· REMINDER: Mother’s Day is right around the corner; May 13.
· Cambridge Analytica, the data firm at the center of the Facebook privacy scandal, is shutting down. The move comes after the company admitted making mistakes over the misuse of data harvested from Facebook accounts. SCL Group, parent company of Cambridge Analytica, is closing in the wake of rising legal costs in the Facebook investigation and loss of clients.
· White House lawyer Ty Cobb is retiring and will be replaced by the attorney who defended Bill Clinton in his impeachment proceedings. Emmet Flood will replace Cobb, who was hired to liaise with Trump's personal attorneys and handle the White House's end of the Russia probe, the New York Times first reported. The White House attorney had been one of the Trump lawyers pushing the president to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. His departure at a time when the White House is bracing for a potential subpoena from Mueller is indicative of a change in legal strategy.
· Here are last night’s winning Powerball numbers (Jackpot was $195 million): 5 - 14 - 31 - 40 - 50; Powerball was 6; Power Play was 2.
· Seven states, led by Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — launching a new front in the fight over the Obama-era immigration policy. Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia joined Texas to collectively urge the federal government to declare the program unconstitutional and halt the issuing or renewing of DACA permits. The lawsuit alleges that the Obama administration exceeded its legal authority when it unilaterally created the program without the approval of Congress.
· WWE star Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, won the Republican nomination for the Knox County mayoral race in Tennessee. Jacobs collected 14,633 votes, narrowly edging out Brad Anders, who had 14,616 votes. The results won't become official until all of the provisional ballots are counted. Jacobs declared himself the winner on Twitter.