| 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 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Three days after the nation marked the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Justice Department officials announced a $1.5-million grant to help reimburse organizations that provided relief efforts to victims.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:34 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Thursday commuted the prison terms of eight people sentenced to life in prison or other long sentences for drug crimes.
The commutations are part of the administration’s campaign to roll back inequities in...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:20 AM
President Obama will modify the way the government uses a vast database of American phone records so that officials must have judicial permission before examining the data, a senior administration official said.
In a speech Friday morning, Obama will...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, attributes much of his success as an attorney to a nine-year stint as a child actor on "Sesame Street" in the 1970s.
The unusual resume...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The head of a criminal probe into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups and tea party supporters personally donated a total of $6,750 to President Obama's election campaign and the Democratic...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Friday that the federal government would recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that took place in Utah over the past three weeks, two days after Utah announced it did not consider the marriages to be legal....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:34 PM
WASHINGTON — In the three weeks since a federal judge told Utah gays they had a constitutional right to marry, the issue of whether such a right exists in the state has pingponged from a federal appeals court to the U.S. Supreme Court, the state...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:52 AM
If American Airlines and US Airways divest themselves from "key" airports, the U.S. Department of Justice may be willing to drop its challenge to a merger plan for the airlines.
That is the word from U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., who said the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife.
No birth certificate was issued; a...