- Town cries foul at proposed low return from tax auction Updated: Feb-13-16 12:22 pm
PLAINFIELD, New Hampshire - Officials in the small New Hampshire town where tax militants held federal marshals at bay for nine months in an armed standoff are questioning the meager amount federal officials plan to allot it after a tax auction in October.
- Ferguson mayor: City told DOJ agreement no sure thing Updated: Feb-12-16 6:03 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson leaders warned U.S. Department of Justice negotiators last month that they couldn't guarantee approval of a plan to address the agency's scathing review of the city's police and courts, including allegations that the civil rights of black residents were routinely violated, Ferguson's mayor said Friday.
- Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall Updated: Feb-12-16 4:16 pm
DETROIT - Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags - telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.
- Man who threatened mosque pleads guilty to hate crime Updated: Feb-12-16 4:06 pm
TAMPA, Florida - A Florida man accused of threatening to firebomb a mosque last fall has pleaded guilty to a hate crime in federal court.
- DOJ, Miami police near settlement in civil rights case Updated: Feb-12-16 3:12 pm
MIAMI - The U.S. Justice Department and city of Miami are close to a settlement in a civil rights case stemming from questionable police shootings from 2008 to 2011.
- Autopsy: Police shot man 20 times, including 6 in back Updated: Feb-12-16 2:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - An autopsy report shows a young black man shot dead by San Francisco police suffered 20 gunshot wounds, including six in the back, and had drugs in his system when he died in the shooting that sparked protests and calls for the chief's removal.
- Nixon, Kinder commend Ferguson's efforts at police reform Updated: Feb-11-16 7:15 pm
ST. LOUIS - Missouri's top two elected officials credited Ferguson on Thursday with pressing ahead with policing and court reforms despite a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging that the St. Louis suburb routinely violated residents' rights and misused law enforcement to generate revenue.
- Watchdog finds progress since "Fast and Furious" operation Updated: Feb-11-16 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has made progress since a failed gun-smuggling sting operation known as Fast and Furious, but more work needs to be done, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday.
- Federal trial again delayed in Charleston church shooting Updated: Feb-11-16 12:23 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A judge on Thursday delayed the trial of a white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church as attorneys wait to see whether the federal government will seek the death penalty.
- AP news guide: A look at the turmoil in Ferguson Updated: Feb-11-16 2:43 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson after the City Council failed to approve an agreement that sought to address concerns about police and municipal court practices in the St. Louis suburb.
- Defense begins case in trial against polygamous towns Updated: Feb-10-16 7:30 pm
PHOENIX - The mayor of a polygamous town in Utah accused of functioning as an arm of a polygamous church said Wednesday that he has never discriminated based on religion.
- Chicago settles bias lawsuit filed by Justice Department Updated: Feb-10-16 5:37 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago's City Council has approved a $3.1 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department that alleged the police department's residency requirements discriminated against foreign-born applicants.
- Latest: Government files civil rights suit against Ferguson Updated: Feb-10-16 5:24 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The latest on efforts by Ferguson to reach a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to improve police and court practices in the St. Louis suburb (all times local):
- Wrangell doctor sentenced in child pornography case Updated: Feb-10-16 2:33 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Wrangell doctor convicted of receiving and distributing child pornography has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release.
- Government asks to intervene in whistleblower lawsuit Updated: Feb-10-16 10:48 am
PIKEVILLE, Kentucky - The federal government wants to get involved in a whistleblower lawsuit against Eastern Kentucky disability lawyer Eric C. Conn.
- 14 plead guilty to drug distribution charges Updated: Feb-10-16 10:42 am
JACKSON, North Carolina - Federal prosecutors say 14 people from North Carolina and Virginia have pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges.
- Juvenile justice commissioner relieved of duties amid probe Updated: Feb-09-16 3:06 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's juvenile justice commissioner was relieved of his duties amid an investigation into a teenager's death at a detention center, which reportedly occurred hours after she was restrained through a martial arts hold.
- Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death Updated: Feb-08-16 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday.
- Iowa man convicted of threatening judges sentenced to prison Updated: Feb-08-16 3:57 am
IOWA FALLS, Iowa - An Iowa Falls man accused of threatening to cut the throats of judges in Eldora during a call to an office of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
- Ohio firm accused of misspending funds on cars, tattoos Updated: Feb-07-16 8:16 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Federal investigators say government money given to a northern Ohio company for work placement and parenting programs instead went to buy vehicles and cosmetic surgery.
- HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses Updated: Feb-05-16 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department announced Friday.
- Feds seeking settlement in coal mining lawsuits Updated: Feb-04-16 6:43 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials disclosed Thursday that they want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in Western states.
- The Latest: Suspected tornado damages Army post in Georgia Updated: Feb-03-16 7:20 pm
The Latest on the winter storm system affecting a broad swath of the Midwest and Southern U.S. (all times local):
- Justice Department names new head of its pardon office Updated: Feb-03-16 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has named a new head of its pardon office.
- Wells Fargo to pay $1.2 billion to settle home loan case Updated: Feb-03-16 1:24 pm
NEW YORK - Wells Fargo said it has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle a government lawsuit related to its Federal Housing Administration home mortgage program.