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U.S. Prosecutors Hit Huawei With New Federal Charges

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| The Department of Justice is accusing the Chinese telecom giant of racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies. The Trump administration has security concerns about Huawei.

Sudan Says It Is Settling Lawsuit From Families And Victims Of USS Cole Attack


The move is aimed at helping Sudan get off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 killed 17 people aboard the ship.

Utah Bill Decriminalizing Polygamy Clears First Hurdle, Moves To State Senate


"Vigorous enforcement of the law during the mid-twentieth century did not deter the practice of plural marriage," Sen. Deidre Henderson said. She said it's time to end secrecy around the practice.

Jussie Smollett, Former 'Empire' Actor, Has Been Indicted Again In Illinois


The ongoing Smollett drama, centering around an alleged faked hate crime against the actor, has opened a fresh chapter. A special prosecutor in Cook County has announced a six-count indictment.

Malcolm X Doc Prompts 'Reexamination' Of Iconic Leader's Assassination Investigation


New information revealed in a TV series raises so many questions about two of the men convicted of the murder, that the Manhattan district attorney's office is taking another look at the evidence.

Judge Hands Down Harshest Penalty Yet From College Admissions Scandal


Prosecutors told the court that they considered Douglas Hodge, the ex-CEO of PIMCO, among the "most culpable" of the parents charged. He has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

U.S. Charges Suspect In El Paso Walmart Shootings With Hate Crimes


Shortly after the attack last August, Patrick Wood Crusius allegedly told police he had driven to the store intending to kill "Mexicans."

Bernie Madoff Seeks Early Release Because He Has 'Less Than 18 Months' To Live


A lawyer says Madoff, who is serving a 150-year sentence, suffers from terminal kidney failure. The Federal Bureau of Prisons denied a similar request for release last year.

DOJ To Investigate Mississippi Prisons After Spate Of Inmate Deaths


The Justice Department's civil rights division will examine conditions at four state prisons, including the oldest, Parchman, where a prison riot broke out on Dec. 29.