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Nation Jul 16WATCH: Federal prosecutors won’t bring charges in Eric Garner case
The decision to end a yearslong civil rights investigation was made by Attorney General William Barr and was announced the day before the five-year anniversary of the deadly encounter, just as the statute of limitations was set to expire.
Nation Jul 16Justice Department won’t charge New York officer in Eric Garner’s death
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying…
Nation Jul 08WATCH: Financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking of minors
The 66-year-old hedge fund manager who once hobnobbed with some of the world's most powerful people was charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy and could get up to 45 years in prison.
Nation Jul 06Financier Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking, molestation charges
Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials.
Nation Jun 27Manafort pleads not guilty in New York mortgage fraud case
The state charges could keep Paul Manafort locked up even if Trump pardons him for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian election meddling.
Politics Jun 21House panel to subpoena Felix Sater after no-show
The House intelligence committee says it will subpoena the Russia-born business executive after he did not appear for a scheduled interview Friday to discuss his behind-the-scenes role in Donald Trump's effort to build a skyscraper in Moscow during the presidential…
Nation May 21Officer testifies he inflated charge against Eric Garner after his death
Officer Justin Damico testified that after riding in an ambulance with the dying Garner, he went ahead on his own and filled out arrest papers listing a felony tax charge that would have required prosecutors to prove Garner, a small-time…
Nation Apr 23Ex-CEO is first drug exec indicted in opioid crisis, U.S. Attorney says
The indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges former Rochester Drug Co-Operative CEO Laurence Doud III ordered subordinates to ignore red flags about certain pharmacy customers to maximize company revenues and his own pay, which more than doubled between 2012 and 2016 as…
Politics Apr 05Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner ordered to register as sex offender
A New York City judge designated former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner a Level 1 offender under state law and ordered him to register as a sex offender. It comes as Weiner nears the end of a 21-month prison sentence for…
Politics Mar 26Lawsuit says Felix Sater looked to launder cash through Trump projects
A Soviet-born convicted felon who worked on real estate deals with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank.