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  • Press freedom groups file petition to halt legal action against NY Times reporter

    WASHINGTON For six years James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, has been battling prosecutors who want him to identify an anonymous source. And despite his setbacks, he's willing to keep fighting. "The real reason I'm doing this is for the...
  • Obama vows to see that 'justice is done' in Ferguson, Mo.

    WASHINGTON Justice Department officials on Thursday stepped up their investigation into the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., while Missouri Highway Patrol officers took over security in the town that's been roiled by demonstrations. With...
  • Bank of America could get tax break on part of $16 billion mortgage settlement

    As Bank of America prepares for a possible multibillion-dollar settlement with the government, the deal is expected to share a feature common to similar settlements with other banks a big portion that's tax-deductible as a business expense. The...
  • Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

    Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm
    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence...
  • Police departments weigh in on use of military-type gear and guns

    Police departments weigh in on use of military-type gear and guns
    Beginning last Saturday, and then for several nights in a row, the image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters was inescapable. Seeing that much military-grade equipment,...
  • Missouri Highway Patrol Takes Over Security In Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. — After four nights of tense street confrontations, state and federal authorities stepped in Thursday to curb the aggressive tactics of local police against demonstrators protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager....
  • Is police brutality on the rise? We need data

    Americans had spent days watching round-the-clock coverage of the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri when President Obama acknowledged that we are "deeply disturbed" by the situation. Indeed we are. Take your pick of the most dismaying elements of...
  • U.S. judge appoints lead counsel for GM ignition-switch cases

    (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors have learned that lawyers for General Motors Co were present at key meetings during which information about problems with some of its vehicles were discussed, a source close to the investigation said. The...
  • Hundreds demonstrate peacefully in embattled Ferguson, Mo.

    Boisterous yet peaceful demonstrations continued as night fell in Ferguson on Thursday under the lower-key supervision of police in standard uniforms. There were no assault rifles, riot gear or armored personnel vehicles that had inflamed tensions over...
  • Regulators pushing banks to rid casinos of money-laundering

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Large global banks are facing increased pressure from U.S. regulators to clamp down on casino money-laundering as the government pushes the industry to police not only its own transactions but customers' as well.     Bankers,...
  • Private autopsy says Brown shot 6 times; Holder orders third autopsy

    The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a third autopsy of Michael Brown, whose shooting death by a Ferguson police officer touched off a week of volatile protests that boiled over for another night late Sunday. Meanwhile, a private autopsy requested...