| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:08 AM
AURORA, Mo. — The killings of three people on the eve of Passover outside two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb are being treated as hate crimes, law enforcement officials said Monday.
Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass and others...
| Feb 27, 2014
The six state attorneys general who have declined to defend their states' bans on same-sex marriage in court got some encouragement this week from U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. In a speech to the National Assn. of Attorneys General, Holder said...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. was taken to a Washington hospital Thursday after experiencing “faintness and shortness of breath” during his regular morning meeting with senior staff at the Justice Department.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:27 PM
NEW YORK — A federal judge ratified the landmark deal in the criminal prosecution of Toyota Motor Corp. over safety defects in its vehicles, but not without a tongue-lashing about the "reprehensible picture" of corporate misconduct the automaker...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:24 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement to end a U.S. criminal probe of sudden unexpected acceleration that led to the recall of more than 10 million vehicles, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.
Toyota admitted it misled...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — Weeks after he took office, President Obama met privately with 40 grieving Americans, many clutching photographs of loved ones lost in terrorist attacks.
The new president told them he would be closing Guantanamo Bay military prison...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has been crusading for more lenient treatment for nonviolent drug offenders, making it a top priority before he is expected to leave office this year.
Recently, however, he has been forced to confront...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:38 PM
It came as no surprise to anyone who had been paying attention that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the presidential straw poll at last weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. The CPAC crowd is dominated by...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:58 PM
If you're not investigating high-speed stock trading, you're missing one of the hottest trends on Wall Street.
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Friday that the Justice Department is examining high-frequency trading for possible violations of...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:35 PM
WASHINGTON -- For over two hours, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and the House Judiciary Committee were getting along unusually well.
Even Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), Holder’s arch-nemesis in Congress, pursued a relatively tame line of...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:53 PM
Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The U.S. Justice Department used faulty statistics to overstate its mortgage-fraud prosecution efforts and ranked mortgage-fraud last in its list of priorities despite public pledges to combat these types of crimes, an internal watchdog said Thursday. ...