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  • Attorney general announces investigation into high-speed stock trades

    WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Friday that the Justice Department is investigating the practice of high-speed trading on the stock exchanges. Holder, in testimony prepared for delivery before the House Appropriations Committee,...
  • Repairing the Voting Rights Act

    Repairing the Voting Rights Act
    When the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act last year, it seemed impossible that a divided Congress would be able to agree on new legislation that would satisfy the court's concerns and restore robust enforcement of the...
  • NSA data gathering appears likely to continue for time being

    NSA data gathering appears likely to continue for time being
    WASHINGTON — In the week since President Obama called for ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone data "as it currently exists," telephone carriers have uploaded customer calling records to NSA computers just as...
  • U.S. Attorney General: 'No bank 'too big to indict'

    U.S. Attorney General: 'No bank 'too big to indict'
    WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Friday that no bank is "too big to indict" and that the Justice Department has more cases coming involving "significant financial institutions" as it continues to investigate Wall Street misconduct. "I...
  • NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe

    Federal regulators have fined General Motors Co. $28,000 for missing a deadline to turn over key information about a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million vehicles globally. Regulators will continue to fine the...
  • Internet firms allowed to disclose details of U.S. data requests

    Internet firms allowed to disclose details of U.S. data requests
    WASHINGTON — After legal action and months of lobbying, Internet and telecommunications companies won permission from the Obama administration Monday to disclose broad details about the data requests they have been secretly complying with under...
  • Justice Department's watchdog faults mortgage fraud prosecutions

    Justice Department's watchdog faults mortgage fraud prosecutions
    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. ...
  • Justice Department plans for wave of crack-cocaine clemency requests

    Justice Department plans for wave of crack-cocaine clemency requests
    WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday that the Justice Department will announce new clemency criteria aimed at freeing potentially thousands of prisoners convicted of using crack cocaine. To prepare for the expected flood of...
  • Holder: No decision on whether to investigate CIA or Senate aides

    Holder: No decision on whether to investigate CIA or Senate aides
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has not decided whether to formally investigate the conduct of CIA officers or Senate staffers in a high-profile dispute that has emerged from a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of now-banned CIA...
  • Spy wars on Capitol Hill: Feinstein vs. the CIA

    Some calming words from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. may lower the political temperature of a confrontation between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the CIA. But Feinstein's allegation that the agency improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee...
  • Consumers Union asks regulators to scrutinize Comcast-Netflix deal

    Consumers Union asks regulators to scrutinize Comcast-Netflix deal
    The advocacy group Consumers Union is urging federal regulators to scrutinize the deal struck between cable giant Comcast Corp. and the Internet streaming service Netflix. Netflix agreed to pay to directly connect to Comcast's network to improve the...
  • Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle U.S. Criminal Probe

     
    Toyota has reached a $1.2 billion settlement ??? yes, with a "b" ??? with federal prosecutors over its handling of more than 4 million recalled cars because of unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. In the conclusion of a lengthy......