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  • Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family

    Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest....
  • Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases

    Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases
    An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the...
  • Baltimore required to improve hiring policies and practices to comply with disabilities act

    Baltimore required to improve hiring policies and practices to comply with disabilities act
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration settled a discrimination complaint brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to ensure that hiring follows rules that forbid asking most job candidates to take medical exams. The Justice...
  • Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., ignore pleas to stay home

    As this troubled town awaited the arrival of U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., local officials pleaded for calm Tuesday, protesters ignored requests to stay home, and schools remained closed for fear of the violence that has clutched Ferguson for nearly...
  • College Freshmen At Greater Risk Of Rape, Assault In First Few Months

    College Freshmen At Greater Risk Of Rape, Assault In First Few Months
    Halee Bazer, a freshman at Quinnipiac University, said she has heard about the wave of sexual assault lawsuits sweeping college campuses and plans to be cautious about parties, never go anywhere alone and call campus security for escorts if needed....
  • Ex-India PM immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: U.S. judge

    (Reuters) - Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in the District of Columbia...
  • Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight

    Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, the protests turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make arrests.  The night appeared on the verge of spinning out of control when some protesters...
  • Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...
  • Bank of America settles mortgage fraud case for $16.65 billion

    WASHINGTON The Justice Department on Thursday announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America, a record-setting deal that helps homeowners and ends myriad state and federal investigations triggered by the nation's mortgage meltdown. The...
  • Skepticism greets start of grand jury case in Michael Brown's death

    The news that a grand jury began hearing evidence Wednesday in the case of a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old did little to placate skeptics, who say the rules in place to empower the jurors will undermine justice for the victim....
  • Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace

    Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, protests over the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed black man turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make an arrest. The night appeared on the...