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Members of the National Guard walk past the Dome of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Federal watchdogs open probe of response to Capitol riot

Jan. 15, 2021 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal watchdogs launched a sweeping review of how the FBI, the Pentagon and other law enforcement agencies responded to the riot at the U.S. Capitol, including whether there were failures in information sharing and other preparations that left the historic symbol of democracy vulnerable...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador attends the commemoration of his second anniversary in office at the National Palace in Mexico City. One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, López Obrador said Friday, Jan. 15, 2020 that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” the accusations against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico president accuses DEA of fabricating general's case

Jan. 15, 2021 4:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had...

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Memphis man charged in U.S. Capitol raid

Jan. 15, 2021 4:02 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A second Tennessee man has been arrested and charged with taking part in the raid at the U.S. Capitol last week, federal authorities said Friday. Matthew Bledsoe, of Memphis, has been charged with illegally entering or remaining in a restricted building, and violent entry and...

Security surrounds the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Complaint: Ohio rioter threatened YouTube viewer

Jan. 15, 2021 3:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 3:30 p.m. An Ohio man who posted videos from the U.S. Capitol riots has been arrested on federal charges of making interstate threats and...

Steven Dillingham, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, speaks outside the Oklahoma State Capitol, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City, encouraging people to fill out their census form before the end of the month. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Census numbers won't be released before change in power

Jan. 15, 2021 3:08 PM EST

Government attorneys and municipalities fighting over the 2020 census asked a judge Friday to put their court case on hold, as Department of Justice attorneys said the Census Bureau for now will not release numbers that could be used to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the process of divvying up...

Man who abandoned overdosing man sentenced on fed charges

Jan. 15, 2021 11:26 AM EST

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — A man who abandoned an fatally overdosing man in a Port Townsend hospital parking lot has been sentenced on related federal charges. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release that 38-year-old Adam Michael Kelly on Thursday was sentenced to more than five years for...

Justice Dept. inspector general opens review into agency's role in response to riot at US Capitol

Jan. 15, 2021 9:43 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. inspector general opens review into agency's role in response to riot at US Capitol.
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, David Xol-Cholom, of Guatemala, hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, in Los Angeles. A court-appointed committee has yet to find the parents of 628 children separated at the border early in the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Watchdog: DOJ bungled 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

Jan. 14, 2021 3:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 “zero tolerance” border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions even as other agencies became overwhelmed with migrants, a government watchdog report released Thursday...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, the logo for fItbit appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit. It's a deal that could help the internet company grow even stronger while U.S. government regulators pursue an antitrust case aimed at undermining its power. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 completion of the acquisition comes 14 months after Google announced a deal that immediately raised privacy alarms.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Google muscles up with Fitbit deal amid antitrust concerns

Jan. 14, 2021 2:23 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, a deal that could help the internet company grow even stronger while U.S. government regulators pursue an antitrust case aimed at undermining its power. Thursday's completion of the acquisition comes...

Gov't watchdog: Justice Department leaders failed to prepare or manage border policy that resulted in family separations

Jan. 14, 2021 12:00 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov't watchdog: Justice Department leaders failed to prepare or manage border policy that resulted in family separations.