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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Traffic enforcement, court revenue down in St. Louis County 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 6:21 pm

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis County police departments are backing off traffic enforcement, and municipal court revenue has dropped considerably, according to state court data.

  • Prosecutions highlight bid to clean up defense supply chain 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 12:24 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - When Peter Picone sold counterfeit electronic parts from China and Hong Kong for use in U.S. Navy submarines, the U.S. Justice Department says, he knew their failure could have "catastrophic" consequences.

  • Lynch: No reporter will go to jail for doing his or her job 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is repeating a pledge from her predecessor that no journalists will be sent to jail for doing their job.

  • Lighthorse Tribal Police receive Department of Justice grant 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 12:44 pm

    OKMULGEE, Oklahoma - The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police Department has received a nearly $895,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Monitor: Cleveland police must undergo cultural shift 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 6:15 pm

    CLEVELAND - The entire Cleveland police department must undergo a cultural shift to earn the community's trust and any real change may require a financial commitment from the city, a member of the team hired to monitor a police consent decree said Wednesday.

  • Justice Department weighs in on suit over handcuffed child 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 10:07 am

    COVINGTON, Kentucky - The Department of Justice has issued a statement of interest in a federal lawsuit over children being handcuffed by a school resource officer in northern Kentucky.

  • San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:29 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.

  • Connecticut agency to play key role in Anthem/Cigna merger story has photos
    Updated: Oct-03-15 10:44 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's Department of Insurance is playing a major role in a deal that could create the nation's largest health insurer, leading a 26-state review of Anthem Inc.'s proposed merger with Bloomfield-based Cigna.

  • Report: Navajo Nation built jails much larger than needed 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 10:13 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The Navajo Nation wasted more than $30 million in federal funds by building two jails much larger than needed, depriving other tribes of stimulus money to address their justice systems, according to a new report by a federal watchdog.

  • Feds appeal ruling clearing sheriff in civil rights lawsuit 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 2:52 pm

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a judge's ruling clearing a North Carolina sheriff of allegations he ordered deputies to target Hispanic residents for enforcement, violating their civil rights.

  • St. Louis County police urged to strengthen protest planning story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:06 pm

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis County police must strengthen policies for handling protests, improve training on diversity and community policing, and do a better job of hiring and promoting minorities and women, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Justice.

  • Mexico extraditions part of new working relationship with US story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 9:05 am

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico has extradited 13 people to the United States, including two top drug traffickers, because of a new streamlined process between the two countries - and not because of the recent escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.

  • 2 convicted in border agent's death; 2 remain fugitives 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:16 am

    TUCSON, Arizona - Two more men have been convicted in the murder of a Border Patrol agent, whose death brought to light the bungled federal gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.

  • Cleveland hires monitoring team to oversee police reforms 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 2:00 pm

    CLEVELAND - A nonprofit organization overseeing police reforms in Seattle has been hired to oversee a court-approved agreement between Cleveland and the U.S. Justice Department aimed at curbing police abuse and improving officers' relationships with the people they serve.

  • Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:36 pm

    GAINESVILLE, Florida - After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world's largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive federal lawsuit that amounts to nearly $2 billion in fixes, improvements and cleanup.

  • State, US discuss possible settlement over drainage problems 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 4:05 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island transportation officials and the U.S. Justice Department are negotiating a possible settlement of issues related to drainage and clean water rules.

  • Mexico extradites top capos, others from max security jail story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 8:20 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico extradited 13 people to the United States on Wednesday, including two top drug lords and several suspects in two high-profile 2011 crimes involving Americans - an attack on immigration agents in San Luis Potosi and the killing of consulate workers in Ciudad Juarez.

  • Documents: Oregon imam encouraged fighting against US troops 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:18 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - An old accusation that the imam of the largest mosque in Portland, Oregon, encouraged local Muslims to fight U.S. forces in Afghanistan has been revived by government lawyers seeking to strip him of his citizenship.

  • Apartment complex sexual harassment lawsuit settled 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:08 pm

    CROSS LANES, West Virginia - A lawsuit alleging female tenants at an apartment complex were sexually harassed has been settled.

  • NYC to join anti-terrorist program over activists' concerns 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 10:35 am

    NEW YORK - New York City is joining a Justice Department program aimed at halting terrorist recruitment programs in U.S. cities.

  • Prosecutors: 4 sentenced in Afghan fuel theft bribery scheme 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 4:13 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - One current and three former U.S. Army soldiers have been sentenced for their involvement in a bribery scheme in Afghanistan that resulted in the theft of more than $10 million worth of fuel, federal prosecutors announced.

  • 2 Tennessee men sentenced in 2011 robbery-killing 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 4:00 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Two Tennessee men have been sentenced to 28 years in prison each for a 2011 killing during a robbery in Clarksville.

  • Appeals court refuses to rehear Kansas abortion threat case 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:28 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its earlier ruling that a Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car.

  • Mother of man in wheelchair fatally shot by police arrested 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:01 pm

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - The mother of a man in a wheelchair who was fatally shot by police has been charged with assaulting a woman she thought made a 911 call about her son, according to court documents.

  • Environmental groups unhappy with lead smelter settlement 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 3:53 pm

    MUNCIE, Indiana - A proposed settlement of alleged Clean Air Act violations involving a Muncie company's lead smelter has upset environmental groups because the agreement doesn't require the firm to retrofit its complex with equipment that could dramatically cut lead emissions.