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FBI, Omaha police investigating racist graffiti at park

Jul. 3, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police and the FBI are investigating after someone spray-painted racist graffiti on a grassy area at a western Omaha park. The graffiti covered a large area at Lake Zorinsky Park and included a racial slur, a swastika and a stick-figure hanging from a noose, police said. ...

Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Epstein pal arrested, accused of luring girls for sex abuse

Jul. 2, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of victimizing dozens of girls and women over many years. According to the indictment,...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 1, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ June 28 The Bowling Green Daily News on an industrial park project in Kentucky: When it was first proposed decades ago, the Kentucky Transpark was met with skepticism by some. The ambitious industrial park will never be filled, the naysayers predicted. Fortunately...

Signs are held up showing Breonna Taylor during a rally in her honor on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. The rally was held to demand justice in the death of Taylor who was killed in her apartment by members of the Louisville Metro Police Department on March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

FBI: Breonna Taylor case 'top priority' in Louisville office

Jul. 1, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials are working “urgently and expeditiously” to investigate possible civil rights violations by the Louisville officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor, Kentucky's top FBI agent said Wednesday. “We have our best agents working on this,”...

14 St. Louis-area residents accused after FBI sting

Jul. 1, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fourteen people from the St. Louis area are facing federal charges accusing them of attempting to have sex with minors following an FBI investigation. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday that all of the suspects were arrested this week at homes where they allegedly thought they...

Elismarie Cruz, manager at Sarkis restaurant, wears a mask as a precaution against COVID-19 while standing in the middle of an improvised food delivery station, in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Puerto Rico is cautiously reopening beaches, restaurants, churches, malls, and hair salons under strict conditions as the U.S. territory emerges from a two-month lockdown despite dozens of new coronavirus cases reported daily. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) PUERTO RICO OUT-NO PUBLICAR EN PUERTO RICO

Top Puerto Rico officials under scrutiny for COVID-19 kits

Jun. 29, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of legislators probing the failed government purchase of $38 million worth of COVID-19 testing kits referred the names of 11 people including top public officials to the FBI and other agencies on Monday for further investigation. The report issued by the health...

FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, Democratic candidate for governor, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, speaks during a gubernatorial debate in New Haven, Conn. The Connecticut Post has reported that the city of Bridgeport spent more than $500,000 responding to an ongoing federal criminal investigation into City Hall. The expenses included hiring private lawyers for officials including Ganim, a decade after he finished a prison sentence for corruption in his previous tenure as mayor. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Bridgeport spends over $500,000 responding to federal probe

Jun. 27, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The city of Bridgeport has spent more than $500,000 responding to an ongoing federal criminal investigation into City Hall including hiring private lawyers for officials including Mayor Joe Ganim, a decade after Ganim finished a prison sentence for corruption in his previous tenure...

FBI investigates noose in Minnesota firefighter's locker

Jun. 27, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The FBI is investigating after officials in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington said Saturday that a piece of rope resembling a noose was found in a Black firefighter’s locker. FBI spokesman Kevin Smith told The Associated Press that the investigation is in its initial...

Body found at burned home near Yakima

Jun. 25, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

WHITE SWAN, Wash. (AP) — The FBI is investigating after a body was found at a home where a fire happened Monday near Yakima in White Swan. FBI spokesperson Steve Bernd provided few details about the incident or the body Wednesday, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported. Bernd says the death is under...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. A former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department's motion to dismiss criminal charges against ex-national security Michael Flynn has found that the government's request should be denied because there is “clear evidence of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power.”  Former U.S. District Judge John Gleeson says in a filing Wednesday that the government “has engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the President.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

Jun. 24, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department's extraordinary decision to drop the prosecution....