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  • Obama commutes sentences for eight convicted of drug crimes

    Obama commutes sentences for eight convicted of drug crimes
    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...
  • Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes

    Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes
    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...
  • Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide

    Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide
    WASHINGTON — As drug dealers go, Lori Ann Newhouse was strictly small time. A high school dropout from a little Iowa town, Newhouse had three sons, a low-paying job as a telemarketer and a relentless methamphetamine habit. On St. Patrick's Day...
  • Lawmakers want to outlaw tax deductions for government settlements

    Lawmakers want to outlaw tax deductions for government settlements
    WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil...
  • Four days, four massacres, 21 dead -- and as always, few answers

    Four days, four massacres, 21 dead -- and as always, few answers
    If you bundled the attacks all together into one brutal event, it would have been the worst massacre since Adam Lanza walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last December. Instead, America's latest criminal tragedy has been doled out in...
  • Legal battle flares over Dzhokhar Tsarnaev security measures

    Legal battle flares over Dzhokhar Tsarnaev security measures
    Civil rights groups are now weighing in on security measures placed on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his lawyers, arguing that they are too restrictive and may be preventing the defense from adequately preparing for what may be a...
  • Settlement OKs merger of American Airlines, US Airways

    Settlement OKs merger of American Airlines, US Airways
    The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement agreement to allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways to form the nation's largest air carrier. The department, which sued in August to stop the merger, said that as...
  • JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot

     JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot
    Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe. But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
  • Government explores early release for more aging prisoners

    Government explores early release for more aging prisoners
    MINERSVILLE, Pa. — He hobbled down the dark tiled hallway, leaning heavily on his black wooden cane. His feet shuffled, his hands shook, and finally 85-year-old Benjamin Share nearly collapsed into a chair in the prison visitation room....
  • Slain TSA agent recalled for bravery and valor

    Slain TSA agent recalled for bravery and valor
    Eleven days after he was killed in an airport shooting, TSA Agent Gerardo I. Hernandez was hailed as a devoted family man, a dedicated worker and, on more than one occasion, a hero. Scores of law enforcement officers and a few top federal officials,...
  • JPMorgan reaches historic $13-billion settlement with Justice, states

    JPMorgan reaches historic $13-billion settlement with Justice, states
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay a record $13 billion to resolve allegations that it sold faulty mortgage investments that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, Justice Department and state officials said. New York Atty. Gen.  Eric T. Schneiderman said the...