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Comey: 'Real sloppiness' in Russia probe but no misconduct

Dec. 15, 2019 7:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness" in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been “overconfident" about how the Russia investigation was...

Brattleboro residents invited to have coffee with a cop

Dec. 15, 2019 9:10 AM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Residents of Brattleboro are invited to have a cup of coffee with local police officers and discuss community issues at an informal meeting at a Brattleboro bakery. The Coffee with a Cop takes place Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at The Works Bakery Cafe on Main Street....

Hanford contractor’s rating drops because of investigations

Dec. 14, 2019 10:02 AM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Department of Energy at Hanford downgraded its performance assessment of the contractor building the site's $`17 billion vitrification plant because of ongoing criminal and civil investigations, according to a recently released report. An official assessing the performance of...

Russia probe report spurs calls for FBI surveillance changes

Dec. 13, 2019 12:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that the FBI committed serious errors in wiretapping a former Trump campaign aide have spurred bipartisan calls for change to the government’s surveillance powers, including from some Republicans who in the past have voted to renew or expand those authorities. Anger...

10 ex-NFL players charged with defrauding healthcare program

Dec. 12, 2019 9:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two separate...

Ferguson's monitor fears public tuning out of reform process

Dec. 12, 2019 1:41 PM EST

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The monitor overseeing the federal consent agreement requiring police and court changes in Ferguson is seeing troubling signs that residents are increasingly disengaged in the reform process. Just 22 people showed up Wednesday for a town hall-style meeting with the monitor team at the...

Justice Department charges 10 former NFL players with defrauding the league’s health care benefit program

Dec. 12, 2019 10:35 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department charges 10 former NFL players with defrauding the league’s health care benefit program.

Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

Dec. 11, 2019 8:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog was caught in a political tug of war Wednesday as Republican and Democratic senators used his report on the origins of the Russia investigation involving Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to support their views that it was a legitimate probe or...

Senate OKs appeals court judges over home-state opposition

Dec. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed two conservative, Justice Department lawyers to posts on a California-based appeals court that President Donald Trump has tagged as a liberal bastion. The two nominees won seats on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers a wide...

Company to pay $245M toward cleanup of Kalamazoo River PCBs

Dec. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — One of the companies responsible for polluting an 80-mile (129-kilometer) stretch of river and floodplains in southwestern Michigan with toxic chemicals will pay at least $245.2 million to advance a cleanup effort that began more than 20 years ago, federal officials said...