With Alex Acosta at his side, President Donald Trump made the announcement as he left the White House for a trip to Wisconsin and Ohio. The president said Acosta had been a “great” labor secretary, and claimed he did not ask him to leave the Cabinet.
Hussle had planned to meet Monday with the president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and the city’s police chief to tackle an issue that, along with his music, has come to define his life: gang violence.
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett had faced 16 charges of allegedly staging a hate-crime attack against himself in January. Chicago prosecutors agreed to drop the case after Smollett said he would forfeit a $10,000 bond.
The execution of Carey Dean Moore went forward on Tuesday after a federal appeals court denied a drug company’s request to halt the lethal injection over concerns about whether the drugs were obtained improperly by the state.
By a 6-to-3 vote, the high court Monday voided the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The law barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. Thirty-two states may move to offer sports betting.
Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, raised the possibility of criminal charges tied to the collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge. “We’ve got to look at the reality that there may be some negligence down the line,” Perez said.