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Woman with opioid addiction to get regular methadone treatment in prison

08 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A Massachusetts woman will become the first known person to win approval from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to receive ongoing methadone treatment for her heroin addiction while she serves a sentence in federal prison.

Top lawmaker signals support to classify all illicit fentanyl copycats like heroin

05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A top U.S. Senator signaled some support on Tuesday for legislation permanently placing illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl into the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, a proposal championed by top federal officials.

U.S. drug agency to ask Congress to classify illicit fentanyl like heroin

04 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl would be put permanently in the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, under a proposal to be unveiled on Tuesday by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Attorney General Barr says Mueller 'could've reached a decision' on obstruction

31 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who led a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, could have reached a decision on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, but chose not to. | Video

Ex-Trump adviser Stone faces uphill battle in quest to dismiss indictment

30 May 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's longtime political adviser Roger Stone faced an uphill battle in court on Thursday, as a federal judge poked holes in nearly every argument his lawyers made for why she should dismiss an indictment stemming from Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mueller says he could not charge Trump as Congress weighs impeachment

30 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was never going to end with criminal charges against President Donald Trump but he did not clear him and indicated it was up to Congress to decide whether he should be impeached. | Video

U.S. charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage

24 May 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information. | Video

Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme designed to get Trump post

24 May 2019

The head of a Chicago-based bank was charged in an indictment unsealed on Thursday with bribery and accused of approving $16 million in high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in a scheme to land a top Trump administration post such as secretary of the U.S. Army. | Video

UPDATE 4-Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme designed to get Trump post

24 May 2019

* He was chairman, CEO of Chicago-based Federal Savings Bank (Adds Calk's court appearance, plea of not guilty)

Bank CEO Calk charged in scheme to win a job in Trump administration

23 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 23 Federal prosecutors on Thursday unsealed criminal charges against Federal Savings Bank CEO Stephen Calk accusing him of corruptly approving high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in exchange for trying to secure a top job in the Trump administration.

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"Sea of black" Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.