Eric Holder

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

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 […]

02/08/2014

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 […]

11/13/2013

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 […]

11/12/2013

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 […]

11/05/2013

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 […]

11/04/2013

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Calif. counties seek to reduce re-offense rate

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California’s 58 counties are grappling with the best way to cut the re-offense rate for former state prisoners who are now being released to the counties for local supervision. Under […]

08/25/2013

American Airlines and US Airways jets prepare for flight at a gate at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Govt, states challenge proposed airline merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and a number of state attorneys general on Tuesday challenged a proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp. The Justice […]

08/13/2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted […]

08/11/2013

A makeshift memorial is seen before a candlelight vigil in the parking lot the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Oak Creek, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Candlelight vigil honors Wisconsin Sikh victims

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Monday night to mark the one-year anniversary of a shooting rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh temple with a candlelight vigil in the very parking lot where […]

08/05/2013

In this May 30, 2013 photo, Texas state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at maps on display prior to a Senate Redistricting committee hearing, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court. […]

07/26/2013

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