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Mueller to take center stage at Russia probe hearings

Jul. 24, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller finally faces congressional interrogators on Wednesday, testifying in televised hearings that Democrats hope will weaken President Donald Trump's reelection prospects in ways that Mueller's book-length report did not. Republicans are...

What to look for when Mueller testifies about Russia probe

Jul. 24, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a reluctant Robert Mueller takes his seat at the congressional witness table, Democrats will be looking for incriminating, hidden-till-now details about Donald Trump and Russia. Republicans want the former special counsel to concede his investigation was all a waste of time and...

Justice Dept. puts Big Tech under the antitrust microscope

Jul. 24, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like Europe before it, the U.S. government looks ready to try reining in its technology giants. But doing so may be more difficult than it seems. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online...

Justice Dept. ratchets up antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech

Jul. 23, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It said the probe will take into account "widespread concerns" about social...

Mueller takes the TV stage; Democrats hope America tunes in

Jul. 23, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pretty sure America didn't read the Mueller report. On Wednesday, they're hoping the nation will be glued to the TV version. Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller's appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S. House,...

Tong: state pardons being ignored by immigration officials

Jul. 23, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong argued Tuesday that federal immigration authorities have begun attempting to deport some residents with past criminal records, even though their prior crimes were completely pardoned by the state's Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Democrat...

The Latest: Agency promises 'fair-minded' probe on Big Tech

Jul. 23, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. regulation of technology companies (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Justice Department says its new review of Big Tech's market power will delve into competition "in an objective and fair-minded manner." The agency says it wants to ensure that Americans have access to...

Justice Department opens sweeping antitrust review of major technology companies

Jul. 23, 2019 5:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department opens sweeping antitrust review of major technology companies.

Avenatti: Trump aims Justice Department at political enemies

Jul. 23, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti told reporters President Donald Trump is the real criminal after the California attorney appeared at a New York hearing on criminal charges he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels of book proceeds. Avenatti called Trump a "third-rate mobster" who has unleashed the U.S. Justice...

FBI's Wray dodges questions on Mueller report's findings

Jul. 23, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray offered a lesson Tuesday in how to dodge questions about the special counsel's Russia investigation , offering a possible preview of what lawmakers can expect when Robert Mueller testifies to Congress. Wray, in an appearance before the Senate Judiciary...