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Alabama bond sale for mega prisons falls $200 million short

Jun. 30, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials said Thursday that they will move forward with plans to build two supersize prisons despite a bond sale falling more than $200 million short amid a volatile market and pressure from activists. The Alabama Corrections Institution Finance...

Justice Department to investigate NYPD sex crimes unit

Jun. 30, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has launched a sweeping inquiry into the New York Police Department's famed sex crimes investigators following years of complaints about the way they treat crime victims. The civil rights investigation, announced Thursday and spurred by a...

US government distributes $92M for soccer corruption victims

Jun. 30, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has distributed about $92 million in additional compensation from money forfeited by convicted officials and associated companies resulting from the government's prosecution of corruption in soccer. The money is for compensation for...

Delta pays $10.5 million to settle post office allegations

Jun. 30, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it falsified information about deliveries of international mail that it was contracted to carry, including mail sent to U.S. soldiers deployed overseas. The Justice Department said Thursday...

US Justice Department launches broad investigation of New York Police Department's handling of sex crimes cases

Jun. 30, 2022 13:36 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — US Justice Department launches broad investigation of New York Police Department's handling of sex crimes cases.

Personal info on California gun owners wrongly made public

Jun. 29, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Justice on Wednesday acknowledged the agency wrongly made public the personal information of perhaps hundreds of thousands of gun owners in up to six state-operated databases, a broader exposure than the agency initially disclosed a day...

1/6 hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime?

Jun. 29, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has heard dramatic testimony from former White House aides and others about Donald Trump’s relentless efforts to overturn the 2020 election — and his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol bent on achieving his goal. But the big...

Trump painted in testimony as volatile, angry president

Jun. 28, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump learned his attorney general had publicly rejected his election fraud claims, he heaved his lunch at the wall with such force that the porcelain plate shattered and ketchup streamed down. On the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, consumed by...

The story behind AP report that caused Trump to throw lunch

Jun. 28, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The news story that reportedly caused former President Donald Trump to throw his lunch against a White House wall came from an exclusive interview that former Attorney General William Barr had arranged with The Associated Press. The scoop, which was published on...

LA developer convicted of bribing ex-city councilman

Jun. 27, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A real estate developer was found guilty of bribery Monday for giving $500,000 in cash to a former Los Angeles city councilman and his special assistant in exchange for favors. A jury convicted Dae Yong Lee, 57, and a company he controlled of bribery, honest...