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    Court orders DOJ to turn over memo that gives logic behind drone kills

    The Department of Justice will have to turn over a memorandum that gives some details about how the government determines if lethal force by drones should go forward in certain cases or not, thanks to a federal appeals court order.

  • ** FILE ** An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan on a moonlit night in January 2010. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    N.Y. court: U.S. must release targeted killings memo

    The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

  • Attorney general candidates all target cold cases

    The four candidates for Wisconsin attorney general praised the state Department of Justice for its strides in solving cold cases, and all four pledged to keep up the pressure on tackling unsolved crimes.

  • President Barack Obama talks to reporters about the situation in Ukraine and gives a positive assessment on his health care law, the Affordable Care Act, at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, Obama said, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama also conveyed skepticism about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United States and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Court rules Obama administration must justify targeted killings

    The Obama administration must release internal legal documents justifying the targeted killings worldwide of Americans and foreigners suspected of terrorism, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

  • ** FILE ** This April 1, 2014, file photo shows Attorney General Eric Holder speaking in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Holder to overhaul clemency guidelines, possibly freeing thousands of inmates

    In a move that could result in the prison release of hundreds or thousands of low-level drug offenders, the Justice Department said Monday that it will advise President Obama to widen his guidelines for granting clemency.

  • ADVANCE  FOR RELEASE MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. CDT - FILE - In this March 29, 2013, file photo, Sharday Rose, 24, holds a phone in Milwaukee with a photo of her boyfriend, Derek Williams, who died in 2011 in police custody while gasping for breath. Wisconsin police are preparing for Gov. Scott Walker to sign a bill developed in response to a number of high-profile deaths like Williams', revamping officer-involved death investigations. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

    Wisconsin police brace for new probe protocols

    A bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done it themselves, police observers say.

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, left, holds up a copy of the Constitution as Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens at right as the panel debates whether to find former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her previous refusal to answer questions at two hearings probing whether tea party and conservative political groups had been targeted for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status, Thursday, April 10, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    EDITORIAL: More Lerner smoking-gun emails at IRS

    More than 60 percent of voters in a new poll think President Obama and the truth are often strangers. That explains the president's recent insistence that there isn't a "smidgen" of corruption in the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine

    Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced Thursday.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Justice Department.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    PHILLIPS: Now is the time for an independent prosecutor

    The Department of Justice cannot be expected to investigate the IRS scandal when it may have been a part of trying to target conservative groups.

  • The attorney for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner says his client will continue to assert her rights not to testify about the IRS targeting of conservative groups. (Associated Press)

    IRS emails reveal discussion with Justice about suing nonprofits for election activities

    IRS emails released Wednesday show that just before the tea party targeting scandal was revealed last year, Lois G. Lerner and her colleagues at the tax agency were talking with the Justice Department about making examples out of nonprofit groups that they felt were violating campaign laws by playing political roles.

  • Government says plea coming in price-fixing probe

    The Justice Department says a former Bridgestone Corp. executive has agreed to plead guilty in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy.

  • Feds to probe hate crimes link in Kansas shootings

    Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.

  • 2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

    Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a cyberstalker.

  • Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

    A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks, according to leaked findings. The committee said it will ask the Justice Department to investigate how the material was published.

  • Albuquerque resident Davin Poulin,center, signed up to speak before the city council Monday evening, April 7, 2014, in Albuquerque, NM. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto Rosales)

    Albuquerque police await US findings on reform

    With a federal investigation underway, concerns over a string of police shootings had started dying down in recent months and New Mexico's largest city turned toward positive developments.

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