D.A. Won’t Prosecute Reporter Arrested While Covering Shooting of Deputies

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not pursue charges against a reporter who was accused of interfering with an arrest and thrown to the ground while covering the shooting of two sheriff’s deputies on Sept. 12. The reporter, Josie Huang, who works for the public radio station KPCC and the website LAist, was […]

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The choices are in the mail? Nearly a quarter of a million ballots to start hitting Chicago mailboxes

Mailboxes sit outside of a New Jersey post office in August. | Theo Wargo/Getty Images file Statewide, nearly 1.8 million people have requested to vote by mail as of Tuesday, said Matt Dietrich, a spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Elections. Given the state’s numbers, it’s likely that a third of the vote will […]

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No Criminal Charges for Tucson Officers Over Man’s Death in Their Custody

The prosecutor’s office in Tucson, Ariz., announced Monday that it would not bring criminal charges against four police officers in the April death of a 27-year-old man who — while naked, handcuffed and face down on the ground — said he could not breathe and repeatedly begged for water and called out for his grandmother. […]

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Education Secretary Besty Devos under investigation for potential Hatch Act violation: report

The Office of the Special Counsel has started investigating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for potentially violating the Hatch Act for her comments during an interview with FOX News’ Martha MacCallum, according to Politico. During the interview on “The Story”, Devos had been asked about Biden’s promise to roll back her school choice policies. “Today he’s turned his back […]

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Spend every dollar available to ensure safe and secure elections in Illinois this fall

Voters cast ballots in the general election, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at the Office of Elections satellite location in Spotsylvania, Va., on the first day of the state’s 45-day early voting period | Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star via AP The Illinois State Board of Elections has distributed millions of dollars in response to grant requests […]

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Texas ex-deputies say leaders rewarded force with gift cards

Two former employees of a Texas sheriff’s office say leaders rewarded officers with gift cards when they used force on the job By The Associated Press September 18, 2020, 8:08 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GEORGETOWN, Texas — Two former employees of a Texas sheriff’s office say leaders […]

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DNI Ratcliffe says he will brief some Congress members on election security

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe said Wednesday his office will now provide some in-person election briefings to a limited number of members of Congress. He emphasized that the primary form of congressional updates on elections would be in the form of written intelligence. “In order to protect sources and methods, the IC will […]

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Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, walks to her office, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Talks between House Speaker Pelosi and the Trump administration broke down last month. WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of […]

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DOJ inspector general investigating Roger Stone sentencing after Mueller prosecutor’s testimony

The Office of the Inspector General that independently oversees the Justice Department is examining the sentencing recommendation for GOP operative Roger Stone, a DOJ source confirmed to Fox News. The inspector general’s investigation, which was first reported by NBC News, comes after Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Zelinsky testified before Congress in June that a DOJ decision to recommend a […]

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‘Tenet’ snags $200 million globally, struggles at US box office

Christopher Nolan’s spy thriller “Tenet” had another lackluster weekend at the US box office despite raking in $207 million in global box office sales. The movie, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, generated a paltry $6.7 million in the US and Canada during its second weekend of release, dropping 29 percent compared to its […]

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Joe Concha: Biden is ‘pursuing the highest office’ by ‘pleading the Fifth’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is “pursuing the highest office in the land by pleading the Fifth,” the Hill’s media reporter Joe Concha told “Fox & Friends” on Monday reacting to the fact that the former vice president did not hit the campaign trail over the weekend while President Trump campaigned in Nevada. Speaking in Las Vegas […]

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Sheriff: Deputy on video punching Black man in Georgia fired

A sheriff’s office in Georgia says it has fired a deputy seen on video repeatedly punching a Black man during a traffic stop By The Associated Press September 13, 2020, 6:03 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JONESBORO, Ga. — A sheriff’s office in Georgia said Sunday it fired […]

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Disney’s ‘Mulan’ off to slow box office start in China

“Mulan” pulled in soft box office sales on its opening day in China — a market where Disney had banked on raking in the big bucks. The live-action remake of the 1998 animated classic amassed just over $8 million on Friday, according to Chinese online ticketing platform Maoyan. That would put “Mulan,” which was expected […]

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Ilhan Omar says Trump should resign for downplaying coronavirus

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., re-upped her calls for President Trump to resign from office over new reporting that he downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus in public while telling journalist Bob Woodward in February he knew it was “deadly” and far worse than the flu. Omar, one of the members of the freshman Squad, said Trump’s […]

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COPA improperly ended some police misconduct investigations: OIG

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson on April 11, 2019. | Sun-Times Media The Office of the Inspector General issued its advisory findings Thursday, saying that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability’s practice of “administratively terminating” misconduct complaints “is ill-defined and frequently misapplied.” The city’s internal watchdog has found the agency that investigates misconduct by Chicago […]

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Should Giannis sign an extension with the Bucks? What’s the market for Chris Paul? | KJZ

ESPN NBA front office Insider Bobby Marks joins KJZ to discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo’s options with the Milwaukee Bucks and weighs in on the market for Chris Paul following the Oklahoma City Thunder parting ways with head coach Billy Donovan. #KJZ #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on […]

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Texas’ Abbott asks candidates to sign pledge against slashing police funding

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking all candidates running for office in his state this November to sign a pledge against cutting funding to police departments. The call by Abbott, a Republican, comes amid widespread protests and unrest across the country over racial injustice and police brutality. “Some cities in Texas want to defund and […]

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UN rights office seeks probe of reported Navalny poisoning

The office of the U.N. human rights chief is calling on the Russian government to carry out or cooperate with an independent investigation of the reported poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny By The Associated Press September 8, 2020, 10:05 AM • 2 min read GENEVA — The office of the U.N. human rights […]

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House Democrats call for probe into alleged RNC Hatch Act violations, as Trump officials dismiss concerns

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are calling for the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to investigate what they say are “multiple” potential violations of the Hatch Act at the Republican National Convention (RNC) by top Trump administration officials. “Throughout the Convention, administration officials repeatedly used their official positions and the White House itself to bolster […]

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CBO Sees U.S. Budget Deficit Tripling to $3.3 Trillion This Year

© Bloomberg. The U.S. Capitol is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. President Donald Trump’s weekend set of executive actions aimed at shoring up the U.S. economy while stimulus talks remain stalled in Congress seems to have done little to add urgency to the negotiations. […]

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‘Awful’ sound quality in ‘Tenet’ divides Christopher Nolan fans

The boffo global box office for “Tenet” is proof of the public appetite for Christopher Nolan’s abilities as a filmmaker, but as the film opens in more countries and, gradually, the United States, familiar questions are being raised about the director’s idiosyncratic approach to sound, and its impact on how much — or how little […]

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