Law and order

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John Gardner. Gardner a Texas inmate with a history of violence against women faces execution for fatally shooting his wife, who had repeatedly told friends and family she would never get out of her marriage alive. Gardner is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday Jan. 15, 2019 for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner.(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
January 15, 2020 - 4:50 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. John Gardner, 64, received a lethal injection at 6:30 p.m. CST at the state penitentiary in...
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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Houston Police Department shows Steven Bryant, left, and Gerald Goines, in Houston. A grand jury has indicted former Houston Police Officers Bryant and Goines for their roles in a deadly January 2019 drug raid that killed a couple, prosecutors announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Houston Police Department via AP, File)
January 15, 2020 - 4:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two former Houston police officers — including one who is facing murder counts — for their roles in a deadly January 2019 drug raid that killed a couple, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The indictments follow similar charges that were filed in August by the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Guatemalans who were deported from the United States arrive to La Aurora International airport in Guatemala City. A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday argues that Trump administration asylum agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are illegal. The agreements allow U.S. immigration officials to send asylum seekers to the Central American nations. The American Civil Liberties lawsuit says the agreements are dangerous and violate the historic role of the U.S. as a humanitarian nation. The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups want the so-called cooperative asylum agreements declared illegal, and are asking a federal judge to block Homeland Security officials from enforcing the new rules. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
January 15, 2020 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras that allow U.S. immigration officials to send asylum seekers to the Central American nations violate the historic role of the U.S. as a humanitarian nation and should be blocked, according to a legal...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York following a hearing. Avenatti has been rearrested for alleged bail violations, prosecutors in New York told a judge late Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 15, 2020 - 2:36 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge revoked attorney Michael Avenatti's bail Wednesday, forcing a delay of his New York extortion trial set for next week after prosecutors said he was hiding assets from creditors to live lavishly. U.S. District Judge James Selna said Avenatti, best known as...
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January 15, 2020 - 1:01 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Democratic senators demanded Wednesday that Army officials open an investigation into allegations that commanders of an Illinois-based reserve unit mishandled sexual assault complaints and protocols. Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth sent a letter to Army...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr watches as inmates work in a computer class during a tour of a federal prison. in Edgefield, S.C. The Justice Department is making changes to its system used to identify whether an inmate is likely to commit crimes again after release from prison to ensure the process is fair and effective. It's part of a sweeping criminal justice overhaul measure that was enacted last year. The federal Bureau of Prisons has already assessed nearly all of the 175,269 inmates in federal custody. But the Justice Department plans to re-screen all of those inmates under new guidelines, which officials say places a stronger emphasis on accurately measuring an inmate’s change behind bars. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
January 15, 2020 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is changing the system it uses to assess whether an inmate is likely to commit crimes after being released from prison, aiming to ensure the process is fairer and more effective. The impetus for the change is a criminal justice overhaul signed into law in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo, a banner to welcome immigrants is viewed through a fisheye lens over the main entrance to the Denver City and County Building inDenver. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and could expand the unusual practice to other cities, an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and so-called sanctuary cities. And if the city officials don't respond, ICE, the Homeland Security agency responsible for arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, could take the subpoena to a federal judge who can order compliance, and find them in contempt. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 15, 2020 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and could expand the unusual practice to other locations. It's an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and so-called...
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January 15, 2020 - 12:02 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former economy minister in Guatemala appeared in court to face corruption allegations on Wednesday, a day after leaving office amid a change of government and losing the immunity from prosecution he enjoyed as a Cabinet official. Acisclo Valladares Urruela wasn't the only...
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FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein donated more than $700,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited campus at least nine times after being convicted of sex crimes in 2008, according to new findings from a law firm hired to investigate Epstein's ties with the elite school. MIT President L. Rafael Reif called the findings “a sharp reminder of human fallibility and its consequences.” (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
January 15, 2020 - 11:19 am
HAVANA (AP) — A lawsuit filed by federal prosecutors in the Virgin Islands says multimillionaire sex offender Jeffery Epstein used two private islands in the U.S. territory to engage in a nearly two-decade conspiracy to traffic and abuse girls as young as 12. At one point, the suit alleges, Epstein...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. As part of a surprise announcement distancing themselves from the British royal family, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan declared they will “work to become financially independent” _ a move that has not been clearly spelled out and could be fraught with obstacles. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
January 15, 2020 - 10:02 am
LONDON (AP) — The estranged father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex could be called to testify against the royals in her lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday newspaper, court papers reveal. The prospect of a court battle is more bad news for a British royal family already shaken by Meghan and Prince...
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