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Miami businessman pleads guilty in Vermont ski fraud case

A Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind the largest fraud case in Vermont's history pleaded guilty on Friday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using tens of millions of dollars in foreign investors' money.

Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60M bribery case

The powerful Republican speaker of the Ohio House and four other people were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery investigation, a person briefed on the matter said, as the FBI raided the legislative leader's rural farm.

Vindman retiring from Army, lawyer blames Trump

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a national security aide who played a central role in President Donald Trump's impeachment case, announced his retirement from the Army on Wednesday in a scathing statement that accused the president of running a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation.”

Mueller report witness gets 10 years on child sex charges

A Lebanese American businessman who was a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's report and who helped broker the release of American hostages was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison sentence on child sex charges.

Witness: Floyd didn’t resist arrest, tried to defuse things

A man who was with George Floyd on the night he died said his friend did not resist arrest and instead tried to diffuse the situation before he ended up handcuffed on the ground and pleading for air as an officer pressed a knee against his neck.

Family autopsy: Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure

An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck until he stopped breathing, ignoring his cries of distress, the family’s attorneys said Monday.

Democratic lawmakers seek records on Russian ventilators

House Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to provide records related to the purchase of ventilators from Russia, asserting that the machines were not only unsafe for use but also were made by a subsidiary of a Russian company under U.S. sanctions.

Barr says he doesn’t envision investigations of Biden, Obama

Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he did not expect investigations into the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation to lead to criminal probes into either President Donald Trump’s Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, or former President Barack Obama.

New video said to show moments leading up to Georgia jogger’s death

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Additional video emerged Saturday that is believed to show the moments leading up to the death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, whose fatal shooting sparked widespread outrage and demands for action against local law enforcement officials who waited more than two months to arrest suspects in the killing. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested retired police detective Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis, Thursday night on charges of murder and aggravated assault. The elder McMichael told officers following Arbery’s death that there had been burglaries in the neighborhood, and when he saw Arbery jogging down a residential road on Feb. 23, he believed he resembled the culprit.

Appeals court seems to favor House in McGahn subpoena fight

The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., seemed inclined Tuesday to revive a demand from the House of Representatives that former White House counsel Don McGahn show up for testimony linked to the Mueller investigation.

State Rep. Matt Shea to gun rally in Olympia: Never back down

After a week in which he was officially removed from his committee assignments and moved to the back of the House floor, Rep. Matt Shea got a welcome more akin to a rock star Friday morning at a gun rights rally on the steps of the Capitol.

Shea calls investigation Marxist, Globalist tactic

The legislative investigation against him is political warfare being conducted by “Globalists, Marxists and Islamists” and is similar to efforts to impeach the president, Rep. Matt Shea said recently in a long internet interview with an InfoWars host.