| Feb 15, 2014
| 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON — Eric H. Holder Jr. sounds like a man who suddenly found a second wind.
During his first four years as America's top law enforcement officer, Holder's tenure at the Justice Department seemed so unfocused and controversy-prone that even...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Federal prosecutors said this week that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder has not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty against Paul Ciancia, the man accused in the deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport.
Ciancia, 23, has been charged...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, taking the first regulatory step to accommodate the country's growing state-approved marijuana businesses, issued guidelines Friday designed to bring dispensaries into the banking system and end their risky...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:20 PM
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. recently talked with Washington Bureau Justice Department reporter Timothy M. Phelps about various aspects of his last five years in office.
Second Term Agenda: What I have tried to do in this second term, after a...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on Nov. 3, a federal judge has ruled, a much earlier date than defense attorneys had requested.
In a status hearing Wednesday, Judge George O’Toole said the date was fair....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:11 PM
TUCSON — A Mexican man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's slaying, which led to the unraveling of the failed federal gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.
Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, 37, who...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- A public interest group on Monday sued the Justice Department over last year’s record $13-billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co., arguing the deal to resolve investigations into faulty mortgage investments was unconstitutional...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:22 PM
WASHINGTON — A former government official pleaded guilty Friday to leaking secret information about North Korea to a Fox News reporter, a case that triggered a controversy last spring over the Justice Department's targeting of journalists who expose...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:16 PM
TUCSON — During his 18 years with the Pascua Yaqui Police Department, Michael Valenzuela repeatedly grew frustrated when responding to reports of domestic violence.
If the aggressor wasn't a tribal member, the best Valenzuela could do was drive...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — "I'm hit! I'm hit!" U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry cried into the southern Arizona darkness that night, Dec. 14, 2010. "I can't feel my legs!"
The 40-year-old Border Patrol agent, who was less than four years on the job,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers, major technology firms released new data Monday on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information for secret national security investigations — figures that show that the government...