| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Friday that the federal government would recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that took place in Utah over the past three weeks, two days after Utah announced it did not consider the marriages to be legal....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:34 PM
WASHINGTON — In the three weeks since a federal judge told Utah gays they had a constitutional right to marry, the issue of whether such a right exists in the state has pingponged from a federal appeals court to the U.S. Supreme Court, the state...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:20 AM
President Obama will modify the way the government uses a vast database of American phone records so that officials must have judicial permission before examining the data, a senior administration official said.
In a speech Friday morning, Obama will...
| Jan 24, 2014
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:43 AM
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.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:44 PM
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...
| 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. ...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Wednesday that it has launched a criminal investigation into the recent cybertheft of more than 110 million Target customers' data, including the credit card numbers of 40 million Americans.
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Early last year, as Edward Snowden was preparing to disclose classified documents he had purloined from National Security Agency computers in Hawaii, the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, was gearing up to sell Congress and the public...
| 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 5, 2014
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — "I'm hit! I'm hit!" U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry cried into the southern Arizona darkness that night, Dec. 14, 2010. "I can't feel my legs!"
The 40-year-old Border Patrol agent, who was less than four years on the job,...