With his future as the nation's top prosecutor in doubt after a week of blistering public scorn from the president, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is flying to El Salvador on Thursday seeking ways to stamp out the brutal street gang MS-13.
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Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years. Published July 26, 2017
In an age when everything else is captured for public consumption on a smartphone, why not your own jailbreak?
President Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The FBI is routinely asking witnesses in its Russia investigation about the accusations in a dossier against Donald Trump, further expanding the reach of a discredited opposition research paper sourced from the Kremlin and financed and distributed by Democrats.
The family of an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented the family of black motorist Philando Castile, who was also slain by a Minnesota police officer.
The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon.
The FBI doesn't run afoul of the First Amendment by muzzling companies whose customers fall under investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Restoring the federal judiciary to its constitutional moorings is what many Americans call Job 1, and it was on this issue they put aside their considerable reservations about Donald Trump, swallowed hard, considered the alternative, hoped for the best, and cast their votes for him. On this score, he has redeemed their faith.
An admitted drug dealer with a history of mental illness was charged Friday with the killings of four Pennsylvania men who vanished a week ago. A second suspect was also arrested and charged in three of the deaths.
A man arrested in a fatal stabbing at the University of Maryland that has been under investigation as a possible hate crime has been indicted on a murder charge.
Four of President Trump's judicial nominees cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday as Republicans sought to make headway on the long list of vacancies in the federal courts.
Investigators found the body of one of four missing young men along with other human remains buried on a Pennsylvania farm, and vowed to "bring each and every one of these lost boys home to their families."
Rhode Island Dems say they weren't included in judicial deliberations; Trump admin. calls it a stunt
One of Rhode Island's Democratic senators canceled a meeting with the White House this week to talk about judicial nominations, then fired off a letter complaining about lack of consultation -- escalating an ongoing battle that has both sides saying they're being mistreated.
Christopher Wray, President Trump's pick to lead the FBI, promised senators Wednesday that he is outside the president's sphere of influence and would resist any efforts to politicize the bureau as it helps investigate Trump aides' involvement with Russia.
A New York City teen is reportedly in hot water with his landlord after he blared N.W.A.'s 1988 protest song "F--- tha Police" from his apartment window as officers gathered below for the funeral of slain cop Miosotis Familia.
NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill denounced anti-police hate during Tuesday's funeral of slain Officer Miosotis Familia, a mother of three and 12-year department veteran who was ambushed and killed while sitting in her mobile command unit last week.
FBI director nominee Chris Wray stressed that he would withstand political pressure and lead an independent bureau, noting that he learned a great deal about "playing it straight and following the facts" from FBI agents he worked alongside as a line prosecutor early in his career.
Beijing's spy networks in the United States include up to 25,000 Chinese intelligence officers and more than 15,000 recruited agents who have stepped up offensive spying activities since 2012, according to a Chinese dissident with close ties to Beijing's military and intelligence establishment.
The public needs to step up to protect police at a time when they're under attack, New York's mayor and police commissioner said Tuesday as they eulogized an officer ambushed and killed in a parked police vehicle.
A federal lawsuit accuses Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer.
Emails purporting to show former Attorney General Loretta Lynch assuring Democratic operatives that the FBI would limit its investigation into the 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are not authentic, a spokesman for Ms. Lynch told Congress late Thursday.
A New York City police officer was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed in a marked police truck and "assassinated in an unprovoked attack" by a man with a revolver who was later killed by officers, police said.
Evangelical Christians, Catholics increasingly rely on federal courts to protect religious liberties
Evangelical Christians and conservative Catholics are increasingly heading to the federal courts to try to carve out space for their religious activities, looking to press judges to imbue more meaning into the federal government's guarantees of protection.
The Trump administration has deployed "the feds" to Chicago that the president threatened to send to the city earlier this year to get a handle on gun violence.
Officials say Kentucky's only maximum security prison is on lockdown after inmates attacked eight workers.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that the federal government is stepping in to help lower the dangerous murder rate in Chicago.
As the conflict in the Donbass region of East Ukraine smolders with seemingly a handful of soldiers on both sides being killed every week by artillery or sniper fire, the fight more and more seems to be spilling out of Donetsk and Luhansk, and into Kyiv proper.
This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, one of the first achievements of Democratic House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill in his newly elected post in 1977.
President Donald Trump's travel ban win at the Supreme Court on Monday incensed Democrat Rep. Mazie Hirono so much that she called a trio of justices "horsemen of the apocalypse."
The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.
One by one, as members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team are publicly identified, security analysts say their emails, online data and past law firm communications could become targets for the types of cyberintrusions the team must investigate -- a fear that could explain why officials have been reluctant to release their names.
In a 1981 speech before the California Peace Officers Assn., former Attorney General Ed Meese referred to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a "criminals' lobby."
Can anyone with a modicum of common sense trust the Federal Bureau of investigation? The answer to that question is a resounding "no." The claim that the FBI strives to be above politics is today and has always been absurd.
A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's efforts to shape the FBI's investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee's chairman announced Friday.
"Don't shoot, G-Man," Machine Gun Kelly cried out to the federal agents who were moving in to arrest him in 1933. The term later came to be synonymous with FBI special agents.
A hacker angered by the recent acquittal of a Minnesota police officer responsible for fatally shooting motorist Philando Castile last summer has taken credit for breaching a state database and leaking stolen user data in response to Friday's not guilty verdict.
A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck Wednesday at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials said.
If you think the Department of Justice is grabbing the headlines these days, on June 22, 1870, the news was even bigger. Congress seemingly remedied the federal government's legal shortcomings that day when it created the department.
President Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow reiterated Monday that "there is nothing to investigate" when it comes to the president's decision to fire former FBI Director James B. Comey.
President Trump hadn't even had a chance to officially release his new list of judicial nominees this month before a progressive advocacy group issued a statement blasting one of the picks for having ties to The Federalist Society.
Democrats have grown increasingly concerned that oversight of the special counsel's Russia probe will be wrested away from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — either through recusal or dismissal.
The fugitive lawyer who led the largest Social Security fraud ring in history is still in the country and is likely being aided by family and friends who are helping him lay low, the FBI said in its latest update of the bizarre case.
Three teenagers in a program for those who may want to become officers stole three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and went on patrol around the city before leading authorities on wild pursuits that ended with crashes, Chief Charlie Beck said.
Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.
An attorney for a man convicted as a teenager of taking part in deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area will argue before a Maryland judge that his young client's life sentence is unconstitutional and should be thrown out.
For too long, questions have been left unanswered. The truth has been concealed from the American people, and it is clearer now than ever before that this truth must be revealed.
Rep. Mo Brooks said Thursday that members of Congress are "well-versed" in the risks regarding their safety.
Kenneth Starr said Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was within his right to refuse to answer questions over possible claims of executive privilege.
President Trump tweeted Thursday that since there's no evidence of collusion in the Russia case yet, investigators are trying to "go for" obstruction of justice.
The rifle shots came from the fence over the third base line, shattering the June morning, wounding one congressman and several staffers, and terrifying the two dozen lawmakers and staffers who were also on the field.
What gets James Comey in trouble is that he leaked official memos that were most probably classified. He should have turned them over to the FBI or somewhere else in the Justice Department and then simply kept his mouth shut. And if he didn't trust anybody at the department, he should have sent the memos on to the congressional intelligence committees (and thereby been protected as a whistleblower).
The "Resist" movement spawned a shooting rampage Wednesday morning that targeted Republican lawmakers -- an attack by a self-declared anti-Trump crusader that underscored the poisonous tenor of modern American politics.
Two more people were arrested in connection with violent attacks on peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Embassy in D.C. last month, police confirmed in an email to The Washington Times, bringing the total number of arrests to four.
Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh excoriated the media on Wednesday for radicalizing Americans and mainstreaming violent rhetoric in the wake of a shooting attack on congressional Republicans.
U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney says she contacted Capitol Police about a threatening email she received in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia.
Wall-to-wall news coverage quickly followed a shooting attack on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. The event was also quickly politicized, however.
James T. Hodgkinson -- the 66-year-old gunman who attacked Republicans preparing for a baseball game Wednesday morning -- posted anti-Trump rants online, defended the political philosophy of Sen. Bernard Sanders and was an outspoken critic of GOP policies.
A gunman died of his injuries hours after opening fire on a group of congressional Republicans practicing baseball in Alexandria Wednesday morning, wounding a senior GOP lawmaker, an aide and two police officers.
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a former FBI director as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian efforts to influence the presidential election, agreeing to Democrats' demands to elevate the probe and put it outside President Trump's political chain of command.
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The family of a Democratic National Committee staffer who was slain in Northwest last year has denied reports that he had been in contact with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, and the Metropolitan Police Department has rejected accusations that detectives had been ordered to stand down in the unsolved homicide.
The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on. James Comey has moved on, too, and even the loudest dogs are moving on to the canine duty of barking after President Trump as he selects the Comey successor as director of the FBI.
Spending other people's money is the favorite pastime in Washington, but taking up the magnifying glass to follow the trail of mischief-makers, real and imagined, is a close second. The trail of Russian collusion, if any, with associates of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election has gone stone cold, but the investigation of the suspected Obama administration spying on the Trump team continues to turn up evidence. The trail is leading uncomfortably close to home.
Trump presidential transition officials had their communications monitored and "unmasked" by the intelligence community, offering the first major piece of evidence of suspected illegal activity by Obama officials against Donald Trump as president-elect.
FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday indicated he has no plans to step down from his post before the end of his 10-year term, despite finding himself at the center of one political controversy after another during the course of the past few months.
The U.S. intelligence community is capable of compromising Android and Apple mobile devices, WikiLeaks warned Tuesday, specifically including smartphones used by sitting presidents in addition to most of the modern world.
WikiLeaks published thousands of purported CIA documents Tuesday that claim to show intimate details of the agency's cyberespionage effort, including malware that turns iPhones, Android cell phones and Samsung smart TVs into bugs and spy cams.
Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, said most of the recent intel leaks are likely originating from people who worked in the Obama administration.
Having long sought to warn the public about the dangers of fentanyl, the drug that recently killed Prince and has been blamed for hundreds of overdose deaths in recent years, law enforcement officials are targeting education efforts toward a new audience -- themselves.
The Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs is eschewing the terms "felon" and "convict" when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, opting instead for less "disparaging labels," Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason announced.
The notoriously violent MS-13 street gang, known for slashing victims to death with knives and machetes, is reviving its brutal brand of violence to reassert its dominance in the Washington metropolitan area -- with authorities linking at least eight homicides in Virginia and Maryland over the past year to the gang.
The New York Police Department next week will stop automatically arresting individuals caught publicly urinating, littering and drinking alcohol in Manhattan, eliminating the need to open approximately 10,000 criminal cases each year.