Judiciary

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Dana Boente, then First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, speaks outside federal court in Alexandria, Va. Boenete, an understated career federal prosecutor, has found himself at the epicenter of several of the Trump administration’s biggest controversies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 08, 2018 - 1:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job. When Trump abruptly ousted dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors, Boente was tasked with letting them know. And when...
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Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz gestures during a joint press conference together with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
February 08, 2018 - 10:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's foreign minister and a top European Union official have praised their meeting as helpful in easing an unprecedented dispute over some of Poland's domestic policies. Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and EU Commissioner Frans Timmermans met Thursday in Brussels to discuss...
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February 08, 2018 - 10:33 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal judge in Argentina has rejected an extradition request by the United States for the former CONMEBOL secretary general who is charged in the FIFA corruption scandal. A source for the federal court of Quilmes said on Thursday the judge turned down the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits for the start of the trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda says she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. that the Philippines probe will focus on allegations since July 2016 that thousands of people have been killed in the government's war on drugs. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
February 08, 2018 - 8:06 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Thursday that she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that the probe on Venezuela will look at...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, file photo, Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed stands for the national anthem during the swearing in ceremony of President Mohamed Nasheed in Male, Maldives. A lawyer for Saeed says he is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear following last week’s surprise ruling to free jailed politicians. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File)
February 08, 2018 - 7:49 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — China dismissed accusations from the former leader of the Maldives that it is attempting to effectively buy up the Indian Ocean island state, while the Maldives government said Thursday it is sending envoys to three countries to explain its ongoing political crisis. Chinese...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, file photo, Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed stands for the national anthem during the swearing in ceremony of President Mohamed Nasheed in Male, Maldives. A lawyer for Saeed says he is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear following last week’s surprise ruling to free jailed politicians. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File)
February 08, 2018 - 6:50 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — China dismissed accusations from the former leader of the Maldives that it is attempting to effectively buy up the Indian Ocean island state, while the Maldives said Thursday it was sending envoys to three countries to explain its ongoing political crisis. Chinese Foreign...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, file photo, Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed stands for the national anthem during the swearing in ceremony of President Mohamed Nasheed in Male, Maldives. A lawyer for Saeed says he is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear following last week’s surprise ruling to free jailed politicians. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:40 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' chief justice is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear, his lawyer said Thursday, expressing grave concern about the reaction to the Supreme Court's surprise ruling last...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee about Hillary Clinton's email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington. Text messages between two FBI officials that have been reviewed by The Associated Press show they spoke admiringly of Comey at the time. The text messages were provided by the Justice Department to Congress, and are part of an inspector general investigation into the handling of the Hillary Clinton email inquiry. One exchange took place in July 2016 as Comey defended to Congress the FBI’s decision not to bring charges in that case. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The day in July 2016 that FBI Director James Comey defended to Congress the bureau's decision in the Hillary Clinton email probe, two FBI officials traded admiring texts about his verbal dexterity — and mocking jibes at the lawmakers questioning him. Congress, wrote FBI lawyer...
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Maldives policemen clear the area of supreme court after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 07, 2018 - 9:23 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — A lawyer for the Maldives' chief justice says he is being unconstitutionally detained after being forcefully dragged on the floor from his chambers by security personnel in riot gear following last week's surprise ruling to free jailed politicians. The lawyer expressed grave...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2013, file photo, Nevada Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson, speaks on the Senate floor at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. Nevada’s major political parties are locked in a legal battle over a Republican effort to take control of the state Senate by recalling two freshly-elected Democratic lawmakers, Woodhouse and Nicole Cannizzaro, a tactic that Democrats warn could undermine the validity of elections across the U.S. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:36 pm
Nevada's major political parties are locked in a legal battle over a Republican effort to take control of the state Senate by recalling two freshly elected Democratic lawmakers — a tactic that Democrats warn could undermine the validity of elections across the U.S. Experts and those from both...
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