into a deadly shootout with police and took dozens of people hostage at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake has been arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said Sunday. Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was being held Sunday morning on $2 million bail. A woman was shot and killed when Atkins ran into the supermarket on Saturday, but no hostages were seriously hurt before Atkins surrendered about three hours later. The victim of the shooting was identified on Sunday as 27-year-old Melyda Corado. Authorities said Atkins shot his grandmother seven times and wounded another woman, whom he forced into a car, at a South Los Angeles home around 1:30 p.m., police said. Atkins’ grandmother was hospitalized in critical condition after the shooting and police had no update on her condition Sunday.  ...Read more

University Of Iowa Student Reported Missing After Going For Night Jog

Officials say they’re searching for a University of Iowa student who went missing after she went jogging. Mollie Tibbetts went missing on July 19 and was last seen in Brookyln, Iowa, according to The Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency. Family members say that Tibbetts was dog-sitting at another home when she went running. However, she didn’t show up for work the next day. Her boyfriend, Dalton Jack, said she went jogging at around 10 p.m. local time. Tibbets, 20, is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and around 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing gym shorts, running shoes, and a black sports bra, the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office stated. Anyone with any information about her whereabouts is urged to call 641-623-5679. ...Read more