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  • Eric Holder targets Chicago crime

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder Monday announced a new federal program to target high-crime cities, including Chicago, Ill., where shootings and other violent crime have skyrocketed.

  • Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Missouri's attorney general on Monday,...

  • Hong Kong protesters set deadline for government

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience. A brief statement from the Occupy Central civil...

  • NYPD custody death goes to grand jury

    NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has begun deciding whether there should be criminal charges in the case of an unarmed man who died while being arrested by New York City police. Police union officials said the grand jury began hearing evidence on Monday in the death of Eric Garner. The proceedings...

  • Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object — a gun? — as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance...

  • Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement

    Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.

  • An unfortunate legacy

    Eric Holder has announced his resignation from his position as U.S. attorney general after almost six years of turning the Justice Department into a partisan political vehicle instead of a law enforcement institution.

  • Interpol expanding foreign fighter database

    PARIS (AP) — An international database of foreign fighters that started 18 months ago with little fanfare — and just three countries participating — has expanded to include 33 countries and 1,300 names, the head of Interpol said Friday, detailing new efforts to stem the flow of would-be jihadis...

  • Families want investigations into police deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men who died in encounters with white police officers, joined with civil rights leaders on Thursday to call for a full federal investigation and charges against those involved in their deaths. "I'm here to make sure that...

  • Report: Officer justified in teen's fatal shooting

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A state police investigation has found that a Purcellville officer was justified in fatally shooting a teenager armed with a knife. At a press conference Thursday, Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney released a Virginia State Police report into the May 24 shooting of...

  • FBI identifies Islamic State beheader

    The FBI said Thursday it has identified the masked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant shown in videotapes of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

  • VIDEO: In D.C., Michael Brown's family calls for formal investigation

    The parents of Michael Brown were in Washington on Thursday to ask the Justice Department to formally investigate the death of their son.

  • The terrifying video that explains why a former S.C. trooper is now being charged with a felony

    A former South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was arrested and charged this week with "assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature" after he shot an unarmed motorist during a bizarre and nearly fatal traffic stop.

  • Poll: Most saw Holder's Justice motivated by politics

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder turned the Justice Department into an arm of the president's political shop and was motivated mostly by politics, according to a recent survey influenced by his handling of the racially-charged Ferguson, Mo., police shooting.

  • FBI: 'Active shooter' incidents increasing

    Active shooter incidents, or a situation in which someone is actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, have doubled over the past seven years compared to the previous seven, the FBI said.



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