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2021-11-24 19:04:03
by Dan McCue
Jury Hands Down Multiple Guilty Verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery Murder Case

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — All three defendants have been found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of jogger Ahmaud Arbery... Read More

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — All three defendants have been found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of jogger Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020. The reckoning came shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday after about 10 hours of deliberations. It followed a... Read More

2021-11-23 21:49:58
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. to Pay $130 Million to High School Shooting Survivors

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it reached a settlement agreement with family members and survivors... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it reached a settlement agreement with family members and survivors of the 2018 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. Local media reports say the settlement amount... Read More

Investigators Look at if Parade Crash Driver Fleeing Crime

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned... Read More

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at... Read More

2021-11-09 20:07:53
by Dan McCue
House Speaker Calls for Investigations Into Gosar Over Video

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called for multiple investigations into Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., following his... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called for multiple investigations into Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., following his tweeting of an animated video that shows him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and threatening President Biden. "Threats of violence... Read More

2021-11-09 16:48:49
by Dan McCue
Justices Seem Inclined to Send Surveillance Case Back to Lower Court

WASHINGTON — A majority of Supreme Court justices appeared ready on Monday to send a controversial government surveillance case back... Read More

WASHINGTON — A majority of Supreme Court justices appeared ready on Monday to send a controversial government surveillance case back to a lower court for further proceedings, despite the White House’s contention such a move could harm national security. The... Read More

2021-11-08 20:00:10
by Reece Nations
Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise as Supply Chain Woes Continue

SAN ANTONIO — State legislators across the country have taken action to curb the rampant increase in catalytic converter thefts... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — State legislators across the country have taken action to curb the rampant increase in catalytic converter thefts propelled by pandemic-induced supply chain problems. The dramatic rise in catalytic converter thefts has been tracked closely by auto insurance... Read More

2021-11-03 16:22:55
by Alexa Hornbeck
Legislators Address Increase in Domestic Violence from COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in domestic violence, and now legislators like Rep. Debbie Dingell,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in domestic violence, and now legislators like Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., who is a survivor of domestic violence, are pushing to advance policies to end the abuse.  “We have seen... Read More

2021-11-02 20:29:41
by Reece Nations
Bipartisan Senate Legislation Aims to Prevent Foreign Extortion

WASHINGTON — Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., announced the introduction of legislation to the Senate on Tuesday... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., announced the introduction of legislation to the Senate on Tuesday that would criminalize bribery demands by foreign officials. Although bribery is considered criminal activity under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... Read More

US to Pay $88M to Families, Victims of SC Church Massacre

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of nine victims killed in a racist attack at a Black South Carolina church have reached... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of nine victims killed in a racist attack at a Black South Carolina church have reached a settlement with the Justice Department over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he... Read More

2021-10-14 15:56:22
by Dan McCue
Justices Consider Whether to Reinstate Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence

WASHINGTON -- On April 15, 2013, two Chechen-American brothers planted a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish... Read More

WASHINGTON -- On April 15, 2013, two Chechen-American brothers planted a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. At approximately 2:49 p.m. that Monday afternoon, the bombs detonated 14 seconds apart, killing three... Read More

2021-10-12 18:40:45
by Victoria Turner
Family of Slain Journalist Claims Facebook Exploited Tragedy for Profit

WASHINGTON -- Imagine knowing your daughter’s moment of death has been immortalized in a video online. Now imagine that it... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Imagine knowing your daughter’s moment of death has been immortalized in a video online. Now imagine that it keeps popping up over and over again on Facebook, Instagram, and Google’s YouTube for six years and counting, despite your... Read More

2021-10-08 15:43:29
by Dan McCue
Don’t Need a Clairvoyant to Know Court’s Position on Psychic Mail Fraud Scheme

MIAMI, Fla. - Three individuals and two companies have been permanently enjoined from operating an international mail fraud scheme offering... Read More

MIAMI, Fla. - Three individuals and two companies have been permanently enjoined from operating an international mail fraud scheme offering unwary consumers psychic, clairvoyant or astrological services, the Justice Department said on Friday. Robert Lhez, Mireille Dayer and Julie Poulleau,... Read More

2021-09-16 20:03:11
by Tom Ramstack
Georgetown Tennis Coach to Plead Guilty For Taking Bribes in Varsity Blues Scandal

WASHINGTON -- A former Georgetown University tennis coach plans to plead guilty to participating in the college admissions cheating scandal... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A former Georgetown University tennis coach plans to plead guilty to participating in the college admissions cheating scandal known as Varsity Blues.  Gordon Ernst is admitting to accepting about $2.7 million in bribes to help children of wealthy... Read More

2021-09-13 15:28:49
by Dan McCue
Capitol Police Arrest California Man with Bayonet and Machete Near DNC

WASHINGTON -- A 44-year-old California man was arrested early Monday morning near the Democratic National Committee headquarters after U.S. Capitol... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A 44-year-old California man was arrested early Monday morning near the Democratic National Committee headquarters after U.S. Capitol Police discovered he had multiple knives and a machete in his truck. “This is good police work plain and simple,”... Read More

2021-09-04 00:38:43
by Dan McCue
Biden Moves to Declassify Some Sept. 11 Documents

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden directed the Justice Department and other federal agencies on Friday to immediately begin a review... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden directed the Justice Department and other federal agencies on Friday to immediately begin a review of documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks so that Attorney General Merrick Garland can release any deemed... Read More

2021-08-19 15:24:50
by Dan McCue
‘Active Bomb Threat’ on Capitol Hill Ends in Surrender

WASHINGTON -- A man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress surrendered... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress surrendered to the police Thursday afternoon, after hours of negotiations and evacuations of several government buildings in the area. The man,... Read More

2021-08-19 13:18:01
by Dan McCue
Ex-Netflix Employees Accused of $3.1 Million Insider Trading Scheme

WASHINGTON -- Three former Netflix software engineers and two close associates have been charged with generating over $3 million in... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Three former Netflix software engineers and two close associates have been charged with generating over $3 million in profits by trading on confidential information about Netflix's subscriber growth, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday. According to a... Read More

2021-08-03 21:12:34
by Tom Ramstack
Countering Domestic Terrorism Draws Support from Lawmakers

WASHINGTON -- Congress is trying to figure out how to confront the evolving threat of domestic terrorism that increasingly uses... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Congress is trying to figure out how to confront the evolving threat of domestic terrorism that increasingly uses the internet to recruit sympathizers. The government doesn’t want to squelch free speech but it does want to halt disinformation... Read More

2021-08-03 21:08:07
by Dan McCue
Officer Dead, Suspect Killed After Incident Outside Pentagon

A police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during an incident at a transit station outside the Pentagon. The suspect... Read More

A police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during an incident at a transit station outside the Pentagon. The suspect in the stabbing was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said. The building was temporarily placed... Read More

Report: Hate Crime Laws Lack Uniformity Across the US

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century since they were modernized, hate crime laws in the U.S. are... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century since they were modernized, hate crime laws in the U.S. are inconsistent and provide incomplete methods for addressing bias-motivated violence, according to a new report by advocates for better protections. The... Read More

2021-07-29 14:26:01
by Tom Ramstack
Transnational Crime Eludes Solutions Despite Congress’ Renewed Efforts

WASHINGTON -- Federal law enforcement personnel tried to convince sometimes skeptical members of Congress Wednesday they are making adequate efforts... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Federal law enforcement personnel tried to convince sometimes skeptical members of Congress Wednesday they are making adequate efforts to control transnational crime along the U.S. southern border. However, they also acknowledged a “crisis” as illegal immigrants and drug... Read More

2021-07-20 21:07:55
by Tom Ramstack
Man Who Threatened Federal Judge Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

A man who threatened a federal judge presiding over prosecution of a Trump national security adviser was sentenced in Washington,... Read More

A man who threatened a federal judge presiding over prosecution of a Trump national security adviser was sentenced in Washington, D.C. Monday to 18 months in prison. Frank J. Caporusso, a 53-year-old electronic parts salesman, had pleaded guilty to threatening... Read More

Biden to Talk Crime with City, Police Leaders Nationwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host New York City's Democratic mayoral candidate and other city and law enforcement... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host New York City's Democratic mayoral candidate and other city and law enforcement leaders from around the country to talk about reducing crime. Eric Adams, Brooklyn borough president  and the likely next mayor... Read More

2021-06-14 18:24:33
by Reece Nations
Stretch of Mass Shootings Occur Nationwide Over Weekend

A violent string of mass shootings killed at least 10 people and left another 50 injured in nine separate incidents... Read More

A violent string of mass shootings killed at least 10 people and left another 50 injured in nine separate incidents across six states between Friday and Sunday this past weekend. Mass shootings are typically defined as incidents in which four... Read More

2021-06-11 14:33:47
by Tom Ramstack
Mexican Drug Kingpin’s Wife Pleads Guilty in D.C. Court

WASHINGTON -- The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 15 after... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 15 after pleading guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Emma Coronel Aispuro,... Read More

Sting: FBI-run Messaging App Tricks Organized Crime

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Criminal gangs divulged plans for moving drug shipments and carrying out killings on a messaging... Read More

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Criminal gangs divulged plans for moving drug shipments and carrying out killings on a messaging app secretly run by the FBI, law enforcement agencies said Tuesday, as they unveiled a global sting operation they said... Read More

Charges After US Capitol Insurrection Roil Far-Right Groups

Indictments. Infighting. Incarceration.  Former President Donald Trump's lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants... Read More

Indictments. Infighting. Incarceration.  Former President Donald Trump's lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants on Jan. 6, but the aftermath of the insurrection is roiling two of the most prominent far-right extremist groups at... Read More

2021-06-02 12:07:45
by TWN Staff
Rep. Mace Home Vandalized Over Memorial Day Weekend

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., woke up Monday morning to discover her home was vandalized with spray-painted insults... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., woke up Monday morning to discover her home was vandalized with spray-painted insults and profanity on Memorial Day.In a post on Twitter in which she included several photos of the graffiti, Mace said... Read More

2021-05-18 12:50:06
by Tom Ramstack
Anti-Asian Actions Condemned By Congress After Incidents Surge

WASHINGTON -- Congress weighed in Monday on a surge in Asian hate crimes since the COVID-19 pandemic started with a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Congress weighed in Monday on a surge in Asian hate crimes since the COVID-19 pandemic started with a resolution that condemns the stinging words and actions behind the incidents. The resolution, H.R. 275, “reaffirms the commitment of the... Read More

2021-05-17 15:01:43
by TWN Staff
Former Green Beret Gets 15 Years for Russian Espionage Conspiracy

A former Army Green Beret was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives... Read More

A former Army Green Beret was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with U.S. national defense information. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, of Gainesville, Va., admitted to conspiring with... Read More

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