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Tennessee's penalties for HIV-positive people are discriminatory, Justice Department says

Dec. 01, 2023 17:08 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's decades-old aggravated prostitution statute violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday after an investigation, warning that the state could face a lawsuit if officials don't immediately cease enforcement. ...

Ex-prison guard gets 3 years for failing to help sick inmate who later died

Nov. 28, 2023 16:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former high-ranking guard at a federal prison in Virginia has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to help an inmate who suffered a medical emergency and later died, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Michael Anderson, 52, was a...

Suspect in shooting of 3 men of Palestinian descent near the University of Vermont pleads not guilty

Nov. 27, 2023 22:30 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Three college students of Palestinian descent out for a walk in Vermont were seriously injured over the weekend when a man shot them at close range on a city street — an attack being investigated as a possible hate crime, authorities said Monday. Jason J....

House Republicans issue a subpoena to federal prosecutor in Hunter Biden's case

Nov. 21, 2023 20:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans issued a subpoena Tuesday to a federal prosecutor involved in the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, demanding answers for what they allege is Justice Department interference in the yearslong case into the president's son. Rep. Jim...

Rep. George Santos won't seek reelection after scathing ethics report cites evidence of lawbreaking

Nov. 16, 2023 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee in a scathing report Thursday said it has amassed “overwhelming evidence” of lawbreaking by Republican Rep. George Santos of New York that has been sent to the Justice Department, concluding flatly that he “cannot be trusted” after a monthslong...

Mississippi man had ID in his pocket when he was buried without his family's knowledge

Nov. 16, 2023 13:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Black man who died after he was hit by a police SUV in Mississippi was buried in a pauper's cemetery without his family's knowledge, even though his state ID was in his pocket, indicating a serious effort to cover up the manner of his death, the family's lawyer said...

House Ethics panel finds 'substantial evidence' of lawbreaking by Rep. George Santos, sends matter to Justice Department

Nov. 16, 2023 10:06 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Ethics panel finds 'substantial evidence' of lawbreaking by Rep. George Santos, sends matter to Justice Department.

Hunter Biden wants Trump documents subpoenaed to investigate any political pressure on criminal case

Nov. 15, 2023 13:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden asked a judge on Wednesday to approve subpoenas for documents from Donald Trump and former Justice Department officials related to whether political pressure wrongly influenced the criminal case against him. Biden's attorneys allege there were...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai returns to court to defend internet company for second time in two weeks

Nov. 14, 2023 20:21 PM EST

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday was summoned to federal court for the second time in two weeks to testify in an antitrust trial threatening to topple a pillar of an internet empire that he helped build. In his latest court appearance in San Francisco, Pichai spent more than two...

A veteran journalist who is refusing to divulge her sources could be held in contempt of court

Nov. 14, 2023 18:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case with potentially far-reaching press freedom implications, a federal judge in Washington is weighing whether to hold in contempt a veteran journalist who has refused to identify her sources for stories about a Chinese American scientist who was investigated by the FBI...