Criminal investigations

FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel, center seated, testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. A former employee of the committee has been arrested on charges of lying to the FBI about contacts he had with multiple reporters, federal prosecutors said Thursday, June 7, 2018. James A. Wolfe, the longtime director of security for the committee — one of multiple congressional panels investigating potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign — was indicted on three false statement counts after prosecutors say he misled agents about his relationships with reporters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 08, 2018 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former employee of the Senate intelligence committee has been arrested on charges of lying to the FBI about contacts he had with multiple reporters, federal prosecutors said Thursday. James A. Wolfe, the longtime director of security for the committee — one of multiple...
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The search photo provided by Wiesbaden, western Germany, police shows 20-years-old Iraqi Ali Basar who is suspected of raping and killing a 14-years-old girl. (Polizei Wiesbaden via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 1:59 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities investigating the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl said Thursday they are seeking a fugitive Iraqi asylum-seeker, but released a Turkish suspect in the latest high-profile criminal case involving migrants. The body of the girl, who had been missing since May 22...
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FILE -- This photo was taken from a the body of a dead Germany officer killed in Russia, showing a German firing squad shooting Soviet civilians in the back as they sit beside their own mass grave, in Babi Yar, Kiev, 1942. German prosecutors are investigating a suspected former member of Adolf Hitler’s traveling killing squads for involvement in massacres carried out by the “Einsatzgruppen” in Ukraine. The investigation centers on 95-year-old Wilhelm Karl Friedrich Hoffmeister, a corporal in the Nazi SS who was in Ukraine around the time of 34,000 people were massacred in 1941. The case is the third of its kind in recent months, raising hopes among Nazi hunters that Germany is pursuing a new wave of prosecutions. (AP Photo, file)
June 06, 2018 - 3:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are investigating a suspected former member of Adolf Hitler's mobile killing squads for involvement in massacres carried out by the "Einsatzgruppen." The investigation centers on 95-year-old Wilhelm Karl Friedrich Hoffmeister, a former corporal in the Nazi SS who is...
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Former FBI director James Comey speaks during the Canada 2020 Conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is questioning why it's taking so long for the Justice Department's watchdog to investigate the FBI's handling of matters related to Hillary Clinton's emails. A report from the Justice Department's inspector general is expected within days. It's forecast to...
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June 05, 2018 - 7:48 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Civil rights groups in Oregon are calling for an investigation after a video showed police punching a prone man in the head at least 16 times. The video shows four officers converging on a man standing on a street, then pulling him to the ground, with three officers holding his...
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Former FBI director James Comey speaks during the Canada 2020 Conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 05, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin another assault on the credibility of those investigating him, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to know "what is taking so long" with an internal Justice Department investigation that is expected to cast a harsh spotlight on the FBI. The early-morning...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004 file photo, designer Kate Spade poses with handbags and shoes from her next collection in New York. Law enforcement officials say Tuesday, June 5, 2018, that New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of designer Kate Spade (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New York City police have confirmed that they are investigating the apparent suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade. Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said at a news briefing Tuesday that the...
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Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Rosmah Mansor has been summoned for questioning in a money-laundering probe involving the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
June 05, 2018 - 11:40 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Anti-corruption investigators questioned the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday about alleged theft and money-laundering involving the 1MDB state investment fund, as officials announced a probe into other suspicious multibillion-dollar...
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June 05, 2018 - 8:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — An investigation commissioned by Austria's defense minister has concluded there was no wrongdoing by Austrian peacekeepers in a 2012 incident in which smugglers ambushed Syrian secret police in the Golan Heights. The probe followed the leaking of a video apparently filmed by Austrian...
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In this June 1, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump attends a Change of Command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington. Trump asserted his presidential power and escalated his efforts to discredit the special counsel Russia probe Monday, declaring he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself and attacking the investigation as “totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 05, 2018 - 8:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed he has an "absolute right" to pardon himself, part of an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that is mostly untested in court and portends a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him. No need of a pardon anyway,...
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