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Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.
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Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.
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Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.
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Target Corp, Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.
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Then-moderator of "Face the Nation" Bob Schieffer sat down with Bush administration Attorney General William Barr on May 17, 1992, in the wake of the Los Angeles riots.
 
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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against Target Corp, Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two of the nation’s largest retailers and a third company are named in a New York lawsuit claiming the companies imported and sold children’s toys with lead levels up to 10 times higher than federal limits. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in the lawsuit filed in an Albany court […]
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Alabama's attorney general said Thursday he is taking over the case involving Emantic Bradford Jr., a black man who was shot and killed by police at a mall on Thanksgiving.Alabama Attorney Gen...
 
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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys.
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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys.
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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys.
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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys.
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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against Target Corp, Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys.
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In a letter to Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr, Attorney General Steve Marshall said he made the decision after Carr admitted the presence of potential conflicts and biases between him and other parties in the case. "While I have no reason to believe that you are actually biased or compromised, I agree that other fair-minded persons might question your neutrality based on the information that you provided in the letter and during our private conversations," Marshall said in the letter, which was posted on the website of the attorney general. On Thanksgiving night during Black Friday sales, a police officer in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover shot and killed Emantic "EJ" Bradford, 21, at the Riverchase Galleria, believing him to be the gunman in a shooting at the mall that wounded two people.
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Alabama's attorney general said on Thursday he will take over the investigation into the killing of a black man by a police officer who mistook him as a suspect in a shooting at a shopping mall on Thanksgiving night.
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The Alabama attorney general is taking over the prosecution into the police shooting that killed Emantic Bradford Jr. at a Hoover mall, saying "fair-minded persons" might question the district attorney's objectivity, he said Thursday.
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The decision is a major victory for state employees, as well as for state Attorney General Andy Beshear as he runs to unseat Gov. Matt Bevin, who championed the controversial law.
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall says he is taking over the investigation into the police killing of a black man inside the state’s largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night. Marshall made the announcement during a news conference in Montgomery on Thursday. He says his office will oversee the case to prevent […]
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Dr. Eden Wells, the chief medical executive facing criminal charges in Flint’s water crisis, was hired again. Dr. Eden Wells, the chief medical executive for Michigan who is currently facing a jury trial on a criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter for her role in the Flint water crisis, was just hired by the state for a new job.Wells, an appointee of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, was hired to fill a new position in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that will be protected in ways that her current job is not and will pay her $179,672, according to MLive-The Flint Journal. The state claims that Wells was the only person to apply for the "advisory physician" position and that it had been posted for less than a week in November before they decided to offer her the cushy job."MDHHS determined there was a need for an advisory physician to the Population Health Administration, as we have with other administrations within the department. The position will advi...
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Gov. Dan Evans, State Attorney General Slade Gorton, and Ralph Munro, a staff aide to Evans who would later go on to be the state's attorney general, were integral figures in ending the capture era. The three are joining us for a live discussion.
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What the Russian spy’s guilty plea tells us about Trump’s chances of surviving Mueller’s investigation. A report this week by NBC News that suspected Russian spy Maria Butina will plead guilty to violating laws regarding government agents operating within the United States is the worst news Donald Trump has faced in months, but not for the reason many think.Butina will reportedly admit to conspiring with a Russian official believed to be Alexander Torshin "to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics . . . for the benefit of the Russian Federation" (Torshin recently retired from being a deputy director of the Russian central bank). She will also admit to attempting to influence the National Rifle Association and “Political Party 1,” believed to be the Republican Party. Butina will admit to setting up a meeting between senior officials of the NRA and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in December 2015,...
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Britain has not looked in detail at how to revoke its Article 50 notice to leave the European Union as the government does not plan to do so, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said on Thursday.
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The case is unlikely to end with Cohen. Donald Trump Jr. has, according to multiple reports, been fearful for weeks that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be ready to indict him at any moment, potentially for lying to Congress. But as former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti explained Wednesday, the president's eldest son — and perhaps other children — may have a more to fear in the immediate future from the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York.The threat comes not from the Russia investigation or Trump Jr.'s potentially criminal lies in the proceedings of that probe but from the case in which President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced on Wednesday: the criminal hush money payments made on behalf of the campaign to women who said they had affairs with the president.Cohen pleaded guilty to those charges. But the court filings, information provided by prosecutors, and information in the public record reveal that he didn't act alone.He a...
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President Donald Trump’s White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, second from right, smiles as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, left, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, second from left, former Sen. Jim DeMint of the Heritage Foundation, third from left, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., right, applaud as President Donald Trump recognizes Kushner as he speaks about H. R. 5682, the “First Step Act” in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 14, 2018, which would reform America’s criminal justice system.
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It's been a long time coming. President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence received a big dose of reality on Tuesday, Dec. 11, when they met face-to-face with two of the leading Democrats on Capitol Hill: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In 2019, Schumer will still be part of the minority party in the Senate, where Republicans achieved a net gain of two seats in the 2018 midterms. But when Trump spoke to Pelosi in the Oval Office, it was obvious that his days of enjoying one-party rule on Capitol Hill will soon be coming to an end. Democrats enjoyed a net gain of 40 seats in the midterms, and Pelosi made it clear that the Democratic House majority won’t be rubber-stamping legislation that Trump favors — for example, a costly wall stretching from California to Texas along the U.S./Mexico border.Pelosi, who appears likely to become House speaker in 2019, sounded like she was ready for battle as she sat alongside Trump,...
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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra about his state's many lawsuits challenging Trump administration policies, from immigration to climate change.
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New York’s incoming Attorney General has threatened President Trump with legal warfare, saying she will “use every area of the law” to investigate the president and his family. Read Full Article at RT.com
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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are ready to discuss findings of an investigation into a man’s escape from a psychiatric hospital. The state attorney general’s office has completed an administrative investigation more than a year after Randall Saito escaped from Hawaii State Hospital. Saito was sent to the hospital in 1981 after being found not […]
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Emblem Health, which insures most of New York City’s municipal workers, has entered into a settlement with the state attorney general after being accused of denying sex change surgery coverage to transgender clients. The investigation by AG Barbara Underwood’s office revealed that between January 2014 and July 2017, EmblemHealth rejected 22 of 79 requests from...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. national security officials say China’s cyberthreats and the theft of intellectual property from American companies pose large economic and national security challenges for the United States. Assistant Attorney General John Demers said Wednesday that the U.S. “cannot tolerate a nation that steals the fruit of our brainpower.” Demers and other officials […]
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President Trump's new pick for attorney general, William Barr, has been a prolific donor to GOP candidates and groups, donating more than $567,000 in the past 20 years, ...
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Incoming New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to fully investigation President Trump and his family's business dealings when she takes office next year.
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Incoming New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) vows to launch a widespread probe into President Trump, members of his family, and "anyone" close to him suspected of breaking the law.
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Republican operative Paul Erickson claimed in an email he’d set up a private Russia-GOP channel through the NRA. Admitted Russian spy Maria Butina’s Republican operative boyfriend wrote in private communications that he was involved in setting up a “very private line of communication” between Russia and the Trump campaign using the National Rifle Association as a “conduit.”Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist, worked for years to cultivate relationships within Republican and NRA circles. She was charged with working as an agent of the Russian government earlier this year and on Monday agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges and cooperate with prosecutors.In her plea deal, Butina admitted that she and “US Person 1,” who is longtime Republican operative Paul Erickson, “agreed and conspired, with a Russian government official,” whose description matches Russian banker and close Putin ally Alexander Torshin, for Butina to “act in the United S...
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NBC News reports that just-elected Letitia James, who takes office next month, says she will probe real estate deals, Trump Tower meeting, emoluments, Trump Foundation and more.
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The lower house of Mexico’s Congress has passed legislation aimed at restructuring the Attorney General’s Office amid a growing wave of homicides in the country
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower house of Mexico’s Congress has passed legislation aimed at restructuring the Attorney General’s Office amid a growing wave of homicides in the country. The bill must still be signed into law by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Lopez Obrador’s Morena party backed the measure, which gives the Senate a […]
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Why isn’t state Attorney General Barbara Underwood looking into that bizarre $531,000 payment to the Rev. Al Sharpton by his own nonprofit for his “life story”? Tax and film-industry experts contacted by The Post all raised their eyebrows after learning the details. And Sharpton’s long history of dubious fiscal management and hefty tax liens —...
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is defending the Trump administration’s stricter immigration policies and decrying federal judges attempting to block many of them. During a Texas visit Tuesday, Whitaker praised a crackdown aimed at drastically reducing the number of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally then seek asylum because of […]
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HOUSTON (AP) — Three officers have been shot while serving a family violence warrant at a Houston-area home and the suspected gunman still isn’t in custody. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that one deputy and two officers from the Texas Attorney General’s Office were wounded Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the injuries are […]
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions lavished praise on what he called President Donald Trump's policy accomplishments Tuesday but added that he's backing away from his former boss's favorite social media platform.
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is praising what he calls President Donald Trump policy accomplishments while adding that he doesn’t “follow tweets as closely” as he used to. Sessions spoke to a business organization Tuesday in his home state of Alabama, telling a crowd in Montgomery he was proud of his […]
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A sitting president CANNOT be indicted. That’s official DOJ policy since 1973. Neither the Special Counsel nor the SDNY nor Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein can defy that 45-year-old policy.
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Trump unloads a barrage of tweets out of fantasy land. Trump has ended a newsy week with a fountain of what by even his own standards are pretty down-is-up and untrue statements.For a president increasingly isolated and facing a growing number of challenges from the world, politics and incoming investigations, there is a distinct reflection of self-delusion and an air of desperate flailing strong enough for all to sense. It’s a sign that we all should strap in for more as these investigations come closer to him.Indeed, “The White House is adopting what one official termed a ‘shrugged shoulders’ strategy for adverse news, calculating that most GOP base voters will believe whatever the president tells them to believe,” according to one Washington Post report.In just a few days, Trump:Blamed rioting protests in Paris on failed efforts to address climate change and claimed that protesters were calling for Trump to intervene. Um, no – on all counts. The protests are aime...
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A rush to impeachment now would backfire on Democrats. Instead, it’s time to focus on serious investigations. Like most Americans who retain some semblance of sense, I was happy to see what was in the sentencing memos offered by federal prosecutors regarding the fate of Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump's former lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen. Those memos introduced new evidence pointing to Trump's likely involvement in a couple of criminal conspiracies.The most clear-cut evidence relates to Trump's involvement in campaign fraud. Cohen has alleged, with audio recordings to back him up, that Trump directed illegal payoffs to women who said they'd had affairs with him. Both documents also hint that Trump could be implicated in obstruction of justice conspiracies and some kind of involvement with Russian election crimes, but there is clearly a lot more information to be discovered and released before drawing any firmer conclusions on that front.Still,...
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Throughout American history, there have been different visions of the role of the attorney general and his or her relationship to the president. With President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would nominate former Attorney General William P. Barr to fill the position again, Trump chose a prominent Republican lawyer with extensive government experience to run the Justice Department.Barr has publicly supported some of Trump’s criticisms of the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. It’s not known how Barr would reflect those positions in his interactions with the investigation.But when Donald Trump announced Jeff Sessions’s nomination as his attorney general, the position was seen as a reward for Sessions’s early endorsement of the president’s 2016 campaign. And the president wanted loyalty in return.“The only reason I gave him the job,” Trump said, “was because I felt loyalty. He was an original supporter. He was on the...
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It’s almost pointless to say that conflicts of interest abound as the country’s first billionaire president continues populating his administration with captains of industry. Just last week, President Trump nominated the former general counsel of Verizon Communications to serve as attorney general...
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It’s almost pointless to say that conflicts of interest abound as the country’s first billionaire president continues populating his administration with captains of industry. Just last week, President Trump nominated the former general counsel of Verizon Communications to serve as attorney general....
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Steve Inskeep talks to John Yoo, former deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, who offers his perspective on the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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Steve Inskeep talks to John Yoo, former deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, who offers his perspective on the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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President Trump’s announcement that he will nominate William Barr to serve as U.S. attorney general — a position Barr also held under President George H.W. Bush — eases concerns that he would seek to replace ousted Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions with a loyalist with meager legal credentials. But Barr...
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This spells doom for Trump, and the NRA. Paul Erickson, hope the sex was fantastic. MARIA BUTINA, a 30-year-old Russian gun nut who was either a Russian agent or had quite the fetish for sex-starved GOP operative losers, stands accused of being part of a Russia-led covert influence operation in the United States to influence the 2016 presidential elections. Previous reporting links her to the NRA, and that's a whole new can of dynamite. Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Trump-Russia shenanigans is but one of many possible criminal probes today's Butina news could affect. The NRA is in deep shit now, people. Today Maria Butina's lawyers said she agrees to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federal, state and local authorities in any ongoing investigations. She admitted, as part of the deal copy obtained by ABC News that is expected to be filed to the court, that.... She and an unnamed “U.S. Person 1,” which sources have identified as longtime Republican o...
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William Barr, President Trump's pick to be the next attorney general, has earned a reputation as a law-and-order conservative, especially on immigration.
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History can be instructive in the case of Donald Trump. If President Donald Trump is brought down, it will be Republicans who finally seal his fate, not Democrats.No matter how much evidence is uncovered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the U.S. attorney from the Southern District of New York, the New York Attorney General, or any other prosecutors who happen to be investigating the president — it's almost certain that impeachment is the only viable way the government could respond. While a president may be indictable, even critics of Trump acknowledge that allowing charges against Trump to go to trial before he is removed or his term is ended poses serious constitutional challenges that may be insurmountable, as former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal has argued.But while Democrats hold the power to impeach Trump in the House of Representatives, they'll need at least 20 Republican senators to join with all the Democratic senators to successfully remove him from office. A...
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A New Jersey man faked a heart attack, Parkinson’s and other ailments to cheat his insurer, according to the state’s attorney general. Todd Eckel, 47, of Pompton Lakes forged a doctor’s signature to bilk American Heritage Life Insurance Company out of $60,000 in treatments he never received, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal....
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The president wants an attorney general who will defend him above all else. There’s reason to worry about his new nominee.
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three carnival workers have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple whose bodies were found in Arkansas days after they disappeared from a fair in Kansas. The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida; 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida; and 35-year-old […]
 
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A disturbing video shows New York City police officers trying to yank a 1-year-old child from his mother’s arms. A disturbing video shows New York City police officers trying to yank a 1-year-old child from his mother’s arms during an incident at a social services office.The boy’s mother, Jazmine Headley, had sat on the floor of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program office in Brooklyn because there were no available chairs, and another person called police after the 23-year-old mother argued with a security guard, reported the New York Post.Another woman, Nyashia Ferguson, began recording video of the incident, and it begins with Headley lying on the floor and cradling her son as four officers — three of them women — surround her and her baby."They’re hurting my son! They’re hurting my son!” Headley shouts. One of the female officers then yanks the child from his mother’s arms, and then she waves as stun gun at onlookers — including several children...
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