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Justice Dept. sent anti-Semitic post to immigration judges

Aug. 22, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's immigration arm sent judges a morning news briefing that included a blog post from a virulently anti-immigration website that also publishes work by white nationalists. The post by VDARE featured links that directly attacked immigration judges with racially tinged...

AP source: Prison staff members subpoenaed in Epstein probe

Aug. 22, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed up to 20 staff members at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, amid mounting evidence that guards failed to keep watch on the financier as he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls, a person familiar with the investigation...

Judge tells jail to improve conditions for Epstein cellmate

Aug. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge ordered a federal jail on Wednesday to improve housing conditions for one of Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmates, who wanted to be moved out of the lockup because he feared retaliation by guards. Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer awaiting trial in a quadruple...

US prisons chief removed from position after Epstein's death

Aug. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position Monday, more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment comes amid mounting evidence that guards at the...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Aug. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug....

The Latest: Epstein lawyers dissatisfied with autopsy result

Aug. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein say they're dissatisfied with the medical examiner's conclusions and plan to view prison videos themselves from a facility operating under "medieval conditions." Three...

Drugs, weapons convictions in Philly shooting suspect's past

Aug. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower he used Wednesday to wound six police officers in a standoff that carried deep into the night, authorities said. Maurice Hill, who...

Lawyers say man facing execution is intellectually disabled

Aug. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for a man facing the federal death penalty want a judge to halt his execution and say their client can't legally be put to death because he's intellectually disabled. Alfred Bourgeois' lawyers argue in court papers Thursday that a jury was unaware of Bourgeois' disability and a...

Gunman wounds at least 6 Philadelphia police; 2 others freed

Aug. 14, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, authorities said. Two other officers were trapped inside the house for about five hours after the...

The Latest: 6 officers shot by gunman released from hospital

Aug. 14, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on several police officers shot in Philadelphia (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Police say all six officers wounded by gunfire from a man who has barricaded himself inside a north Philadelphia building have been released from the hospital. Philadelphia Police Commissioner...