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Mueller offers to delay testimony one week to give lawmakers more time for questions

Special counsel Robert Muller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON — Former special counsel Robert Mueller is offering to postpone his congressional testimony by one week to give lawmakers more time to question him about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice ...

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Judge sides with Pentagon and Amazon in cloud bidding case

In this Friday, April 6, 2018, photo, Adrienne Kosewicz, owner of Play It Safe World Toys, poses for a portrait in her home office in Seattle. Kosewicz pays $3,600 a year for tax collection software to handle payments and reports to her home state, Washington. Her Seattle-based online business sells through Amazon, which handles computation and collection. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

A federal judge has dismissed allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon. Friday’s ruling dismissing Oracle’s claims clears the Defense Department to award the contract to one of two ...

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Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein deal scrutiny

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 12, 2019, before President Donald Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin. Trump says Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to step down, move comes in wake of handling of Jeffrey Epstein case. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. President Donald ...

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R. Kelly facing sweeping new federal sex crime charges

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, Musician R. Kelly departs from the Leighton Criminal Court building after a status hearing in his criminal sexual abuse trial in Chicago. elly was charged with racketeering and sex-related crimes against women and girls in sweeping New York federal indictment unsealed Friday, July 12. The 18-page indictment accuses Kelly and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to "engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on a sweeping federal indictment that accuses him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in ...

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Technology glitch leads to new trial

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An appeals court has granted a new trial in a burglary case because part of the stenographic record was lost due to an electronic problem. Victor J. Grimes, 29, was convicted on Aug. 16, 2016, of second-degree burglary. He was ...

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NY judge OKs Weinstein defense team recasting

Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019,  in New York. Weinstein's lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge's permission to leave the case, the latest defection from what was once seen as a modern version of O.J. Simpson's "dream team" of attorneys. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK — With one lawyer bolting amid public backlash and another saying he and his client just couldn’t get along, a judge on Thursday approved a request to recast Harvey Weinstein’s defense team yet again, this time a mere ...

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Robbery plea vacated over speedy trial violation

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An appellate court has vacated a guilty plea in a robbery and grand larceny case because the defendant received ineffective legal representation. The defendant, Ali Bloodworth, pleaded guilty in August 2015 to first-degree robbery and third-degree grand larceny before state ...

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Judge stops government lawyers quitting census question case

FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. A New York judge says the Justice Department can't change lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman ruled Tuesday, July 9, 2019, saying lawyers must cite satisfactory reasons for withdrawing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

NEW YORK — The Justice Department can’t replace nine lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census without explaining why it’s doing so, a judge says. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. ...

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Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is the governor’s nephew has admitted to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to help a health nonprofit as part of a plea deal in a sprawling federal corruption investigation. Former ...

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Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman speaks during a news conference, in New York, Monday, July 8, 2019. Federal prosecutors announced sex trafficking and conspiracy charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. Court documents unsealed Monday show Epstein is charged with creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a secret deal, federal prosecutors took another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him in an indictment unsealed Monday of abusing dozens ...

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