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AG Barr: Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’

Nov. 22, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ABOARD A US GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a perfect storm of...

AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

Nov. 22, 2019 12:55 AM EST

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will announce a nationwide plan on Friday to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr will announce the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative,...

AP Exclusive: DOJ would take halted executions to high court

Nov. 21, 2019 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr told The Associated Press on Thursday that he would take the Trump administration’s bid to restart federal executions after a 16-year hiatus to the Supreme Court if necessary. Barr’s comments came hours after a district court judge temporarily...

The Latest: US may take federal execution case to high court

Nov. 21, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on federal executions (all times local): 6 p.m. Attorney General William Barr tells The Associated Press he will take the Trump administration’s bid to restart federal executions after a 16-year hiatus to the Supreme Court if necessary. Barr’s comments came hours...

Attorney General Barr to travel to Montana on Friday

Nov. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr is traveling to Montana to speak with tribal leaders and law enforcement officials about missing and murdered indigenous persons and methamphetamine trafficking. Justice Department officials say Barr will begin his day Friday at the Flathead Indian...

Lawyer: Vegas man to appeal sentence in Oregon-Iowa pot case

Nov. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer says a 61-year-old Las Vegas man will appeal his conviction and five-year federal prison sentence for illegally growing marijuana in Oregon and selling it in Iowa. Attorney Michael Pariente said Wednesday he believes Chief U.S. District Judge John Jarvey in Davenport,...

As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

Nov. 19, 2019 9:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were sleeping and browsing the internet instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday charging the guards with lying on prison records to cover themselves. The grand jury indictment provides a...

US prison system long plagued by staffing crisis, violence

Nov. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the federal Bureau of Prisons has been plagued by systematic failures, from massive staffing shortages to chronic violence. But the largest agency in the Justice Department has largely stayed out of the public view. The death of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein and the...

Testimony ties president closer to pressure on Ukraine

Nov. 16, 2019 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and...

The Latest: Ousted Ukraine ambassador has her say in hearing

Nov. 16, 2019 2:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says congressional Democrats are drowning government agencies with an “avalanche of subpoenas” in order to “incapacitate” the...