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Chicago firm to lead Virginia Beach shooting investigation

Jul. 17, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Chicago consulting firm has been chosen to lead an independent investigation into the Virginia Beach mass shooting that left 12 dead. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports security risk management firm Hillard Heintze can start the probe immediately after entering into a...

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

Jul. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme that involved the use of "ghost students" to artificially inflate enrollment numbers, investigators allege. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent...

Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

Jul. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have told a judge in New York they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. The closure of the case is the strongest suggestion yet that federal prosecutors have decided not to...

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

Jul. 17, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — With songs, speeches and solemn silence, relatives and friends on Wednesday commemorated the 298 passengers and crew killed five years ago when a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above war-torn eastern Ukraine. Central to the memorial service at a Dutch...

The Latest: Officer in chokehold death case is 'gratified'

Jul. 17, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the decision not to bring civil rights charges in the death of Eric Garner (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A lawyer says New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo (pan-tuh-LAY'-oh) is "gratified" that the Justice Department carefully reviewed his case rather than what he calls the...

Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

Jul. 16, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, repeatedly flouted her gag...

The Latest: Facebook denies that it's a monopoly

Jul. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado, sought to pin down Facebook on the subject of "monopoly" during a hearing on the power of Big Tech. Facebook argues it is not a monopoly because it has...

Italy's Salvini bows to pressure to respond on Russia report

Jul. 16, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini bowed Tuesday to days of pressure and agreed to respond to questions in Parliament about allegations that an associate sought Russian money for Salvini's pro-Moscow League party. The associate, Gianluca Savoini, is under investigation by Milan prosecutors...

The Latest: Judge bars Roger Stone from social media

Jul. 16, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump confidant Roger Stone (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A federal judge has restricted Roger Stone's use of social media after finding that the longtime friend of President Donald Trump violated her gag order. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone on Tuesday...

Federal probe of 'I can't breathe' death nears possible end

Jul. 15, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly five years, federal authorities are signaling they may have concluded their investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man heard on video crying "I can't breathe" after a white New York City police officer put him in an apparent chokehold. The office of the...