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Former FBI director James Comey testifies via videoconference during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, to examine the FBI

GOP lawmakers grill Comey on leadership of Russia probe

Sep. 30, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged hearing that focused attention on problems with the probe that have become a rallying cry for President Donald Trump's...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, leaves the federal court following a status conference in Washington. The arrest of President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon adds to a growing list of Trump associates ensnared in legal trouble. They include the president's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, whom Bannon replaced, his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Lawyer for Flynn says she updated Trump on status of case

Sep. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn told a judge Tuesday that she recently updated President Donald Trump on the case and asked him not to issue a pardon for her client. The attorney, Sidney Powell, was initially reluctant to discuss her...

FBI: Missing northern NY couple found safe

Sep. 29, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

MOIRA, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York town highway superintendent and his wife who were the subject of a search in the U.S. and Canada have been safely recovered, the FBI said Tuesday evening. James A. Helm Sr., 76, and Sandra L. Helm, 70, of the Franklin County town of Moira were reported missing Monday...

Man charged with trying to kill an FBI task force member

Sep. 29, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New Rochelle man was charged Monday with trying to kill an FBI task force officer after firing a handgun toward a public square in Yonkers. Darren Smith, 24, agreed to remain detained Monday after an initial appearance in White Plains federal court. A message seeking comment was...

Alabama superintendent drawing $15K monthly salary on leave

Sep. 28, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school superintendent placed on leave after FBI agents showed up at his home during a probe is making about $15,500 a month in salary while not working. The Decatur Daily reported that Trey Holladay, superintendent of Athens city schools, remains on paid leave weeks after...

FILE - Police stand guard on the perimeter of a crime scene after a police officer was shot, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Recent shootings of police officers and protests that have left scores of officers injured are stark reminders of the dangers facing law enforcement around a country grappling with police killings of African Americans.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

With anger at police high, officers face greater danger

Sep. 27, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff’s deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. The shootings — one in Los Angeles and the other 2000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away in Louisville,...

Activist accused of spending donated money for personal use

Sep. 26, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An activist is accused of spending for personal use some $200,000 in donations to what was represented as a Black Lives Matter charity. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sir Maejor Page, previously known as Tyree Conyers-Page, is charged with one count of wire fraud and two...

White House again criticizes FBI director for voting remarks

Sep. 25, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray was the target of White House criticism for the second time in a week Friday as Chief of Staff Mark Meadows chided him over remarks made a day earlier to Congress about voter fraud. Meadows suggested in an interview with CBS that Wray was ill-informed when...

Federal investigation of Overland Park teen's shooting death

Sep. 24, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal agents are investigating the shooting death of an Overland Park teenager by a police officer for possible civil rights violations, an FBI spokeswoman said Thursday. John Albers, 17, was killed in January 2018 as he backed a minivan out of his family's home. Officers...

FBI raises reward for info on Navajo Nation double homicide

Sep. 23, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The FBI now is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for a double homicide on the Navajo Nation six months ago. The bodies of 39-year-old Matthew Reagan and his 29-year-old brother Philip Reagan were found on March 21...