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NY prosecutors interview Michael Cohen about Trump finances

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors conducted an hourslong interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, asking a range...

Mexico says US ‘fabricated’ charges, releases evidence

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against...

Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to...

MTA: Bus driver refuses drug test after careening off bridge

NEW YORK (AP) — A bus dramatically plunged off a bridge in New York City late Thursday, leaving its front half hanging over a...

Flint water probe brings charges against ex-governor, others

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A new investigation of the Flint water disaster led to charges against nine people, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder...

Connecticut probing Amazon’s e-book deals with publishers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws, state Attorney General...

Immigration agency leader resigns, only weeks in office

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resigned Wednesday, only weeks after taking over the agency that detains...

Advocacy group: Biden should revamp US human rights policy

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden should bring “fundamental change” to U.S. policy on human rights and allow criminal investigations of President Donald...

Italy puts over 320 on trial for ‘ndrangheta mob ties

LAMEZIA TERME, Italy (AP) — A trial with more than 320 defendants began Wednesday in southern Italy against the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, arguably the...

EXPLAINER: Who’s been charged in the deadly Capitol siege?

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators...

Racist slurs interrupt funeral for Phoenix civil rights icon

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Police Department is investigating after a virtual funeral for civil rights icon and city leader Calvin Coolidge Goode was...

Rural Nevada GOP official’s letter draws calls for FBI probe

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s two U.S. senators have joined calls for an investigation of comments by the Republican Party chairman in rural Nye...

EXPLAINER: Who’s been charged in the deadly Capitol siege?

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators...

Officer with knee to George Floyd’s neck to be tried alone

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd's neck for minutes will be tried separately from the...

German investigators shut down big darknet marketplace

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Tuesday that they have taken down what they believe was the biggest illegal marketplace on the darknet and...

Probe highlights Vatican legal system’s limited protections

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A criminal investigation into a Vatican real estate investment is exposing weaknesses in the city state’s judicial system and a...

Cops: Chicago shooter who killed 3 posted social media rants

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who police say killed three people and wounded four others during a series of shootings in and around Chicago...

Russia: 7 die in fire at nursing home in western Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire at a nursing home in Siberia killed seven people on Saturday, Russian authorities said. ...

EXPLAINER: Who has been charged in the deadly Capitol riot?

Dozens of people have already been arrested and prosecutors across the U.S. have vowed to bring to justice those who stormed the U.S. Capitol...

Oakland vows to ‘root out’ cops who endorse Capitol takeover

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that its officers endorsed or participated on social media accounts...

2 Seattle officers placed on leave in probe into Capitol mob

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief says two city officers were apparently in Washington, D.C., Wednesday when a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s...

Colorado officers won’t be charged for detaining Black girls

DENVER (AP) — Suburban Denver police officers won’t be charged after detaining four Black girls by gunpoint this summer and handcuffing two of them...

The Latest: Seattle probes officers about Washington rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Journalists recount harrowing attacks amid Capitol riot

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists were manhandled, threatened and had their equipment stolen or damaged by supporters of President Donald Trump during this week's...

Police: Woman sought in fatal Minden crash has 3 prior DUIs

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A 66-year-old Reno woman accused of vehicular homicide in connection with a crash in Minden last year has a record...

Can Trump be charged with inciting a riot? Legal bar is high

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top White House lawyer has repeatedly warned the president that he could be held responsible for inciting Wednesday's...

The Latest: Capitol Police says officer dies after riots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Biden introduces Merrick Garland as attorney general pick

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden introduced his pick for the nation's top law enforcement official on Thursday, turning to experienced judge Merrick...

Order to turn off bodycams part of Andre Hill investigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Whether an officer who instructed other officers to turn off their body cameras in the aftermath of Andre Hill’s death...

Dutch prosecutors won’t investigate scandal-hit tax office

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors declined Thursday to open an investigation into possible discrimination by staff at the country's tax office, saying...

Lawmakers vow to investigate police after Capitol breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are vowing an investigation into how law enforcement handled Wednesday’s violent breach at the Capitol, questioning whether a lack of...

NTSB to join probe of California highway crash that killed 9

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is joining the investigation of a head-on crash that killed seven children and two adults...

No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the...

3 nabbed at Johannesburg airport with gold in carry-on bags

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police are investigating a possible international gold smuggling syndicate after three suspects were arrested at O.R. Tambo International Airport...

Warrant: Officers tried to buy gun from man shot by police

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators were trying to buy a high-capacity pistol from Dolal Idd with help from a confidential informant before the 23-year old...

McConnell, Pelosi homes vandalized after $2,000 relief fails

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vandals lashed out at the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate over the holiday weekend, blighting their homes with...

Delay sought in ex-officers’ trial over George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the case against the four Minneapolis officers charged in the death of George Floyd requested that the trial delayed...

US bans second Malaysian palm oil giant over forced labor

The U.S. said it will ban all shipments of palm oil from one of the world’s biggest producers after finding indicators of forced labor...

Indiana AG: No charges recommended in fetal remains case

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general recommended no criminal charges or licensing actions Wednesday after concluding an investigation into more than 2,000 sets of...

Feds decline charges against officers in Tamir Rice case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014...

Feds decline charges against officers in Tamir Rice case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of...

Russian investigators open new fraud probe involving Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Tuesday ramped up the pressure on top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny by leveling new fraud accusations against him. ...

Nashville bomber left hints of trouble, but motive elusive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the days before he detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, Anthony Quinn Warner changed his life in...

Ohio police officer fired in fatal shooting of Black man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A white Ohio police officer was fired Monday after bodycam footage showed him fatally shooting 47-year-old Andre Hill — a...

Bomber to neighbor: The world is ‘never going to forget me’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It seemed like a friendly chat between neighbors. Only after a bomb exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning could...

The Latest: Driver charged after truck stopped in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville: ...

US officials: Suspect in Nashville explosion died in blast

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man believed to be responsible for the Christmas Day bombing that tore through downtown Nashville blew himself up in...

FBI at home of possible person of interest in Nashville bomb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal agents converged Saturday on the home of a possible person of interest in the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville...

Downtown Nashville explosion knocks communications offline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communications outages that...

New round of Trump clemency benefits Manafort, other allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the father of...

New round of Trump clemency benefits Manafort, other allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the...

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks...

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks...

Federal officials investigate fiery oil train derailment

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle near where two people were...

Video released in police killing of Black man holding phone

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Body camera footage released Wednesday shows Andre Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, emerging from a garage and holding up a...

Officer charged in death of man slammed on hospital floor

A police officer in upstate New York has been charged with assault in the death last year of a mental health detainee who went...

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump has issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members of...

Trump: Classified material can be used in Durham probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating the origins of the FBI's probe into the 2016 election now has the authority to use classified...

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members...

Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned 15 people, including a pair of congressional Republicans who were strong and early supporters, a...

Ex-police investigator charged with using crime-scene drugs

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A former Huntington Beach police crime scene investigator was charged with stealing drugs from a crime scene, then taking...

FBI: White supremacists plotted attack on US power grid

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White supremacists plotted to attack power stations in the southeastern U.S., and an Ohio teenager who allegedly shared the plan said...

Flint joins $641M deal to settle lawsuits over lead in water

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council on Tuesday signed off on its portion of a $641 million settlement with residents of the...

Rio de Janeiro police arrest outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state police arrested outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella on Tuesday in connection with an alleged kickbacks scheme,...

Air Force: Black people more often investigated, punished

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black service members in the Air Force are far more likely to be investigated, arrested, face disciplinary actions and be discharged...

Justice Dept. charges bombmaker in 1988 Pan Am explosion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced new charges Monday against a Libyan bombmaker in the 1988 explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over...

Barr undercuts Trump on election and Hunter Biden inquiries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercutting President Donald Trump on multiple fronts, Attorney General William Barr said Monday he saw no reason to appoint a special...

Miss France runner-up becomes target of anti-Semitic tweets

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation Monday to identify the authors of online anti-Semitic comments directed at the runner-up for...

Police investigate shooting at Northern California mall

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — The Milpitas Police Department investigated a shooting Saturday night at a mall, and people temporarily sheltered in place. ...

Videos show Boston police shove, pepper-spray protesters

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police and prosecutors are investigating after body camera footage surfaced that shows officers pushing protesters, pepper-spraying crowds and one officer...

In FBI probe, Texas AG faces aggressive, ethical prosecutor

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has spent years dodging legal and public relations blows that might have knocked others out of...

Epstein-linked modeling agent charged with rape of minors

PARIS (AP) — A modeling agent associated with disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein has been charged in France with sexual harassment and the rape...

Hitler parody video circulates among San Diego police

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Police Department is investigating after a video clip depicting Adolf Hitler but containing insults about the city's...

Watchdog: Floyd protests overwhelmed NYPD, sparking conflict

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department was caught off guard by the size of the spring protests after the killing of...

Model’s ‘tears of joy’ as agent held over alleged sex crimes

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A former model who testified to French police that she was drugged and raped as a teenager by an...

Dutch committee issues scathing report into benefit system

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch parliamentary commission issued a damning report Thursday into a scandal in which thousands of parents were wrongly...

Biggest vets groups step up pressure on Trump to fire Wilkie

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure, the nation's six largest veterans groups on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to immediately fire Veterans Affairs...

Minnesota juvenile lifer walks free after 18 years in prison

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Black man who was sent to prison for life as a teenager took his first steps of freedom to the...

Investigation opened after women’s symbol put on Polish flag

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the Polish flag was publicly insulted after a family in Warsaw hung a...

FBI won’t ‘sidestep’ sexual misconduct claims, director says

FBI Director Christopher Wray is seeking to reassure agents that the bureau won't tolerate sexual misconduct in the workplace, promising more resources for victims...

Market clerk slain by gunman in rural Tulare County

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — San Joaquin Valley authorities are searching for the killer of market clerk in Tulare County farm country. ...

Trump says Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is departing amid lingering tension over the president’s baseless claims...

Trump says Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is departing amid lingering tension over the president’s baseless claims...

DC police seeking church vandals after weekend clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital are asking for public assistance in identifying people responsible for burning Black Lives Matter banners and...

US agencies hacked in monthslong global cyberspying campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a monthslong global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday,...

DOJ probe of Catholic church abuse goes quiet 2 years later

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia joined the long line of ambitious prosecutors investigating the Roman Catholic Church’s handling...

Hunter Biden subpoena seeks info on Burisma, other entities

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subpoena seeking documents from Hunter Biden asked for information related to more than two dozen entities, including Ukraine gas company...

Hunter Biden subpoena seeks info on Burisma, other entities

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subpoena seeking documents from Hunter Biden asked for information related to more than two dozen entities, including Ukraine gas company...

Vets groups demand Wilkie’s dismissal after scathing audit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the nation's biggest veterans groups on Friday called for the immediate dismissal of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie following...

U.S. marshal calls his post-shooting remarks ‘premature’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A U.S. marshal said Friday that his description of the fatal shooting of a Black man by a white sheriff's...

ICC prosecutor ready to open investigation into Ukraine

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said Friday that a preliminary probe has found “a reasonable basis at this time...

Biden’s transition contends with probe into son’s finances

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's historically challenging transition to power is suddenly becoming even more complicated. ...

Biden’s transition contends with probe into son’s finances

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's historically challenging transition to power is suddenly becoming even more complicated. ...

Italy puts 4 Egyptians under investigation in torture death

ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Thursday formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt’s security forces under investigation over the 2016 kidnapping, torture and...

Watchdog faults VA chief over handling of sex assault report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with a sexual assault allegation at a veterans hospital, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie repeatedly sought to discredit the congressional...

Lebanese judge charges caretaker PM in August port explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese prosecutor probing last summer’s port explosion in Beirut filed charges on Thursday against the caretaker prime minister and three...

Congress vows to watch Army response to Fort Hood violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress pledged on Wednesday to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at Fort Hood, Texas,...

Dutch court calls for criminal probe into former ING CEO

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into the former CEO of ING bank,...

14 Fort Hood soldiers fired, suspended over violence at base

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army on Tuesday said it has fired or suspended 14 officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, and ordered...

Family: Black man shot by deputy held a sandwich, not a gun

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Civil rights and FBI investigators will help look into the fatal shooting by an Ohio sheriff's deputy of a Black...

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