Law and order - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Law and order A look at Fifth Amendment protections invoked by Flynn WASHINGTON (AP) — The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination being invoked by President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a bedrock legal principle. It's enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights and relied on by witnesses before Congress and the courts alike. A look at those protections and elements of the ... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:33:00 GMT 2017-05-22T22:33:00Z The Latest: House oversight panel postpones Russia hearing WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on ongoing investigations into Russia's alleged interference with the U.S. election (all times local): 5:55 p.m. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz says he will postpone a hearing scheduled for Wednesday after speaking with former FBI Director James Comey. Chaffetz said in a... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-05-22T22:05:00Z AP Top Stories May 22 P Here's the latest for Monday May 22nd: President Donald Trump visits Israel; Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn invokes the 5th amendment;... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:15:00 GMT 2017-05-22T21:15:00Z $1 Million Bond for Ohio Mom Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils. Municipal Court Judge Christopher Roberts... Mon, 22 May 2017 20:01:00 GMT 2017-05-22T20:01:00Z Ukrainian hacker sentenced in stolen news releases scheme NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Ukrainian hacker involved in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make about $30 million in profits was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison. Vadym Iermolovych received a 30-month term and must pay slightly more than $3 million in restitution. He had pleaded guilty in May 2016 to aggravat... Mon, 22 May 2017 19:09:00 GMT 2017-05-22T19:09:00Z AP Reporter Explains Jury Selection Cosby Trial One-third of potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case say they've formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while two-thirds say... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:52:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:52:00Z Suspected Syrian militia leader goes on trial in Germany BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian man has gone on trial in Germany for allegedly leading a militia in Syria that was responsible for torture and killings. The dpa news agency reported Monday that the 42-year-old man, whose nom de guerre was Abu Dhib, or "Father of the Wolf," faces possible life imprisonment if convicted in Duesseldorf state court of war crimes. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:12:00 GMT 2017-05-22T16:12:00Z Romanian court nixes request to put bishop under home arrest BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court on Monday rejected a request by anti-corruption prosecutors to place under house arrest Teodosie, the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Tomis, who is suspected of defrauding the European Union. The Constanta Court of Appeal ruled that Teodosie, the most senior cleric to be investigated in Romania, should remain und... Mon, 22 May 2017 15:44:00 GMT 2017-05-22T15:44:00Z Protester who disrupts UK campaign event arrested LONDON (AP) — A protester has been arrested and taken into police custody after interrupting a campaign event held by British Prime Minister Theresa May. The man was protesting against fox hunting and shouted, "save our wildlife, kill May" when she arrived at the rally in the Welsh town of Wrexham. Police said Monday the man had been ar... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:48:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:48:00Z Trial opens in Turkey for 221 suspected coup instigators ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A trial opened on Monday in Turkey's capital for 221 suspects, including 27 former generals, accused of being the instigators of last summer's failed military coup. The main defendants are Gen. Akin Ozturk, a former air force commander, and other alleged members of the so-called Peace at Home Council — a group on whose behalf a coup declaration was read... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:37:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:37:00Z Cosby Arrives for Jury Selection Bill Cosby arrived at a Pittsburgh courthouse Monday morning for the start of jury seleciton in the sex assault case against him. Mon, 22 May 2017 12:30:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:30:00Z German man on trial for dragging ex-partner behind car BERLIN (AP) — A 39-year-old man has gone on trial in Germany for attempted murder on allegations he bound his ex-partner with a rope and dragged her behind his car. The man apologized as his trial at Hannover state court opened Monday, explaining that he had spontaneously attacked the 28-year-old woman as he was dropping off their 2-year-old son, using an ax and rope that he... Mon, 22 May 2017 11:33:00 GMT 2017-05-22T11:33:00Z Egypt refers militants to military trial over church attacks CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 48 suspected Islamic militants to a military trial over their alleged participation in deadly attacks targeting Christian churches. The attacks on a church in Cairo and two north of the Egyptian capital took place between December and April, leaving at least 75 people, mostly Christians, dead and scores wounded. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 13:53:00 GMT 2017-05-21T13:53:00Z Investigators try to figure out why man disruptive on flight HONOLULU (AP) — Soon after they boarded a flight to Honolulu, Mark and Donna Basden found a laptop computer in a seat pocket in front of them. The couple assumed someone on a previous flight left it there. But a flight attendant said it probably belonged to a man who was in the bathroom. A man Donna Basden described as a "disheveled loo... Sun, 21 May 2017 02:24:00 GMT 2017-05-21T02:24:00Z 'Deadliest Catch' star pleads not guilty in Uber incident SEATTLE (AP) — Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges that he spit on an Uber driver last week in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports ( ) that the 51-year-old "Deadliest Catch" star entered the pleas in Seattle Municipal Court on Saturday to charges of assault and property destruction. He's been accused of spi... Sat, 20 May 2017 21:09:00 GMT 2017-05-20T21:09:00Z New York enclave with Nazi roots agrees to change policies YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) — An enclave of former summer bungalows, where Nazi sympathizers once proudly marched near streets named for Adolf Hitler and other Third Reich figures, is being forced to end policies that limited ownership to people of German descent. The German American Settlement League, which once welcomed tens of thousands in the 1930s to pro-Nazi... Sat, 20 May 2017 15:08:00 GMT 2017-05-20T15:08:00Z Report: Lebanon detains Iraqi allegedly spying for Israel BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run news agency is reporting that security forces have detained an Iraqi citizen who was allegedly spying for Israel. The National News Agency said in the Saturday report that the Iraqi citizen confessed that he was recruited by an arm of the Israeli Defense Ministry to gather information about the Lebanese army and certain personalities in Leba... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:37:00 GMT 2017-05-20T14:37:00Z 2 suspects face trial soon in deaths of UN experts in Congo KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in Congo say two suspects soon will face trial in the gruesome killings of two United Nations experts and their interpreter. The bodies of American Michael Sharp, Swedish national Zaida Catalan and colleague Betu Tshintela were found in March after they went missing while investigating human rights abuses. ... Sat, 20 May 2017 13:51:00 GMT 2017-05-20T13:51:00Z Report: Trump says firing 'nut job' Comey took off pressure WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip. White House hopes that Trump could leave scanda... Sat, 20 May 2017 07:17:00 GMT 2017-05-20T07:17:00Z Report: FBI probe moves into White House WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip. White House hopes that Trump could leave scanda... Sat, 20 May 2017 00:17:00 GMT 2017-05-20T00:17:00Z Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange no longer is the subject of an active rape investigation in Sweden, but he remains holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London facing an unclear future because of uncertainty over whether American authorities will try to get him handed over next. Sweden's top prosecutor dropped a long-running inquiry into a rape ... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:20:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:20:00Z Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks' Assange is not in the clear LONDON (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador's London embassy. Assange's Swedish lawyer Per E. Samuelson declared Friday that "this is a total victory for Julian Assange. He is now f... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:50:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:50:00Z Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case Former congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison. The judge told him he would... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:45:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:45:00Z House votes to expand probation officers' arrest authority WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill expanding the authority of federal probation officers to arrest someone who obstructs them from performing their official duties. Probation officers already have the authority to arrest probationers who they believe have violated a condition of their release, but not third parties who try to stop their work. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:44:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:44:00Z 2 journalists from opposition newspaper detained in Turkey ISTANBUL (AP) — Two people were detained and detention warrants issued Friday for two senior staff at an opposition newspaper, Turkey's state-run news agency said, drawing criticism from the country's pro-secular opposition. The Anadolu news agency said the warrants against the nationalist Sozcu newspaper's owner and three others were for committing crime... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:39:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:39:00Z Terror suspect harshly interrogated by CIA won't testify FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The first CIA captive subjected to harsh interrogation after the Sept. 11 attacks did not testify Friday about conditions inside the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a late-night discussion with his lawyers, who did not want him to take the stand. It would have been the first time terror suspect Zayne Abu Zubaydah had spoken pu... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:17:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:17:00Z The Latest: Assange seeks contact with US, UK officials LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Swedish prosecutor ending investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 4:55 p.m. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his legal team will contact U.K. officials to seek a way forward in resolving in resolving his status. Although Sweden has dropped its investigation... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:06:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:06:00Z Syrian man, 20, convicted in Berlin of passing info to IS BERLIN (AP) — A German court convicted a Syrian refugee Friday of membership in the Islamic State group in his homeland and later providing information for a possible attack against "soft targets" in Berlin. Berlin's criminal court sentenced Shaas al-Mohammad, 20, to five years in prison on 150 counts of membership in a foreign terrorist organization and ... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:05:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:05:00Z The Latest: Assange hails Swedish move to drop investigation LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Swedish prosecutor ending investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Julian Assange says Sweden's decision to drop a rape inveatigation against him is "an important victory for me and for the U.N. human rights system." Speaking from the balcony of Ecuador... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:51:00 GMT 2017-05-19T15:51:00Z Expert: Assange Still Faces US Extradition An international law professor said on Friday WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange still faces the prospect of US extradition despite Swedish prosecutors... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:15:00 GMT 2017-05-19T15:15:00Z