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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Trial to examine retaliation charge against Arizona sheriff 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:10 pm

    PHOENIX - The sheriff of metro Phoenix has long been known for jailing inmates in tents and pink underwear and cracking down on illegal immigration. But an upcoming trial will force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to answer for a pattern of behavior that his critics have long found deeply troubling.

  • AP Exclusive: CONMEBOL head says 'we need total change' story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 4:59 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - CONMEBOL needs "total and absolute change," president Juan Angel Napout said on Saturday after it became engulfed in the FIFA corruption scandal.

  • BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-03-15 5:15 am

    NEW ORLEANS - More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.

  • College settles suit over denial promotion for Guard member 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:08 am

    TUCSON, Arizona - Pima Community College has settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of an Arizona National Guard soldier who was denied a promotion in the college's public safety department.

  • Police bosses in 137-shot barrage charged in black suburb 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:16 pm

    CLEVELAND - Five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a chase that ended with a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire and the deaths of two black suspects were charged Thursday with misdemeanors in the predominantly black suburb where the shooting occurred.

  • Attorney General Lynch comes home 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:34 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says civil rights will be a focus as she serves as the nation's top prosecutor.

  • US probes possible collusion among airlines to keep fares up story has video
    Updated: Jul-01-15 11:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

  • US sues to block GE appliance business sale to Electrolux 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:18 pm

    NEW YORK - The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric's appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other cooking-related kitchen appliances, especially to customers like home builders, property managers, hotels, and governments.

  • US probing possible airline collusion to keep fares high 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Officials: Students' gender identity determines restroom use 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:45 am

    NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

  • Austin-based bar accused of discrimination to make changes 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 8:08 am

    DALLAS - An Austin-based bar has agreed to make changes to its business practices to end a federal investigation into alleged discrimination.

  • Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:08 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a Justice Department draft report that found across-the-board flaws in law enforcement's response.

  • US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:11 pm

    NEW YORK - Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday.

  • Groups seek changes to Cleveland police consent decree 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:16 pm

    CLEVELAND - The NAACP and other civil rights groups want a federal judge to modify a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland police department by requiring outside agencies to investigate deadly police-use-of-force cases and to make the job of police inspector general more independent, according to brief filed Monday.

  • Prosecutors: Feds interfere with Utah attorneys general case 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 8:41 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Two state prosecutors said their federal counterparts are interfering in criminal cases against two former Utah attorneys general by pursuing an illegal campaign contribution case against a key witness.

  • Ferguson police chief tries to create more diverse force 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:22 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Ferguson's mostly white police force, widely maligned after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer last summer, is trying to become more diverse despite the St. Louis suburb's battered image and regional competition from better-paying police agencies, the interim police chief said.

  • New Mexico coal plant owners settle Clean Air Act violations 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 6:03 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The owners of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation reached a settlement Wednesday with federal agencies over complaints they flouted rules for permits and violated the Clean Air Act, leading to expanded pollution control upgrades that will cost millions of dollars.

  • Grand jury to consider charges in Ohio police custody death 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 5:25 pm

    CLEVELAND - A grand jury will determine whether criminal charges should be filed against two Cleveland police officers in the death of a woman having a mental health crisis last November, a spokesman for the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

  • Arkansas prison department wants details of federal probe 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 6:44 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Department of Correction has formally requested details of the allegations that initiated a federal investigation into possible sexual abuse and harassment at a women's prison.

  • Ferguson mayor facing another recall push 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 10:44 am

    FERGUSON, Missouri - A group seeking the ouster of Ferguson's mayor has submitted a new batch of petitions seeking a recall election in the wake of last summer's police shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • DOJ seeks panelists for selecting police commission members 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 3:19 am

    CLEVELAND - The U.S. Justice Department is seeking suggestions about who should serve on a selection panel that will pick a community police commission that is a key provision in Cleveland police department reforms.

  • Feds, NYC reach deal to curb violence in Rikers Island jails 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 6:25 pm

    NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for injured inmates have reached an agreement with the city to curb widespread violence and other problems that have plagued the Rikers Island jail system for years, according to court papers filed Monday.

  • Attorney feels driven to solve 1940 slaying of NAACP member story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-15 6:32 am

    BROWNSVILLE, Tennessee - The man in the black-and-white photograph on Jim Emison's desk seems to look right into him, all but demanding to not be forgotten. Emison is doing his best to oblige.

  • Lawsuit seeks to memorialize a less heroic side of 9/11 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 2:46 pm

    NEW YORK - It has been nearly 14 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but a lawsuit on behalf of Muslims rounded up in the aftermath has barely moved forward as lawyers try to show how frightening it was for hundreds of men with no ties to terrorism to be treated like terrorists, locked up and abused for months at a time.

  • Texas turns away from criminal truancy courts for students 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 10:24 am

    DALLAS - A Texas law that's sent about 100,000 students a year to criminal court for missing school - and even some to jail - is off the books, though a Justice Department investigation into one county's truancy courts continues.