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Sarah N. Lynch

Probe of FEMA chief referred to prosecutors: source

Sep 18 2018

WASHINGTON A federal probe into whether the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, improperly used his government car to commute from Washington to his home in North Carolina has been referred to prosecutors for possible criminal charges, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Trump orders more Russia-related probe documents to be declassified

Sep 17 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has directed the Justice Department to immediately declassify more information related to the investigation into possible election meddling by Russia, the White House said on Monday.

Ex-Trump adviser Flynn could be sentenced as soon as Nov 28: filing

Sep 17 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, could be sentenced as soon as Nov. 28, according to a joint court filing by prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office and defense lawyers on Monday.

Attorney general vows to fight nationwide court injunctions

Sep 13 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday vowed to fight back against federal courts that issue injunctions barring the federal government from implementing regulations nationwide, and accused federal judges of engaging in "judicial activism."

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina kept in jail

Sep 10 2018

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Monday firmly rejected a bid by accused Russian agent Maria Butina to be released from jail pending trial, calling her a "very real" flight risk, and granted a prosecution request for a gag order in the high-profile case.

Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

Sep 08 2018

WASHINGTON George Papadopoulos, a former aide to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty last year to lying to federal agents investigating whether campaign members coordinated with Russia before the election. | Video

Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos to be sentenced Friday for lying to FBI

Sep 07 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 George Papadopoulos, a former aide to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, will be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty last year to lying to federal agents investigating whether campaign members coordinated with Russia before the election.

U.S. charges North Korean hacker in Sony, WannaCry cyberattacks

Sep 06 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Thursday charged and sanctioned a North Korean man in the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware cyberattack and the 2014 cyberassault on Sony Corp , U.S. officials said. | Video

REFILE-UPDATE 2-Collusion probe off limits in second Manafort trial, U.S. judge rules

Sep 05 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 The federal judge overseeing the second trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's one-time campaign chairman, ruled on Wednesday that a federal investigation of possible collusion between the campaign and Russia cannot be discussed during the trial.

Drones and stakeouts: how Tesla 'haters' put pressure on CEO Musk

Aug 30 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON An online army of skeptics and amateur sleuths that has spent years promoting bets against Tesla Inc senses an opportunity to renew pressure on the electric carmaker after the failure of Chief Executive Elon Musk’s plan to take it private. | Video

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