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Former AG William Barr's memoir to be published March 8

Jan. 18, 2022 12:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Attorney General William P. Barr has a memoir coming out March 8 titled “One Damn Thing After Another,” and billed by his publisher as a “vivid and forthright book” of his time serving two “drastically different” presidents, Donald Trump and George H.W. Bush. ...

Bill would require Senate confirmation for US prison chief

Jan. 14, 2022 11:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after the head of the troubled federal Bureau of Prisons said he was resigning amid increased scrutiny over his leadership, lawmakers have introduced a bill to require Senate confirmation for future bureau directors — the same process used to vet leaders of the FBI and...

Analysis: Taking on Trump is Biden's reluctant calling

Jan. 07, 2022 00:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may not be the fight he sought, but taking on Donald Trump is President Joe Biden’s calling. Biden offered himself as a guardian of American democracy in a visceral speech Thursday discussing the horrors of the Jan. 6 insurrection that sought to overthrow his...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sticks to election falsehoods on Jan. 6

Jan. 06, 2022 17:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies on Thursday clung to false claims about the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the violent insurrection. Reacting to President Joe Biden, who blamed him for the...

US prisons director resigning after crises-filled tenure

Jan. 06, 2022 00:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the federal Bureau of Prisons is resigning amid increasing scrutiny over his leadership in the wake of Associated Press reporting that uncovered widespread problems at the agency, including a recent story detailing serious misconduct involving correctional...

US prisons director resigning after crises-filled tenure

Jan. 05, 2022 20:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the federal Bureau of Prisons is resigning amid increasing scrutiny over his leadership in the wake of Associated Press reporting that uncovered widespread problems at the agency, including a recent story detailing serious misconduct involving correctional...

DOJ says inmates on home confinement can stay out of prison

Dec. 21, 2021 18:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday reversed its own legal opinion and said it would allow federal inmates released on home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic to stay out of prison. The decision announced by Attorney General Merrick Garland came after...

Today in History

Dec. 21, 2021 00:17 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2021. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 10:59 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 21, 1988, 270 people were killed when a terrorist bomb...

Delaware judge rejects Fox News motion to dismiss lawsuit

Dec. 17, 2021 00:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge Thursday rejected a motion by Fox News to dismiss a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit brought against the cable news giant by Dominion Voting Systems over claims about the 2020 presidential election. In the 52-page ruling Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric...

House panel demands information on federal execution drug

Dec. 16, 2021 11:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee is demanding the Justice Department provide answers about whether Biden administration officials have any plans to procure the drug used in federal executions despite an ongoing moratorium on capital punishment. The demand was made...