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  • 'Ferguson October' rally highlights divide among St. Louis activists

    'Ferguson October' rally highlights divide among St. Louis activists
    A raucous “Ferguson October” crowd turned a mass protest service on its head Sunday night, heckling the president of the NAACP and successfully demanding that young demonstrators get a place on stage to address an audience of hundreds....
  • Justice Department to probe allegations of police misconduct in Baltimore

    Justice Department to probe allegations of police misconduct in Baltimore
    The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a civil rights investigation into allegations of brutality and misconduct by the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts announced Friday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Batts...
  • Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits

    Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits
    While hospitalized with a fractured ankle and broken jaw, John Bonkowski reached for his smartphone to find details about the man who beat him outside a parking garage near the Inner Harbor. He typed "Officer Michael McSpadden" into Google. The...
  • Federal review of Baltimore police brutality to be 'candid,' official says

    Federal review of Baltimore police brutality to be 'candid,' official says
    A U.S. Department of Justice official promised Wednesday that his agency's months-long investigation of police brutality in Baltimore would be a "candid" assessment, and federal lawmakers threw their support behind the probe. Ronald L. Davis, director...
  • Foreign official gives up Malibu home in federal 'kleptocracy' probe

    Foreign official gives up Malibu home in federal 'kleptocracy' probe
    The west African nation of Equatorial Guinea ranks among the world's most impoverished places, but oil and gas deposits over the last two decades have led to extensive wealth, corruption and, in at least one case that became public Friday, the high life...
  • Draft U.S. deal for Swiss banks in tax row seeks 'total cooperation': paper

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking "total cooperation" from Swiss banks in a draft agreement aimed at allowing the banks to make amends for aiding tax evasion by wealthy Americans, a Swiss newspaper reported on Saturday....
  • Analysis: NCAA faces critical decisions in ever-changing landscape of college sports

    WASHINGTON For decades, the National Collegiate Athletic Association aspired to be a part of the American identity. It was football tailgates, March Madness and healthy all-American sports competition that often gave kids a shot at college who wouldn't...
  • Texas AG seeks clarification of voter ID ruling

    AUSTIN, Texas With early voting a little more than a week away, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sought clarification Friday from the federal judge who declared the state's voter identification law to be unconstitutional. Abbott said that the 147-...
  • Nursing home chain to pay $38 million in US settlement

    MILWAUKEE Extendicare Health Services Inc. has agreed to pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to settle allegations that it improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid. The Milwaukee nursing home chain and a subsidiary allegedly...
  • City leaders call on new officers to help change police department

    City leaders call on new officers to help change police department
    As city leaders welcomed the newest class of police officers to the force Friday, they called on graduates to help change the culture of a department that has come under scrutiny for brutality. "You have a responsibility to carry that badge in the...
  • Where's the accountability? [Commentary]

    Where's the accountability? [Commentary]
    Among the many repugnant aspects of the news that Baltimore has spent millions to settle charges of police brutality and civil rights violations, this may be the most troublesome: A clause in the city's settlement agreements prohibits victims from...