Criminal investigations

Supporters of the opposition flash victory signs in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Belarus' authorities have detained a leader of striking factory workers and threatened protesters with criminal charges in a bid to stem massive protests challenging the extension of the 26-year rule of the country's authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko, who accused the U.S. of fomenting the unrest and vowed to see a quick end to protests. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 21, 2020 - 3:15 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Authorities in Belarus detained a leader of striking factory workers and threatened demonstrators with criminal charges Friday in a bid to stop the massive post-election protests challenging the country's authoritarian president, who accused the United States of fomenting the...
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Belarusian opposition supporters hold flowers and flash victory signs during a protest in Victory Square in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Demonstrators are taking to the streets of the Belarusian capital and other cities, keeping up their push for the resignation of the nation's authoritarian leader. President Alexander Lukashenko has extended his 26-year rule in a vote the opposition saw as rigged. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 20, 2020 - 8:23 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Thursday opened a criminal probe against opposition activists who set up a council to negotiate the transition of power amid massive protests challenging the extension of the 26-year rule of the country's authoritarian leader in a vote the opposition...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed "The Beatles," speak during an interview with The Associated Press at a security center in Kobani, Syria. The Justice Department has notified the British government that it will not pursue the death penalty against two Islamic State militants suspected in the beheadings of Western hostages, removing a hurdle in the potential prosecution of the men in the United States. The decision, revealed in a letter Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, could allow Britain to began sharing evidence with federal prosecutors in the U.S for any potential case against El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
August 19, 2020 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has notified the British government that it will not pursue the death penalty against two Islamic State militants suspected in the beheadings of Western hostages, removing a hurdle in the potential prosecution of the men in the United States. The decision...
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Forensic experts are investigating a car at the city motorway A100 after an accident in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. According to German news agency dpa, prosecutors say the series of crashes caused by a 30-year-old Iraqi man on the highway was an Islamic extremist attack. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 2:36 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Wednesday ordered a 30-year-old man accused of deliberately driving his car into other vehicles along a major Berlin highway and injuring six people moved to a psychiatric jail, as investigators continue to probe the man's motives. Officials said the Iraq-born...
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FILE - This 2018 portrait released by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Connecticut's U.S. Attorney John Durham. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 1:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former FBI lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday to altering a document related to the secret surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser during the Russia investigation. Kevin Clinesmith, who pleaded guilty to making a false statement, is the first current or former official to...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, speaks before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on election security on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate intelligence committee has concluded that the Kremlin launched an aggressive effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential contest on behalf of Donald Trump. The Republican-led panel on Tuesday released its fifth and final report in its investigation into election interference. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 18, 2020 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian intelligence services during the 2016 presidential election posed a “grave” counterintelligence threat, a Senate panel concluded Tuesday as it detailed how associates of Donald Trump had regular contact with Russians and expected to...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2020 file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao is flanked by his attorneys as he arrives at the Hennepin County Courthouse before a motions hearing in Minneapolis. Newly released video shows the former Minneapolis police officer involved in George Floyd’s death telling investigators that he was focused on crowd control, minimizing his role in the actions that led to Floyd’s death. Thao is one of four former officers charged in Floyd's death (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File)
August 15, 2020 - 2:45 pm
A former Minneapolis police officer involved in George Floyd's arrest told investigators that he was focused on crowd control and minimized his role in the actions that led to Floyd's death, video of the interview shows. Tou Thao, one of four former officers charged in Floyd's death, described...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2020, file photo Metropolitan Police Department bicycle division officers stand guard after police closed the area around Lafayette Park near the White House after protesters tried to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson in the park in Washington. The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked new interest in training officers how to stop colleagues from using excessive force and committing other misconduct (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
August 15, 2020 - 10:27 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Despite policies on the books for years that require officers across the United States to stop colleagues from using excessive force, there has been little or no effort to teach officers how to intervene, law enforcement officials and experts say. That's now changing...
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FILE - In this August 5, 2020 file photo, smoke rises from the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon’s judicial investigation of the Beirut port explosion started with political wrangling over the naming of a lead investigator, military threats to jail leakers and doubts over whether a panel appointed along sectarian lines could be fully impartial. So for many Lebanese, their greatest hope for credible answers about the blast that wrecked much of their capital lies with outsiders. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
August 15, 2020 - 7:52 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A team of FBI investigators is due to arrive in Lebanon this weekend to take part in the probe of Beirut's massive explosion, a senior U.S official said on Saturday after visiting the location of the blast. David Hale, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, called for a...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 14, 2020 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, his lawyer said Friday. Kevin Clinesmith is accused of...
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