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A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Apr. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As a child, Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan and built a new life in Mississippi. This month, fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river, prompting calls for a federal investigation into his disappearance and death. Mabil, who lived...

Lawyers for Nassar assault survivors have reached $100M deal with Justice Department, AP source says

Apr. 18, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to pay approximately $100 million to settle claims with about 100 people who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The deal has...

Justice Department ramps up efforts to reduce violent crime with gun intel center, carjacking forces

Apr. 18, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is ramping up its efforts to reduce violent crime in the U.S., launching a specialized gun intelligence center in Chicago and expanding task forces to curb carjackings. In an interview with The Associated Press, Deputy Attorney General Lisa...

Boeing put under Senate scrutiny during back-to-back hearings on aircraft maker's safety culture

Apr. 17, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

An engineer at Boeing said Wednesday that the aircraft company, in rushing to produce as many planes as possible, is taking manufacturing shortcuts that could lead to jetliners breaking apart. “They are putting out defective airplanes,” the engineer, Sam Salehpour, told members...

Supreme Court questions obstruction charges brought against Jan. 6 rioters and Trump

Apr. 16, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether federal prosecutors went too far in bringing obstruction charges against hundreds of participants in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. But it wasn’t clear how the justices would rule in a case that also could affect the prosecution...

Garland defends Biden's mental fitness and says he has 'complete confidence' in him

Apr. 16, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland told lawmakers on Tuesday that President Joe Biden has shown no signs of cognitive impairment while defending Biden's ability to serve as commander in chief. Garland, appearing before a House committee overseeing funding for the...

How to tackle crime in Indian Country? Empower tribal justice, ex-Justice Department official says

Apr. 14, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quarter-century ago, the Justice Department had few meaningful relationships with Native American tribes. While the federal government worked with state and local police and courts, tribal justice systems did not have the same level of recognition, said Tracy...

Man arrested in connection with device that exploded outside Alabama attorney general's office

Apr. 10, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a man they said placed a homemade explosive device — made with nails and firecrackers — outside the Alabama attorney general’s office in February. Kyle Benjamin Douglas Calvert, 26, of Irondale, Alabama, was arrested...

Company that made millions of defective sleep apnea machines ordered to overhaul manufacturing

Apr. 09, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company responsible for a global recall of sleep apnea machines will be barred from resuming production at U.S. facilities until it meets a number of safety requirements, under a long-awaited settlement announced Tuesday by federal officials. Philips will be...

Cruise to restart data collection via manual driving as it looks to resume driverless operations

Apr. 09, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

General Motors' Cruise subsidiary will be restarting its manual driving to create maps and gather road information in select cities as the robotaxi service looks to resume driverless operations six months after a gruesome collision. Cruise said Tuesday that the resumption of...