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Politics Apr 02Potential hurdles await prosecutors in Menendez case
The federal indictment against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez turns in part on prosecutors' ability to show that the lavish gifts and political favors at the center of the case amount to outright bribery rather than reflections of a…
Politics Apr 02Sen. Menendez on corruption charges: ‘I’m not going anywhere’
NEWARK, N.J. — A defiant U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after being charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
Politics Apr 01Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges
Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.
Nation Mar 25Report calls for improvements at FBI to combat terror
WASHINGTON — The FBI should speed up the pace of its improvements to deal with the evolving terrorist threat around the world and improve its intelligence-collection capabilities, according to an outside review released Wednesday.
Politics Mar 12Federal pilot project seeks to stem racial bias in law enforcement
Six cities have been chosen for a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving relationships between law enforcement and communities.
Politics Mar 06AP Source: Federal charges expected against Sen. Menendez
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, is expected to face criminal charges in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.
Nation Mar 04U.S. clears officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson case — read the full report
The Justice Department won't prosecute former a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.
Politics Mar 037 clear ways Ferguson police violated the Constitution, according to DOJ
A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court.
Nation Mar 02White House task force urges police to build trust in minority communities
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for…
Nation Feb 12U.S. at crossroads on race relations, policing, FBI director says
WASHINGTON — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday.