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FILE- In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Reality Winner walks into the Federal Courthouse in Augusta, Ga. Winner is serving a five year sentence for mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization. She is asking President Donald Trump to grant her clemency. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)

Imprisoned for leaking secrets, woman seeks Trump clemency

Feb. 18, 2020 2:41 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former government contractor serving time in federal prison for leaking a classified document to a news organization is making an appeal for early release to President Donald Trump, who once tweeted that he considered her crime to be “small potatoes.” Reality Winner,...

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks to reporters as he arrives for a New Year's Eve party hosted by President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago property, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

DOJ taps U.S. attorneys to coordinate Ukraine investigations

Feb. 18, 2020 2:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has appointed U.S. attorneys in New York and Pennsylvania to coordinate federal investigations into Ukraine-related matters, including new information collected by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. In a letter sent Tuesday to House...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo people walk past the Ray and Maria Stata Center building on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass. MIT has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, of a lawsuit filed by the National Association of the Deaf, which said the school was discriminating against people with hearing disabilities by not adequately or accurately captioning videos of lectures and other programs it posts online. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

MIT to caption online videos after discrimination lawsuit

Feb. 18, 2020 1:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday in a case that accused the school of discriminating against people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The settlement comes months...

President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

Feb. 17, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the Justice Department's handling of the legal case of his confidant, Roger Stone. He's suggesting rampant bias in the department's initial recommendation to a federal court that Stone be sentenced between seven and nine years in prison, claiming...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Attorney General William Barr before Trump signed an executive order creating a commission to study law enforcement and justice at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention in Chicago. Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe Thursday at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”  Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors. they had initially recommended in a court filing that President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Trump doesn't heed Barr's request to cool tweeting on DOJ

Feb. 15, 2020 10:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a public rebuke from his attorney general, President Donald Trump says he has the "legal right" to intervene in criminal cases and sidestep the Justice Department's historic independence. At the same time, it was revealed federal prosecutors have been ordered to review the...

FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

McCabe, an ex-FBI official targeted by Trump, not charged

Feb. 15, 2020 12:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of President Donald Trump's ire lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe's legal team said. The...

U.S. attorney helping review Flynn case is ex-FBI agent

Feb. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. attorney assisting in the Justice Department's review of the criminal case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is an ex-FBI agent with a long background in battling white-collar crime. A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Jeff Jensen, the...

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo Sherren Smith, mother of inmate Wesley Clayton's children, holds a set of photographs of the lower left arm that was broken in a recent prison riot at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, following a joint hearing of the House Corrections and Judiciary B Committees, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Clayton's family says the arm was left untreated for about a month. They credit a lawmaker for intervening and getting the inmate medical treatment. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi inmate with broken arm waits weeks for a cast

Feb. 14, 2020 2:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As the Justice Department investigates deaths and violence in the Mississippi prison system, one inmate had to wait about a month to get a cast on his arm that was broken during a prison riot, people close to the injured man say. They said Wesley Clayton only got help after people...

2 Japanese businessmen charged in tech hardware price fixing

Feb. 14, 2020 1:48 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A grand jury charged two Japanese businessmen for their role in an alleged global conspiracy to fix prices for components used in computer hard disk drives, federal officials announced Friday. Hitoshi Hashimoto and Hiroyuki Tamura, both former top sales executives at NHK Spring Co....

Justice Department declines to prosecute former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Feb. 14, 2020 12:16 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department declines to prosecute former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.