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Roger Stone, center, puts his hat on as he departs after his sentencing at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

Feb. 20, 2020 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system. Soon after Judge Amy Berman Jackson...

Trump loyalist Roger Stone gets 40 months in prison after Justice Department backs off sentencing recommendation

Feb. 20, 2020 12:33 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump loyalist Roger Stone gets 40 months in prison after Justice Department backs off sentencing recommendation.

DOJ: Maine violated law for limiting disability services

Feb. 19, 2020 10:02 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has been in violation of federal law for limiting services to a man with several disabilities and medical conditions, the U.S. Justice Department determined. A letter from the Justice Department last week ordered the state to grant the man services he is eligible for and to...

DOJ to investigate wrongful arrest of black man in Oregon

Feb. 19, 2020 8:00 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal civil rights investigation will be launched into the 2017 wrongful arrest of an African American man who says he was targeted because he complained about a racially hostile work environment at a Portland, Oregon, towing company. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the...

In this April 19, 2019, photo, foreigners pass by the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, China. China on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed by the government to be racist and slanderous. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

Feb. 19, 2020 7:47 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China revoked the press credentials of three reporters for The Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column the government said Wednesday was racist. The expulsions come after the Trump administration on Tuesday designated five state-run Chinese news outlets that operate in the...

Scientist nabbed for Russia spying is Mexico hometown hero

Feb. 19, 2020 6:38 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican microbiologist accused of spying for Russia in Miami is considered a benefactor in his native state of Oaxaca, the mayor of his hometown said Wednesday, and he holds positions with at least two prominent universities. Mayor Hazael Matus said scientist Hector Alejandro Cabrera,...

FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. 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/Alex Brandon, File)

As Trump ups attacks on Justice Dept, Barr remains in post

Feb. 19, 2020 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump renewed his public attacks on the Justice Department on Wednesday, there was little outward worry from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue that Attorney General William Barr would follow through on his private threat to resign over presidential meddling....

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves speaks with reporters about the state prison system, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. Reeves also gave an update on the search for a Mississippi Department of Corrections commissioner. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi moving more inmates out of troubled state prison

Feb. 19, 2020 5:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi on Wednesday started transferring more inmates out of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and that is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said about 50 inmates were moved from the Mississippi State Penitentiary...

Editorial Roundup: US

Feb. 19, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 19 The Bergen Record in New Jersey on Michael Bloomberg's Democratic Presidential nominee bid: So-called moderate Democrats in New Jersey and New York are flocking to the self-funded candidacy of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, pausing...

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 organizers, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he's the nation's top cop, a debatable claim

Feb. 19, 2020 3:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asserts that he is the nation’s top cop, a title more typically accorded the attorney general. Even the Trump-cheerleading White House website sides with the attorney general, describing him as the “chief law enforcement officer of the federal...