Eric Holder

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

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

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama asks ‘soul searching’ after Martin shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for positive lessons to draw from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama said Friday the nation needs to do some “soul-searching,” look for ways to bolster African-American boys […]

07/19/2013

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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Fox finger-pointer to woman: ‘know your role’

NEW YORK (AP) — A finger-pointing political argument on Fox News Channel boiled over when a male conservative talk show host told a woman to “know your role and shut your mouth.” Fox on-air personalities […]

06/21/2013

Feds fire, demote employees over NY killing, rape

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal probation officers in upstate New York have been fired or demoted after a man they were monitoring was charged with slipping out of his electronic bracelet, raping a 10-year-old girl […]

06/18/2013

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Govt says it followed all procedures in AP subpoena fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department told Congress on Tuesday that the department acted properly and followed all legal procedures correctly in subpoenaing phone records of The Associated Press during a leak investigation. At the […]

06/04/2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

Holder: Potential civil rights violations at IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating potential civil rights violations at the Internal Revenue Service after the agency acknowledged the agency had singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, Attorney General Eric Holder said […]

05/15/2013

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