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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

Prospects Ever Fainter for Bipartisan Policing Overhaul Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects seem increasingly faint for a bipartisan Senate deal on overhauling policing practices as deadlocked lawmakers have... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects seem increasingly faint for a bipartisan Senate deal on overhauling policing practices as deadlocked lawmakers have fled the Capitol for August recess and political pressure for an accord eases with each passing week. Bargainers insist they're... Read More

2021-08-13 13:16:13
by Victoria Turner
First Responders Want High Tech But Lack Funding

An in-depth study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology based on interviews and surveys of first responders -... Read More

An in-depth study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology based on interviews and surveys of first responders - Communications Center Services (911 call centers), Emergency Medical Services, Fire Services and Law Enforcement - show they want new technology,... Read More

2021-08-12 19:53:54
by Tom Ramstack
Twitter Loses in Court Ruling on Releasing FBI Search Data

Twitter lost another court battle this week in its effort to publicly release data showing when the FBI tapped into... Read More

Twitter lost another court battle this week in its effort to publicly release data showing when the FBI tapped into customer communications of the social media giant. Twitter, Inc. wants to release the information for the sake of transparency to... Read More

2021-08-06 16:18:16
by Dan McCue
Capitol Defenders Honored With Congressional Gold Medals

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill that honors the Capitol Police, Washington’s Metropolitan Police... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill that honors the Capitol Police, Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department and other law enforcement agencies with Congressional Gold Medals for protecting lawmakers from the pro-Trump insurrectionists who stormed the... Read More

2021-08-04 20:00:35
by Reece Nations
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Abbott Order on Transportation Stops

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday impeding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order directing... Read More

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday impeding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order directing state troopers to detain drivers suspected of transporting migrants due to COVID-19 concerns. Abbott issued the order last week, allowing... Read More

Pentagon IDs Officer Killed in Violence Outside Building

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon police force on Wednesday identified the officer who was fatally stabbed at a transit center... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon police force on Wednesday identified the officer who was fatally stabbed at a transit center outside the Pentagon. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency said Officer George Gonzalez was a New York native and Army veteran... 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

2021-07-30 16:01:01
by Dan McCue
House Passes $2.1 Billion Capitol Security Bill

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $2.1 billion emergency spending bill that includes funding for the Capitol... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $2.1 billion emergency spending bill that includes funding for the Capitol Police, a move that solved a potential budget shortfall that could have led to furloughs in August. The bill, H.R.... 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 14:39:45
by Kate Michael
Clyburn Predicts August Return to Vote on Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON -- Reciting Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis from memory, Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., philosophized about fair weather patriots... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Reciting Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis from memory, Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., philosophized about fair weather patriots in America today during a discussion with Axios. Claiming that some people only “love the country when everything is going... Read More

'This is How I'm Going to Die': Officers Tell Jan. 6 Stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — "This is how I'm going to die, defending this entrance," Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell recalled thinking,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — "This is how I'm going to die, defending this entrance," Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell recalled thinking, testifying Tuesday at the emotional opening hearing of the congressional panel investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Gonell told... Read More

Confusion Besets New Police Reform Laws in Washington State

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice... Read More

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday. But two months... Read More

Trump Inaugural Committee Head Accused of Being UAE Agent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging... Read More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he secretly conspired to influence U.S. policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates, even while he was seeking a position... Read More

New Chief Selected for Capitol Police after Jan. 6 Insurrection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which pro-Trump rioters stormed the building... Read More

Trump Organization CFO Surrenders Ahead of Expected Charges

The Trump Organization's longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, surrendered to authorities early Thursday ahead of an expected court appearance... Read More

The Trump Organization's longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, surrendered to authorities early Thursday ahead of an expected court appearance on the first criminal indictment in a two-year investigation into business practices at Donald Trump's company. Weisselberg was photographed walking... Read More

2021-06-30 20:36:51
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Told FBI Often Violates Privacy With Poorly Monitored Internet Warrants

WASHINGTON -- Free press advocates told Congress Wednesday that the Justice Department is out of control in secretly seeking Internet-based... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Free press advocates told Congress Wednesday that the Justice Department is out of control in secretly seeking Internet-based information about its political adversaries. Comments from lawmakers during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee indicated the FBI and... Read More

Microsoft Exec: Targeting of Americans' Records 'Routine'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement agencies secretly seek the data of Microsoft customers thousands of times a year, according... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement agencies secretly seek the data of Microsoft customers thousands of times a year, according to congressional testimony being given Wednesday by a senior executive at the technology company. Tom Burt, Microsoft's corporate vice president... Read More

2021-06-27 12:15:26
by Dan McCue
Georgia Gov. Rips DOJ Lawsuit as ‘Politically Motivated Assault’

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time on Friday responding to word the Justice Department is suing the... Read More

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time on Friday responding to word the Justice Department is suing the state over a newly implemented voting law that critics believe restricts Black voter access to the polls. At a hastily... Read More

2021-06-22 19:29:13
by Reece Nations
Hundreds Jailed in Global Sting Operation

Criminal groups in 16 countries were tracked for years by law enforcement agencies under the guise of a secure smartphone-based... Read More

Criminal groups in 16 countries were tracked for years by law enforcement agencies under the guise of a secure smartphone-based messaging application known as “ANOM,” leading to over 800 arrests. ANOM was developed by an individual cooperating with the San... Read More

Judge Tosses Most Claims Over Clearing Protesters in DC Park

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed most claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed most claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed by police before then-President Donald Trump walked to... 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

Trump DOJ Seized Data from House Democrats in Leaks Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia... 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

2021-06-07 19:40:11
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Drops Subpoena Seeking USA Today Readers

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department late Friday withdrew its subpoena ordering media organization USA Today to turn over records identifying... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department late Friday withdrew its subpoena ordering media organization USA Today to turn over records identifying readers of a story about a Feb. 2 shootout in Florida that killed two FBI agents and injured three others.... Read More

2021-06-03 19:55:58
by Tom Ramstack
Congress and States Struggle With Police Immunity Reforms

WASHINGTON -- A bill to modify the immunity from liability for police officers failed in the Louisiana State Legislature Tuesday... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A bill to modify the immunity from liability for police officers failed in the Louisiana State Legislature Tuesday over a dispute that mirrors similar action in Congress. The bill would have made officers liable to victims for their... Read More

2021-06-02 12:19:59
by Tom Ramstack
Judge Set to Rule on Immunity For Police at Lafayette Square

WASHINGTON -- A Washington, D.C. federal judge is expected to rule within days on whether lawsuits can go forward accusing... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A Washington, D.C. federal judge is expected to rule within days on whether lawsuits can go forward accusing police of violating protesters’ civil rights in the way they cleared Lafayette Square in front of the White House last... 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

2021-06-01 20:07:45
by TWN Staff
Gottheimer Leads Effort to Have Panic Alarms Installed in all Schools

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., is leading a bipartisan effort to have silent panic alarms installed in every primary and secondary... Read More

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., is leading a bipartisan effort to have silent panic alarms installed in every primary and secondary school across the nation. The vehicle for this is the Alyssa’s Legacy Youth in School Safety Alert Act, named for... Read More

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