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PHILADELPHIA | Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

PHILADELPHIA — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. A colleague in Philadelphia is now taking new aim at the church, sending grand jury subpoenas to dioceses … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

BOSTON | Correction: Gas Explosions story

BOSTON — In a story Oct. 11 about the federal investigation into natural gas explosions in Massachusetts, The Associated Press erroneously reported on the preliminary findings. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the Columbia Gas company, not the utility workers, failed to account for critical pressure sensors. A corrected version of the story is … Continue reading BOSTON | Correction: Gas Explosions story

Illinois News: CHICAGO, 12 Defendants Charged in Federal Investigation Targeting Heroin Trafficking on West Side of Chicago

CHICAGO, Illinois — Twelve individuals are facing federal charges as part of an investigation into heroin trafficking on the West Side of Chicago. As part of the investigation, dubbed “Operation Dirty Ice,” law enforcement intercepted cellphone communications between the defendants, conducted extensive surveillance, and performed court-authorized searches of residences in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago and … Continue reading Illinois News: CHICAGO, 12 Defendants Charged in Federal Investigation Targeting Heroin Trafficking on West Side of Chicago

SAN FRANCISCO | Former Kings executive under federal investigation

SAN FRANCISCO — The Sacramento Kings say federal authorities are investigating a former top executive after team officials uncovered suspicious financial transactions. The Kings said Thursday that the FBI and federal prosecutors took formal action Monday to recover the money former chief revenue officer Jeffrey David is suspected of embezzling. David holds the same position … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Former Kings executive under federal investigation

WASHINGTON | Defiant Pelosi says she’s staying: ‘I can take the heat’

WASHINGTON— Nancy Pelosi is the chief villain of Republican campaign ads. The leader some Democrats promise to vote against. The subject of much speculation that her grip on power is coming to an end. Nevertheless, she says she’s not going anywhere — and certainly not while President Donald Trump is in the White House. “This … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Defiant Pelosi says she’s staying: ‘I can take the heat’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sessions seems to push back against Trump barb

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says his Justice Department won’t be “improperly influenced by political considerations.” His comments — in a statement Thursday — seem to push back against the latest round of criticism by his boss, President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly railed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sessions seems to push back against Trump barb

WASHINGTON | Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: ‘Truth isn’t truth’

WASHINGTON — “Truth isn’t truth,” says President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, explaining why he’s wary about pushing the president into an interview that he says could be a perjury trap. Giuliani’s statement is reminiscent of a comment from another Trump aide last year about “alternative facts.” Giuliani used the line “truth isn’t truth” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: ‘Truth isn’t truth’

NAACP News: National NAACP Joins Florida NAACP in Demand for Federal Investigation of the Murder of Markeis McGlockton

Baltimore, MD — The NAACP Florida State Conference calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to open an immediate investigation and immediately intervene into the murder of Markeis McGlockton. “We know the misapplication of this horrendous idea of a law of standing your ground was an excuse to allow George Zimmerman to get away with … Continue reading NAACP News: National NAACP Joins Florida NAACP in Demand for Federal Investigation of the Murder of Markeis McGlockton