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Tennessee lands $660K grant for behavioral health training

Oct. 15, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has landed a $660,000 federal grant to expand a behavioral health training initiative to eight primarily rural counties. A statement from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse says the three-year U.S. Department of Justice grant will expand crisis...

Former UGA student admits operating Ponzi scheme from campus

Oct. 11, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A former University of Georgia student pleaded guilty Friday to operating a $1 million Ponzi scheme from his fraternity house on campus, federal prosecutors said. Syed Arham Arbab, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud and is set to be sentenced in January, the U.S....

Evidence from ex-Dallas cop's murder trial fuels mistrust

Oct. 9, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Evidence from the trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of killing her neighbor has fueled new questions about whether accused officers are treated differently than other suspects, including testimony that a camera in the cruiser where the officer sat after the shooting was...

Pima County getting federal grant to help solve sex assaults

Oct. 9, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County is getting a $2 million federal grant to investigate and prosecute more unsolved sexual assault cases. The award from the U.S. Department of Justice will be shared by the County Attorney's Office, the Tucson Police Department and the Pima County Sheriff's Department. About...

US official charged with leaking secrets to journalists

Oct. 9, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Defense Intelligence Agency official was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified intelligence information to two journalists, including a reporter he was dating, the Justice Department said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested by the FBI when he arrived at work at a DIA...

House pushes for release of Mueller grand jury testimony

Oct. 8, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for House Democrats urged a judge Tuesday to release secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as Congress conducts an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The Justice Department is opposing the request, and Chief U.S. District...

Police in 'substantial compliance' with DOJ settlement

Oct. 8, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of academics hired by Portland to oversee the city's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on police reforms has found the Police Bureau in "substantial compliance" with every paragraph of the agreement. According to Dennis Rosenbaum and his team, their...

US researchers on front line of battle against Chinese theft

Oct. 6, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. warned allies around the world that Chinese tech giant Huawei was a security threat, the FBI was making the same point quietly to a Midwestern university. In an email to the associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, an agent wanted...

New Hampshire to get federal funding to combat opioid crisis

Oct. 6, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation says the state will be getting more than $600,000 in federal funds to help law enforcement agencies fight the opioid crisis. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the...

Juror: Botham Jean wouldn't have wanted 'harsh vengeance'

Oct. 4, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two members of the jury that convicted a white Dallas police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor said the diverse panel tried to consider what the victim would have wanted when they settled on a 10-year prison sentence. Prosecutors had asked jurors to sentence Amber...