The grand jury has already concluded that no felony was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in connection with Bland’s death.
Following Freddie Gray’s death and the riots it sparked, Loretta Lynch visits Baltimore as one of her first duties as Attorney General.
The accuracy of the Baltimore police’s investigation is put into question as implications surface that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord.
Police have made arrests in the hit and run accident that left three dead on Halloween night in Orange County, California.
By Louis Sahagun, Cindy Carcamo, and Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times SANTA ANA, Calif. — They couldn’t afford costumes, so 13-year-old Lexandra Perez wore only face paint and her twin sister Lexi wore regular clothes when they dashed out the front door of the Fairhaven Apartments on Halloween. They carried orange plastic pumpkins. They soon […]
In an effort to curb police brutality in Balitmore, the U.S. Department of Justice plans to investigate the Baltimore Police Department.
Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) — Ignorance is not a suitable defense. That was what National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell told coach Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints when he punished them for so-called Bountygate two years ago, and it could come back to haunt him after the latest revelation by the Associated Press […]
By Mark Seibel, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A federal judge agreed Thursday that the Pentagon does not have to reveal how much was paid to build the crumbling, secret Camp 7 at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, rejecting a Miami Herald bid to make the number public. U.S. District Judge Berryl Howell in Washington, […]
By Kyung M. Song, The Seattle Times WASHINGTON — Breaking a six-month silence, a former aide who was fingered for allegedly filing an ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), lashed out Monday, accusing the Republican and her staff of falsely smearing his name and possibly lying to congressional investigators. Todd Winer, McMorris […]
By Amina Khan, Cindy Chang, and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The first gunshots on a San Fernando street jolted people awake inside their homes. Police came upon a family of five in a car. A young woman was dead, her parents badly wounded. It was only the start. Forty-five minutes later […]
By Kurtis Lee, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a […]
By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team on Thursday stepped up its aggressive strategy to fight two felony charges against him, arguing that Democrats were floating a “red herring” by suggesting that Perry was motivated to veto funding for a Texas public integrity unit because the office was investigating one […]
By Robert MacPherson Washington (AFP) — The FBI opened a civil rights investigation on Monday after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager led to rioting in a Missouri suburb and stirred racial tensions. The family of Michael Brown demanded “justice for our son” as witnesses and police gave conflicting versions of how the […]
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending a team of investigators to Ukraine to help investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, officials said Friday. The plane is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched by pro-Russia forces, according […]
Brussels (AFP) – The European Union launched a probe Wednesday to determine whether the special tax deals offered to Apple and Starbucks by authorities in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands amount to illegal state aid. “In the current context of tight public budgets, it is particularly important that large multinationals pay their fair share of […]
By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Stepping up Congress’ efforts to root out misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers Thursday moved to boost funding for a nationwide investigation into whether VA employees covered up long waits for medical care and authorize subpoenas of VA officials to produce records and appear at a […]
By Veronica Rocha, Jill Cowan and Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO—Arson and bomb investigators were looking into what caused the devastating San Diego County wildfires, several of which burned close to roads, officials confirmed Thursday. Several people were interviewed at the scene of the Lakeside fire near Aurora Drive when it started just after […]
By Shawn Boburg, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J.—Federal prosecutors have summoned or expressed interest in talking to up to a half-dozen current Port Authority officials as a grand jury investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures accelerates, sources familiar with the matter said. The contact suggests the investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in […]
By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an official said Thursday afternoon. Jim Southworth, a U.S. […]
By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau FORT MEADE, Md. — The judge in the Sept. 11 conspiracy case at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, confirmed Thursday that the FBI is investigating apparent wrongdoing by the defense team for suspected mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a complication that has further delayed the complex, slow-moving case. The sudden turn of […]