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OLYMPIA, Wash | Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

OLYMPIA, Wash.  — Investigators worked to find out how an airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. The bizarre incident involving a worker … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

MANILA, Philippines | Manila court OKs US request for terror suspect’s extradition

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine court has granted a U.S. government request for the extradition of a Filipino doctor suspected by U.S. authorities of being an Islamic State group sympathizer and plotting bombings and shootings at New York City concert venues, subway stations and Times Square. Presiding Judge Rosalyn Mislos-Loja granted the U.S. request in … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Manila court OKs US request for terror suspect’s extradition

WASHINGTON  | Partisan divide on full display in hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — The long-awaited questioning of the FBI agent at the heart of the 2016 election probe was always expected to be one for the history books. But Congress outdid itself. After 10 hours of finger-pointing, F-bomb reading and in-your-face testimony between special agent Peter Strzok and a joint panel of 70 lawmakers, the partisan … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Partisan divide on full display in hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON  | Shouting, insults as FBI agent faces angry Republicans

WASHINGTON  — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions. Peter Strzok on Thursday testified publicly for the first time since being removed from special counsel … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Shouting, insults as FBI agent faces angry Republicans

WASHINGTON | FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions. Peter Strzok testified publicly for the first time since being removed from special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

BOSTON | ‘The Rock’ joining group that champions rights for disabled

BOSTON— Dwayne Johnson plays an amputee in his latest movie. Now he’s jumping in to help people with disabilities in real life. Johnson, who plays a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in the new action thriller “Skyscraper,” said Thursday he’s joining the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more … Continue reading BOSTON | ‘The Rock’ joining group that champions rights for disabled

WASHINGTON | FBI agent: My work has never been tainted by political bias

WASHINGTON — An FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages fueled suspicions of partisan bias will tell lawmakers Thursday that his work has never been tainted by politics and that the intense scrutiny he is facing represents “just another victory notch in Putin’s belt,” according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. Peter Strzok, who … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI agent: My work has never been tainted by political bias

WASHINGTON | FBI agent removed from Mueller team set to testify publicly

WASHINGTON — An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team because of derogatory text messages about President Donald Trump is expected to speak publicly to members of Congress next week. The House judiciary and oversight committees announced a Thursday morning hearing for agent Peter Strzok (STRUCK). Strzok was interviewed by lawmakers behind closed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI agent removed from Mueller team set to testify publicly