• Merrick Garland Feb 23

    Garland Vows Sharp Focus on Capitol Riot as Attorney General

    President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general is set for his confirmation hearing vowing to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent

  • Immigration Oct 7, 2020

    Justice Officials Drove Family Separation Policy, Draft Watchdog Report Says

    Top former Justice Department officials, including U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Rod Rosenstein, helped drive a Trump administration policy that resulted in the separation of children from their parents, a draft inspector general report shows.

  • William Barr Sep 17, 2020

    Barr Takes Aim at Prosecutors Inside His Own Justice Dept.

    Attorney General William Barr is taking aim at his own Justice Department, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as “headhunters” in their pursuit of prominent targets and politically charged cases.

  • Dallas Jun 3, 2020

    Sniper Ambush Kills 5 Officers, Injures 7 in Dallas Following Peaceful Protest

    Five officers are dead — four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer — in what authorities called a sniper ambush on police officers at the end of a peaceful protest against nationwide officer-involved shootings Thursday night.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 24, 2019

    Justice Department Launches Antitrust Probe of Big Tech

    The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It said the probe will take into account “widespread concerns” about social media, search engines and online retail services. Its antitrust division is seeking information from the public, including those in the...

  • Julian Assange Apr 6, 2019

    Ecuador Rejects WikiLeaks Claim It Plans to Expel Julian Assange

    Ecuador has denied WikiLeaks’ claims that it is set to expel Julian Assange from its embassy in London, rejecting what it called “an attempt to stain the dignity of the country,” NBC News reported. Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, hasn’t left the embassy since 2012. He sought refuge there to avoid arrest and potential extradition to the United States for...

  • California Feb 17, 2019

    Potential Privacy Lapse Found in Americans' 2010 Census Data

    An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 headcount could be reconstructed from encrypted data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday. The age, gender, location, race and ethnicity for 138 million people were potentially vulnerable. So far, however, only internal hacking...

  • California Feb 15, 2019

    Supreme Court to Decide If 2020 Census Can Ask About Citizenship

    The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money. The justices agreed Friday to a speedy review of a lower court ruling that has so far blocked the Trump administration from adding...

  • driver Feb 1, 2019

    Favorite Live Acts of 2018

    My Favorite Live Acts of the Year (alphabetical by artist): Arcade Fire | The Greek Theatre 9/20/18 Dirty Projectors | El Rey Theatre 6/13/18 Fever Ray | Hollywood Palladium 5/25/18 Gorillaz | Demon Dayz LA 2018 Killing Joke | The Regent Theater 9/5/18 King Krule | Coachella 2018 Janelle Monáe | Music Tastes Good 2018 Alanis Morissette | Arroyo Seco…

  • Attorney General Nov 30, 2018

    Las Vegas Massacre Survivors Promised Nearly $17M by Justice Department

    The U.S. government is allocating nearly $17 million to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation’s modern history, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Friday. The money from the Justice Department will defray costs of counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal aid for thousands of people affected by the...

  • The Associated Press Oct 18, 2018

    AP: Feds Open Clergy Abuse Probe in Pennsylvania

    The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand confidential files and testimony from church leaders, according to two people familiar with the probe.

  • Facebook Apr 2, 2018

    Malaysia Approves Anti-Fake News Bill Ahead of Elections

    Malaysia’s parliament on Monday passed a new law prohibiting fake news that critics fear will be abused to silence dissent ahead of a general election. Despite criticism from opposition lawmakers that the anti-fake news legislation will lead Malaysia closer to dictatorship, the bill was approved after a heated debate with 123 lawmakers voting for it and 64 against. The bill...

  • United States Nov 26, 2017

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Signs Bill Targeting US and Foreign Media

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill allowing Russia to register international media outlets as foreign agents — a move largely seen as retaliation against the U.S. for similar crackdowns on Kremlin-funded media outlets, NBC News reported. Putin signed the bill into law Saturday after the upper chamber of the Russian parliament adopted it Wednesday. The move is seen...

  • United States Nov 17, 2017

    Killings of Transgender People Increase, Advocacy Groups Say

    At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, according to advocacy groups that have been monitoring the grim phenomenon and seeking ways to reduce the toll. The Human Rights Campaign, in a report released Friday, calculated that 102 transgender people have been killed in the...

  • Dallas Jul 7, 2017

    Inside the Ambush in Downtown Dallas

    In the blink of an eye a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas turned to panic, as hundreds of people ran for their lives Thursday night.

  • United States Jun 29, 2017

    FBI Agent in Court on Charge of Lying About Rancher Shooting

    An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year’s armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police.
    W. Joseph Astarita said nothing during a brief court hearing and was released on his own recognizance.

  • Missouri Jun 21, 2017

    Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Michael Brown's Death

    A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, whose fatal shooting by a white police officer nearly three years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, set off months of protests. Financial terms of the settlement approved by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber were not disclosed. Anthony...

  • California Apr 28, 2017

    Trump Administration: No Immediate Plans to Halt Immigration Order

    The Trump administration has told two California counties it has no plans right now to seek a court ruling immediately reinstating the president’s executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities....
    Court documents filed on Friday and signed by U.S. Justice Department attorneys say the administration has indicated to Santa Clara and San Francisco counties that...

  • United States Apr 21, 2017

    Volkswagen to Pay $2.8 Billion in US Diesel Emissions Scandal

    A federal judge has approved a $2.8 billion criminal penalty against Volkswagen for cheating on diesel emissions tests. District Judge Sean Cox approved deal and fine — the largest ever levied by the U.S. government against an automaker — negotiated by VW and the Justice Department during a Friday hearing in Detroit. The announcement comes six weeks after the German...

  • San Diego Mar 11, 2017

    ACLU Sues Over Initial Hearings for Detained Immigrants

    The lawsuit was filed in federal court on behalf of three Mexicans, but the ACLU asks to represent all people who are held on immigration violations along California’s border with Mexico who are held for more than 48 hours.

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