CHICAGO (AP) – A daughter of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is criticizing former President Barack Obama for not granting early release to her father, who’s serving prison time for corruption. In an emotional letter, 20-year-old Amy Blagojevich called Obama “spineless” for not commuting her father’s sentence. Blagojevich’s wife, Patti, posted the letter on her…

Cellphone Tracking Devices Coming Under Scrutiny In Eight States, Including Missouri

Hartford, Conn. (AP) – Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in at least eight states, with lawmakers introducing proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban. Legislators are citing privacy and constitutional concerns, including Fourth Amendment search and seizure violations. The eight states include California, Connecticut, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New…

Multiple dead, 8 wounded in Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say multiple people have died and eight were wounded after a lone suspect opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, international airport. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office tweeted the information following Friday afternoon’s shooting. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN that authorities “have an active crime scene investigation…

Classified report on Russia, election hacking going to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump has questioned intelligence assessments about Russian involvement in election hacking for weeks. The nation’s top intelligence officials are making their most detailed and persuasive case yet directly to Trump, pointing to multiple motives for Russia’s interference. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director…