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AG Barr promises more federal aid, manpower to help Oklahoma

Sep. 30, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Attorney William Barr promised more manpower and federal aid to Oklahoma on Wednesday to help tribal governments and federal prosecutors deal with an increase in criminal cases stemming from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. During a visit to the Cherokee Nation...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 30, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 30 The San Francisco Chronicle on the presidential debate: Americans should be saddened, if not angered, by the distressingly unhinged debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night. Some of the blame...

Today in History

Sep. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2020. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1938, after co-signing the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, leaves the federal court following a status conference in Washington. The arrest of President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon adds to a growing list of Trump associates ensnared in legal trouble. They include the president's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, whom Bannon replaced, his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Lawyer for Flynn says she updated Trump on status of case

Sep. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn told a judge Tuesday that she recently updated President Donald Trump on the case and asked him not to issue a pardon for her client. The attorney, Sidney Powell, was initially reluctant to discuss her...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a press conference at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. Barr is planning a visit to Oklahoma Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, and meet with leaders of the Cherokee Nation and federal prosecutors from Tulsa and Muskogee. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

US attorney general to visit Cherokee Nation headquarters

Sep. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr is planning a visit to Oklahoma on Wednesday with leaders of the Cherokee Nation and federal prosecutors from Tulsa and Muskogee. Barr is expected to lead a roundtable discussion at the tribe's headquarters in Tahlequah with Principal Chief Chuck...

President Donald Trump walks with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a news conference to announce Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump vows quick court vote, Biden urges delay for Nov. 3

Sep. 27, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will go “quickly” but his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, implored the Republican-led Senate to hold off on voting on her nomination until after the Nov. 3 election to...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, U.S. Attorney David Freed speaks at a news conference at the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa. Freed's office issued a statement on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, that nine mailed-in military ballots had been

Probe into 'discarded' ballots becomes campaign outrage fuel

Sep. 26, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The news release from a U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania was provocative: Nine mailed-in military ballots had been “discarded” by the local election office in a swing county of one of the most important presidential battleground states. All of them were marked for...

Today in History

Sep. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 25, the 269th day of 2020. There are 97 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1957, nine Black students who’d been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, because of unruly white crowds were escorted...

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Despite Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election

Sep. 24, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses drew swift blowback Thursday from both parties in Congress, and lawmakers turned to unprecedented steps to ensure he can't ignore the vote of the people. Amid the uproar, Trump said anew he's not sure...

All federal agents from Operation Legend leave Kansas City

Sep. 23, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than 200 federal agents assigned to the anti-crime task force known as Operation Legend have left Kansas City, authorities announced Wednesday. Kansas City was the first city where agents from several federal law enforcement agencies were sent to work with local law enforcement...