Attorney General William Barr has assembled a team at the Justice Department to review how the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia began in 2016, according to a US official. The official said Barr’s review is separate from the ongoing work being conducted by the Justice Department’s inspector general […]

Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with filing a false police report when he said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Wednesday, with the actor now facing arrest. Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” ignited a firestorm […]

Federal authorities will announce criminal charges Wednesday against powerful labor leader John J. Dougherty, Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon, and at least three other officers of their union, Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. The specific charges — and the total number of people […]

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state attorney general’s office is investigating whether Mylan Pharmaceuticals unfairly limited competition for its emergency allergy treatment EpiPen, which has been criticized for steep price increases. A preliminary review showed the company “may have inserted potentially anticompetitive terms” into sales contracts with many school systems, Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman […]

Prince‘s death saga is starting to feel all too familiar. The singer’s criminal death investigation is in full swing, and authorities are scrutinizing his doctors—just as it happened in Michael Jackson‘s death investigation. According to reports, authorities are taking a hard look at Prince’s primary physician Dr. Michael Schulenberg and renowned addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld, to […]

  The Justice Department is preparing to announce a civil rights investigation into the practices of the Baltimore police department following a request from that…