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Demonstrators hold signs of Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman, both of whom died in custody, during a rally against police violence in New York

Texas Grand Jury Resumes Investigation Into Arrest, Death Of Sandra Bland

The grand jury has already concluded that no felony was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in connection with Bland’s death.

January 7, 2016
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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Meets With Freddie Gray’s Family

Following Freddie Gray’s death and the riots it sparked, Loretta Lynch visits Baltimore as one of her first duties as Attorney General.

May 5, 2015
Baltimore, Curfew, Riot, Peace, Police Brutality, Protests, Police, National News, Police Report, Investigation

Baltimore Police Give Findings Into Freddie Gray Death To Prosecutor

The accuracy of the Baltimore police’s investigation is put into question as implications surface that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord.

April 30, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Feds Seek Travel Records Of Port Authority’s Ex-Chairman

New subpoenas suggest that the federal investigation into Chris Christie has widened far beyond Bridgegate.

February 6, 2015

LAPD Study Focused On Small Part Of Discipline System

Some officials believe that the report on disciplinary action within the LAPD is not conclusive.

November 18, 2014

Intelligence Gap Poses Major Challenges In U.S.-Led Air War Against Islamic State

U.S. spy agencies are struggling to stay on top of intelligence about Syria.

November 17, 2014

Police To Discuss Arrests Made In Hit-And-Run Deaths Of Three Girls

Police have made arrests in the hit and run accident that left three dead on Halloween night in Orange County, California.

November 3, 2014

On Halloween Night, Four Pedestrian Deaths In Orange County

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 […]

November 3, 2014

U.S. Dept Of Justice Reveals Plan To Investigate Baltimore Police Department

In an effort to curb police brutality in Balitmore, the U.S. Department of Justice plans to investigate the Baltimore Police Department.

October 20, 2014

FBI Widens Probe Of Naked Celebrity Photos

The FBI is investigating the widespread hacking and cyber theft that exposed naked photos of a variety of celebrities.

September 23, 2014

Goodell Investigation Is All Among Friends

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 […]

September 12, 2014

Judge Says United States Doesn’t Have To Reveal Cost Of Guantanamo’s Secret Camp 7

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, […]

September 12, 2014

Ex-Aide Accuses McMorris Rodgers, Staff Of Possibly Lying, And Smearing Him

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 […]

September 9, 2014

3 Killed, 4 Wounded In Shootings Across LA’s San Fernando Valley

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 […]

August 25, 2014

Ferguson Protests Subdued And Smaller As National Guard Pulls Out

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 […]

August 22, 2014

Rick Perry’s Lawyers Accuse Democrats Of Pushing A ‘Red Herring’

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 […]

August 21, 2014

FBI Opens Probe After Police Shooting Of Black U.S. Teen

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 […]

August 12, 2014

U.S. Investigators Head To Ukraine To Study Malaysia Airlines Crash

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 […]

July 18, 2014

EU Launches Probes Into Apple, Starbucks Tax Break Deals

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 […]

June 11, 2014

Congress Boosts Funding As Investigation Of VA Widens

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 […]

May 22, 2014

Southern California Fires: Arson And Bomb Investigators Probe Cause

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 […]

May 16, 2014

Feds Seek To Talk To More Port Authority Officials As Bridge Probe Widens, Sources Say

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 […]

May 2, 2014

NTSB Begins Inquiry Of Fiery Crude Oil Train Derailment In Virginia

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. […]

May 1, 2014

Special Prosecutor Confirms An FBI Investigation Related To 9/11 Case

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — The FBI is indeed investigating something related to the Sept. 11 case, but it’s not the release of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed’s commentary to The Huffington Post, a special war-court prosecutor wrote a military judge Monday. U.S. Attorney Fernando Campoamor-Sanchez added in […]

April 22, 2014

Judge In 9/11 Case Confirms FBI Is Investigating Defense Lawyers

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 […]

April 17, 2014