A former TV news analyst who falsely claimed to have been a "deep cover" agent for the CIA pleaded guilty Friday to a series of fraud charges, officials said. Wayne Simmons, 62, had been a Fox News commentator on the basis of his claim that he spent 27 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency. As part of a plea agreement filed in federal court in Virginia, Simmons admitted he defrauded the government to gain access to a US Army training program in 2008 and to be deployed to Afghanistan as a senior intelligence advisor, the Justice Department said in a statement.
Hundreds of protesters jostled with police in riot gear Friday outside a California hotel where Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was to give a speech, forcing the candidate to duck into a back entrance. Some of the protesters lobbed eggs at officers while others attempted to break through barricades set up around the hotel located near San Francisco's international airport. The tense protest in Burlingame follows similar demonstrations that turned violent late Thursday at another Trump campaign rally in southern California.