Latest William Barr News

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Aug. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug....

The Latest: Epstein lawyers dissatisfied with autopsy result

Aug. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein say they're dissatisfied with the medical examiner's conclusions and plan to view prison videos themselves from a facility operating under "medieval conditions." Three...

Drugs, weapons convictions in Philly shooting suspect's past

Aug. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower he used Wednesday to wound six police officers in a standoff that carried deep into the night, authorities said. Maurice Hill, who...

Lawyers say man facing execution is intellectually disabled

Aug. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for a man facing the federal death penalty want a judge to halt his execution and say their client can't legally be put to death because he's intellectually disabled. Alfred Bourgeois' lawyers argue in court papers Thursday that a jury was unaware of Bourgeois' disability and a...

Gunman wounds at least 6 Philadelphia police; 2 others freed

Aug. 14, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, authorities said. Two other officers were trapped inside the house for about five hours after the...

The Latest: 6 officers shot by gunman released from hospital

Aug. 14, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on several police officers shot in Philadelphia (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Police say all six officers wounded by gunfire from a man who has barricaded himself inside a north Philadelphia building have been released from the hospital. Philadelphia Police Commissioner...

Epstein accuser sues as questions swirl about his death

Aug. 14, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jail guards on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates every half-hour as required, according to a person familiar with the investigation into the financier's death. Surveillance video shows...

States oppose Alabama's effort exclude migrants in Census

Aug. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A coalition of 15 states and several major cities is opposing a lawsuit by the state of Alabama that would have the U.S. Census count only U.S. citizens and other legal residents in totals that play a key role in congressional representation and the distribution of federal funding....

Democrats want answers from Barr on federal executions

Aug. 14, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee want answers from Attorney General William Barr over the decision to resume executing federal death-row inmates for the first time since 2003. Democrats are asking Barr in a letter why the Justice Department decided to start executions...

Editorials from around New York

Aug. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: May the SoulCycle Boycott Make Democracy Better The New York Times Aug. 8 It has been an unsettling week for some of President Trump's political contributors. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Stephen Ross, the billionaire real estate...