- Federal judge signs Albuquerque police reform settlement Updated: Jun-02-15 7:58 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between Albuquerque and the U.S. Department of Justice on overhauling the city's police force.
- Federal report critical of W. Virginia mental health system Updated: Jun-02-15 5:47 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia's mental health system relies too much on facilities like psychiatric hospitals to treat children and should make changes such as expanding in-home services to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, federal authorities said.
- Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president Updated: Jun-02-15 5:27 pm
ZURICH - The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.
- FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities Updated: Jun-02-15 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies, The Associated Press has learned.
- FIFA says Valcke not behind $10M payment in corruption probe Updated: Jun-02-15 2:02 pm
GENEVA - Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body that has led to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign, FIFA earlier defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying to distance him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.
- CONCACAF executive says organization is working with DOJ Updated: Jun-02-15 12:00 am
MIAMI BEACH, Florida - CONCACAF's acting general secretary said the organization is cooperating with the U.S. Justice Department while it investigates allegations of corruption in FIFA.
- Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court Updated: Jun-01-15 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS - An appeals court judge had some strong questions Monday for a federal lawyer about reports that Louisiana must present about its school voucher program to the U.S. government.
- Former SAfrican president issues denial in WCup bid scandal Updated: Jun-01-15 12:30 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Former South African President Thabo Mbeki denied his government paid bribes to secure the 2010 World Cup as the bid scandal began to encroach on the very top of the country's leadership on Monday.
- Movie theater chain AMC discloses government investigations Updated: Jun-01-15 12:29 pm
NEW YORK - Movie theater operator AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. disclosed Monday that it received two requests for documents from U.S. agencies relating to an investigation of anticompetitive conduct.
- Beau Biden dies at 46; son of VP had life of adversity Updated: May-31-15 4:05 pm
DOVER, Delaware - He was the privileged son of a longtime U.S. senator and two-term vice president, yet Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III was no stranger to personal adversity.
- Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him Updated: May-30-15 2:17 pm
- Judge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case Updated: May-29-15 4:27 pm
CLAYTON, Missouri - A judge on Friday deferred ruling on a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, but he again gave strong indications he might toss the lawsuit.
- Bentley calls Tutwiler settlement 'positive step' for state Updated: May-29-15 8:23 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley is praising a settlement between the state and the U.S. Justice Department over conditions at Alabama's only prison for women.
- DOJ opposes some parts of schools consolidation plan Updated: May-29-15 4:43 am
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - The U.S. Department of Justice is questioning a merger plan for the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school system that preserves a "one-race, African-American" school already comprised mostly of minority students.
- Alabama, feds reach agreement over alleged prison abuse Updated: May-28-15 11:06 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama women's prison will be overhauled after the U.S. Justice Department said officers there coerced inmates into sex, watched them in showers and bathrooms and organized a New Year's Eve strip show.
- FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms Updated: May-28-15 4:56 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena.
- Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit Updated: May-28-15 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON - A skeptical federal judge grilled Obama administration lawyers Thursday over the House GOP's health care lawsuit, sounding unlikely to side with the president and dismiss the case.
- FBI says it's fully probing Wal-Mart shooting Updated: May-28-15 3:40 pm
CINCINNATI - The new head of the FBI's Cincinnati division says agents are conducting a thorough review of last year's fatal police shooting of a black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.
- Civilians get new authority in Cleveland police settlement Updated: May-28-15 1:01 pm
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on reforming the city's troubled police department calls for civilians to play influential roles in investigating police misconduct and establishing policies and procedures.
- South Africa's 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe Updated: May-28-15 11:05 am
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.
- Beaver Dam farmer accused of crop insurance fraud Updated: May-28-15 3:08 am
MILWAUKEE - A farmer in Beaver Dam is being accused of defrauding a crop insurance company.
- Hopi Tribe, lawmakers urge US to stop sale of sacred items Updated: May-27-15 8:31 pm
PHOENIX - Hopi tribal leaders and Arizona's members of Congress are asking U.S. law enforcement to stop the sale of about a dozen sacred Hopi artifacts at a Paris auction house in June.
- US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
- US won't seek high court review in immigration case Updated: May-27-15 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON - The government will not ask the Supreme Court to review a judge's decision that put on hold President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
- US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 6:22 am