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Biden's handwritten notes part of classified docs probe

Feb. 02, 2023 17:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is a man who writes down his thoughts. And some of those handwritten musings over his decades of public service are now a part of a special counsel's investigation into the handling of classified documents. It isn't clear yet what the...

Florida city highlights conflicts over local gerrymandering

Feb. 02, 2023 08:34 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Not far from the postcard images of Jacksonville -- the white sand beaches, the riverfront fountain, the upscale shopping district — is another side of the city. Here, neighborhood roads are pitted with potholes and sometimes unpaved. Weeds swallow...

Hunter Biden seeks federal probe of Trump allies over laptop

Feb. 01, 2023 23:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, asked the Justice Department in a letter Wednesday to investigate close allies of former President Donald Trump and others who accessed and disseminated personal data from a laptop that a computer repair shop owner says was...

FBI searches Biden's vacation home; no classified documents

Feb. 01, 2023 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday without turning up any classified documents, the latest turn in an extraordinary series of searches of his and his predecessor's properties. Agents did take some...

Justice Department: MLB antitrust exemption should be narrow

Feb. 01, 2023 13:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to narrowly consider Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a filing made in a case involving four eliminated minor league teams hoping to end the sport’s century-old legal protection. MLB cut the...

Key dates in discovery of classified records tied to Biden

Feb. 01, 2023 13:21 PM EST

Key dates related to the discovery of classified documents tied to President Joe Biden, based on statements from the White House, the president, his lawyers and Attorney General Merrick Garland: — Jan. 20, 2017: Biden's two terms as vice president to President Barack Obama end. ...

Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

Jan. 31, 2023 22:00 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could lead to discrimination against families with disabilities, The Associated Press has...

4 key suspects in Haiti presidential slaying in US custody

Jan. 31, 2023 18:48 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four key suspects in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse were transferred to the United States for prosecution as the case stagnates in Haiti amid death threats that have spooked local judges, U.S. officials announced Tuesday. The suspects...

Feds drop lobbying probe of retired general, lawyer says

Jan. 31, 2023 13:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has dropped its probe of retired four-star Gen. John Allen for his role in an alleged illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, his lawyer told The Associated Press. Attorney David Schertler...

Judge denies LIV plea to expand discovery to Augusta members

Jan. 30, 2023 19:08 PM EST

A federal judge denied a request by LIV Golf to expand discovery in its antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour to include communication with 10 Augusta National members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. LIV Golf had issued subpoenas to five PGA Tour board members...