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  • Imprisoned Hamilton offers advice for McDonnell

    Imprisoned Hamilton offers advice for McDonnell
    RICHMOND — Former Virginia state delegate Phillip A. Hamilton, who got a prison sentence far harsher than the one imposed on former governor Robert McDonnell this week, has advice for anyone following the trail he blazed from the Capitol to...
  • Cloud over Petraeus: Holder must decide quickly on whether to indict

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, Jan. 13: The Department of Justice and the FBI are still awaiting a decision from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on their recommendation of felony charges against former...
  • Puerto Rico sees lowest homicide rate in nearly 15 year as island takes steps to fight crime

    The crime wave that marred Puerto Rico's image in recent years appears to have ebbed, with homicides decreasing and both residents and police adopting new measures to track problems and improve public safety. The island of 3.7 million people had 681...
  • At Virginia budget hearings, real life struggles emerge

    RICHMOND — The stories are hard to hear, and harder to live. "My son is 8 years old," Mary Margaret Brown told state legislators. "For the first two years of Aiden's life, he endured seven surgeries," she said. "We were drowning in medical...
  • Criminal charges weighed for former CIA Director David Petraeus: source

    Criminal charges weighed for former CIA Director David Petraeus: source
    The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night. The official said investigators have presented senior-level Justice...
  • Group derides behavior in video of Cleveland police shooting aftermath

    Group derides behavior in video of Cleveland police shooting aftermath
    A civil rights group says footage from a surveillance video that shows the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun and the rough treatment of his teenage sister is evidence that Cleveland police officers fail to protect and serve...
  • Feds sign off on PPL's Talen spinoff, with conditions

    Feds sign off on PPL's Talen spinoff, with conditions
    Federal regulators granted conditional approval Thursday to PPL Corp.'s plan to spin off its power plants and energy-marketing business and combine it with New York-based power generator Riverstone Holdings, to form a new entity called Talen Energy....
  • Deutch vows to fight for undocumented kids

    Deutch vows to fight for undocumented kids
    A local congressman is calling for legislation to ease the plight of thousands of undocumented children from Central America who arrived in South Florida this year. U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, says the children should be entitled to legal...
  • Transgender workers get civil rights protections, Justice Department says

    Employment discrimination based on gender identity is forbidden under the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday, announcing a change in the way it will litigate claims. The department will no longer take the position that the...
  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • U.S. joins lawsuit to force reforms at New York's Rikers Island jail

    Inmate A was kicked in the face and ribs and had Mace spritzed in his eyes. Inmate B was pummeled in the head. Inmate C suffered a broken nose, and Inmate D sustained a skull fracture. All four were between the ages of 16 and 18, and on Thursday, the...