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Fort Worth faith leaders want judge to enforce police reform

Oct. 16, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community and faith leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home, saying the goal should be a police reform plan...

Sen. Doug Jones leads fundraising in Alabama race

Oct. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama continues to lead in fundraising as he heads to a tough reelection fight. The Deep South Democrat raised $2 million last quarter, more than all the GOP primary candidates combined, according to the latest campaign fundraising reports. He has a...

Slain reporter's mother hopes militants will face US charges

Oct. 10, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American woman whose son was killed by the Islamic State said Thursday that she is hopeful the transfer to U.S. custody of two British militants brings them a step closer to criminal charges. Diane Foley told The Associated Press that she would like to see the men prosecuted in the...

US official charged with leaking secrets to journalists

Oct. 9, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Defense Intelligence Agency official was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified intelligence information to two journalists, including a reporter he was dating, the Justice Department said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested by the FBI when he arrived at work at a DIA...

Jeff Sessions: 'I still do support' President Trump

Oct. 2, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday night praised the policies of his former boss, President Donald Trump, and said he continues to support him. Sessions spoke Tuesday night at a Madison County Republican Party fundraiser in Huntsville. The former attorney general and...

Trump blurs lines between personal lawyer, attorney general

Sep. 29, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington plunges into impeachment, Attorney General William Barr finds himself engulfed in the political firestorm, facing questions about his role in President Donald Trump's outreach to Ukraine and the administration's attempts to keep a whistleblower complaint from Congress. Trump...

Trump pushes Attorney General Barr into political fray again

Sep. 26, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In offering Ukraine's president the help of Attorney General William Barr in investigating political rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is once again inserting the nation's top law enforcement officer into a political fray. It's a role Barr has embraced since taking command of the...

US House passes bill giving pot businesses access to banking

Sep. 25, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry. The bill, called the SAFE Banking Act, passed 321-103 on the strength of near-unanimous support from Democrats and nearly...

Trump brings back 9th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee

Sep. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former adviser to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was nominated for a second time Friday to a position on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, an effort that has been criticized by California's two senators. The White House announced that President Donald Trump would nominate...

Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at 1st impeachment hearing

Sep. 18, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics." Lewandowski, a devoted friend and...