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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…
World May 19Justice Department announces charges against Chinese cyberspies
The indictments will accuse individuals of participating in cyber-espionage on behalf of a foreign government, said the official, who revealed this information only on grounds of anonymity because this person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the case in advance of…
Politics May 16White House weighs legal implications of bringing Gitmo detainees onto U.S. soil
The Obama administration says that there are legal safeguards are in place in the event suspected terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay are relocated to the United States and that detainees would be barred from receiving asylum and would have…
Politics Mar 13Holder backs proposal to lessen punishment for nonviolent drug traffickers
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.
Nation Mar 09Target breach renews calls for national notification standard for victims of data theft
The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
Politics Feb 25Holder: Discriminatory laws don’t need defending
Attorney General Eric Holder says state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same sex-marriage if they don't believe in them.