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Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

Jan. 31, 2023 22:00 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could lead to discrimination against families with disabilities, The Associated Press has...

4 key suspects in Haiti presidential slaying in US custody

Jan. 31, 2023 18:48 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four key suspects in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse were transferred to the United States for prosecution as the case stagnates in Haiti amid death threats that have spooked local judges, U.S. officials announced Tuesday. The suspects...

Feds drop lobbying probe of retired general, lawyer says

Jan. 31, 2023 13:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has dropped its probe of retired four-star Gen. John Allen for his role in an alleged illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, his lawyer told The Associated Press. Attorney David Schertler...

Judge denies LIV plea to expand discovery to Augusta members

Jan. 30, 2023 19:08 PM EST

A federal judge denied a request by LIV Golf to expand discovery in its antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour to include communication with 10 Augusta National members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. LIV Golf had issued subpoenas to five PGA Tour board members...

For Trump, Georgia election case just one of many legal woes

Jan. 30, 2023 12:13 PM EST

An investigation in Georgia on efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election defeat is one of a number of cases that pose legal problems for the former president. A judge in Atlanta is weighing arguments on whether to release a special grand jury's report...

FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried, DOJ tussle over his communications

Jan. 28, 2023 12:46 PM EST

Federal prosecutors are trying to prohibit FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried from privately contacting current and former employees of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange to prevent potential witness tampering in a criminal case accusing him of bilking investors and customers. The...

Justice Dept. charges 3 in plot to kill Iranian-American author who has spoken out against human rights abuses in Iran

Jan. 27, 2023 11:35 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. charges 3 in plot to kill Iranian-American author who has spoken out against human rights abuses in Iran.

Boeing pleads not guilty in case over deadly Max crashes

Jan. 26, 2023 18:11 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Boeing pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge that it misled regulators who approved its 737 Max, the plane that was involved in two crashes that killed 346 people. Family members of passengers who died gave emotional testimony, calling for criminal...

Justice Department charges 7 in multi-state paycheck scheme

Jan. 26, 2023 15:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says seven people have been arrested in connection with a $7.5 million fraudulent scheme to obtain millions of dollars through the Paycheck Protection Program, designed to help businesses keep workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Grand jury probes faulty Goodyear recreational vehicle tires

Jan. 26, 2023 14:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires that the government blames for crashes that killed eight people and injured dozens of others. The grand jury has subpoenaed Arizona lawyer...