FBI ordered to videotape interviews

Washington

Recording interviews no longer banned

The Justice Department said Thursday that the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies would be required to videotape interviews with suspects in most instances, reversing a long-standing policy that largely forbade the practice and bringing the federal government in line with the practices in many state and local jurisdictions.

Arizona

Crews try to stop fire's spread

A wildfire in a scenic canyon has grown to more than 11.5 square miles. Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff from the human-caused Slide Fire. There are no reports so far of injuries or structures burned.

Minneapolis

Fox News anchor facing charge

Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, said by the network to be having "serious personal issues," has been charged with a misdemeanor after his arrest in a bar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Jarrett, 59, is charged with obstructing the legal process, interfering with a police officer.

Elsewhere

Tennessee: Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law allowing Tennessee to send death row inmates to the electric chair if the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections.

South Korea: North and South Korean warships exchanged artillery fire Thursday in disputed waters off the western coast, South Korean military officials said.

Seattle: Remains were recovered from the site of the March 22 landslide in Oso, bringing the confirmed death toll to 42.

New Jersey: Four Orthodox Jewish rabbis and one of their sons conspired to kidnap and force Jewish men into granting their wives religious divorces, according to a federal indictment handed up on Thursday.

Washington: The White House says President Barack Obama intends to nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and will tap Shaun Donovan, the current housing secretary, to run the budget office.

Times wires

FBI ordered to videotape interviews 05/22/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:51pm]

    

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