Latest Jeff Sessions News

Sessions says reforms of Chicago police could boost crime

Oct. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren't necessary because officers who break the law are already...

The Latest: Sessions warns against Chicago police reforms

Oct. 19, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions speech in Chicago (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the kind of reforms planned for Chicago's police force will cause a surge in violent crime. Sessions spoke Friday to the Chicago Crime Commission about a plan...

AP FACT CHECK: Missouri debate claims cite Trump, wages

Oct. 19, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with first-time challenger Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. McCaskill, is a longtime Missouri politician who's seeking her third Senate term. Hawley...

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

Oct. 18, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. The announcement on Thursday that Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview Oct. 24 comes after...

Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

Oct. 18, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted leaking classified internal documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. Terry James Albury, 39, pleaded guilty in April to one count each of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and...

The Latest: Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in document-leak case

Oct. 18, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former FBI agent in Minnesota who pleaded guilty to leaking classified documents to a reporter (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted to leaking classified documents to a reporter has been sentenced to four years...

As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

Oct. 18, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global...

Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

Oct. 17, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome account of the journalist's alleged slaying. As Saudi Arabia's green national...

Sessions bound for Chicago to speak to anti-crime group

Oct. 17, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver a speech in Chicago on the heels of a Trump administration decision to oppose a proposed plan to overhaul Chicago police under close court supervision. A Department of Justice advisory Wednesday doesn't specify what Sessions intends to speak about...

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

Oct. 17, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates. In a...