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Nation Sep 24FBI report says mass shootings have increased in U.S. in recent years
WASHINGTON — The FBI says the number of shootings in which a gunman opens fire on a crowd of people has increased in recent years.
World Sep 12One simple legal fix could help fight overseas credit card fraud, claims DOJ
Though prosecutors do have existing tools and have brought international cybertheft cases in the past year, the Justice Department says a new law is needed at a time when criminals operating largely in Eastern Europe are able to gobble up…
Nation Sep 04Justice Department launches civil rights probe into Ferguson police practices
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St.
World Aug 26AP: American militant said killed in Syria
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. official says an American man reported to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State. The official said Tuesday that investigators were aware that Douglas McArthur…
Nation Jul 31Why more than 3,300 U.S. inmates have sought clemency
More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new Justice Department clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.
Nation Jul 18Expanded cost-cutting proposal would release 46,000 drug felons from prison
More than 46,000 inmates, including many who have already served a decade or longer in prison, would be eligible to seek early release under the commission's decision. A judge would review the case of each prisoner seeking to get out…
World Jun 04Videos add to mystery of family missing in Afghanistan
The video files, which were provided to the AP, were emailed to Coleman's father last July and September by an Afghan man who identified himself as having ties to the Taliban but who has been out of contact for several…
Politics May 28News organizations concerned over new government limits on journalist protections
Months after the Justice Department issued new guidelines for criminal leak investigations, news organizations are voicing concern about a decision to limit protections to include only journalists engaged in "ordinary newsgathering."…
Politics May 20DOJ: Credit Suisse guilty plea a warning to foreign banks that aid in U.S. tax evasion
WASHINGTON — Credit Suisse AG's guilty plea and $2.6 billion payment in a high-profile case brought by the Justice Department are being held out as a warning to foreign banks believed to be helping U.S. taxpayers conceal assets.
Nation May 19Swiss bank Credit Suisse charged with conspiring to help tax evaders
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday charged Credit Suisse AG with helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes through offshore accounts, and a person familiar with the matter said the European bank has agreed to pay about $2.6 billion in…