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  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...
  • Justice Department launches new program to identify U.S. extremists

    Justice Department launches new program to identify U.S. extremists
    Atty Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced a new effort Monday to disrupt foreign terrorist cells from recruiting Americans, including a program to identify radicals who hold U.S. passports and are associated with the militant group Islamic State. The aim...
  • Natural gas production contaminated drinking water in Texas, study finds

    Natural gas production contaminated drinking water in Texas, study finds
    Natural gas production contaminated the well water of two homes in a Texas subdivision, according to a study published Monday. The discovery came two years after the Environmental Protection Agency halted its investigation in the Parker County community...
  • U.S. congressman calls for subpoena for head of vetting firm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman on Monday asked that the head of U.S. Investigations Services be subpoenaed to give a deposition about allegations of fraud and security problems at the private company, which makes background checks on federal...
  • GM settles with 19 families in ignition deaths case, more expected

    DETROIT The number of deaths from accidents caused by General Motors' defective ignition switch is at least 19, the chief of GM's victim settlement fund has determined. Ken Feinberg has awarded settlements to 19 families whose loved ones were killed...
  • Investigators turn bankers into informants in forex probe: WSJ

    (Reuters) - U.S. investigators have turned several bank employees into informants to gather evidence against some of their colleagues in the probe of possible manipulation of currency markets, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar...
  • Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police

    Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police
    The Chicago Police Department is preparing to try out body cameras on some of its officers, joining a growing national trend that is raising hopes of increased police professionalism but also a raft of difficult questions about how the cameras should be...
  • Obama caught in a Catch-22 in Syria

    WASHINGTON -- In reluctantly deciding to take the fight against the terrorist Islamic State into Syria, President Obama finds himself caught in a political and military version of "Catch-22." He is poised to launch heavy air attacks on the Islamic...
  • Voters mostly approve of police, but views split along racial lines

    A solid majority of California voters believes local police have a tough job and do it well, but nearly a third say law enforcement targets minorities unfairly, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The survey found attitudes toward...
  • Jim McDonnell for L.A. County sheriff

    Jim McDonnell for L.A. County sheriff
    With seven candidates in the June primary race for Los Angeles County sheriff, there was little chance that any one of them would win more votes than the other six combined — the very high bar for taking the election outright and preventing a...
  • U.S. uses state secrets law to intervene in Iran-related lawsuit

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government has moved to invoke a powerful national security law to dismiss a private lawsuit against a non-profit group, United Against A Nuclear Iran, on grounds that the case could reveal state secrets, according to a court...