Attorney general

Police wearing riot gear stage outside the remains of a burned convenience store Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Holder: “Concerned” about tensions in Ferguson, MO

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he’s concerned that the use of military equipment by police in Ferguson, Missouri, is sending a “conflicting message.” Holder said in a statement Thursday that Ferguson law […]

08/14/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

US says it won’t seek death penalty for Snowden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder has told the Russian government that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty for former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden. In a letter dated July […]

07/26/2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

AG strongly criticizes stand-your-ground laws

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday strongly criticized stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense. Holder said he was concerned […]

07/16/2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

AG calls Martin killing an ‘unnecessary shooting’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the killing of Trayvon Martin a “tragic, unnecessary shooting,” and said the Justice Department will follow “the facts and the law” as it reviews evidence […]

07/15/2013

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2.5 million Californians exposed in data breaches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A state report reveals 2.5 million Californians have had Social Security numbers, credit card and bank accounts and other sensitive information exposed in 131 data breaches dating back to 2010. The […]

07/03/2013

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Bill would protect Calif. reporters’ phone records

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Government agencies would be required to give journalists five days’ notice before they issue subpoenas to a third-party company for telephone records under a bill being introduced in the California Legislature. […]

05/23/2013

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. (AP Photo)

NY AG: 2 banks violated mortgage accord

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general says Wells Fargo and Bank of American have violated the terms of last year’s national mortgage settlement by failing hundreds of times to process refinancing requests promptly. […]

05/06/2013

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Calif. AG seeks money for prescription database

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A system that tracks prescription drugs and has assisted in several celebrity death investigations is in jeopardy of ending.

01/21/2013

US charges 73,000 desperate homeowners were conned

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal investigators have charged 530 people for allegedly defrauding more than 73,000 desperate homeowners around the country who fell behind on mortgage payments, leaving them vulnerable to con artists offering to help […]

10/09/2012

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