Jeff Sessions Demands Prosecutors Seek Most Severe Sentences For All Crimes

The memo , that comes as a major move by the country's top law enforcement officer, signals that the Department of Justice is serious about being tough on crime. He cited the country's opioid addiction and rising murder rates in cities such as Chica... More..

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Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office had completed its investigation into the derailment at the Frankford Junction on May 12, 2015, finding that while evidence indicated that the derailment w...More..

Foul play not suspected in 2 deaths in Central Park waters
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Foul play not suspected in 2 deaths in Central Park waters

The medical examiner will determine what caused both deaths, police said. The discovery came a day after a maintenance worker discovered a decomposed body in Central Park's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoi...More..

As farmers worry, Agriculture chief to promote trade
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

As farmers worry, Agriculture chief to promote trade

In Kansas, we see firsthand the impact trade policy has on the ability of our producers to sell the food and fiber we grow to people around the world. Perdue said that the reorganization also includes the forma...More..

Ryan defends Trump for firing Comey
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ryan defends Trump for firing Comey

Democrats criticized the tweet as an obvious threat to the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and many questioned whether the president is recording his Oval Office conversations. He urged student...More..

'Witness Intimidation': Trump May Have Crossed Legal Lines With Comey Tweet
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

'Witness Intimidation': Trump May Have Crossed Legal Lines With Comey Tweet

The White House denies that Mr Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty. In an early-morning tweetstorm Friday, Trump suggested there might be recordings of his conversations with Comey that could be used to u...More..

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Police officer in teen shooting terminated

It had initially been claimed that Oliver shot at the auto because it was reversing down the street toward him in an " aggressive manner ". Haber previously announced that the officer fired as the auto wa...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Stiff headwinds for GOP on health care, tax reform

That included 81 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of independents, 54 percent of men and 58 percent of women. And, even if Congress can eventually agree on a deal that the president signs off on, it's like...More..

Trump Fires James Comey & Sally Yates Testifies
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trump Fires James Comey & Sally Yates Testifies

The warning was "based on Flynn's role as head of DIA", a former administration official told the AFP. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who also testified, said he stood by past assertion...More..

8-Year-Old Hangs Self After Shocking Bullying Incident
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

8-Year-Old Hangs Self After Shocking Bullying Incident

Branch said the video shows a student slam him against a bathroom wall, but her client was told by the school only that her son had "fainted". The nurse, it says, contacted Gabriel's mother and asked her to pic...More..

Trump threatens to cancel all press briefings in 'fake media' tweet tirade
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trump threatens to cancel all press briefings in 'fake media' tweet tirade

And as he's not known to be a great student of history , perhaps someone in his circle should tell him that "tapes" similar to the ones he seems to be threatening his former Federal Bureau of Investigation dir...More..

Kirkersville Shooting: Three Dead, Including Police Chief, at Ohio Nursing Home
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kirkersville Shooting: Three Dead, Including Police Chief, at Ohio Nursing Home

Hartless has been accused of killing Medrano and two others, including a police chief at a nursing home on Friday. The nursing home appears to be located in a residential area, and people in nearby houses wer...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Why Was James Comey Fired? President Trump Contradicts His Team

Spicer insisted that those remarks were not a "threat" warning Comey not to talk to the press. He's simply stated a fact; the tweet speaks for itself. The silence from the Republican leadership in the face o...More..

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White House alerted about Flynn's blackmail risk: Ex

Also scheduled to testify is former National Intelligence Director James Clapper , who attracted attention for a March television interview in which he said that he had seen no evidence of collusion between th...More..

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United States law boss Sessions orders harsher criminal sentencing

In a two-page memo to Justice Department staff released publicly Friday, Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to chase far harsher sentences against criminals. "It is an ideologically motivated, cookie-cutt...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Gunman kills new police chief, two employees at nursing home

Authorities say a gunman shot Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario, who'd only been on the job for about three weeks. Thorp said Pine Kirk is a secure facility and they do not know how the suspect go...More..

Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; shooter dead
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; shooter dead

Police say a gunman killed Kirkersville Chief Steven Eric Disario and two female employees at Pine Kirk Care Center . The slain police chief was identified as Steven Eric Disario of the Kirkersville Poli...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'

Insurance is, you're 20 years old, you just graduated from college, and you start paying $15 a month for the rest of your life and by the time you're 70, and you really need it, you're still paying the same amo...More..

Comey's termination may fasten up Russian Federation investigation: WH
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Comey's termination may fasten up Russian Federation investigation: WH

On Tuesday evening as Washington swirled with questions and outrage concerning the impromptu firing of FBI Director James Comey, Press Secretary Sean Spicer hid between two large shrubs at the White House , re...More..

Trump launches commission to probe alleged voter fraud
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trump launches commission to probe alleged voter fraud

Sen. Patrick Leahy says that a commission assembled by President Donald Trump to investigate the integrity of United States federal elections has "zero credibility" and is being led by an "extremist" who is als...More..

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

Sessions of Alabama. At one point, Sessions said that "good people" don't do drugs like marijuana and said the reforms would "endanger" Americans. "Our biggest concerns about Attorney General Sessions are b...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

$1m in Israeli Aid for UNESCO Cut over Jerusalem Resolution

Speaking at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Netanyahu says Israel will not sit idly by as a United Nations organization tries to negate its sovereignty in Jerusalem . The resolution, passed yesterday at the Uni...More..

Acting FBI director testifies before Senate panel
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Acting FBI director testifies before Senate panel

Above, you can see Trump tell NBC anchor Lester Holt that he had already made a decision to fire Comey before he ever met with Rosenstein and that he would have fired him regardless of what Rosenstein said. H...More..

Chibok Girls' Release: PPA Chieftain Hails Buhari, Others
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Chibok Girls' Release: PPA Chieftain Hails Buhari, Others

A chieftain of Progressives People's Alliance (PPA), in Enugu State, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari, Red Cross and Non-Governmental Agencies for the release of 82 Chibok Girls. The s...More..

Maserati Of Bears' Kevin White Stolen In 'Bump-And-Run' Ruse
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Maserati Of Bears' Kevin White Stolen In 'Bump-And-Run' Ruse

It's definitely a scary situation, one that reads like it's out of a Hollywood blockbuster. He had his Maserati stolen on Thursday night in West Town following a fake vehicle accident that's being called a "bum...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Manchin criticizes House passage of health care bill

States may also set up high-risk insurance pools, which are policies created to help people with pre-existing conditions and pay for those who find it hard to get health insurance with federal aid. Along with...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

South Korea to attend China's Silk Road summit amid diplomatic rift

He also stated he will "sincerely negotiate" with the USA and China over the deployment of the US anti-missile THAAD system. The North did not report the victory of the South's previous president Lee Myung-Ba...More..

Off-duty law enforcement officer killed in freeway crash
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Off-duty law enforcement officer killed in freeway crash

Fifty-five Tesla employees were en route to Stockton in a bus contracted by their company, California Highway Patrol spokesman Derek Reed said. Reportedly, one passenger on board the bus suffered minor injuri...More..

No federal charges against officers in Alton Sterling death
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

No federal charges against officers in Alton Sterling death

Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions , this federal case could likely be the first of many in which the Justice Department decides not to charge officers involved in a police shooting. One of several videos ...More..

Severe Weather Kills At Least 14 People Across 5 Southern States
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Severe Weather Kills At Least 14 People Across 5 Southern States

Heavy rains also lashed the mid-western state of Missouri , with at least two reported casualties. A second death was reported Sunday, but details were not available. "It's going to be a hole that'll be in h...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mormon church severs some ties to the Boy Scouts

Yet, as the church explains in an accompanying FAQ , "young men ages 14 to 18 are not being served well by the Varsity or Venturing programs, which have historically been hard to implement within the Churc...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

3 dead, including former West Memphis police officer, in rural Arkansas

The state police say Lt. Kevin C. Mainhart, of the Yell County Sheriff's Office, was fatally shot Thursday morning during the traffic stop near Dardanelle, about 65 miles west of Little Rock. As other local off...More..

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

The Trump administration has announced it will arm Syria's Kurdish fighters "as necessary" to recapture the key Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa , despite intense opposition from North Atlantic Treaty...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Court Orders Criminal Complaints To Be Filed In Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment

He is additionally charged with one count of risking a catastrophe and several counts of reckless endangerment, which go beyond what was included in a private criminal complaint ordered by Philadelphia Municipa...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

EU, US to review electronic device ban on flights

Any expansion of the ban could impact USA carriers such as United Airlines , Delta Air Lines Inc and American Airlines Group. That ban was put in place after intelligence showed ISIS was developing a bomb...More..