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Editorials from around New England

Jun. 22, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT The (New London) Day June 20 This month's ruling by a federal judge approving AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner was the latest in an unbroken string of massive victories for too-big-to-fail corporate America. Expect the AT&T ruling to unleash a...

Investigators return to scene of fatal Park Police shooting

Jun. 21, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

FORT HUNT, Va. (AP) — Seven months after it occurred, FBI investigators returned Thursday to the scene of a fatal police shooting that began with a chase on a northern Virginia highway. Authorities closed several roads in the Fort Hunt section of Fairfax County while the FBI conducted police work in the...

Suit dismissed over faulty gun check before church shooting

Jun. 20, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the FBI over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a South Carolina church. But U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel also blasted the federal government for what he called its "abysmally poor policy...

House Republicans turn up the heat in standoff with DOJ

Jun. 20, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans escalated their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism followed the...

Lawyer: Agent booted off Mueller team escorted from FBI HQ

Jun. 19, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team because of anti-Donald Trump text messages has been escorted out of the FBI building "as part of the ongoing internal proceedings," his attorney said Tuesday. Peter Strzok "remains a proud FBI agent" who wants to serve his...

House GOP steps up FBI criticism in wake of internal report

Jun. 19, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are escalating their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism comes after the...

US Marshals in Phoenix warn of new phone scam

Jun. 19, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Marshals and the FBI are alerting the public of several nationwide scams by callers claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials, including U.S. Marshal David Gonzales in Arizona. The calls in the Phoenix area come from phone number (602)...

FBI: Ex-sheriff extorted nearly $100K from dealers, others

Jun. 19, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The FBI says a former Ohio sheriff accused of taking nearly $100,000 in bribes from drug dealers and others while in office has been indicted on federal charges. Authorities say 54-year-old Samuel Crish, of Delphos, was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Toledo with bribery,...

Ex-CIA worker charged with disclosing classified information

Jun. 18, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIA's hacking tools. Joshua Adam Schulte, of Manhattan, was charged in a 13-count superseding...

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Jun. 18, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his...