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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Worker accused of abusing developmentally disabled patient 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:39 pm

    BEATRICE, Nebraska - An employee at the Beatrice State Developmental Center has been accused of abusing a patient, less than a month after the federal government ended its oversight of the facility that houses and treats disabled residents.

  • Justice Dept., Louisiana company settle discrimination suit 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 12:55 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department says it's reached a settlement with a Louisiana construction company over allegations of employment discrimination against immigrants.

  • US attorneys hear safety concerns from American Indians 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:37 pm

    IGNACIO, Colorado - U.S. attorneys and prosecutors say they want to help Native American communities bring more cases to court and cut down on crime following a surge of drug abuse, violence, sexual assault and other crimes plaguing their communities.

  • North Dakota's 11 drug task forces awarded federal grant 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:07 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation says the 11 narcotic task forces are sharing a federal grant to continue illegal drug-fighting efforts.

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

  • Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 5:17 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A suburban St. Louis man was charged Thursday with killing a 9-year-old girl who was sitting on her mother's bed doing her homework when shots were fired into her home.

  • Southern California hospital settles claims over deaf access 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:16 pm

    COLTON, California - A San Bernardino County hospital has reached a settlement to resolve allegations that it failed to provide qualified interpreters and other services to the hearing impaired.

  • Justice Dept. pushes back against Sen. Menendez's defense story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 11:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department pushed back Monday against efforts by Sen. Bob Menendez to dismiss the corruption indictment against him, calling the case the result of an "exhaustive, focused and disciplined" investigation that spanned more than two years.

  • Ferguson municipal judge announces sweeping changes 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 8:04 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson's new municipal judge ordered massive changes Monday in the city's much-criticized municipal court, a move he said is aimed at restoring confidence in the system and easing the burden on needy defendants.

  • Lab manager settles lobbying claims with $4.8M payment 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:32 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The managers of one of the nation's premier federal laboratories have agreed to pay nearly $4.8 million to settle allegations of improperly using taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and others to extend the lab's $2.4 billion management contract.

  • Menominee tribal members endorse marijuana proposals 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 3:20 pm

    KESHENA, Wisconsin - Members of the Menominee Indian Tribe have endorsed the possible legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use on their northeastern Wisconsin reservation, the tribe announced Friday.

  • Federal workers with sensitive jobs used cheating website story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 11:27 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Homeless camping lawsuit against Boise returns to court 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 7:52 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Attorneys once again defended an ordinance that bars sleeping and camping in public spaces on Thursday in an ongoing lawsuit brought by several homeless Idaho residents against the city of Boise.

  • Criminal probe of Grand Junction airport ends; no arrests 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 3:29 pm

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Officials at the Grand Junction airport say the end of a federal criminal investigation into fraud allegations will allow them to move ahead on issues that had been put on hold because of the investigation, even though a federal civil investigation is still underway.

  • New trial upheld for 5 ex-cops in post-Katrina shootings 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 8:52 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Five former New Orleans police officers deserve a new trial on charges connected to the deadly shootings of unarmed people amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, upholding a judge's 2013 decision.

  • Feds seek to dismiss lawsuit against ocean blasting research 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:28 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The federal government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought by New Jersey environmental officials against a research project that blasts the ocean floor with sound waves, mainly because the project is already finished.

  • Testimony resumes in Albuquerque police shooting case 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 3:53 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A judge could decide this week if a former and current Albuquerque officer should stand trial for the shooting death of a homeless man.

  • California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 12:10 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what's happening in court because she isn't proficient in English has made the process even harder.

  • Justice Dept. discloses info on news media subpoenas 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 5:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Former Attorney General Eric Holder last year authorized three subpoenas or search warrant applications seeking information from members of the news media, the Justice Department disclosed Friday in its first annual report of cases in which prosecutors have requested information from journalists.

  • Ferguson defends interim chief after concerns raised 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 2:20 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Ferguson city officials on Friday defended interim Police Chief Andre Anderson after an online report raised concerns about his record as an officer in Glendale, Arizona.

  • Nearly 200 people apply for Cleveland community police panel 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 12:35 pm

    CLEVELAND - Two former Cleveland police chiefs, a former Ohio lieutenant governor, a prominent civil rights attorney and a number of activists are among the nearly 200 people who've applied to become members of a commission that will recommend how to improve Cleveland police officers' interactions with the public.

  • Feds to investigate death of teen during attempted drug bust 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 8:19 pm

    SENECA, South Carolina - The U.S. Department of Justice says it will investigate the shooting death of a South Carolina teen killed during an attempted drug bust.

  • As anniversary and protests fade, Ferguson looks ahead story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:47 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - By Wednesday, police outnumbered protesters in the St. Louis suburb that launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, signaling that the nightly demonstrations could be fading after the anniversary of Michael Brown's death. But Ferguson, and the issues that elevated it to national prominence, are sure to be closely watched in the months to come. A look at what's ahead:

  • Los Angeles County approves construction of new jails 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 10:56 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A week after agreeing to let a federal court oversee its treatment of the mentally ill in jails, Los Angeles County leaders on Tuesday approved programs to treat them in a new jail and keep at least 1,000 out of lockups.

  • Reforms announced to improve New Orleans rape investigations 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 7:22 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans authorities have announced more changes to the way police investigate sexual assault cases - a reform effort aimed at addressing problems brought to light by the U.S. Justice Department and the city's Inspector General.