House pushes for release of Mueller grand jury testimony

Politics 10/08/19, 14:21

Lawyers for House Democrats urged a judge Tuesday to release secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as Congress conducts an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The Justice Department is opposing the request, and Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell did not immediately rule after hearing arguments ...

Former Greitens’ investigator indicted on 7 felonies

U.S. 06/17/19, 17:33

A former FBI agent accused of botching the criminal investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens turned himself in Monday after being indicted on charges alleging that he lied in a deposition about his interview with a woman who had an affair with Greitens. William Tisaby surrendered to authorities on the ...

Latest: LAPD reviewing officer’s actions in Costco shooting

U.S. 06/17/19, 15:31

The Latest on a fatal shooting at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Southern California (all times local):12:45 p.m. MondayLos Angeles police say an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco store won't have any contact with the public during a criminal investigation and ...

Where things stand in the Flint water crisis investigation

U.S. 06/04/19, 14:58

Questions abound after Michigan authorities executed search warrants in recent weeks to seize from government storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder, top aides and other government employees in a long-running criminal investigation of Flint's water crisis.The three-year probe of lead contamination in the city's water supply ...

7 dead, 21 missing after SKorean tour boat sinks in Hungary

Europe 05/30/19, 04:25

Rescue workers scoured the Danube River in downtown Budapest Thursday for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists sank in a matter of seconds after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven were rescued, Hungarian officials said. ...

Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

U.S. 05/22/19, 21:47

Washington has become the latest West Coast state to enact broad sanctuary protections that restrict all local authorities from asking about people's immigration status. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure Tuesday implementing the new rules, which rank among the strongest statewide mandates in the nation. California and Oregon have similar laws. The ...

FAA chief faces questioning over Boeing 737 Max airliner

Business 05/15/19, 06:59

With Congress stepping up its investigation into the troubled Boeing 737 Max airliner and how it passed regulatory safety checks, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration will appear before a House aviation panel. Acting FAA head Daniel Elwell is scheduled to testify Wednesday while a Senate committee hears from President ...

Fire chief: Connecticut mosque fire appears to be arson

U.S. 05/13/19, 14:37

A top fire official says a fire at a Connecticut mosque appears to be arson.New Haven Fire Chief John Alston said Monday investigators had found evidence the Sunday afternoon blaze at the Diyanet Mosque was "intentionally set" and a criminal investigation is underway.He didn't disclose the nature of the evidence.Fire ...

California reporter vows to protect source after police raid

U.S. 05/12/19, 13:24

A freelance journalist is vowing to protect his source after San Francisco police raided his home and office while keeping him handcuffed for several hours as part of a criminal investigation, according to a newspaper report.Bryan Carmody told the Los Angeles Times that officers banged on his door Friday and ...

Venezuela’s top court targets opposition lawmakers

World 05/07/19, 14:27

Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court on Tuesday opened a criminal investigation against seven opposition lawmakers following a failed attempt to spark a military uprising against President Nicolás Maduro.The lawmakers are suspected of "betraying the homeland" and "instigating an insurrection," among other charges, the nation's highest court said. Those facing accusations include ...

Update: Venezuela top court targets opposition leaders

World 05/07/19, 13:31

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):2:25 p.m.Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court has opened a criminal investigation against seven opposition lawmakers in the aftermath of a failed attempt to spark a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.The nation's highest court announced Tuesday that the lawmakers are suspected ...

Cyprus serial killer suspect accused of raping other woman

Europe 05/05/19, 02:51

A Cyprus police investigator says a man who has confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls on the island is being investigated on additional charges of raping a foreign woman he had photographed as a model.Criminal Investigation Department Chief Neophytos Shailos told a Nicosia court Sunday that the suspect ...

Conflict in Michigan AG’s office over Flint water records

U.S. 05/01/19, 18:47

A civil war of sorts is developing in the Michigan attorney general's office over 23 boxes of records found in a state basement and what role — if any — they have in the Flint water criminal investigation.Prosecutors led by Fadwa Hammoud, a senior official in the office, want a ...

Flint water scandal’s special prosecutor out after 3 years

Health 04/29/19, 17:56

A special prosecutor who spent three years leading a criminal investigation of the Flint water scandal has been fired, officials announced Monday, apparently part of the fallout from the recent discovery of 23 boxes of records in the basement of a state building.Todd Flood's contract was terminated on April 16. ...

Chiefs owner ‘deeply disturbed’ by Tyreek Hill allegations

Sports 04/27/19, 13:16

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he was "deeply disturbed" by audio of Tyreek Hill discussing injuries to his 3-year-old son but declined to elaborate on the case citing an ongoing criminal investigation.Hunt spoke briefly with reporters on Saturday, while the team was holding its annual draft party for season ticketholders, ...

Bill aims to add felony arrest samples to Texas DNA database

U.S. 04/07/19, 10:24

Texas lawmakers are considering whether to expand DNA laws and allow samples to be taken from more defendants in criminal investigations.Existing Texas law only mandates DNA to be collected from people charged for specific felony offenses. It was the first DNA collection law in the country.The proposal would expand DNA ...

Australia, Holland, Russia start talks over downed MH17

Europe 03/26/19, 22:44

The Netherlands and Australia have confirmed three-way talks with Russia have begun over the ongoing criminal investigation into the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in 2014.The two countries announced last year they were holding Russia responsible for providing the missile fired by pro-Russian forces in war-torn Ukraine that ...

Report: Facebook data deals under criminal investigation

Business 03/13/19, 23:37

The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major electronics manufacturers.The newspaper says a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making smartphones and other devices, citing two unnamed people familiar with ...

Israel opens criminal probe of 11 deaths in Gaza violence

Europe 03/13/19, 12:16

Israeli authorities have opened criminal investigations of the deaths of 11 Palestinians who were killed by Israeli fire during protests along the Gaza border in the past year, a senior Israeli official said Wednesday.Israeli officials briefed journalists in Geneva to rebut allegations contained in a U.N. human rights report issued ...

Swedish foreign ministry investigates ambassador to China

World 02/14/19, 02:06

The Swedish Embassy in China says its ambassador is under internal investigation.The embassy said Thursday that Ambassador Anna Lindstedt has returned to Stockholm to meet with officials from the foreign affairs ministry. She is not under criminal investigation.Lindstedt left Beijing on Wednesday, according to the embassy, which declined to give ...

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