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Prosecutors reveal a reason for Capitol rioter's secretive sentencing: His government cooperation

Oct. 02, 2023 17:48 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania man's guilty plea and prison sentence for attacking police during the U.S. Capitol riot has remained under seal for months, but a court filing on Monday reveals a reason for the unusual secrecy: He cooperated with federal authorities after the Jan, 2021, siege. ...

Man arrested in Peru to face charges over hoax bomb threats to US schools, synagogues, airports

Oct. 02, 2023 15:50 PM EDT

New York (AP) — A man was arrested in Peru after U.S. officials say he sent 150 bomb threats to U.S. school districts, synagogues, airports, hospitals and to a mall last month, according to Department of Justice officials. Investigators said Eddie Manuel Núñez Santos of Lima,...

Cigna is paying over $172 million to settle claims over Medicare Advantage reimbursement

Oct. 02, 2023 14:36 PM EDT

Health insurance provider The Cigna Group will pay more than $172 million over claims it gave the federal government inaccurate Medicare Advantage diagnoses codes in order to inflate reimbursement. The case centered around allegations that Cigna violated the False Claims Act by...

Attorney General Garland says in interview he'd resign if Biden asked him to take action on Trump

Oct. 01, 2023 20:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland said in an interview that aired Sunday that he would resign if asked by President Joe Biden to take action against Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. But he doesn't think he'll be put in that position. “I am sure...

A lead prosecutor in the Hunter Biden case cut a contentious path during his time in Baltimore

Sep. 30, 2023 11:17 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Before being assigned to investigate President Joe Biden’s son, Leo Wise built a reputation in Baltimore as a tough and hard-charging federal prosecutor, taking on powerful, and seemingly untouchable, figures — whether a gang of corrupt cops, a police commissioner, a top...

Bail bondsman charged alongside Trump in Georgia pleads guilty, becoming first defendant to do so

Sep. 29, 2023 18:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A bail bondsman charged alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 others in the Georgia election interference case pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges on Friday, becoming the first defendant to accept a plea deal with prosecutors. As part of the deal, Scott...

Shutdown's shadow, Biden's speech and arguing the case: Takeaways from the House impeachment hearing

Sep. 29, 2023 11:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday are holding the first hearing of their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and their effort to tie the him to the business dealings to his son Hunter. It’s a high-stakes opening act for Republicans as they begin a process...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: From bananas to baby socks, lawyers stick to routines before arguments

Sep. 28, 2023 08:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's top Supreme Court lawyer eats a bunch of bananas. Other advocates play music to psych themselves up. Some rub the feet on John Marshall's statue a floor below the courtroom. The Supreme Court, which begins its new term on Monday, is...

Justice Department targets eBay for alleged unlawful sales of pesticides and other toxins

Sep. 27, 2023 13:43 PM EDT

The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil complaint against eBay, claiming the online marketplace unlawfully sold and distributed hundreds of thousands of products like pesticides and motor vehicle emission-evading devices that violate environmental laws. The complaint Wednesday...

Correction: Connecticut Court-Russia Probe story

Sep. 27, 2023 10:59 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story published Sept. 26, 2023, about the confirmation of Nora Dannehy to a seat on Connecticut’s Supreme Court, The Associated Press erroneously reported the vote total in the state’s House of Representatives. It was 120-18 in favor of confirmation.