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  • FBI director approves new definition of rape

    The definition of rape that dictates how local police departments report crimes to federal record keepers is expected to change — for the first time in more than 80 years — in early 2012. The final step of changing the Uniform Crime Report...
  • Gun-smuggling cartel figures possibly were paid FBI informants

    Gun-smuggling cartel figures possibly were paid FBI informants
    Congressional investigators probing the controversial "Fast and Furious" anti-gun-trafficking operation on the border with Mexico believe at least six Mexican drug cartel figures involved in gun smuggling also were paid FBI informants, officials said...
  • Firearms from ATF sting linked to 11 more violent crimes

    Firearms from ATF sting linked to 11 more violent crimes
    Firearms from the ATF's Operation Fast and Furious weapons trafficking investigation turned up at the scenes of at least 11 violent crimes in the U.S., as well as at a Border Patrol agent's slaying in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has...
  • Fast track to the American dream

    Fast track to the American dream
    — Amid the skyscrapers and coal power plants in this fast-growing manufacturing city of nearly 13 million people, eager investors filed into a convention center that thumped with dance music from a Florida beach party video. On sale was the dream...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Film review: 'Dark Knight Rises' is a promise fulfilled

    Film review: 'Dark Knight Rises' is a promise fulfilled
    And so the Christopher Nolan rendition of Batman — started in “Batman Begins” (2005) and continued in “The Dark Knight” (2008) — comes to an end, in “The Dark Knight Rises.” It stands proudly alongside...
  • Harsher penalties for counterfeit drug traffickers

    Harsher penalties for counterfeit drug traffickers
    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett released the following statement today: "The U.S. Senate today passed with broad bipartisan support a bill cosponsored by Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, along with senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), to crack...
  • Cardin, Mikulski urge Obama to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
  • Seizing domain names without COICA

     
    Numerous tech advocacy groups have railed against S 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, for proposing to give the Justice Department the power to seize domain names from sites around the globe that are "dedicated to infringing...
  • Dust-Up: What's the true impact of illegal downloading on jobs and the arts? [Round 3]

     
    On the final day* of our piracy Dust-Up, Harold Feld, legal director of Public Knowledge, and Andrew Keen, advisor to Arts and Labs, discuss the impact of illegal downloading on the economy and the arts through the lens of copyright......
  • Immigration: Should feds sue Utah over new immigration rules?

     
    U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith this week asked the Department of Justice to sue Utah over a new law that allows illegal immigrants to work in the state. The rule also grants police more powers to check the immigration status of......