- Man convicted of federal sex trafficking felonies Updated: Jun-24-16 9:08 pm
SEATTLE - A 34-year-old man has been convicted of three federal felonies related to prostitution and sex trafficking of two juveniles and one adult woman.
- Domestic violence funds narrowly survive LGBT law fight Updated: Jun-24-16 2:13 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Millions of dollars in funding for domestic violence programs in North Carolina narrowly survived a legal fight over a law limiting protections for LGBT people.
- Federal officials and Hinds County agree to improve jail Updated: Jun-23-16 9:49 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Hinds County and federal officials have reached a settlement to improve conditions at the three jails in Mississippi's largest county.
- Sisters charged with multiple counts of Medicaid fraud Updated: Jun-23-16 3:47 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Two Woonsocket sisters have been charged with multiple counts of Medicaid fraud.
- Philly-area podiatrist charged in $5 million Medicare fraud Updated: Jun-23-16 8:23 am
HAVERFORD, Pennsylvania - A suburban Philadelphia foot doctor has been charged with billing Medicare for $5 million in services that were never delivered.
- Albuquerque may pay up to $1 million for DOJ negotiations Updated: Jun-22-16 9:57 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Payment for an attorney representing Albuquerque in negotiations with the U.S. Justice Department over police reforms could hit $1 million.
- Justice Department: Nevada discriminates against HIV inmates Updated: Jun-21-16 8:13 pm
RENO, Nevada - Nevada's prisons are discriminating against inmates with HIV under illegal segregation policies that deny them access to work programs where other prisoners earn credits to reduce the length of their sentences, the U.S. Justice Department has concluded.
- 'Mississippi Burning' case, now closed, exposed KKK terror Updated: Jun-21-16 7:34 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Federal and state authorities this week said they're ending investigation of the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" killings, one of the most infamous cases in the violent backlash to the civil rights movement.
- Orleans sheriff cedes power to appointee in jail compromise Updated: Jun-21-16 6:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The sheriff elected to run the long-troubled New Orleans jail agreed Tuesday to cede management of the lockup to an outsider, heading off the possibility that a federal judge would strip him of his chief duty amid continued reports of violence among inmates.
- Justice closes discrimination case against Colorado courts Updated: Jun-21-16 5:51 pm
DENVER - The U.S. Department of Justice has closed a discrimination case against the state court system in Colorado that was sparked by concerns about the way people who speak little English were being treated.
- 1st Justice Department forum into CPD is Wednesday night Updated: Jun-21-16 4:22 pm
CHICAGO - The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department says it will hold a forum Wednesday to discuss its investigation into the Chicago Police Department and to hear from community members about their experiences with it.
- Family bewildered by 'vague' findings in son's gym mat death Updated: Jun-21-16 3:43 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - The parents of a Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat are "in a state of bewilderment" after the Justice Department decided to close a long investigation into the 2013 death while releasing only a vague account of its findings, a family spokesman said Tuesday.
- Man accused of kidnapping prosecutor's father found guilty Updated: Jun-21-16 2:11 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A federal jury in North Carolina on Tuesday convicted a prisoner of directing a botched kidnapping attempt from his prison cell, in an incident where the kidnappers mistakenly grabbed the father of a prosecutor.
- The Latest: Ex-jail administrator charged Updated: Jun-21-16 11:55 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on the battle over who will run troubled New Orleans jail (all times local):
- Michigan consumers getting $10M in Apple books settlement Updated: Jun-21-16 6:45 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan consumers are expected to get as much as $10.1 million as part of a settlement with Apple stemming from a 2012 electronic books price-fixing lawsuit.
- Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closed Updated: Jun-20-16 8:00 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - One day short of the 52nd anniversary of three civil rights workers' disappearance during Mississippi's "Freedom Summer," state and federal prosecutors said Monday that the investigation into the slayings is over.
- Cleveland monitor says reporting misconduct should be easier Updated: Jun-18-16 9:27 am
CLEVELAND - The head of a team monitoring Cleveland's agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city police department says the city needs to simplify the process for lodging misconduct complaints against officers.
- VA won't use law that allows expedited firing of executives Updated: Jun-17-16 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer use its authority to fire senior executives in an expedited manner - dropping a key portion of a law Congress passed two years ago in response to a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care.
- Listening session kicks off Justice review of police force Updated: Jun-17-16 7:58 am
CHESTER, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Department of Justice has kicked off its review of a suburban Philadelphia police department with a listening session.
- California regulator urges Anthem-Cigna merger be rejected Updated: Jun-16-16 4:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is urging the U.S. Department of Justice to reject Anthem Inc.'s proposed acquisition of rival insurer Cigna Corp.
- New rules for filing claims with 9/11 compensation fund Updated: Jun-15-16 4:41 pm
NEW YORK - The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has posted new rules for filing claims.
- Man sentenced for distributing child pornography Updated: Jun-14-16 5:05 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - The U.S. Justice Department says a 29-year-old Chattanooga man has been sentenced to serve nearly six years in prison for distribution of child pornography through the online sales site Craigslist.
- Judge blocks Seattle from disclosing FBI surveillance info Updated: Jun-13-16 8:38 pm
SEATTLE - A federal judge on Monday blocked Seattle from releasing information about surveillance cameras the FBI has placed in the city, after the agency said the disclosure could jeopardize ongoing investigations.
- US government sues Michigan over staffing at women's prison Updated: Jun-13-16 2:50 pm
DETROIT - The federal government says the state of Michigan is violating the rights of female guards by restricting transfers and insisting that males can't fill certain jobs at a prison for women.
- Ohio school district sues over Obama's transgender directive Updated: Jun-10-16 6:17 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A school district accused of sex-based discrimination against a transgender student is suing President Barack Obama's administration over its directive that public schools let such students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.