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EXPLAINER: Declassification in spotlight during Trump probe

Sep. 22, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks since the FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and seized about 100 documents with classification markings, the former president has insisted he did nothing wrong and argued he declassified the information. He doubled down on that point...

Minnesota governor pushes back against food fraud criticism

Sep. 22, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz pushed back Thursday against critics who say his administration should have done more to thwart what federal prosecutors have called a scheme to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud the U.S. government of at least $250 million. ...

Trump docs probe: Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records

Sep. 22, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stark repudiation of Donald Trump's legal arguments, a federal appeals court on Wednesday permitted the Justice Department to resume its use of classified records seized from the former president's Florida estate as part of its ongoing criminal investigation. ...

GOP raises Mar-a-Lago search at Archives nominee's hearing

Sep. 21, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to head the National Archives pledged on Wednesday to be a nonpartisan leader, trying to allay concerns by Republicans considering her nomination who have questioned the agency’s role in the investigation into sensitive documents seized at Donald...

Arbiter in Trump docs probe signals intent to move quickly

Sep. 20, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The independent arbiter tasked with inspecting documents seized in an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home said Tuesday he intends to push briskly through the review process and appeared skeptical of the Trump team's reluctance to say whether it believed...

Trump FBI search puts unusual spotlight on Archives nominee

Sep. 20, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a novelist, Colleen Shogan has imagined the most vivid of Washington dramas. Larceny at the Library of Congress. A homicide in the House of Representatives. A stabbing in the U.S. Senate. But Shogan is about to become a protagonist in a...

US needs to reform efforts to stop enemy spies, report says

Sep. 20, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Senate study warns that U.S. spy agencies’ efforts to stop China and other adversaries from stealing secrets are hampered by miscommunication and a lack of money and staff at the office intended to coordinate those efforts. The report comes amid warnings...

2 of 5 bomb technicians hospitalized after training blast

Sep. 17, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Two of five bomb technicians injured in the detonation of an explosive device during a training exercise in Pennsylvania remained hospitalized a day after the accident, authorities said. The FBI said three sheriff's deputies from Montgomery County, a state...

US asks appeals court to lift judge's Mar-a-Lago probe hold

Sep. 16, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court Friday to lift a judge's order that temporarily barred it from reviewing a batch of classified documents seized during an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home last month. The department...

Leaked report roils harassment probe of New Mexico senator

Sep. 16, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A standoff is escalating over accusations of sexual misconduct against an influential New Mexico state senator amid frustrations with the secretive vetting process, a free-speech lawsuit and a complaint to the FBI. Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, a...