Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to concealing $225K loan from former Albanian official
A former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official has pleaded guilty to concealing at least $225,000 in cash that he allegedly received from a former Albanian intelligence official while working for the agency.
Judge overseeing case to remove Trump from ballot agrees to order banning threats and intimidation
The Colorado judge overseeing the lawsuit attempting to bar former President Donald Trump from The White House using a rare constitutional clause has issued an order prohibiting threats and intimidation regarding the case.
Hawaii economists say Lahaina locals could be priced out of rebuilt town without zoning changes
Economists in Hawaii warn that residents who survived the wildfire that destroyed much of the Maui community of Lahaina might not be able to afford to live there after it is rebuilt unless officials alter the zoning laws and make other changes.
Capitol rioter who attacked AP photographer and police officers is sentenced to 5 years in prison
A Maryland man who attacked an Associated Press photographer and threw a flagpole and smoke grenade at police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
US education chief considers new ways to discourage college admissions preference for kids of alumni
President Joe Biden’s education chief says he’s open to using “whatever levers” are available — including federal money — to discourage colleges from giving preference to the children of alumni and donors.
Lahaina residents brace for what they'll find as they return to devastated properties in burn zone
Lahaina residents are bracing for what they'll find when they return to the ruins of their homes after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century killed at least 97 people and destroyed thousands of buildings.
Weapons charges dropped in 2018 raid on family compound in desert that turned up child's remains
Two firearms charges have been dismissed amid preparations for a trial against an extended family arrested in a 2018 law enforcement raid on a ramshackle desert compound in northern New Mexico and the discovery of a young boy’s decomposed body.
2 teens held in fatal bicyclist hit-and-run video case appear in adult court in Las Vegas
Two teenagers have made initial appearances in adult court in Las Vegas where prosecutors say they'll face murder and other charges in the video-recording crash of an allegedly stolen car into a bicyclist — killing the man.
Black leaders say threats to undermine US democracy appear aimed at their community
Some of the nation’s most influential Black leaders say many of the threats to democratic institutions in the U.S. appear to be aimed squarely at their community, including efforts to make voting more difficult, censor lessons around race and weaken social safeguards such as affirmative action.
Departure of Murdoch as Fox leader comes as conservative media landscape is increasingly fractured
The departure of Rupert Murdoch as the leader of Fox’s parent company and his News Corp. media holdings after decades at the helm is unlikely to have as much of an impact on conservative media overall as it would have a decade ago.
911 call shows bizarre circumstances of F-35 ejection: 'Not sure where the airplane is,' pilot says
A military pilot whose advanced fighter jet went temporarily missing over the weekend is heard repeatedly requesting an ambulance in a perplexing 911 call from the South Carolina home where he had parachuted to safety.
Senate confirms army, marines chiefs as senator's objection blocks other military nominations
The Senate has confirmed three top military leaders, filling the posts after monthslong delays and as a Republican senator is still holding up hundreds of other nominations and promotions for senior officers.
An end in sight? Striking writers and Hollywood studios spend second full day in negotiations
Hollywood studios and striking screenwriters have spent a second full day in talks that could potentially put an end to the nearly five-month dispute that has brought many film and television productions to a halt.
Chicago officials ink nearly $30M contract with security firm to move migrants to winterized camps
Chicago officials have signed a nearly $30 million contract with a private security firm to relocate migrants seeking asylum from police stations and the city’s two airports to winterized camps with massive tents before cold weather arrives.
Sheriff says 9 deputies charged in death of man beaten in Memphis jail
A sheriff says nine Memphis jail deputies have been indicted in the death of a Black man who was having a psychotic episode and died in custody last fall after jailers punched, kicked and kneeled on his back during a confrontation.
Federal appeals court reverses ruling that found Mississippi discriminated in mental health care
A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found Mississippi relies too much on institutionalizing people with mental health conditions rather than providing care in their communities.
Debate over a Black student's suspension over his hairstyle in Texas ramps up with probe and lawsuit
The debate over whether a Black high school student in Texas should be serving in-school suspension for wearing twisted dreadlocks to class has intensified as the student’s family and his school district both took legal action.
Artworks stolen by Nazis returned to heirs of outspoken cabaret performer killed in the Holocaust
Seven valuable art pieces plundered by the Nazis more than 80 years ago are being returned to the heirs of a cabaret performer, who was killed during the Holocaust and whose massive art collection was stolen by the Third Reich.
First Bob Ross TV painting, completed in a half an hour, goes on sale for nearly $10 million
Bob Ross was known for his unpretentious approach to painting on his long-running show, “The Joy of Painting,” but now the painting he completed on his first episode in 1983 is for sale for nearly $10 million.
A 96-year-old federal judge is barred from hearing cases in a bitter fight over her mental fitness
A 96-year-old U.S. federal appeals court judge has been barred from hearing cases for a year after a judicial panel said she refused to undergo medical testing over concerns she's no longer mentally fit to serve on the bench.