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Trump pledges action on school safety, gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children fr...

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes...

FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when ...

Failure to avert school shooting adds to pressure on FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when ...

Did FBI miss a warning before Florida high school shooting?

The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting. Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and...

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was b...

APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado's Republican U.S. senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials hav...

What did Sessions' 'Anglo-American heritage' comment mean?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week praised a group of sheriffs from around the country for their service, veering from a prepared speech to note that "the office of sheriff is ...

Official's departure adds to strain of vacancies at Justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden departure of the Justice Department's No. 3 official is adding to the turmoil at an agency that already lacks permanent, politically appointed leaders for many of its most...

No. 3 Justice Department official stepping down amid turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's No. 3 official is planning to step down at a time of turmoil in the agency. A friend of Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand told The As...

Survivor: A low-profile prosecutor weathers political storms

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job. When ...

Low-key prosecutor escapes GOP fury as Trump winds whirl

WASHINGTON (AP) — An understated career federal prosecutor has found himself at the epicenter of several Trump administration controversies. Dana Boente (BEN'-tay) is a former federa...

Once sacred, FBI becomes unlikely target of Republican fury

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's rare to see the law-and-order Republican Party attack America's top law enforcement agency, which traditionally has drawn more ire from civil rights-minded Democrats. ...

FBI's McCabe, a frequent Trump target, abruptly leaves post

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a target of frequent and aggressive criticism by President Donald Trump, abruptly stepped down from his position Monday ahead of his planned retire...

Jeff Sessions weathers turbulent year as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump. Trump had browbeaten his attor...