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Mock debaters perform onstage as preparations take place for the second Presidential debate at Belmont University, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debate

Oct. 21, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign. Worried about losing the...

The American flag flies outside of the Justice Department building, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Justice Dept.: 127 suspected MS-13 members charged this year

Oct. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 127 suspected members of the violent MS-13 street gang this year, and six face sentences of life in prison after being convicted in 2020, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The statistics — detailed in a report being released by the Justice...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

Oct. 21, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. ...

FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump moves from the podium to allow Attorney General William Barr to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room in Washington. The relationship between President Donald Trump and top ally Attorney General William Barr is fraying over the lack of splashy indictments so far in the Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, according to people familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump ups pressure on Barr to probe Bidens as election nears

Oct. 21, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation into unverified claims about Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter, effectively demanding that the Justice Department muddy his political opponent and abandon its historic...

Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

Oct. 20, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of driving under the influence or committing crimes to support gangs. The rule, which takes effect Nov. 20, is the latest in a slew of measures to make asylum more difficult to...

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo speaks during a press conference to announce the Justice Department has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force at the Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Chief Arradondo says he's grateful for the offer and hopes city leaders will take advantage of it. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

Oct. 20, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force, and officials expressed hope that Minneapolis would be the...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters demonstrate as a Salt Lake City police vehicle burns, in Salt Lake City. Investigators studied video footage to find Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton, 26, who is accused of tossing a combustible substance into the patrol car, feeding the flames that destroyed it, prosecutors said in court documents. The Department of Justice is using aggressive tactics against those it has charged in the civil unrest over racism. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

AP finds most arrested in protests aren't leftist radicals

Oct. 20, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tells a different story. Very few of those charged appear to be...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Carson City Airport, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

2016 sequel? Trump's old attacks failing to land on Biden

Oct. 19, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a crowd in a state that had once been firmly in his grasp. There were fewer than three weeks left in the campaign, one reshaped by a virus that has killed more than 215,000 Americans, and he was running out of time to change the trajectory of the race....

Federal crackdown aims to curb violent crime spike in NYC

Oct. 14, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn announced Wednesday that he would put a new priority on firearms and drug cases, seeking stiffer penalties than are being doled out at the state level. Acting U.S. Attorney Seth DuCharme said he was taking action to address a sharp rise in gun...

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he walks off after speaking at a campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

How a probe of Trump-Russia ties turned into a GOP rally cry

Oct. 13, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2016, Donald Trump's campaign chairman shared polling data with an associate suspected of ties to Russian intelligence. Another Trump associate sought inside information about Democratic emails stolen by Kremlin operatives. The candidate himself invited Russia to hunt for his...