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  • NC college system's federal funds in crosshairs of LGBT law story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 6:54 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's prized public universities could be the biggest losers as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights of LGBT people.

  • The Latest: UNC could lose $1.4 billion over due to LGBT law story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 5:01 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on disagreements over a North Carolina law that restricts transgender people to public restrooms aligned with their biological sex and prevents governments from passing their own anti-discrimination rules (all times local):

  • Sidelined: LGBT laws, NCAA policy could keep teams at home story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 6:05 pm

    Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport's governing body's demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won't take effect until the fall.

  • 24-year sentence for Tennessee man in human trafficking case 
    Updated: May-04-16 4:52 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department says a Tennessee man who pleaded guilty in a human trafficking case has been sentenced to 24½ years in prison by a federal judge in New Orleans.

  • Feds end probe into Bowling Green police minority hiring 
    Updated: May-04-16 9:35 am

    BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - The U.S. Justice Department has told city officials in Bowling Green, Kentucky, it has ended its investigation into minority hiring practices at the city's police department.

  • Man operating sex trafficking enterprise gets life sentence 
    Updated: May-04-16 6:50 am

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Federal prosecutors in North Carolina say a man convicted of running a sex trafficking operation that recruited women and girls as young as 16 into prostitution has been sentenced to life in prison.

  • Man operating sex trafficking enterprise gets life sentence 
    Updated: May-04-16 5:09 am

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Federal prosecutors say a man convicted of running a sex trafficking operation that recruited women and girls as young as 16 years old into prostitution has been sentenced to life in prison.

  • Justice Dept. to provide watchdog faster access to records 
    Updated: May-03-16 6:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department said it intends to provide its inspector general with quicker access to documents that the watchdog office says it's been delayed in receiving.

  • Attorney: Prosecutors dropping marijuana dispensary case 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:07 pm

    OAKLAND, California - Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop a nearly four-year effort to seize the property of a California medical marijuana dispensary billed as the nation's largest, the dispensary's attorney said Tuesday.

  • Feds to probe fatal shooting involving North Carolina deputy 
    Updated: May-03-16 2:39 pm

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Federal officials say they are investigating whether any laws were violated when a North Carolina sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man as he sat on the porch of his home.

  • Columbia police agrees to help hard-of-hearing people 
    Updated: May-03-16 12:20 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Columbia Police Department has agreed to take steps to help people who are hard of hearing like providing sign language interpreters.

  • DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law 
    Updated: May-02-16 11:18 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.

  • Halliburton, Baker Hughes eye future after merger scuttled story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 4:25 pm

    DALLAS - Halliburton and Baker Hughes, whose planned merger is the latest big deal to be shot down by antitrust regulators, now must pick up the pieces and shore up their companies during a severe slump in oil and gas drilling.

  • 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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.

  • Time Warner Cable deal gets OK, with online video conditions story has photos
    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.