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U.S. Department of Justice

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  • Federal drug informant scores victory over DEA

    WASHINGTON A fabled Florida drug informant once known as "the Princess" has now crowned her career with a bittersweet legal victory. Capping a lawsuit filed in 1997, a federal judge has awarded the woman $1.14 million to cover care for the multiple...
  • NHTSA reviewing new Toyota Corolla unintended-acceleration claims

    Federal safety regulators are looking into complaints that Toyota Corollas can surge unexpectedly even when a driver is pressing the brake pedal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is examining 163 complaints from drivers of...
  • What war on women? [Commentary]

    What war on women? [Commentary]
    Last Friday, the White House announced an "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it. That's not the ...
  • The Holder legacy [Editorial]

    The Holder legacy  [Editorial]
    Of all the offices in the federal government, the job of attorney general may be one of the toughest as well the most thankless. Eric H. Holder, who announced last week that he is stepping down as the nation's top law enforcement official six years...
  • Six years after AIG bailout, trial asks: was it legal?

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the more unusual trials to come out of the 2008 financial crisis is set to begin on Monday, when a federal judge will consider whether the U.S. government's rescue of American International Group Inc was, in fact, legal. In...
  • Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals

    Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals
    A large armored vehicle that in recent years patrolled the battlefields of the Middle East now stands at the ready in York County. Once used to help American troops avoid getting killed or maimed by roadside bombs, the imposing vehicle was turned over...
  • The jury in a mortgage case finally strikes back at fraudulent bankers

    Given the government's failure to bring criminal cases against bankers and other Wall Street figures for collapsing the U.S. economy in 2008, it's been left to the little guy to strike back.  To be precise, one federal jury in Sacramento, which...
  • Growing use of police body cameras raises privacy concerns

    Growing use of police body cameras raises privacy concerns
    Scores of law enforcement agencies already use body-worn cameras, and calls for more have only grown across the U.S. after recent cases involving use of force have pitted the word of police officers against angry residents. The Los Angeles County...
  • Do the math: rape stats don't add up [Commentary]

    Do the math: rape stats don't add up [Commentary]
    You've heard the statistics: one in four women will be raped in college Or is it "sexually assaulted or almost sexually assaulted"? Or is it "nearly one in five"? Or "one in six"? According to the White House, a rape epidemic is sweeping college...
  • California sets up fund for legal representation of immigrant children

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California will spend $3 million to provide legal representation for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America who have arrived in the state, under a bill signed into law on Saturday by Governor Jerry Brown. With the...
  • Mount Dora awarded grant for new police officers

    MOUNT DORA — Two new police officers will patrol the streets soon after the city was awarded a $250,000 federal grant. The city joined 15 other local governments in the state, including Daytona Beach, Miami, Jacksonville and Polk County, in...