A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye. Investigators spent hours poring over graphic images of little boys changing in and out of their swim...

Impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, a number of key witnesses have chosen to highlight a common trait: Their immigrant backgrounds. One came from n...

Judge temporarily stops 1st federal execution in 16 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in the District of Columbia has temporarily halted the first federal execution in 16 years as a lawsuit on how the government intends to carry it out continues. ...

Burisma means Biden? Diplomats say the link escaped them

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in May, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, mentioned a connection between a Ukrainian gas company and Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Bi...

New acting DHS head takes over; hard-liner named as deputy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest official to lead the Department of Homeland Security has been sworn in. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf is fifth person to head the agency under President Don...

AP Exclusive: Data shows upswing in child exploitation cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security investigators who uncover child exploitation initiated more than 4,000 cases around the world in the 2019 budget year, resulting in thousands of arrests and the ide...

Timeline: The curious release of military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military aid promised by the U.S. to Ukraine — and the strange circumstances under which it was held up and eventually released — is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into Pres...

Supreme Court weighs whether Mexican family can sue in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of a lawsuit brought by the parents of a Mexican teenager shot to death across the U.S. border by an agent may rest on whether the family can convince a conservative Supreme...

APNewsBreak: Study says school shooters showed warning signs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never rep...

DHS official Wolf named acting head of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has named Chad Wolf to be the next acting head of Homeland Security, the fifth person in the job for this administration. Trump made the anno...

Army colonel says push to investigate Biden concerned him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators in the House impeachment inquiry expect to hear from two more government witnesses behind closed doors. Testimony Wednesday is scheduled from two Ukra...

Acting DHS secretary to testify; subpoena withdrawn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting Homeland Security secretary has agreed to voluntarily testify before a House committee on global terrorism after he was subpoenaed. Kevin McAleenan had c...

Army officer says he raised concerns about Trump and Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army colonel at the National Security Council says he raised concerns twice over the Trump administration's effort to have Ukraine investigate Democrats. Lt. Col...

Acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan fights subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting Homeland Security secretary is challenging a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee the day before he leaves office. Kevin McAleenan sent a ...

APNewsBreak: DOJ takes step to require asylum-seekers' DNA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law e...