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  • new storyWhat's considered 'classified' is a judgment call 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:12 am

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system.

  • Northern Arapaho, Justice officials meet after shooting 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:28 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Northern Arapaho tribal leaders discussed racism with Justice Department officials in Washington as they sought hate-crime charges in a shooting at a detox center that left one tribe member dead and another seriously injured.

  • Petal settles lawsuit over effort to shut down group home 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:26 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Justice Department, the city of Petal is giving up efforts to evict three mentally disabled men from a home.

  • Ex-US attorney wants feds to allow hemp on SD reservation 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 12:47 pm

    FARGO, North Dakota - The former U.S. attorney in North Dakota decided to take on his former employer by filing a motion Thursday to lift an 11-year-old federal injunction that prevents a man from growing industrial hemp on a South Dakota reservation.

  • Estranged wife of polygamist leader added to witness list 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:38 pm

    PHOENIX - A judge presiding over a lawsuit that alleges religious discrimination by polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line has ruled that the estranged wife of polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs can testify at a Jan. 19 trial.

  • Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 2:42 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

  • Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at each step.

  • Lawyers chime in on feds' bid to join racial profiling suit 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 9:23 am

    PHOENIX - The attorneys who have pressed a racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio say they won't oppose the U.S. Justice Department's request to become part of the case.

  • 2 Ypsilanti residents convicted in home health fraud scheme 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:19 am

    DETROIT - Federal authorities say two Ypsilanti residents have been convicted for their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme involving home health care.

  • March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:43 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

  • Correction: Immigration-Family Detention story 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:37 pm

    LOS ANGELES - In a story July 24 about the detention of immigrant children, The Associated Press reported erroneously which federal government agency was found to be in violation of a previous settlement involving the detention of immigrant children. The agency was the Department of Homeland Security, not the Department of Justice. The story also reported erroneously how long the judge gave the government to respond regarding the possibility of an injunction. It was one week, not 90 days.

  • Houma interpreter charged with fraud to stand trial 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:40 am

    HOUMA, Louisiana - A Spanish-language interpreter accused of taking bribes from clients of the Terrebonne Parish Public Defender's Office is set for trial in two weeks on federal charges.

  • Clinton says she's confident about proper handling of emails story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-25-15 10:47 pm

    WINTERSET, Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as examples of emails containing classified information.

  • Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

  • Federal Investigators wrap up inquiry at Arkansas prison 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 1:41 pm

    NEWPORT, Arkansas - The U.S. Department of Justice has finished the on-site portion of its investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and abuse at an Arkansas women's prison unit.

  • US seeks extradition of Paraguayan soccer official 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 11:12 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - U.S. prosecutors in New York have asked Paraguay to extradite Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America's soccer confederation and one of those charged in a corruption scandal being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department.

  • Cayuga Indian leader Clint Halftown vows to keep peace 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:48 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - Representatives of the Cayuga Nation Unity Council have completed an agreement with Clint Halftown and his followers.

  • Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes legal opinion on access 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's watchdog is criticizing a legal opinion that he says restricts his office's access to materials during investigations.

  • Carnival settles US claims of disability discrimination 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:29 pm

    NEW YORK - The world's largest cruise provider and the Justice Department announced a settlement Thursday regarding access for people with disabilities on 62 ships in the Carnival, Holland America and Princess Cruises brands.

  • Carnival settles US claims of disability discrimination 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 2:49 pm

    NEW YORK - The world's largest cruise provider and the Justice Department announced a settlement Thursday regarding access for people with disabilities on 62 ships in the Carnival, Holland America and Princess Cruises brands.

  • University of Michigan settles disability bias lawsuit 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 2:34 am

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The U.S. Department of Justice says it has settled a lawsuit against the University of Michigan that accused the school of failing to provide proper job reassignment to employees with disabilities.

  • Ferguson hires black police commander as interim chief story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:20 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson leaders introduced a new interim police chief Wednesday, tasking the black police commander from Arizona with building trust between residents of the predominantly black St. Louis suburb and its mostly white officers, nearly a year since Michael Brown's death roiled racial tensions.

  • Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:02 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against the career home runs leader.

  • Lynch visits Connecticut in stop on community policing tour story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 5:22 pm

    EAST HAVEN, Connecticut - A Connecticut town whose police force had a history of mistreating Latinos has transformed itself into a model for improving relations between police and the community, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.

  • Los Angeles County housing agency, 2 cities settle bias case 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 9:31 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County public housing agency and two Mojave Desert cities have reached a $2 million settlement to resolve allegations they discriminated against black people by discouraging them from living in their communities, the Department of Justice announced Monday.