Eric Holder

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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

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

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