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Former South Africa president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face old charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering, prosecutors announced Friday, deepening the legal woes of a leader whose tenure was marked …


Could a law to bring down the mob be used in Weinstein case?

The federal anti-racketeering law has been used since the late 1970s to bring down mob bosses. Could it be used to prosecute Harvey Weinstein?


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

More border crossers prosecuted in ‘new era’ of enforcement

When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered his get-tough-on-immigration speech in the border city of Nogales early this year, he promised a “new era” in immigration enforcement. Six months later, …


Don’t dream of laughing at Sessions

If Justice Department prosecutors are determined to go after those who laugh at Sessions, they are going to need an awfully big dragnet.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Iraq asks U.N. to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State

Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity.


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Marines move forward with prosecution of drill instructor accused of putting recruit in dryer

The Marine Corps moved forward Wednesday with the prosecution of two drill instructors accused of hazing and abusing recruits, including one who allegedly put a recruit in an industrial-size clothes …


EU Parliament lifts immunity for French candidate Le Pen over gruesome tweets

The European Parliament voted Thursday to lift the immunity from prosecution for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting gruesome images of Islamic State violence, a crime that carries …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 2:35 p.m.

Justices review DA’s choice of all-white murder trial jury

Prosecutor Stephen Lanier’s meaning was unmistakable when he urged jurors in north Georgia to sentence the defendant to death in part to deter other people “out there in the projects.”


Legal questions surround shooting of car thief

Legal experts generally agree Washington state law prohibits opening fire on someone stealing your car. But as the investigation into last week’s fatal shooting of an auto thief in north …