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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.Full Story >
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.Full Story >
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The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Full Story >
The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...Full Story >
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The city of Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
(FOX19) - The ATF operation Fast and Furious is creating big waves in Washington. This week, Congress may issue a citation of contempt to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Operation Fast and Furious was designed to curb to flow of guns from the United States into Mexico. Keeping those guns from being used by Mexican drug cartels.
Here's where the operation fell apart. According to ATF whistleblowers, the department encouraged gun store owners to sell weapons to straw buyers suspected of working on behalf of Mexican drug cartels. ATF's own documents show it allowed just 15 men, who were known criminals, to buy 1,725 guns.
Arizona gun store owners say they were explicitly told by the ATF to sell the guns, sometimes 20, 30, even up to 40 in a single day to single person. which is against the law. Operation Fast and Furious has now been linked to deaths and other crimes in both the U.S.. and Mexico, including the December 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
According to members of the House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, Attorney General Eric Holder has not been co-operating with their investigation into the operation. In the past two months, the Department of Justice, on behalf of ATF, has ignored subpoenas and seven letters demanding details of the program.
Among what has not been provided, reports explaining how the operation was initiated in the first place. Communication between the FBI and the ATF over the death of agent Brian Terry and documents and communications relating to "Fast and Furious" between the ATF and the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona.
The Justice Department has taken the position that House and Senate investigators are not entitled to the documents because it may jeopardize an ongoing investigation.
Here's what you need to know.
If Attorney General Eric Holder and the acting director of the ATF Kenneth Melson are found in contempt, it would be only the 12th time since Watergate, Congress has held top U.S. government officials in contempt for failure to produce subpoenaed documents.
So what does that mean? If the contempt citation is criminal one, it would be referred to the Attorney General's Office for prosecution before a grand jury. So how it all shakes down when the subject of the citation is the Attorney General, remains to seen. In U.S. history, that has never happened before.
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
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A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >