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Nation Oct 05U.S., five states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill
The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nation Oct 04Inmates en route to halfway houses slip away, AP finds
More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by The Associated…
Nation Sep 28FBI to collect better data on police shootings, use of force
The FBI will begin collecting and providing to the public more information about police shootings of civilians, FBI Director James Comey said Monday as the agency released annual data on crime nationwide.
Politics Sep 12Clinton had right to delete personal emails, Justice Dept. affirms
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had the right to delete personal emails from her private server, the Justice Department told a federal court.
Nation Aug 31Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case
A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group that challenged a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
Politics Aug 15Benghazi militant case draws scrutiny of U.S. interrogation strategy
After a suspected militant was captured in Libya, he was brought to the U.S. aboard a Navy transport ship on a 13-day trip that his lawyers say could have taken 13 hours by plane.
Nation Jul 28Pollard, U.S. analyst convicted of spying for Israel, to be freed
WASHINGTON — Jonathan Pollard, the former Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.
Politics Jul 24Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard could be freed from prison soon
WASHINGTON -- Convicted American spy Jonathan Pollard could be released from federal prison within months.
Nation Jul 24New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions
WASHINGTON -- A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.
Nation Jul 18FBI: Deadly shootings in Tennessee illustrate lone gunman threat
The deadly shootings at military sites in Tennessee illustrate the threat that FBI officials have warned about: violence directed against a vulnerable government target by a lone gunman with apparent terrorist aspirations.