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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Astellas to pay $7.3M in drug-marketing settlement 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:50 pm
  • NEW YORK - A unit of Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma will pay the U.S. government $7.3 million to resolve claims it illegally marketed its antifungal drug Mycamine for children before that use was approved.

  • County, feds at odds over drug case payments 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:04 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Coconino County has offered to repay the U.S. Justice Department $700,000 it received for prosecuting drug trafficking cases after an audit found no proof of federal involvement in the cases.

  • 3 Albuquerque police oversight members resign 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:19 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Half of the members of Albuquerque's Police Oversight Commission have resigned, citing a lack of independence and inability to provide any real citizen oversight of the troubled department.

  • Feds condemn anti-police fliers in Albuquerque 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:26 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Less than a week after the U.S. Justice Department blasted Albuquerque police for a pattern of excessive force, the federal agency is condemning threats of violence against officers in anti-police fliers that have surfaced in the city.

  • 2 plead not guilty in major cybercrime ring 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:44 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Two Ukrainian men suspected of involvement in a major cybercrime operation that used computer malware to steal millions of dollars pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Nebraska.

  • Long Island town accused of housing bias in suit 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:23 pm
  • MINEOLA, New York - Two housing programs administered by a suburban New York town discriminate against blacks because the town gives preference to its predominantly white population, the Justice Department said in a lawsuit filed Thursday.

  • Justice Department: San Diego cross should stay 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:19 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Justice Department says a war memorial cross should remain on federal property atop a San Diego mountain, but it disagrees with cross supporters that an appeal should leapfrog straight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:35 pm
  • SEATTLE - After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.

  • Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:26 pm
  • NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely.

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy.

  • Anti-censorship awards go to White House, feds 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:28 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The White House and the federal government have won the dubious honor of a "Jefferson Muzzle" for snooping on the news media and limiting access.

  • HP to pay $108M to end international graft inquiry 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:58 pm
  • NEW YORK - Hewlett-Packard will pay the U.S. government $108 million to settle charges that former employees paid bribes to officials in Russia, Mexico and Poland.

  • State, feds declare victory in voucher ruling 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:47 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Both the state and Justice Department said they were pleased with a judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's private school tuition program.

  • Rhode Island to improve jobs for mentally disabled 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:01 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Residents with mental disabilities would no longer be forced to work long hours doing manual labor for little money and instead would be given the chance at regular employment that pays at least the minimum wage under a settlement announced Tuesday.

  • Holder: Justice investigating high-speed trading 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:49 pm
  • The Department of Justice is investigating high-frequency stock trading to see if any of the practices violate insider trading laws, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.

  • Feds reach $5.15B settlement over mining cleanup 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:24 am
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - For decades, uranium ore was mined from the Lukachukai Mountains of northeastern Arizona, providing Navajos with much-needed employment but leaving behind a legacy of death and disease on the reservation.

  • Feds seek stay of order in voter citizenship case 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:12 pm
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Federal election officials have asked a judge to temporarily suspend his own order that they help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship, arguing that the case "implicates the fundamental right to register to vote."

  • US appeals ruling to let lawyers see secret files 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:02 pm
  • CHICAGO - A decision by a trial judge in Chicago to grant lawyers for a terrorism suspect unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records would be a "sea change" in how such sensitive documents are handled and could end up jeopardizing national security, U.S. government attorneys argue in a hard-hitting appeal filed on Monday.

  • Feds support Hawaii driver's license lawsuit 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:17 pm
  • HONOLULU - The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those who struggle with English by making it too difficult to obtain a driver's license.

  • Vermont competes for money to help ex-offenders 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:00 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - As part of a statewide push to effectively combat drug crime, Vermont will compete with as many as a dozen other states for up to $3 million to support strategies to improve the success rates for keeping ex-offenders from returning to prison.

  • Suit filed against Tulsa hotel for discrimination 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:34 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against a hotel alleging it discriminated against a veteran with a service animal.

  • Women: J&J trashed records in product injury suits 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:58 pm
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - Lawyers and advocates for women alleging Johnson & Johnson products injured them urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to investigate their claims the health care giant deliberately destroyed many documents critical to their lawsuits.

  • New Albuquerque police shooting probe sought 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:58 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Albuquerque police oversight panel members on Tuesday demanded an independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of a homeless man as video footage from the altercation brought further condemnation from across the state.

  • Feds probe San Diego police misconduct 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 8:02 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - Federal officials are conducting two separate probes into the San Diego Police Department that has been besieged by more than a dozen cases of officer misconduct, ranging from drunken driving to rape, city and federal officials announced Monday.

  • Fla. whistle-blower says she's been shunned 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 10:15 am
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - The whistle-blower who sued and alerted the U.S. Department of Justice about wrongdoing at Halifax Health Medical Center says she's been shunned by some of her co-workers.