- The Latest: Illinois attorney general asks for federal probe Updated: Dec-01-15 6:15 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and an online threat against the University of Chicago (all times local):
- Planned Parenthood shooting renews focus on domestic terror Updated: Dec-01-15 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON - The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks officials say he assembled around a car.
- DOJ: Bay St. Louis federal forfeitures fund was mishandled Updated: Nov-30-15 12:30 pm
BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi - The U.S. Department of Justice has found several violations in Bay St. Louis' handling of a federal forfeitures fund that is missing almost $300,000.
- Witnesses in case against polygamous towns revealed Updated: Nov-27-15 2:10 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Witnesses set to testify in a civil rights lawsuit against polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line include a former bodyguard for Warren Jeffs, an ex-wife of a polygamous leader and a onetime chief of the towns' marshal service.
- Obama still pondering death penalty's role in justice system Updated: Nov-27-15 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.
- Chile FF president in Miami after resigning amid FIFA probe Updated: Nov-25-15 1:12 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - The whereabouts of the former president of Chile's soccer federation has been solved.
- Judge: Retaliation claim against Arpaio to remain in lawsuit Updated: Nov-24-15 3:52 pm
PHOENIX - A judge has ruled that a restaurant owner can move forward with his legal claim that an Arizona sheriff's office arrested him in a bid to discourage him from cooperating in a civil rights case.
- NY court: Targeted killings memos can be kept secret Updated: Nov-23-15 10:02 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. government can keep secret various memos related to its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, a federal appeals court said in a decision unsealed Monday.
- Federal court rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional Updated: Nov-23-15 6:41 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday.
- Feds warn NC about deal to move mentally ill from homes Updated: Nov-23-15 5:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina officials aren't living up to an out-of-court agreement to move potentially thousands of people with serious mental illness out of adult care homes and into their communities, government lawyers warned.
- UF settles false claims allegations with feds for $20M Updated: Nov-20-15 5:01 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - The University of Florida agreed Friday to pay almost $20 million to settle allegations that it improperly charged the federal government for salary and administrative costs on hundreds of federal grants.
- Convicted spy Pollard is released after 30 years behind bars Updated: Nov-20-15 4:47 pm
NEW YORK - Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, and his lawyers immediately went to court to challenge tough parole conditions seemingly designed to ensure he doesn't spill any U.S. military secrets he might have left.
- Interim police chief in Ferguson resigns early Updated: Nov-20-15 1:58 pm
ST. LOUIS - The interim police chief in Ferguson is leaving the post about two months earlier than expected, citing a desire to return to his family, city officials said Friday.
- Manslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 platform blast Updated: Nov-19-15 5:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal grand jury indicted two companies on involuntary manslaughter charges and three people face charges in a deadly 2012 explosion on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the Justice Department said Thursday.
- Legal experts urge caution as tribes enter pot business Updated: Nov-18-15 10:48 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states.
- Utah prosecutor says he's investigating US Sen. Harry Reid Updated: Nov-18-15 7:33 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah county prosecutor said Wednesday he is investigating U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada in connection with a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general.
- Legal experts urge caution as tribes enter pot business Updated: Nov-18-15 6:33 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same federal guidelines outlined for states.
- Menominee Tribe sues federal government over hemp raid Updated: Nov-18-15 4:26 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Menominee Nation filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a federal judge to clarify that the tribe has a right to grow industrial hemp - a crop related to marijuana - on its Wisconsin reservation.
- The Latest: Top officials heading to Paris concert hall Updated: Nov-13-15 7:28 pm
PARIS - The latest on shootings and explosions in Paris. (all times local):
- Alabama seeks to avoid lawsuit over 'Motor Voter Act' Updated: Nov-13-15 6:59 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama reached a settlement Friday with the Department of Justice and agreed to make changes to comply with the two-decade-old "motor voter" law designed to make it easier for people to register to vote.
- Chilean soccer association president takes medical leave Updated: Nov-13-15 12:12 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - The president of the Chilean soccer association is taking a 30-day medical leave, a decision that was announced shortly before the country's investigative police said authorities wanted to question him and other federation bosses.
- Officer who killed Milwaukee man won't face federal charges Updated: Nov-10-15 11:46 am
MILWAUKEE - Federal prosecutors say they won't pursue criminal civil rights charges against the Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a man in a downtown Milwaukee park.
- Appeals court delivers setback to Obama's immigration plan Updated: Nov-10-15 8:52 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has ruled against President Barack Obama's plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation.
- Baldwin wants DOJ to review economic agency's loans Updated: Nov-10-15 7:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to review some loans made by Wisconsin's troubled job creation agency.
- South Dakota tribe burned pot crop for fear of federal raid Updated: Nov-09-15 8:32 pm
FLANDREAU, South Dakota - A South Dakota American Indian tribe that sought to open the nation's first marijuana resort burned its crop after federal officials signaled a potential raid, the tribal president said Monday.