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  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    AP: Investigators believe prison employee backed out as getaway driver in escape by 2 killers Investigators believe a female prison employee had agreed to be the getaway driver in last weekend's escape by two killers but never showed up, a person close...
  • Edwards hits Van Hollen over Medicare letter tied to trade

    Edwards hits Van Hollen over Medicare letter tied to trade
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Donna F. Edwards' campaign for Senate criticized Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday for not signing a letter opposed to Medicare cuts included in a trade bill pending in Congress, her latest effort to draw a distinction with him in...
  • Van Hollen crafts gun licensing bill

    Van Hollen crafts gun licensing bill
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Montgomery County Democrat who is running for the Senate, introduced legislation Thursday to encourage states to toughen handgun licensing requirements — an effort he said would reduce homicides. The bill, supported...
  • FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate

    FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate
    As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism....
  • Lawyer: I released judge's words to protect my clients in family detention

    WASHINGTON Bryan Johnson signed a confidentiality agreement. But the New York immigration lawyer, retained as a legal consultant for negotiators locked in high-level talks with Department of Justice officials over the fate of the Obama administration's...
  • Whistleblowers describe woes of reporting crimes, waste in federal agencies

    WASHINGTON In 2013, Taylor Johnson, a senior special agent in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Investigation, uncovered money laundering, bank and wire fraud, and ties to both organized crime and high-ranking politicians in a federal...
  • Citizenship for all U.S.-born babies?: Front Burner

    Citizenship for all U.S.-born babies?: Front Burner
    In January, former Orlando bishop and current Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski used his homily to exhort Congress to pass broad immigration reform. "The Church in the United States continues to call for a just and comprehensive immigration reform,"...
  • Obama isn't bullying the Supreme Court on healthcare

    Obama isn't bullying the Supreme Court on healthcare
    The Hill newspaper reports that “President Obama’s impassioned defense of the Affordable Care Act is riling opponents of the law and drawing accusations he’s trying to bully the Supreme Court.” It’s a bum rap. True, Obama...
  • Connecticut gun permit law prompts federal legislation

    Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation announced Thursday they have introduced legislation to encourage other states to develop handgun permitting programs similar to the system in Connecticut. The proposed "Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act"...
  • Opinion: Anniversary of the Magna Carta, Flag Day deserve a turn in the spotlight

     Opinion: Anniversary of the Magna Carta, Flag Day deserve a turn in the spotlight
    Two dates rapidly approaching on the calendar caught our attention recently, and we hope they are of as much interest to our readers as they are to members of the Editorial Board. Our legal foundation Americans tend to view the Founding Fathers with...
  • NTSB: Amtrak engineer wasn't talking, texting on cellphone

    The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question about what might have caused the accident...