| 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:51 AM
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement agreement to allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways to form the nation's largest air carrier.
The department, which sued in August to stop the merger, said that as...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:48 PM
WASHINGTON — As drug dealers go, Lori Ann Newhouse was strictly small time.
A high school dropout from a little Iowa town, Newhouse had three sons, a low-paying job as a telemarketer and a relentless methamphetamine habit. On St. Patrick's Day...
| 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...
| 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.
| Aug 4, 2013
It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
| Aug 13, 2013
With an eye toward reducing what even many conservatives concede is excessive incarceration of minor drug offenders, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday that federal prosecutors would be directed to file charges in a way that would spare many...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:02 PM
If you bundled the attacks all together into one brutal event, it would have been the worst massacre since Adam Lanza walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last December.
Instead, America's latest criminal tragedy has been doled out in...
| Aug 15, 2013
In his speech to the American Bar Assn. on Monday, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. sounded more like a fierce critic of the federal criminal justice system than its formal leader. He described some federal mandatory minimum prison terms as "excessive" and...