• judge July 25, 2019 12:21 pm

    Puerto Rico's Incoming Governor Faces Crisis, Wary Populace

    The woman set to become Puerto Rico’s next governor has been criticized for her reluctance to confront problems in Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration during her nearly two years as the territory’s top law enforcement official. That criticism is likely to complicate Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez’s ability to complete Rosselló’s term in the face of widespread public anger toward the departing...

  • Donald Trump June 30, 2019 5:40 pm

    43-year-old El Salvador Migrant Dies in US Border Custody

    A 43-year-old El Salvadoran man who crossed into the U.S. with his daughter collapsed at a border station and later died at a hospital, officials said Saturday. The man had been held about a week at the Rio Grande Valley central processing center in McAllen, Texas, according to a law enforcement official. The official said the man, who had health...

  • Donald Trump June 30, 2019 5:40 pm

    43-year-old El Salvador Migrant Dies in US Border Custody

    A 43-year-old El Salvadoran man who crossed into the U.S. with his daughter collapsed at a border station and later died at a hospital, officials said Saturday. The man had been held about a week at the Rio Grande Valley central processing center in McAllen, Texas, according to a law enforcement official. The official said the man, who had health...

  • lawyer June 13, 2019 11:11 am

    Ortiz Shooting: 6 Suspects Arrested, Including Alleged Gunman

    An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said Wednesday, while providing no information about why a group of young men would try to kill their country’s most beloved sports hero. Four other suspects were also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out...

  • The Associated Press April 8, 2019 1:55 pm

    ‘Over-Exuberant' Fan Crashes WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony for Bret Hart, Hauled Off by Police

    Bret “The Hitman” Hart is OK after the famous wrestler was tackled by a spectator while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at Barclays Center.

  • United States April 1, 2019 6:12 pm

    Kamala Harris Eyes Reform as Candidate, Was Cautious as Prosecutor

    Within months of Kamala Harris’ swearing-in in Washington as California’s first African American U.S. senator, she sponsored a bill urging states to eliminate cash bail, denouncing the system as a scourge on the poor and communities of color. That position would become a key part of her criminal justice reform platform. But her choice surprised some bail reform advocates back...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation March 28, 2019 11:04 pm

    Ex-Yale Coach Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

    The former women’s soccer coach at Yale University has pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for pretending that applicants were recruits for his team. Rudy Meredith pleaded guilty in Boston federal court on Thursday to wire fraud and conspiracy charges. He is the third person to plead guilty in the wide-ranging school admissions scandal in which authorities say parents...

  • Donald Trump January 9, 2019 12:48 pm

    Democrats Worry Over Attorney General Nominee Barr's View of Presidential Power

    William Barr once advised that a president didn’t need Congress’ permission to attack Iraq, that his administration could arrest a foreign dictator and that the FBI could capture suspects abroad without that country’s consent. It’s an expansive view of presidential power and an unsettling one for Democrats as the Senate holds a confirmation hearing next week for Barr, a onetime...

  • United States December 19, 2018 6:09 pm

    Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Asylum Rules for Domestic and Gang Violence Victims

    Justice Department policies that made it harder for immigrants to claim asylum if they were victims of domestic or gang violence were dismissed Wednesday by a federal judge who found they violated existing immigration laws, NBC News reported. The policies were announced in June by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said that fear of domestic abuse or gang violence was...

  • United States December 19, 2018 11:54 am

    2 Migrant Teens Slain in Tijuana Robbery Attempt

    Two teenagers who were staying at a migrant center in central Tijuana, Mexico, were killed in an attempted robbery, NBC News reported. The two boys, estimated to be ages 16 and 17, were stabbed and strangled Saturday, according to Baja California Deputy Attorney General Jorge Alberto Álvarez Mendoza. Their bodies were found shortly after 7 p.m., he said. A third...

  • Donald Trump November 19, 2018 10:01 pm

    Democratic Senators Sue Over Whitaker's Appointment as Attorney General

    Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, argues that Whitaker’s appointment violates the Constitution because he has not been confirmed by the...

  • Germany October 30, 2018 10:50 pm

    Pittsburgh Begins Burying Its Dead as Trump Faces Protesters

    Pittsburgh’s Jewish community began burying its dead Tuesday after the synagogue massacre, holding funerals for a beloved family doctor, a pillar of the congregation, and two 50-something brothers known as the Rosenthal “boys.” President Donald Trump, meanwhile, arrived in Pittsburgh to pay his respects and encountered hundreds of shouting, chanting protesters with signs such as “It’s your fault” and “Words...

  • Germany October 30, 2018 3:30 am

    Synagogue Shooting Suspect Appears in Court; Survivors Recall Ordeal

    The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs Monday to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Robert Gregory Bowers, who was wounded in a gun battle with police during the shooting rampage, was released from a...

  • Donald Trump October 26, 2018 3:24 pm

    More Mail Bombs Intercepted

    Investigators have found two more mail bombs targeting prominent critics of President Trump, this time Senator Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

  • Donald Trump October 26, 2018 6:53 pm

    Pipe Bombs Scare Raises New Concerns About Postal Screening, Mail Safety

    While two packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden were intercepted at postal facilities in Delaware on Thursday, a pipe bomb addressed to former Attorney General Eric Holder made it so far into the mail stream that it was returned to its purported sender: the Sunrise, Florida office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose name was on the return...

  • Governor September 30, 2018 1:00 am

    2 Mississippi Officers Die in Shooting; Suspect in Custody

    Two police officers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said. Warren Strain of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said at a news conference that the officers were called to a house in the city of Brookhaven at about 5 a.m. for a report of shots fired. Amid an exchange of gunfire, both...

  • NBC September 20, 2018 11:58 pm

    3 Dead, 3 Hurt After Woman Opened Fire at Rite Aid Facility in Maryland, Police Say

    Three people were killed and three others were hurt after a woman opened fire Thursday morning on the campus of a Rite Aid distribution center in Harford County, Maryland, authorities say.

  • Broward County July 12, 2018 11:30 pm

    Florida Gun, Mental Laws Couldn't Have Stopped Stoneman Douglas Massacre

    Florida’s gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying last year the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 people even if they had applied to him, the state commission investigating the shooting learned Thursday.

  • Donald Trump May 2, 2018 12:34 pm

    About Mueller's Questions for Trump: Will He Answer?

    President Donald Trump is angrily protesting a leaked list of questions that the Justice Department’s special counsel may want to ask him, while at the same time contending the list shows anew there was no crime or collusion with the Russians by his presidential campaign. But the questions suggest that investigators want to focus on collusion and obstruction of justice....

  • Donald Trump April 8, 2018 5:51 pm

    Authorities Search for Cause of Deadly Trump Tower Inferno; Some Floors Did Not Have Sprinklers

    Authorities are investigating what caused a raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower, killing a man inside and sending flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president’s namesake skyscraper. FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the cause of Saturday’s blaze is not yet known but the apartment was “virtually entirely on fire” when firefighters...

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