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House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio

Jun. 12, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified documents case, Republicans' latest and strongest rebuke of the Justice Department as partisan...

Republicans stick to attacking criminal justice system, echoing Trump, after Hunter Biden conviction

Jun. 12, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans are responding to Hunter Biden's conviction on federal gun charges with some version of, “That’s it?” Loyal to Donald Trump, they largely echoed the former president's claim that the Justice Department has treated President Joe Biden's son with kid...

Republicans vote to hold Garland in contempt of Congress. Here's what that means

Jun. 12, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland became the third attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress Wednesday as Republicans moved to punish the Justice Department for refusing to turn over audio related to President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. ...

Families of US hostages in Gaza plead with Americans: Don't forget your fellow citizens

Jun. 06, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Dekel-Chen dreams of the moment when his abducted 35-year-old son, Sagui, is reunited with his wife and three young children, including a daughter born two months after the devastating attack on Israel that initiated the war. Ruby Chen longs to recover...

House Republicans issue criminal referrals against James and Hunter Biden, alleging false testimony

Jun. 05, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans issued criminal referrals Wednesday against President Joe Biden’s son and brother, accusing them of making false statements to Congress as part of the GOP's yearlong impeachment inquiry. The Republican leaders of the House Oversight and...

Garland slams attacks on the Justice Department, telling lawmakers: 'I will not be intimidated'

Jun. 04, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland rebuked Republicans Tuesday for what he described as unprecedented attacks on the Justice Department, telling lawmakers who have sought to hold him in contempt that he will “not be intimidated.” Appearing before a House panel...

Schumer, Democrats urge Justice Department to prosecute alleged oil industry collusion, price-fixing

May. 30, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 22 other Democratic senators are calling on the Department of Justice to “use every tool” at its disposal to prevent and prosecute alleged collusion and price-fixing in the oil industry. In a letter Thursday to...

Top assassin for Sinaloa drug cartel extradited to US to face charges, Justice Department says

May. 25, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top assassin for the Sinaloa drug cartel who was arrested by Mexican authorities last fall has been extradited to the U.S. to face drug, gun and witness retaliation charges, the Justice Department said Saturday. Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas, also known as “El...

On Chinese doping case, lawmakers demand action, answers from Olympic and law-enforcement leaders

May. 22, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter Wednesday to the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asking for answers about the case in which 23 Chinese swimmers were cleared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics despite positive tests for a banned drug. That letter came a day...

Top US drug agency a notable holdout in Biden's push to loosen federal marijuana restrictions

May. 20, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

In an isolated part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters known as the 12th-floor “bubble,” chief Anne Milgram made an unusual request of top deputies summoned in March for what she called the “Marijuana Meeting”: Nobody could take notes. Over the next half...