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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

AP sources: Prosecutors probing Enquirer after Bezos report

The National Enquirer’s alleged attempts to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could get the tabloid’s parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble.


Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Prosecutors to rest case at Manafort financial fraud trial

After three days of dramatic and sometimes salacious testimony in the trial of Paul Manafort, prosecutors returned to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign …


Twelve audio files sent to prosecutors in Michael Cohen probe

A dozen audio recordings seized by the FBI from President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, were forwarded to federal prosecutors after lawyers dropped challenges on attorney-client privilege grounds, a …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Prosecutors: Manafort says he’s treated like ‘VIP’ in jail

President Donald Trump’s jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored phone calls that he is being treated like a “VIP” while behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Idaho to receive two more assistant U.S. attorneys to help combat violent and opioid-related crimes

Two more federal prosecutors will soon begin taking cases in Idaho to help combat violent crime and the opioid epidemic in the state, in the wake of an announcement by …


Prosecutors: Bill Cosby sexual-assault conviction will stand

In the tense moments before a jury convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the prosecutor who had branded him a “con man” and called him out for laughing during closing …


Prosecutors want to call 19 other accusers at Cosby retrial

Prosecutors preparing for Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges told a judge Thursday that they want to call 19 other accusers to try to show a pattern of “prior …


Missouri prosecutors: Brutal murder of transgender teen is not a hate crime

Despite the stats and anecdotes about crimes perpetuated against transgender individuals, local authorities insist the victim’s gender identity was not in play, and on Wednesday prosecutors announced the defendants would …


Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez ‘sold his office’ for ritzy trips

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez “sold his office for a lifestyle he couldn’t afford” by accepting luxury trips and other favors from a wealthy doctor seeking political influence, a government prosecutor …


Wanted: Federal prosecutors willing to work for free

SAN FRANCISCO – For an aspiring prosecutor, a recent job posting for a special assistant U.S. attorney in Sacramento might appear perfect at first glance. It only required one year …


Editorial: Don’t vote on death penalty

Rather than turning the death penalty into a popularity contest, the justice system should face up to the reality that it cannot be applied equitably and isn’t worth preserving.


Sheriff’s Office recommends vehicular homicide charges against U-Hi student

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has recommended the 16-year-old driver of a car that killed two University High School students be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide.