| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:47 PM
In twin securities-fraud lawsuits against Bank of America Corp., the federal government is accusing the nation's second-largest lender of lying to investors about supposedly prime loans that more closely resembled subprime "liar loans."
The civil suits,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- Outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller began the job a week before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He prepares to step down from the position 12 years later in a world that has changed completely — and with it the agency, which...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:30 AM
SANFORD, Fla. -- After a day of nationwide demonstrations protesting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case in Florida, civil rights leaders prepared to step up their calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager killed more than a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Conservatives have argued for years that the American Civil Liberties Union is willing to subordinate its core mission to liberal politics. It’s an overstated indictment and there are lots of counter-examples, such as the ACLU’s opposition...
| Jun 27, 2013
Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78.
The billionaire trader in oil, metals...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:55 PM
WASHINGTON — More than 500 people in the nation’s capital joined a wave of rallies in cities across the country protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman one week ago in the killing of Trayvon Martin and calling for the U.S. Justice...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that the White House will not play a role in any decision by the Justice Department on whether to file further charges against George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty by a Florida jury...
| Sep 4, 2013
The Justice Department made headlines last week when it announced a new federal policy on marijuana. It should come as welcome news to the majority of Americans who, according to an April Pew Research Center poll, believe marijuana should be made legal...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:21 PM
In a significant policy shift by the Obama administration, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder signaled Thursday that the federal government would no longer interfere with states that allow commercial marijuana sales as long as they were strictly regulated....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Marijuana advocates in California and elsewhere cheered the Obama administration's announcement Thursday that it would not interfere with new laws in Colorado and Washington state permitting recreational use of cannabis.
But the advocates cautioned...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:18 AM
American Airlines and US Airways want to get the show on the road in their fight with the U.S. Justice Department, which last week sued to block an $11 billion merger of the two airlines.
On Thursday, the airlines' lawyers filed a motion requesting a...