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Barr disagrees with Horowitz report on Russia probe launch

Attorney General William Barr publicly disagreed withJustice Department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, on Monday following the release of a long-awaited internal review that concluded the FBI's Russia probe contained no internal misconduct or political bias.

Italian vinegar makers lose court battle over 'balsamic' term

The European Union's top court ruled Wednesday that Italian vinegar makers from Italy'sModena province can't stop German competitors from using "balsamic" and other terms to advertise or describetheir products.

GOP memo outlines party's plan to defend Trump ahead of public hearings

Top Republicans serving on panels involved in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Trumppenned a memo to GOP members on those committees outlining "key points of evidence" from the closed-door inquiry ahead of public hearings slated to begin Wednesday.

Appeals court to review Bergdahl case for possible interference over Trump comments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will considera request by former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that his case be dismissed or be granted other reliefbased on unlawful command influence after his attorneys argued comments made by President Trump possibly swayed the outcome of histrial.

Texas House speaker won't face criminal charges for alleged misconduct

Prosecutors in Texas on Thursday said they will not pursue criminal charges against House SpeakerDennis Bonnen for allegedly offering a conservative activist media credentials in exchange for targeting members of his own party up for re-election.

Ted Cruz knocks NBA in tweet defending 'South Park' in China

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, continued to assail the NBA and China on Monday, tweeting his support of "South Park," which was banned from China after a recentepisodecritical of the Communist government, and at the same time criticizing the league for its perceived capitulation to Beijing.

Trump's personal assistant resigns from White House amid tensions

A personal assistant toPresident Trumpwho had been with the administration since Trump took office, Madeleine Westerhout, abruptlyresigned Thursday,reportedlyafter it was determined she sharedprivate information about the president with reporters.

Eight men accused of running illegal TV and movie streaming service

A federal grand jury in Virginia indicted eight men Tuesday on charges of conspiring to violate federal criminal copyright law by running an illegal streaming service that costtelevision and film copyright owners millions of dollars.

Joe Arpaio announces run for seventh term as Maricopa County sheriff

Joe Arpaioannounced Sunday that he will seek a seventh term as the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, promising to reopen his infamous tent city jail and bring back controversial jail policies that drew the ire of civil rights advocates and made him a darling of tough-on-crime conservatives.

Trump tweets promise not to build 'Trump' properties in Greenland

In a surprising tweetMonday,President Trumppromisednot to buildhis signature large-scale developments in Greenland, one day after he confirmed he was looking into the possibility ofpurchasingthe sparsely populated Arctic island.

'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' hit with hefty fine for using emergency alert tones

Alert tones used in a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" episode earlier this year to poke fun at a presidentialalert test that occurred last year cost ABC $395,000 in fines, the Federal Communications Commission said in a Thursday statement announcing a handful of settlements with television networks.

Commutation of Blagojevich prison sentence on hold

The potential commutation of former Illinois Gov. RodBlagojevich's federal prison sentencehas been put on hold amid White House officials' fears ofpublic pushback, sources say.