By Robert A. Vella
The leader of a militia group who’s been detaining migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border allegedly told the FBI his militia was training to assassinate former President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Democratic donor George Soros. Larry Hopkins, head of the United Constitutional Patriots, is charged with possession a firearm as a felon and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Hopkins appeared before a federal judge Monday.
According to prosecutors, he has three felony convictions in Michigan and Oregon, including for impersonating a police officer, and nine guns were seized from his home back in 2017, reports CBS News’ Mireya Villarreal.
Explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed at least 321 people and injured more than 500 on Easter Sunday. These are the latest developments:
The state minister for defense said investigations show the attack was carried out in retaliation for the Christchurch mosque shootings.
The death toll was revised to 321 on Tuesday morning, up from 290, according to the state minister for defense.
The government says the attack was carried out by National Thowheed Jamaath, a local Islamist militant group, with suspected international assistance.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which it said was carried out by seven fighters and targeted Christians and “citizens of Crusader coalition states.”