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Politics Nov 17Charges brought against makers of dietary supplement linked to liver damage
WASHINGTON -- A Dallas company that had been ordered to recall a dietary supplement pill because of links to liver damage has been indicted along with several of its executives on charges that they intentionally misbranded their products and deceived…
Nation Oct 27‘Very disturbing’ homicide spike draws alarm from Obama administration
WASHINGTON — This year has brought an unusually grim and steady drumbeat of violence throughout the country.
Politics Oct 23No criminal charges to be filed in connection with IRS processing tax-exempt applications
Neither Lois Lerner nor any other IRS official will face criminal charges in the political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status, the Justice Department announced Friday…
Nation Oct 14Justice Department to name coordinator for domestic terror cases
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is creating a new position to coordinate investigations into violent homegrown extremism, a department official said Wednesday.
Nation Oct 11Overhaul prompting early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners
A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once described as threats to society, according to an Associated Press review of court records.
Nation Oct 07Drug inmates with long line of offenses among those freed early
Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners.
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.