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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recent announcement calling for a renewed crack down on criminals as "crazy' and "stupid" while speaking at the Sacramento Press Club, Monday, May 15, 2017,in Sacramento, Calif. Sessions said that federal prosecutors should file the toughest charges possible against most crime suspects, which critics say is a throwback to what they call a failed war on drugs. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 15, 2017 - 9:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general and state lawmakers again moved Monday in the opposite direction from the Trump administration, this time on penalties for criminals. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra termed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' blanket call for harsher...
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May 15, 2017 - 4:25 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Javier Valdez, a veteran reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain Monday in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for media workers. Valdez is...
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May 15, 2017 - 8:03 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they cooperated with Ecuadorean police to intercept a ship off that Latin American country bringing more than 5.5 metric tons of cocaine to Spain. The Interior Ministry says Ecuadorean agents boarded the freighter when it was almost 3 nautical miles off the...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:11 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul strongly...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:09 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to the recent emphasis in Appalachian states on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul opposes the directive. He says the drug epidemic...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Central Islip, N.Y. Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a departure from Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and reshape the criminal justice system. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2017 - 4:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a reversal of Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and show more leniency to lower-level...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided by U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan ruled Thursday, May 4, 2017, that Guzman needs to stay in solitary confinement at a New York City lockup to keep him from trying to control his drug-trafficking empire from behind bars. Cogan rejected a request by Guzman’s defense team to order him released from an ultrahigh-security wing of a jail in lower Manhattan and be allowed in the general inmate population and receive visitors. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
May 05, 2017 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday set an April 2018 trial date for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on charges he oversaw a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation responsible for murders and kidnappings. Guzman answered the judge's questions through an...
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In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Joseph Rodriguez poses for a portrait in his sister's home in Chicago. The 51-year-old Chicagoan spent 35 years in prison for killing two people in a shooting when he was a teenager. A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 older Americans who spent time in prison are anxious about the amount they have saved for retirement. The survey says they are less likely to have income from Social Security, retirement accounts or a pension and more likely to rely on disability payments. More than half worry that the money they do have for retirement won't last over their lifetime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 05, 2017 - 3:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — While many Americans his age are planning for retirement, Joseph Rodriguez is looking for his first permanent job. Rodriguez, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, spent 35 years in prison for fatally shooting two people. "I don't have the luxury to even think about that (retirement) since...
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In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Joseph Rodriguez poses for a portrait in his sister's home in Chicago. The 51-year-old Chicagoan spent 35 years in prison for killing two people in a shooting when he was a teenager. A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 older Americans who spent time in prison are anxious about the amount they have saved for retirement. The survey says they are less likely to have income from Social Security, retirement accounts or a pension and more likely to rely on disability payments. More than half worry that the money they do have for retirement won't last over their lifetime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 04, 2017 - 11:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — While many Americans his age are planning for retirement, Joseph Rodriguez is looking for his first permanent job. Rodriguez, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, spent 35 years in prison for fatally shooting two people. "I don't have the luxury to even think about that (retirement) since...
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In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Joseph Rodriguez poses for a portrait in his sister's home in Chicago. The 51-year-old Chicagoan spent 35 years in prison for killing two people in a shooting when he was a teenager. A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 older Americans who spent time in prison are anxious about the amount they have saved for retirement. The survey says they are less likely to have income from Social Security, retirement accounts or a pension and more likely to rely on disability payments. More than half worry that the money they do have for retirement won't last over their lifetime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 04, 2017 - 1:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — While many Americans his age are planning for retirement, Joseph Rodriguez is looking for his first permanent job. Rodriguez, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, spent 35 years in prison for fatally shooting two people. "I don't have the luxury to even think about that (retirement) since...
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