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AMR, U.S. Airways merger reaches settlement with Justice Department

AMR, U.S. Airways merger reaches settlement with Justice Department

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- American Airlines and U.S. Airways reached a settlement with the Justice Department after a months-long antitrust lawsuit, allowing the two to create the world's largest airline.
Sonali Basak

Antitrust lawsuit against US Airways and AA dropped

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it had dropped an antitrust lawsuit against American and US Airways in exchange for low-cost options for consumers.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder opposes arming TSA agents

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder opposes arming TSA agents

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday Transportation Security Administration agents should not be armed and mass shootings "can't be the new normal."

J&J to pay more than $2.2B for off-label marketing, kickbacks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $2.2 billion to resolve probes into allegations off-label marketing and kickbacks, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday.

J.P. Morgan and Justice's prosecutorial discretion

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- J.P. Morgan's record $13 billion tentative settlement with the U.S. Justice Department concerning misrepresented residential mortgage-backed securities doesn't absolve senior bank officials or the bank as an institution from criminal charges.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

The al-Shabaab Westgate raid -- A forewarning

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Recently released details on the al-Shabaab raid on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, have made it possible to more clearly analyze the attack and what it means.
JEFF MOORE, UPI Outside View Commentator
ATF rejects agent's 'Fast and Furious' book

ATF rejects agent's 'Fast and Furious' book

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives blocked a whistle-blower from publishing a book about a failed gun-trafficking operation.
Tsarnaev's attorneys argue prison restrictions should be eased

Tsarnaev's attorneys argue prison restrictions should be eased

BOSTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge to ease prison restrictions, saying nothing indicated Tsarnaev still poses a threat.

Justice Department sues North Carolina over voting law

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Justice Department is suing North Carolina over changes in the state's voting law that punish minority voters, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

U.S. to allocate $45M for more armed cops in schools

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Obama administration has allocated $45 million to pay for armed police officers in U.S. schools, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday.

Did al-Shabaab rent store in Nairobi mall before the attack?

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Al-Shabaab militants rented a store in Nairobi's Westgate Mall before the deadly attack on the upscale shopping center, Kenyan intelligence officials say.

JPMorgan Chase could face fine of $11 billion or more

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A Department of Justice settlement with JPMorgan Chase could result in a fine of more than $11 billion, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

Fed, state, local officials to discuss ways to aid Detroit

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Obama administration officials visit Detroit Friday to discuss ways to wipe out blight, improve transit and safety, and enhance the beleaguered city's appeal.

Nine auto parts companies, two execs guilty of price fixing

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said nine auto parts firms and two executives have pleaded guilty to price fixing in its largest ever antitrust investigation.
Lawyers for Marathon bombing suspect want info from prosecutors

Lawyers for Marathon bombing suspect want info from prosecutors

BOSTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say they need access to government evidence on the Boston Marathon bombing to prepare arguments on the death penalty.
Attorney General Eric Holder outlines changes in drug sentencing

Attorney General Eric Holder outlines changes in drug sentencing

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. attorneys will review and possibly refile charges in drug cases so specific offenders won't face mandatory sentences, Attorney General Eric Holder said.
Leave La. school voucher program alone, GOP leaders urge U.S.

Leave La. school voucher program alone, GOP leaders urge U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans said a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit against Louisiana's school voucher program could deny "countless children" a better education.
Homegrown radicals as dangerous as jihadists, Napolitano says

Homegrown radicals as dangerous as jihadists, Napolitano says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said homegrown radicals like the Boston Marathon bombers may be as great a threat as international jihadists.

U.S. to give veterans benefits to gay married couples

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Gay married couples can get veterans benefits, despite a federal statute limiting such benefits to spouses of the opposite sex, the U.S. attorney general said.

Microsoft, Google to sue government over surveillance data

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant Microsoft Corp. said it will join with Google Inc. to sue the federal government over the right to publish surveillance data.

Department of Justice says it will not block state marijuana laws

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The federal government will not interfere in loosening of state marijuana laws, a memorandum from the Justice Department to U.S. attorneys said Thursday.

Federal gov't allocates $2.5 million for Sandy Hook massacre costs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The federal government will give Connecticut $2.5 million to offset costs related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Eric Holder said Wednesday.

Obama addresses U.S. mayors on youth violence

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama told a gathering of U.S. mayors Tuesday government alone can't solve the problem of youth violence but does have a role to play.
Holder invited to testify on state-level marijuana legalization

Holder invited to testify on state-level marijuana legalization

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been invited to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about state-level laws that legalize marijuana.
King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

King's March on Washington remembered 50 years later

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Voting rights were a main topic when tens of thousands gathered in Washington, nearly 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
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