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New Grand Jury Seated for Next Stage of Trump Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors have convened a special grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors have convened a special grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's business dealings, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The... Read More

Trump Criminal Investigation Looms Over Manhattan DA Race

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight days after Donald Trump turns 75 next month, New York City voters will cast their... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight days after Donald Trump turns 75 next month, New York City voters will cast their last ballots in an election that's sure to have consequences for the former president. It's not another White House run,... Read More

2021-05-19 17:44:43
by Reece Nations
Police Cannot Search Homes in Name of ‘Community Caretaking,’ Supreme Court Rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that a longstanding exception to the Fourth Amendment does not permit police... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that a longstanding exception to the Fourth Amendment does not permit police to search private homes without a warrant. The “community caretaking” exception originates from the 1973 case Cady v. Dombrowski, in... Read More

Takeaways: Partisan Discord Instead of Jan. 6 Answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House hearing about what went wrong in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege frequently spiraled into partisan... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House hearing about what went wrong in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege frequently spiraled into partisan shouting matches on Wednesday, with lawmakers more often blaming each other than thoroughly questioning witnesses about the events of the... Read More

Washington Post Says US Secretly Obtained Reporters' Records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday. The disclosure sets up... Read More

2021-04-30 18:50:05
by Reece Nations
FBI Accessing Private Servers to Subvert Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON — In a covert operation to undercut hacking groups’ attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Exchange email program, the... Read More

WASHINGTON — In a covert operation to undercut hacking groups’ attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Exchange email program, the FBI has begun accessing hundreds of vulnerable computers in the United States to remove malicious web shells.  Web shells, interfaces... Read More

2021-04-30 13:04:47
by Tom Ramstack
Domestic Terrorism Often Eludes FBI’s Efforts to Find and Stop it

WASHINGTON -- The Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol came back to haunt Congress Thursday as lawmakers sifted through... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol came back to haunt Congress Thursday as lawmakers sifted through ideas to ensure it never happens again. The riot was the immediate subject of a House subcommittee hearing but domestic... Read More

Feds Raid Giuliani's Home, Office, Escalating Criminal Probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan home and office Wednesday, seizing computers and cellphones in a... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan home and office Wednesday, seizing computers and cellphones in a major escalation of the Justice Department's investigation into the business dealings of former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. Giuliani, the... Read More

After Floyd, Congress Ready to Plunge Into Policing Laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation's policing laws, heeding... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation's policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden's admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death is "not enough" for a nation confronting a... Read More

2021-04-21 14:21:38
by TWN Staff
U.S. Capitol Police Begin Search for New Chief

WASHINGTON - The Capitol Police Board has begun a national search for the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police.... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Capitol Police Board has begun a national search for the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police. The Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based police research and policy organization, will assist with the recruitment. Following the... Read More

Feds Weighing How to Respond After Verdict in Chauvin Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is privately weighing how to handle the upcoming verdict in the trial of former... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is privately weighing how to handle the upcoming verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, including considering whether President Joe Biden should address the nation and dispatching specially trained community... Read More

2021-04-20 14:39:23
by Dan McCue
Capitol Police Officer Sicknick Died After Stroke

WASHINGTON - Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a... Read More

WASHINGTON - Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office ruled Monday. Investigators initially believed the 42-year-old officer... Read More

Capitol Police Watchdog Says Force Needs 'Cultural Change'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police force needs "cultural change" after the broad failures of the Jan. 6 insurrection,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police force needs "cultural change" after the broad failures of the Jan. 6 insurrection, the top watchdog for the department testified Thursday, pointing to inadequate training and outdated weaponry as among several urgent problems... Read More

Report: Broad Missteps Left Capitol Police Unprepared Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 insurrection — riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that couldn't be used,... Read More

2021-04-14 14:05:10
by Kate Michael
Younger AAPI Taking the Helm to Combat Anti-Asian Violence

WASHINGTON DC — For Michigan State Sen. Stephanie Chang it has been hard to find words to explain the violence... Read More

WASHINGTON DC — For Michigan State Sen. Stephanie Chang it has been hard to find words to explain the violence and senseless killings of the last several months to her mixed-race six-year-old daughter.  “She’s Asian and Black and I want... Read More

2021-04-13 13:18:38
by Tom Ramstack
Maryland Enacts Sweeping Reforms to Make Police More Accountable

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland's General Assembly on Saturday enacted the nation’s most sweeping police reform legislation to make officers more... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland's General Assembly on Saturday enacted the nation’s most sweeping police reform legislation to make officers more accountable to the public. The new rules place more restrictions on use of force and no-knock warrants. Other provisions require... Read More

Congress to Honor 2nd Capitol Police Officer Slain This Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda on... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday during the second such memorial ceremony this year for a force that has edged close to crisis in the... Read More

Latest Attack Pushes US Capitol Police Further Toward Crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police are struggling.  One officer was killed and another injured when a driver slammed... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police are struggling.  One officer was killed and another injured when a driver slammed into them at a barricade Friday afternoon. The attack comes after officers were overrun and injured when a violent mob... Read More

2021-03-24 18:11:51
by Reece Nations
Miami Beach in State of Emergency as Spring Break Crowds Cluster

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Miami Beach Interim City Manager Raul J. Aguila declared a state of emergency Saturday lasting through... Read More

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Miami Beach Interim City Manager Raul J. Aguila declared a state of emergency Saturday lasting through April 12 as spring break crowds overwhelm the popular tourist destination. Officials have imposed strict curfews to curb the partygoers'... Read More

2021-03-18 22:29:50
by Tom Ramstack
Asian Americans Seek Protection Against Hate Crimes

WASHINGTON -- The day before actor Daniel Dae Kim testified to Congress Thursday about hate crimes against Asian Americans, he... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The day before actor Daniel Dae Kim testified to Congress Thursday about hate crimes against Asian Americans, he talked about an attack on his sister while he was being interviewed on CNN. “She was running in her own... Read More

2021-03-18 13:00:15
by TWN Staff
Intel Officials: Violent Extremists Pose ‘Elevated Threat' to US

WASHINGTON - Violent extremists motivated by political grievances and racial biases pose an “elevated threat” to the U.S. homeland, according... Read More

WASHINGTON - Violent extremists motivated by political grievances and racial biases pose an “elevated threat” to the U.S. homeland, according to an unclassified intelligence report released Wednesday. The assessment from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence echoes warnings... Read More

2021-03-16 17:49:51
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Portland Mayor Supports 'Kettling' After Civil Liberties Complaints

PORTLAND, Ore. -  A mayor-led press conference that prominently featured law enforcement on Monday afternoon condemned the "violence and intimidation... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. -  A mayor-led press conference that prominently featured law enforcement on Monday afternoon condemned the "violence and intimidation tactics" of groups operating in Portland which they described as lawless, prone to property damage, and bad for the community.... Read More

Two Charged in Assault of Capitol Officer Who Died After Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 riot, but they do not know yet whether it caused the officer's death.George Tanios,... Read More

2021-03-09 21:45:26
by TWN Staff
FBI Releases New Video in D.C. Pipe Bomb Case

The FBI has released new surveillance video of the person suspected of placing pipe bombs at the headquarters of the... Read More

The FBI has released new surveillance video of the person suspected of placing pipe bombs at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee in January. The footage, which the FBI released via Twitter on Tuesday... Read More

2021-03-09 15:56:31
by Dan McCue
Riot Review Seeks Sweeping Changes to Hill Security

WASHINGTON – A task force examining security shortcomings on Capitol Hill after the Jan. 6 riot that left five people... Read More

WASHINGTON – A task force examining security shortcomings on Capitol Hill after the Jan. 6 riot that left five people dead has concluded a myriad of fundamental changes are needed to ensure such an event never happens again. Retired Army... Read More

2021-03-04 20:32:44
by Reece Nations
George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Passes in House

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on Wednesday by a margin of... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on Wednesday by a margin of 220 in favor and 212 opposed.  The bill was named after the Minneapolis man killed during an arrest in May... Read More

Takeaways: What Hearings Have Revealed About Jan. 6 Failures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many questions remain unanswered about the failure to prevent the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many questions remain unanswered about the failure to prevent the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But after six congressional hearings, it's clear that the Capitol Police were unprepared and overwhelmed as hundreds of Donald Trump's... Read More

2021-03-03 16:43:19
by TWN Staff
Library of Congress Acquires Rodney King Courtroom Sketches

WASHINGTON - Thirty years ago today, on March 3, 1991, a Los Angeles motorist named Rodney King was severely beaten... Read More

WASHINGTON - Thirty years ago today, on March 3, 1991, a Los Angeles motorist named Rodney King was severely beaten by four White police officers wielding metal batons, an event that would ultimately seal his place in recent civil rights history.  This... Read More

FBI Chief to Face Questions About Extremism, Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law... Read More

2021-02-26 15:04:26
by Tom Ramstack
Rep. Himes Says ‘The Threat is Real’

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel wants to cut off funding for the kind of White supremacists who raided the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel wants to cut off funding for the kind of White supremacists who raided the U.S. Capitol building Jan. 6. They described the attack as the first of many against government targets unless they act promptly... Read More

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