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Today in History: June 14, Continental Army, forerunner of the US Army, is created

Jun. 14, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 14, the 166th day of 2024. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...

Audit finds Minnesota agency's lax oversight fostered theft of $250M from federal food aid program

Jun. 13, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota agency's inadequate oversight of a federal program that was meant to provide food to kids, and its failure to act on red flags, created the opportunities that led to the theft of $250 million in one of the country's largest pandemic aid fraud cases, the...

Woman with gun taken into custody after standoff at FBI building in Seattle, authorities say

Jun. 12, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman armed with a handgun was taken into custody after an hourlong standoff at the FBI building in Seattle on Wednesday, authorities said. The woman walked into a publicly accessible area where people have to wait to be buzzed into the lobby, according to FBI...

Entrapment in play as appeals court looks at plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Jun. 12, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An appeals court is raising major questions about the trial of two key figures in a plot to kidnap Michigan's governor — and putting federal prosecutors on the defensive as the government tries to preserve the extraordinary guilty verdicts. After hearing arguments...

AP sources: 8 people with possible Islamic State ties arrested in US on immigration violations

Jun. 11, 2024 23:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight people from Tajikistan with suspected ties to the Islamic State group have been arrested in the United States in recent days, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. The arrests took place in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles and the...

FBI data show sharp drop in violent crime but steepness is questioned

Jun. 11, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

The Biden administration is taking credit for a sharp drop in violent crime nationwide earlier this year but one expert cautions that the declines in FBI data are preliminary and likely overstated. The data show steep drops in every category of violent crime in every region in the...

What to know about Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier's first hearing in more than a decade

Jun. 10, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

A parole hearing was held Monday for Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison since his conviction in the 1975 killings of two FBI agents in South Dakota. At 79, Peltier's health is failing, and if this parole request is denied, it might be a...

The Latest: Hunter Biden’s gun trial has gone to the jury for deliberation

Jun. 10, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Latest on Hunter Biden's federal gun trial (all times local): Jurors in Hunter Biden’s gun trial began deliberating Monday to decide whether the president’s son is guilty of federal firearms charges over a revolver he bought when prosecutors say he...

Bag of cash doesn't stop jurors from convicting 5 of 7 defendants in $40 million food fraud scheme

Jun. 07, 2024 18:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury convicted five Minnesota residents and acquitted two others on Friday for their roles in a scheme to steal more than $40 million from a program that was supposed to feed children during the coronavirus pandemic. The case received widespread attention after someone tried...

Appeals court upholds conviction of British national linked to Islamic State

Jun. 07, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the conviction Friday of a British national for his role in a hostage-taking scheme by the Islamic State group that took roughly two dozen Westerners captive a decade ago. El Shafee Elsheikh was convicted and sentenced to life...