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Trump charged over classified documents in 1st federal indictment of an ex-president

Jun. 08, 2023 23:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Donald Trump said Thursday that he was indicted for mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate, a remarkable development that makes him the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges by the federal government that he once oversaw. The...

Live updates | Trump Classified Documents Indictment

Jun. 08, 2023 23:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Follow along for live updates on former President Donald Trump, who announced Thursday on social media that he's been indicted on charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate. The Justice Department did not immediately publicly confirm the indictment. ...

Trump indicted: What to know about the documents case and what's next

Jun. 08, 2023 22:19 PM EDT

Donald Trump's indictment on charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate has brought renewed attention to one of the most notable cases in Justice Department history. The federal charges represent the biggest legal jeopardy so far for Trump, coming less than...

Donald Trump says lawyers have been told he's been indicted in classified documents probe; Justice Dept. yet to confirm

Jun. 08, 2023 19:35 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says lawyers have been told he's been indicted in classified documents probe; Justice Dept. yet to confirm.

Young lawyer who helped write voting rights bill 'star-struck' as he witnessed 1965 signing into law

Jun. 08, 2023 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joel Finkelstein is an accidental witness to one of the seminal events of the civil rights movement, the signing in 1965 of the Voting Rights Act. He was a year out of law school at Cornell when he received the call to head to the Capitol for the signing. Now 83,...

Voices from the violent civil rights era see attacks on voting rights as part of ongoing struggle

Jun. 08, 2023 12:05 PM EDT

They are part of a small, vanishing group who lived at the epicenter of the struggle for voting rights six decades ago, an era driven by segregation, violence and the yearning for equality that eventually led to laws bringing the U.S. closer to its promise of democracy for all its citizens. ...

Justice Dept. moves closer toward possible indictment of Trump in classified documents investigation

Jun. 07, 2023 21:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury investigating Donald Trump in Florida heard from at least one additional witness Wednesday amid signs that the Justice Department was moving toward a possible indictment over the former president's mishandling of classified documents. In the...

Gunman who opened fire after Virginia high school graduation targeted graduate, Richmond police say

Jun. 07, 2023 18:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A gunman who opened fire minutes after a high school graduation in Richmond, Virginia, targeted an 18-year-old graduate he had a long-running dispute with, police said Wednesday. Shawn Jackson, 18, and his father, Lorenzo Smith, 36, were both killed Tuesday in...

Justice Jackson reports flowers from Oprah, designer clothing as Thomas delays filing disclosure

Jun. 07, 2023 15:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson disclosed Wednesday that she received a $1,200 congratulatory floral display from Oprah Winfrey and $6,580 in designer clothing for a magazine photo shoot in her first months as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. The details...

Florida grand jury involved in Trump documents probe by Justice Dept., AP source says

Jun. 06, 2023 23:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are using a grand jury in Florida as part of their investigation into the possible mishandling of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach property, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday night. The grand jury...