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U.S. to carry out first federal execution of a woman in seven decades

Oct 19 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it has scheduled the first federal execution of a woman in almost 70 years, setting a Dec. 8 date to put to death Lisa Montgomery, convicted of a 2004 murder.

BMW to pay $18 million U.S. fine to resolve inflated sales probe

Sep 24 2020

WASHINGTON BMW AG and two U.S. subsidiaries agreed Thursday to pay an $18 million (£14.1 million) U.S. fine to resolve accusations that they disclosed misleading information about the German luxury automaker's retail sales volume in the United States while raising approximately $18 billion from investors in corporate bond offerings.

Chinese national arrested in U.S. probe of possible transfer of software to China

Aug 31 2020

WASHINGTON A Chinese national who is a researcher at a California university was arrested and charged with destroying a computer hard drive during an FBI investigation into the possible transfer of sensitive software to China, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Trump says ex-adviser Bolton will break the law if he publishes book

Jun 15 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law and face criminal liability if a book he has written about his time in the White House is published. | Video

Mnuchin says U.S. still pursuing 'maximum pressure' against Iran

Sep 12 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is still pursuing its campaign of "maximum pressure" against Iran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday, even after President Donald Trump parted ways with his hard-line national security adviser John Bolton.

Trump hails progress after receiving note from North Korea's Kim

Jul 12 2018

WASHINGTON Kim Jong Un told President Donald Trump he believed their efforts could open up a “new future” between North Korea and the United States and expressed hope for “practical actions” in the future, according to a letter from the North Korean leader released on Thursday. | Video

SEC charges Oyster Bay, New York, with bond fraud

Nov 21 2017

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged Oyster Bay, New York and former town supervisor John Venditto with defrauding municipal bond investors by concealing side deals with a local restaurateur.

White House to follow 'standard process' in any Arpaio pardon

Aug 24 2017

WASHINGTON The "standard process" would be followed in considering whether President Donald Trump pardons Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff convicted last month of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case, the White House said on Thursday.

U.S. puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

Jul 18 2017

WASHINGTON The United States slapped new economic sanctions against Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran's "malign activities" in the Middle East undercut any "positive contributions" coming from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.

Trump owes lenders at least $315 million, disclosure shows

Jun 17 2017

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump had personal liabilities of at least $315.6 million to German, U.S. and other lenders as of mid-2017, according to a federal financial disclosure form released late on Friday by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. | Video

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