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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of Justice
  • Fatal police shooting in Wal-Mart under review 1 year later 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 12:19 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A year after a 22-year-old black man was killed by a white police officer while carrying an air rifle in an Ohio Wal-Mart, federal officials' review of the case remains unfinished as his relatives plan an anniversary vigil - and the region grapples with the aftermath of a different deadly police shooting.

  • Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 5:34 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

  • Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 1:28 pm

    HOUSTON - Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents.

  • Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-01-15 12:36 am

    BERLIN - German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.

  • Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:05 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation in Ferguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St. Louis region.

  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:34 pm

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.

  • What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:12 am

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system.

  • Northern Arapaho, Justice officials meet after shooting 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:28 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Northern Arapaho tribal leaders discussed racism with Justice Department officials in Washington as they sought hate-crime charges in a shooting at a detox center that left one tribe member dead and another seriously injured.

  • Petal settles lawsuit over effort to shut down group home 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:26 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Justice Department, the city of Petal is giving up efforts to evict three mentally disabled men from a home.

  • Ex-US attorney wants feds to allow hemp on SD reservation 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 12:47 pm

    FARGO, North Dakota - The former U.S. attorney in North Dakota decided to take on his former employer by filing a motion Thursday to lift an 11-year-old federal injunction that prevents a man from growing industrial hemp on a South Dakota reservation.

  • Estranged wife of polygamist leader added to witness list 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:38 pm

    PHOENIX - A judge presiding over a lawsuit that alleges religious discrimination by polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line has ruled that the estranged wife of polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs can testify at a Jan. 19 trial.

  • Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 2:42 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

  • Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at each step.

  • 2 Ypsilanti residents convicted in home health fraud scheme 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:19 am

    DETROIT - Federal authorities say two Ypsilanti residents have been convicted for their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme involving home health care.

  • March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:43 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

  • Correction: Immigration-Family Detention story 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:37 pm

    LOS ANGELES - In a story July 24 about the detention of immigrant children, The Associated Press reported erroneously which federal government agency was found to be in violation of a previous settlement involving the detention of immigrant children. The agency was the Department of Homeland Security, not the Department of Justice. The story also reported erroneously how long the judge gave the government to respond regarding the possibility of an injunction. It was one week, not 90 days.

  • Houma interpreter charged with fraud to stand trial 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:40 am

    HOUMA, Louisiana - A Spanish-language interpreter accused of taking bribes from clients of the Terrebonne Parish Public Defender's Office is set for trial in two weeks on federal charges.

  • Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

  • Federal Investigators wrap up inquiry at Arkansas prison 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 1:41 pm

    NEWPORT, Arkansas - The U.S. Department of Justice has finished the on-site portion of its investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and abuse at an Arkansas women's prison unit.

  • US seeks extradition of Paraguayan soccer official 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 11:12 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - U.S. prosecutors in New York have asked Paraguay to extradite Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America's soccer confederation and one of those charged in a corruption scandal being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department.

  • Cayuga Indian leader Clint Halftown vows to keep peace 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:48 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - Representatives of the Cayuga Nation Unity Council have completed an agreement with Clint Halftown and his followers.

  • Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes legal opinion on access 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's watchdog is criticizing a legal opinion that he says restricts his office's access to materials during investigations.

  • Carnival settles US claims of disability discrimination 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:29 pm

    NEW YORK - The world's largest cruise provider and the Justice Department announced a settlement Thursday regarding access for people with disabilities on 62 ships in the Carnival, Holland America and Princess Cruises brands.

  • Carnival settles US claims of disability discrimination 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 2:49 pm

    NEW YORK - The world's largest cruise provider and the Justice Department announced a settlement Thursday regarding access for people with disabilities on 62 ships in the Carnival, Holland America and Princess Cruises brands.

  • University of Michigan settles disability bias lawsuit 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 2:34 am

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The U.S. Department of Justice says it has settled a lawsuit against the University of Michigan that accused the school of failing to provide proper job reassignment to employees with disabilities.