Matt Zapotosky The Washington Post


'Matt Zapotosky The Washington Post' - 45 News Result(s)

  • Prosecutors Reveal Thwarted Plot To Bomb Times Square, New York Subway

    Prosecutors Reveal Thwarted Plot To Bomb Times Square, New York Subway

    Federal authorities revealed Friday they had arrested and charged three men in connection with a 2016 plot to carry out bombings and shootings in crowded areas of New York City, then kept the court case under seal for more than a year as investigators worked the case.

  • Girlfriend Of Las Vegas Gunman Said She Had No Warning About Massacre

    Girlfriend Of Las Vegas Gunman Said She Had No Warning About Massacre

    The girlfriend of Stephen Paddock, the gunman who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas earlier this week, said Wednesday that she had no warning about his plans to carry out the massacre.

  • Gunman In Vegas Seemed To Plan Each Move

    Gunman In Vegas Seemed To Plan Each Move

    Investigators trying to determine what sparked the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history have found the massacre to be the work of a sophisticated planner with the means and desire to inflict unprecedented carnage.

  • Police Struggle To Discern Motive After 59 Dead, Hundreds Hurt In Vegas

    Police Struggle To Discern Motive After 59 Dead, Hundreds Hurt In Vegas

    Perched in his suite at a high-rise hotel overlooking the Vegas Strip, a 64-year-old retiree with no real criminal history and no known affiliations with terror groups rained bullets down into a crowd at a country music festival Sunday, killing at least 59 people and injuring hundreds more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

  • Grandparents, Some Refugees Can Enter US Despite Travel Ban, Court Says

    Grandparents, Some Refugees Can Enter US Despite Travel Ban, Court Says

    Grandparents and other extended relatives of people in the United States are exempt from President Donald Trump's travel ban, as are refugees with a formal assurance from a government agency, a federal appeals court panel ruled Thursday.

  • 15 States, D.C. Sue Trump Administration To Save 'Dreamers'

    15 States, D.C. Sue Trump Administration To Save 'Dreamers'

    A group of attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the administration from winding down the DACA program, which granted a reprieve from deportation to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

  • Nearly 2,000 People Faced Additional Screening After First Trump Travel Ban, New Document Shows

    Nearly 2,000 People Faced Additional Screening After First Trump Travel Ban, New Document Shows

    Nearly 2,000 people from the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump's first travel ban faced additional screening at airports and other entry points in the days before a federal judge fully blocked the measure nationwide, according to a newly released document that calls into question the government's initial assessments of the impact o...

  • AlphaBay Dark Web Marketplace Shutdown by US Justice Department

    AlphaBay Dark Web Marketplace Shutdown by US Justice Department

    AlphaBay was a site on the dark web where users whose identities were masked could engage in substantial buying and selling of illicit goods.

  • Ex-FBI Chief James Comey Calls Donald Trump A Liar, Says 'He Obstructed Justice'

    Ex-FBI Chief James Comey Calls Donald Trump A Liar, Says 'He Obstructed Justice'

    Former FBI director James Comey on Thursday essentially laid out an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump, highlighting for a Senate committee and a national television audience some of the critical encounters that will be considered in any evaluation of whether Trump committed a crime.

  • Donald Trump's Latest Tweets Could Hurt Effort To Restore Travel Ban

    Donald Trump's Latest Tweets Could Hurt Effort To Restore Travel Ban

    President Donald Trump on Monday derided the revised travel ban as a "watered down" version of the first and criticized his own Justice Department's handling of the case - potentially hurting the administration's defense of the ban as the legal battle over it reaches a critical new stage.

  • Donald Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Now A Focus In Russia Investigation

    Donald Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Now A Focus In Russia Investigation

    Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.

  • Comey Notes Say Trump Pressed Him To Drop Flynn Probe

    Comey Notes Say Trump Pressed Him To Drop Flynn Probe

    President Trump asked the FBI to drop its probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and urged former FBI director James B. Comey instead to pursue reporters in leak cases, according to associates of Comey who have seen private notes he wrote recounting the conversation.

  • US Again Weighing WikiLeaks Charges

    US Again Weighing WikiLeaks Charges

    Federal prosecutors are investigating whether the group bears criminal responsibility for the more recent revelation of sensitive CIA cyber-tools.

  • Federal Judge In Hawaii Freezes Trump's New Travel Ban

    Federal Judge In Hawaii Freezes Trump's New Travel Ban

    A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday issued a sweeping freeze of President Donald Trump's new executive order hours before it would have temporarily barred the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries and suspended the admission of new refugees.

  • Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban Blocks New Visas For 6 Muslim-Majority Nations

    Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban Blocks New Visas For 6 Muslim-Majority Nations

    President Donald Trump signed a new travel ban Monday that administration officials said they hope will end legal challenges over the matter by imposing a 90-day ban on the issuance of new visas for citizens of six majority-Muslim nations.

'Matt Zapotosky The Washington Post' - 45 News Result(s)

  • Prosecutors Reveal Thwarted Plot To Bomb Times Square, New York Subway

    Prosecutors Reveal Thwarted Plot To Bomb Times Square, New York Subway

    Federal authorities revealed Friday they had arrested and charged three men in connection with a 2016 plot to carry out bombings and shootings in crowded areas of New York City, then kept the court case under seal for more than a year as investigators worked the case.

  • Girlfriend Of Las Vegas Gunman Said She Had No Warning About Massacre

    Girlfriend Of Las Vegas Gunman Said She Had No Warning About Massacre

    The girlfriend of Stephen Paddock, the gunman who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas earlier this week, said Wednesday that she had no warning about his plans to carry out the massacre.

  • Gunman In Vegas Seemed To Plan Each Move

    Gunman In Vegas Seemed To Plan Each Move

    Investigators trying to determine what sparked the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history have found the massacre to be the work of a sophisticated planner with the means and desire to inflict unprecedented carnage.

  • Police Struggle To Discern Motive After 59 Dead, Hundreds Hurt In Vegas

    Police Struggle To Discern Motive After 59 Dead, Hundreds Hurt In Vegas

    Perched in his suite at a high-rise hotel overlooking the Vegas Strip, a 64-year-old retiree with no real criminal history and no known affiliations with terror groups rained bullets down into a crowd at a country music festival Sunday, killing at least 59 people and injuring hundreds more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

  • Grandparents, Some Refugees Can Enter US Despite Travel Ban, Court Says

    Grandparents, Some Refugees Can Enter US Despite Travel Ban, Court Says

    Grandparents and other extended relatives of people in the United States are exempt from President Donald Trump's travel ban, as are refugees with a formal assurance from a government agency, a federal appeals court panel ruled Thursday.

  • 15 States, D.C. Sue Trump Administration To Save 'Dreamers'

    15 States, D.C. Sue Trump Administration To Save 'Dreamers'

    A group of attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the administration from winding down the DACA program, which granted a reprieve from deportation to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

  • Nearly 2,000 People Faced Additional Screening After First Trump Travel Ban, New Document Shows

    Nearly 2,000 People Faced Additional Screening After First Trump Travel Ban, New Document Shows

    Nearly 2,000 people from the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump's first travel ban faced additional screening at airports and other entry points in the days before a federal judge fully blocked the measure nationwide, according to a newly released document that calls into question the government's initial assessments of the impact o...

  • AlphaBay Dark Web Marketplace Shutdown by US Justice Department

    AlphaBay Dark Web Marketplace Shutdown by US Justice Department

    AlphaBay was a site on the dark web where users whose identities were masked could engage in substantial buying and selling of illicit goods.

  • Ex-FBI Chief James Comey Calls Donald Trump A Liar, Says 'He Obstructed Justice'

    Ex-FBI Chief James Comey Calls Donald Trump A Liar, Says 'He Obstructed Justice'

    Former FBI director James Comey on Thursday essentially laid out an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump, highlighting for a Senate committee and a national television audience some of the critical encounters that will be considered in any evaluation of whether Trump committed a crime.

  • Donald Trump's Latest Tweets Could Hurt Effort To Restore Travel Ban

    Donald Trump's Latest Tweets Could Hurt Effort To Restore Travel Ban

    President Donald Trump on Monday derided the revised travel ban as a "watered down" version of the first and criticized his own Justice Department's handling of the case - potentially hurting the administration's defense of the ban as the legal battle over it reaches a critical new stage.

  • Donald Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Now A Focus In Russia Investigation

    Donald Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Now A Focus In Russia Investigation

    Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.

  • Comey Notes Say Trump Pressed Him To Drop Flynn Probe

    Comey Notes Say Trump Pressed Him To Drop Flynn Probe

    President Trump asked the FBI to drop its probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and urged former FBI director James B. Comey instead to pursue reporters in leak cases, according to associates of Comey who have seen private notes he wrote recounting the conversation.

  • US Again Weighing WikiLeaks Charges

    US Again Weighing WikiLeaks Charges

    Federal prosecutors are investigating whether the group bears criminal responsibility for the more recent revelation of sensitive CIA cyber-tools.

  • Federal Judge In Hawaii Freezes Trump's New Travel Ban

    Federal Judge In Hawaii Freezes Trump's New Travel Ban

    A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday issued a sweeping freeze of President Donald Trump's new executive order hours before it would have temporarily barred the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries and suspended the admission of new refugees.

  • Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban Blocks New Visas For 6 Muslim-Majority Nations

    Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban Blocks New Visas For 6 Muslim-Majority Nations

    President Donald Trump signed a new travel ban Monday that administration officials said they hope will end legal challenges over the matter by imposing a 90-day ban on the issuance of new visas for citizens of six majority-Muslim nations.

  • Revised Executive Order Bans Travelers From Six Muslim-Majority Countries From Getting New Visas

    Revised Executive Order Bans Travelers From Six Muslim-Majority Countries From Getting New Visas

    President Donald Trump signed a new travel ban Monday that administration officials said they hope will end legal challenges over the matter by imposing a 90-day ban on the issuance of new visas for citizens of six majority-Muslim nations.

  • Revised Ban To Exempt Visa Holders, Sources Say

    Revised Ban To Exempt Visa Holders, Sources Say

    President Donald Trump's administration is finalizing a revised travel ban that exempts current visa holders, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Donald Trump Says He'll Issue A New Executive Order On Immigration By Next Week

    Donald Trump Says He'll Issue A New Executive Order On Immigration By Next Week

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will issue a new executive order on immigration by next week, and Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court to hold off on taking action in the legal battle over his initial travel ban until that new order is in place.

  • Trump Considers Writing 'Brand New' Immigration Order

    Trump Considers Writing 'Brand New' Immigration Order

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he is considering rewriting his executive order temporarily barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country, indicating that the administration may try to quickly restore some aspects of the now-frozen travel ban or replace it with other face-saving measures.

  • Appeals Court Rules 3-0 Against Donald Trump's Travel Ban. He Says 'See You In Court'

    Appeals Court Rules 3-0 Against Donald Trump's Travel Ban. He Says 'See You In Court'

    The judges rejected the argument that President Trump's order should be reinstated for national security reasons and forcefully asserted their ability to serve as a check on his power. Trump reacted angrily on Twitter, posting just minutes after the ruling, "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"

  • In Another Attempt, US Judge Blocks Trump's Immigration Ban

    In Another Attempt, US Judge Blocks Trump's Immigration Ban

    A federal judge in Washington state declared Friday that he would temporarily block enforcement of President Donald Trump's controversial ban on entry to the United States, and government authorities immediately began taking steps that would allow those previously affected to travel, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter.

  • Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Over Travel Ban

    Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Over Travel Ban

    President Donald Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night, after Yates ordered Justice Department lawyers Monday not to defend his immigration order temporarily banning entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world.

  • Ohio State Student Identified As Campus Attacker, Nearly A Dozen Hospitalized

    Ohio State Student Identified As Campus Attacker, Nearly A Dozen Hospitalized

    An Ohio State student drove a car into a crowd outside a classroom building Monday morning, then got out and slashed at people with a butcher knife, sending 11 people to the hospital in what authorities said was a planned assault.

  • FBI Director Says Agency Once Again Won't Recommend Charges Over Clinton Email

    FBI Director Says Agency Once Again Won't Recommend Charges Over Clinton Email

    FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that after reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails, his agency had again determined that the Democratic presidential candidate should face no criminal charges for her email practices, clearing a distraction that had dogged the final days of Clinton's campaign and providing perhaps the last twist of the...

  • FBI Obtains Search Warrant For Clinton-Related Emails On Weiner's Computer

    FBI Obtains Search Warrant For Clinton-Related Emails On Weiner's Computer

    The FBI has obtained a warrant to search the emails found on a computer used by former Congressman Anthony Weiner that may contain evidence relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, according to law enforcement officials.

  • Computer Seized In Weiner Probe Prompts FBI To Take New Steps In Clinton Email Inquiry

    Computer Seized In Weiner Probe Prompts FBI To Take New Steps In Clinton Email Inquiry

    Newly discovered emails found on a computer seized during an investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner thrust the controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a private server back into the presidential campaign less than two weeks before the election.

  • Bombing Suspect Cited Terrorists In His Journal

    Bombing Suspect Cited Terrorists In His Journal

    The man accused of a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey mentioned an eclectic mix of terrorist inspirations, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State, in a journal recovered as evidence, authorities revealed Wednesday.

  • FBI Recommends No Criminal Charges In Clinton Email Probe

    FBI Recommends No Criminal Charges In Clinton Email Probe

    FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that his agency will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server as secretary of state but called Clinton and her staff "extremely careless" in handling classified material.

  • Video Of Orlando Attack Shows Shooter Firing At Those Already Wounded

    Video Of Orlando Attack Shows Shooter Firing At Those Already Wounded

    Surveillance footage from inside the Orlando club the night of the rampage shows Omar Mateen firing at people, stopping and then shooting again those who were already wounded, said officials who have viewed the evidence.

  • What We Still Don't Know About The Orlando Shooting Rampage

    What We Still Don't Know About The Orlando Shooting Rampage

    A little more than a week after the shooting rampage at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, key details remain unknown about what exactly happened during the violent episode and the hostage standoff that followed.

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