- Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns Updated: Apr-29-16 4:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The police department in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border is inflicted by an entrenched culture of following sect leader edicts at the expense of the constitutional rights of nonbelievers and should be disbanded, the federal government recommended Friday in a new court filing.
- Feds seek to join suit against Idaho's public defense system Updated: Apr-29-16 4:24 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson are requesting to weigh in on a class-action lawsuit against Idaho's public defense system.
- Feds are advising Dearborn police after 2 fatal shootings Updated: Apr-28-16 4:43 pm
DEARBORN, Michigan - The U.S. Justice Department will give advice to a Detroit-area police department whose officers have been involved in two fatal shootings in recent months.
- Feds say merged KeyCorp, First Niagara must sell 18 branches Updated: Apr-28-16 2:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group have agreed to sell 18 of First Niagara's western New York branches to satisfy antitrust issues arising from the planned combination of the banks.
- Suit seeks records tied to Ike's anti-gay order Updated: Apr-27-16 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON - A gay rights group sued the Justice Department on Wednesday for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1953 order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower that empowered federal agencies to investigate and fire employees thought to be gay.
- Dontre Hamilton's family sues city, police over 2014 death Updated: Apr-27-16 7:32 pm
MILWAUKEE - The family of a mentally ill black man who was fatally shot in a 2014 confrontation with a white police officer in a downtown Milwaukee park filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city, Police Department and former officer Christopher Manney.
- US Attorney visits prison to mark National Reentry Week Updated: Apr-27-16 6:25 pm
POLLOCK, Louisiana - U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite visited a federal prison in central Louisiana on Wednesday to highlight the Justice Department's efforts to assist inmates on the verge of completing their sentences and re-entering society.
- Federal ruling on N Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID Updated: Apr-26-16 10:12 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Civil rights and elections attorneys said Tuesday they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite of its voting laws, a decision that marks at least a temporary victory for another state that requires photo identification to vote.
- More blacks than whites got tickets while bicycling in Tampa Updated: Apr-26-16 3:27 pm
TAMPA, Florida - Black bicyclists in Tampa were more likely than whites to be stopped and ticketed by police, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, adding that the citations didn't reduce crime in the city.
- DOJ releases bike citation racial disparity report in Tampa Updated: Apr-26-16 4:11 am
TAMPA, Florida - The U.S. Justice Department will release its report on apparent racial disparities in the Tampa Police Department's issuance of bicycle citations.
- Public face of US re-entry effort speaks from own experience Updated: Apr-26-16 3:36 am
WASHINGTON - Twenty years after being busted for cocaine trafficking, Daryl Atkinson is the public face of the Justice Department's efforts to help convicted felons re-enter society.
- US seeks outside control for troubled New Orleans jail Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department asked a federal court to appoint a third party to operate the long-troubled New Orleans jail, saying new leadership is essential because the city's sheriff has for years failed to improve conditions that endanger inmates.
- The Latest: Sheriff plans fight over control of Orleans jail Updated: Apr-25-16 6:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on efforts by the Justice Department and inmate advocates to have an outside administrator take over control of the violence-plagued jail in New Orleans (all times local):
- Time Warner Cable deal gets OK, with online video conditions Updated: Apr-25-16 6:35 pm
NEW YORK - Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the country's second-largest home Internet provider.
- US to states: Make it easier for ex-prisoners to obtain IDs Updated: Apr-25-16 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON - States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures aimed at helping smooth the return to society for the hundreds of thousands of inmates released each year.
- Feds: Victims felt traumatized after UNM sex assault probes Updated: Apr-23-16 4:33 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A U.S. Justice Department review of nearly 173 allegations of sexual harassment - including sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence - at the University of New Mexico included reports from women who described feeling traumatized as school officials investigated their complaints.
- Oil company to pay fines over 3 Atchafalaya oil spills Updated: Apr-23-16 10:02 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Lafayette-based oil company has agreed to pay more than $700,000 in fines in connection with three crude oil spills in the Atchafalaya River basin.
- Feds say they've accessed phone at center of Apple data case Updated: Apr-23-16 3:52 am
NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department said it has withdrawn a request to force Apple to reveal data from a cellphone linked to a New York drug case after someone provided federal investigators with the phone's passcode.
- Feds: University of New Mexico fails in sex assault response Updated: Apr-22-16 10:36 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Students often do not know how to report sexual assault and sexual harassment at the University of New Mexico or where to turn for help in a broken system that violates federal law, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.
- The Latest: Feds don't need Apple's help in iPhone data case Updated: Apr-22-16 10:33 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on to the legal battle between Apple and the Justice Department, which asked a judge to force the tech giant to reveal data from an iPhone linked to a New York City drug case (all times local):
- US won't seek death in Crow Reservation double-killing Updated: Apr-22-16 7:52 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a Wyoming teenager accused of killing a couple who authorities said stopped to help him on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.
- The Latest: University of New Mexico pans sex assault report Updated: Apr-22-16 5:42 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on a federal investigation into the University of New Mexico's handling of sexual assault reports (all times local):
- Judge won't dismiss lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation Updated: Apr-22-16 5:35 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A federal judge on Friday said he won't dismiss a lawsuit against two Washington state psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques in the war on terror. The decision means a continuation of the closely watched case that will likely include secret information.
- Bad week for German automakers: Huge costs, new probe Updated: Apr-22-16 5:22 pm
WOLFSBURG, Germany - It's been a bad week for German automakers.
- North Charleston seeks federal review of police department Updated: Apr-22-16 11:37 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Mayor Keith Summey of North Charleston, where a former police officer is charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist, has asked that the city police department be reviewed under a U.S. Justice Department program.