Eric Holder

FILE - This July 14, 2014 file photo shows Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the Justice Department in Washington.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation’s prison population over […]


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Holder: Heroin an urgent ‘public health crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent and growing public health crisis” and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse […]


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Holder released from hospital after feeling faint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized for several hours Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work, the Justice Department said. Holder was taken to a Washington hospital as a […]


Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the annual Attorneys General Winter Meeting in Washington, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Holder hospitalized as precaution for faintness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder has been taken to the hospital as a precaution after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work. A statement from the department says […]


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Holder urges congressional action on data breaches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to require businesses to quickly alert consumers and law enforcement agencies in the wake of significant data breaches like the ones at discount retailer Target […]


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Justice Dept. revises media rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Friday it is revising its rules for obtaining records from the news media in leak investigations, promising that in most instances the government will notify news organizations beforehand […]


Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday urged states to restore voting rights to former prison inmates, an issue he said primarily affects African-Americans. Eleven states continue to restrict voting rights after a […]


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Justice Dept. applies same-sex rights to itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify […]


President Barack Obama speaks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama says he will visit Indian Country next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Native American leaders Wednesday that he will make his first trip as president to Indian Country next year, expanding on his vow to enhance the bond between the […]


An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Govt reaches agreement to allow airline merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world’s biggest airline. The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the […]


Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Holder looks for answers on overcrowded prisons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation’s top law enforcement officer got a glimpse of the challenges facing ex-offenders attempting to rebuild their lives on Tuesday as he attended an unusual court session and then met with […]


Two Transportation Security Administration agents walk with others after Terminal 2 was reopened at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1, 2013. A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding others. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

After LAX shooting, TSA wants new class of armed officers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – In response to the fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, the union representing Transportation Security Administration officers called today for the establishment of a new class of armed officers with […]