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Scion of wealthy NYC family, Morgenthau was DA for decades

Jul. 22, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost like he was out of Central Casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of...

House Republicans vow tough questions of Mueller at hearing

Jul. 22, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on...

Robert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan DA, dies at 99

Jul. 22, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday. Morgenthau died at Manhattan's Lenox Hill...

Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

Jul. 21, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week's hearing with Robert Mueller will air "very substantial evidence" of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel about what they...

Man whose wife was struck and killed by vehicle sues FBI

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says in a $35 million lawsuit filed against the federal government that an off-duty police officer who struck and killed his wife with a vehicle last year worked for the FBI at the time. The New Haven Register reports that Edward Wilczynski, of North Haven, whose...

Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats

Jul. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for: Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public consciousness...

Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

Jul. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," a hollow offer in a criminal justice system that doesn't include bail. Trump tweeted that during "a very good call" with Prime...

Facing attorney general's lawsuit, Wapato official resigns

Jul. 20, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WAPATO, Wash. (AP) — A city official in Wapato has resigned following allegations that he used his former position as mayor to enrich himself. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the official, Juan Orozco, in June for violating ethics and open meeting laws. Orozco agreed to resign Friday,...

Kent agrees to pay $250K to settle excessive-force lawsuit

Jul. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Kent has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle an excessive-force lawsuit filed by a man who was shot with a Taser, beaten and bitten by a police dog during a 2016 arrest. The Seattle Times reports David Lewis Jr. did not have a weapon when he suffered serious bite injuries to his...

Man pleads not guilty in Foster Farms plant incident

Jul. 20, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Albany man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a Thursday incident in which a shot was fired at Foster Farms in Corvallis. The Gazette-Times reports 22-year-old Adrian Nickerson faces charges including failure to perform the duties of a driver, criminal mischief, theft,...