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Feds Subpoena Documents From Maker of Suspect Guardrails

abcnews.go.com — Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed 16 years-worth of documents from the maker of a controversial highway guardrail system blamed by accident victims for a series of serious injuries and deaths. Trinity Industries received the subpoena Tuesday from federal prosecutors in Boston, according to a company filing with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Official: White House Likely to Create Hostage Family Engagement Team

abcnews.go.com — Stung by harsh criticism from relatives of American hostages killed by terrorists in recent months, the Obama White House is moving to create a government office to coordinate incident response, which will likely include a "Family Engagement Team," a senior U.S. official told ABC News Sunday. The...

Potential shift in hostage policy: Officials to recommend families be free to pay ransom

abc15.com — Families of American hostages who communicate with foreign kidnappers or raise money and pay ransoms will no longer have to fear prosecution for aiding terrorist groups, a White House-ordered advisory group on U.S. hostage policy is expected to recommend, senior officials told ABC News last week.

Potential Shift in Hostage Policy: Officials to Recommend Families Be Free to Pay Ransom

abcnews.go.com — Families of American hostages who communicate with foreign kidnappers or raise money and pay ransoms will no longer have to fear prosecution for aiding terrorist groups, a White House-ordered advisory group on U.S. hostage policy is expected to recommend, senior officials told ABC News last week.

Warren Weinstein Family Blasts U.S. Government Over Al Qaeda Hostage Crisis

abcnews.go.com — President Obama personally took responsibility Thursday for the death of an American and an Italian hostage killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in January, but his words appear to be little comfort to the family of the American, who said the U.S. government as a whole has been "inconsistent...

Bill Clinton Cashed In When Hillary Became Secretary of State

abcnews.go.com — After his wife became Secretary of State, former President Bill Clinton began to collect speaking fees that often doubled or tripled what he had been charging earlier in his post White House years, bringing in millions of dollars from groups that included several with interests pending before the...

Feds Open Criminal Investigation Into Guardrail Safety Controversy, Officials Say

abcnews.go.com — Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation related to a controversial highway guardrail system that victims have blamed for dozens of injuries and deaths, according to officials and individuals familiar with the probe.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Not Expected to Take Stand in Boston Marathon Bombing Penalty Phase, Officials Say

abcnews.go.com — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not expected to take the stand in the defense's effort to spare his life, according to federal officials briefed on the initial witness list. The defense could change its mind later in the course of the penalty phase of Tsarnaev's trial, but as for now he...

Johns Hopkins Defies Senator Over Black Lung Probe

abcnews.go.com — The CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine has turned down U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, Jr.'s request for the results of internal review of the renowned medical center's controversial radiology program, which for years read X-rays of coal miners on behalf of coal companies and rarely found those miners to have...

Senator to DHS: Suspend Visa Broker Facing FBI Probe

abcnews.go.com — A company led by a former White House military aide that is under FBI investigation for allegedly cheating foreign investors out of millions after promising them an easy path to a Green Card should have long ago lost its federal Homeland Security certification, said Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles...
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Apr 30, 2015

RT @ABCInvestigates: Ex-FBI agent perjured himself in ‘Whitey’ mobster trial, prosecutors say. So what did he claim? abcn.ws/1HV0rln via @MicheleMcPhee

Apr 30, 2015

RT @jonkarl: .@PressSec says that helping with a ransom payment is not the same as making a ransom payment

Apr 30, 2015

RT @ABCInvestigates: Prosecutors want 16 yrs-worth of docs from maker of controversial highway guardrail system abcn.ws/1dwdjU6 pic.twitter.com/FTSfRRojkY

Apr 27, 2015

RT @ABCInvestigates: Official on hostage situations: We are also considering Family Engagement Teams as part of the new Fusion Cell abcn.ws/1GAQpHo

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