At least one felony charge will be lodged against former president Donald Trump in the indictment issued by a New York City grand jury.
According to the Associated Press, Trump is charged with falsifying business records. Increased security has been planned for Tuesday’s formal arrest and arraignment, but no major demonstrations or protests have emerged or appear to be planned.
Trump’s defense is expected to be that the prosecution is politically motivated, which Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg denies, calling such allegations “inflammatory accusations.”
Tornados rampage across U.S.
A storm system with tornadoes is sweeping across the middle of the nation and has killed at least three people and injured dozens more.
The New York Times reports that the twisters struck near Little Rock, Arkansas and in southern Illinois and Tennessee. Others were spotted in Wisconsin, Iowa and Mississippi.
Also in the news … A Delaware judge ruled Friday that the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News and Fox Corporation may go to trial in April.
Sports: Lakers win, Clippers fall
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 123-111 Friday night to improve to 39-38 and solidify their playoff prospects. Anthony Davis scored 38 points for the winners and grabbed 17 rebounds. LeBron James scored 18 points.
The Los Angeles Clippers (41-37) lost 108-94 to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Weather: Sunny, partly cloudy
The outlook for the West Orange County area is starting to look familiar: sunny some days and partly cloudy others. Saturday should bring sun with a high of 70 and a low of 51. Sunday will see partly cloudy skies with a high of 66 (53). Monday will be similar but cooler at 63 (44). Tuesday will see the return of sun with a 64 high and a low of 45.
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