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Federal Terrorism Charges Filed Against NYC Subway Bombing Suspect Akayed Ullah

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:20:00 -0500

Prosecutors say Akayed Ullah posted an update to his Facebook account on Monday that stated, "Trump you failed to protect your nation."

Deadline Is Friday For Most ACA Insurance Sign-Ups, With Important Exceptions

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:01 -0500

Some people looking for 2018 insurance under the Affordable Care Act may have a little longer to sign up — for example, in states and U.S. territories hit by this year's hurricanes.

Post Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

For the first time, openly transgender people will be able to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. The Trump administration opposes this, but a federal court ruled against the White House.

Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:03:00 -0500

"This was an attempted terrorist attack," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among four people who were injured.

As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:00:22 -0500

No one on the outside knows what cards Robert Mueller holds, but his actions offer some clues. Here's a look at some of the laws the special counsel might try to use in a potential prosecution.

The Russia Investigations: Knife Fights Over Feds, Trump Jr., Manafort And More

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:00:21 -0500

The imbroglio lurched out of cruise and into hedgerow country. Trump Jr. declined to answer, citing attorney-client privilege. Trump had brickbats for the FBI. Mueller had some jujitsu for Manafort.

Federal Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:41:00 -0500

Six women have accused him, says The Washington Post. On her website, one details her horror and why she couldn't just leave her job with him. The judge tells the Post he's sorry they were offended.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:06:30 -0500

The president makes a big change and Brexit breaks down.

'Justice Has Been Served' In South Carolina, Former Justice Department Official Says

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:34:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks with former Obama administration Justice Department official Vanita Gupta about the conviction of a white South Carolina police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black man.

Will The Mueller Investigation Unearth A Crime? Legal Reporter Says It's Complicated

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:16:11 -0500

"There is not going to be a neat ending," New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin says of the investigation into Russian meddling. A central issue is whether a sitting president can be criminally indicted.

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced To 60 Years In Child Pornography Case

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:44:00 -0500

Authorities say Larry Nassar had some 37,000 pornographic images. In separate trials, he has already pleaded guilty to molesting several gymnasts. More than 100 women and girls are suing him.

Former S.C. Officer Who Killed Walter Scott Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:13:00 -0500

A federal judge ruled Michael Slager committed second-degree murder and obstructed justice in his 2015 shooting of Scott, an unarmed black man. Slager pleaded guilty to violating Scott's civil rights.

FBI Director Christopher Wray Defends His Agency On Capitol Hill

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:12:00 -0500

The director spoke to the House Judiciary Committee just days after President Trump said the FBI's reputation was the "worst in history!"

FBI Director Faces Lawmakers

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:18:00 -0500

FBI Director Christopher Wray appears at his first oversight hearing in Congress Thursday. It's a tough time for the bureau he leads.

Trump, Russia And Beyond: 3 Tough Questions As FBI Director Heads To Congress

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:00:20 -0500

FBI Director Christopher Wray will face questions about Russian election interference, social media attacks by President Trump and a host of other issues at his first congressional oversight hearing.