- HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses Updated: Feb-05-16 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department announced Friday.
- Feds seeking settlement in coal mining lawsuits Updated: Feb-04-16 6:43 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials disclosed Thursday that they want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in Western states.
- The Latest: Suspected tornado damages Army post in Georgia Updated: Feb-03-16 7:20 pm
The Latest on the winter storm system affecting a broad swath of the Midwest and Southern U.S. (all times local):
- Justice Department names new head of its pardon office Updated: Feb-03-16 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has named a new head of its pardon office.
- Wells Fargo to pay $1.2 billion to settle home loan case Updated: Feb-03-16 1:24 pm
NEW YORK - Wells Fargo said it has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle a government lawsuit related to its Federal Housing Administration home mortgage program.
- Tornado strikes Alabama women's prison, damages building Updated: Feb-03-16 12:03 pm
ALICEVILLE, Alabama - Federal authorities say a tornado damaged the administration building of a women's prison in Alabama, but caused no injuries to inmates or the staff.
- Portland, feds meeting on changes to use-of-force reporting Updated: Feb-03-16 11:04 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The U.S. Department of Justice wants Portland police to require officers who use deadly force to file immediate accounts of what occurred in use of force reports.
- Government contractor gets year in prison for tax fraud Updated: Feb-03-16 3:01 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A South Florida-based government contractor has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for filing a false income tax return.
- Ferguson residents worried about cost of US-mandated changes Updated: Feb-02-16 10:24 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - Many Ferguson residents expressed concern Tuesday that a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice could financially ruin the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
- Latest: Ferguson residents worry about cost of DOJ agreement Updated: Feb-02-16 9:20 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The Latest on a public meeting in Ferguson over a proposed settlement with the U.S. Justice Department (all times local):
- Toyota Credit settles US discrimination allegations Updated: Feb-02-16 5:43 pm
DETROIT - Toyota Motor Credit Corp. will pay $21.9 million to black and Asian borrowers as part of a settlement over alleged discriminatory lending.
- Ruling may be weeks away on North Carolina voter ID mandate Updated: Feb-01-16 10:48 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A federal judge's decision appears to be at least several weeks away in litigation over North Carolina's photo ID mandate for voters, making it likely that the new requirement will begin when early in-person voting begins March 3.
- San Francisco police face US Justice Department review Updated: Feb-01-16 7:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday it will examine use of force and ethnic disparities in arrests as part of a review of the San Francisco Police Department amid heightened racial tensions.
- Report: DOJ should track its monitoring of pot legalization Updated: Feb-01-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Government Accountability Office says the Justice Department needs to better document how it's tracking the effect of marijuana legalization in the states.
- The Latest: Trial over on North Carolina voter ID lawsuits Updated: Feb-01-16 4:43 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The latest on a federal trial over North Carolina's law requiring voters to provide a picture ID to cast a ballot. (all times local):
- Lumber Liquidators to pay more than $13M for illegal imports Updated: Feb-01-16 4:21 pm
NEW YORK - Lumber Liquidators will pay more than $13 million for illegally importing hardwood flooring, after the company pleaded guilty to environmental crimes last year.
- Township that denied Islamic cemetery must issue permit Updated: Feb-01-16 11:53 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A judge in Minnesota is forcing a Minneapolis suburban township to issue a permit for an Islamic cemetery.
- Monitor to submit 1st-year plan for Cleveland police reform Updated: Feb-01-16 9:00 am
CLEVELAND - The city must devise a new use-of-force policy and have officers trained to implement it by the end of 2016, according to the first-year plan for a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland Police Department.
- Audit finds DC police don't use firearms excessively Updated: Jan-28-16 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON - As local officials and the Justice Department begin the process of reforming troubled police departments in Baltimore, Chicago and other cities where officer misconduct has provoked national outrage, police in the nation's capital are showing that sustained reductions in the use of unnecessary force are possible, the department's longtime independent monitor said Thursday.
- The Latest: Lawyers seek to counter testimony by ex-wife Updated: Jan-27-16 2:16 pm
PHOENIX - The latest on a trial marking one of the federal government's boldest efforts to crack down on polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah border (all times local):
- Justice Dept. targeting collusion in heir-tracing industry Updated: Jan-27-16 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is investigating an industry that seeks out heirs to the recently deceased and is looking into whether price-fixing and other anti-competitive practices have ripped off relatives who have enlisted the companies' services, law enforcement officials said.
- Missouri judge education to include racial bias training Updated: Jan-27-16 12:55 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's chief justice says judges will receive bias training following reports of racial disparity in the handling of some juvenile cases.
- Task force recommends how to cut US prisoner count by 60,000 Updated: Jan-26-16 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department should limit the types of cases it brings and more nonviolent criminals should be steered toward probation and away from prison, according to task force recommendations designed to cut the federal inmate count and save more than $5 billion in the coming years.
- San Francisco mayor asks feds for probe of police shooting Updated: Jan-25-16 11:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has requested a federal investigation of the police shooting of a young black man, along with a broader look into the department.
- The Latest: 1st witness testimony heard at voter ID trial Updated: Jan-25-16 1:21 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The Latest on a federal trial going on challenging North Carolina's new photo identification requirement to vote (all times local):