- Feds seek records on Arpaio's investigation involving judge Updated: May-29-15 8:22 pm
PHOENIX - The U.S. Justice Department is seeking documents that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office was given by a consultant hired to help in a secret investigation involving a judge in the sheriff's racial profiling case.
- Judge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case Updated: May-29-15 4:27 pm
CLAYTON, Missouri - A judge on Friday deferred ruling on a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, but he again gave strong indications he might toss the lawsuit.
- Bentley calls Tutwiler settlement 'positive step' for state Updated: May-29-15 8:23 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley is praising a settlement between the state and the U.S. Justice Department over conditions at Alabama's only prison for women.
- DOJ opposes some parts of schools consolidation plan Updated: May-29-15 4:43 am
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - The U.S. Department of Justice is questioning a merger plan for the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school system that preserves a "one-race, African-American" school already comprised mostly of minority students.
- Alabama, feds reach agreement over alleged prison abuse Updated: May-28-15 11:06 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama women's prison will be overhauled after the U.S. Justice Department said officers there coerced inmates into sex, watched them in showers and bathrooms and organized a New Year's Eve strip show.
- FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms Updated: May-28-15 4:56 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena.
- Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit Updated: May-28-15 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON - A skeptical federal judge grilled Obama administration lawyers Thursday over the House GOP's health care lawsuit, sounding unlikely to side with the president and dismiss the case.
- FBI says it's fully probing Wal-Mart shooting Updated: May-28-15 3:40 pm
CINCINNATI - The new head of the FBI's Cincinnati division says agents are conducting a thorough review of last year's fatal police shooting of a black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.
- Civilians get new authority in Cleveland police settlement Updated: May-28-15 1:01 pm
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on reforming the city's troubled police department calls for civilians to play influential roles in investigating police misconduct and establishing policies and procedures.
- South Africa's 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe Updated: May-28-15 11:05 am
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.
- Beaver Dam farmer accused of crop insurance fraud Updated: May-28-15 3:08 am
MILWAUKEE - A farmer in Beaver Dam is being accused of defrauding a crop insurance company.
- Hopi Tribe, lawmakers urge US to stop sale of sacred items Updated: May-27-15 8:31 pm
PHOENIX - Hopi tribal leaders and Arizona's members of Congress are asking U.S. law enforcement to stop the sale of about a dozen sacred Hopi artifacts at a Paris auction house in June.
- US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
- US won't seek high court review in immigration case Updated: May-27-15 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON - The government will not ask the Supreme Court to review a judge's decision that put on hold President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
- US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 6:22 am
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- Swedish student who vanished in 1982 matched to bones in US Updated: May-26-15 10:36 am
FREMONT, California - Bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared more than 30 years ago, authorities said Monday.
- Judge approves plan in Avoyelles school desegregation case Updated: May-23-15 3:55 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - The Avoyelles Parish school district is on a three-year path to exiting federal court oversight in a 50-year-old desegregation case.
- California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor Updated: May-23-15 12:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.
- Justice Department issues policy on domestic drone use Updated: May-22-15 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is acknowledging that the FBI, DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies are likely to make increasing use of unmanned aerial drones in the United States.
- Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training Updated: May-22-15 11:35 am
BURIEN, Washington - When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass.
- Caretaker of former Brown memorial denies discarding items Updated: May-22-15 10:47 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - The caretaker of stuffed animals and other mementoes from a former mid-street Ferguson memorial to Michael Brown denies discarding many of the items from the makeshift shrine after they were removed this week.
- Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police Updated: May-22-15 12:37 am
CLEVELAND - For Cleveland's maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people.
- Justice Department eyes voting reforms for American Indians Updated: May-21-15 7:32 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe's land.
- Judge says New Orleans police reforms not fast enough Updated: May-21-15 6:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says efforts by the New Orleans Police Department to eliminate unconstitutional practices and turn the city's police into a modern force are moving too slowly.