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  • WASHINGTON— The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer. The link enabled the FBI to infect the suspect's computer with software that revealed its location and Internet address.

  • LONDON, July 7- Tom Hayes, the first person to face trial by jury over allegations he conspired to rig global Libor interest rates, told a London court on Tuesday he had not acted dishonestly and just wanted to do his job as "perfectly as he could". Taking the stand for the first time in the high-profile trial at Southwark Crown Court, the 35- year-old former UBS and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will return as a partner at the law firm he had left to become the nation's top law enforcement official, his new employer said in a statement. Holder, who led the Justice Department from 2009 to 2015 and was one of President Barack Obama's longest-serving cabinet members, will return to Covington& Burling,...

  • In a statement, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, a Republican, said the documents being requested will help the panel understand whether banks might still be too big to fail and if this affects decisions to prosecute them criminally. A Justice Department spokeswoman said the department has "made great efforts" to accommodate the...

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Besides the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, other questionable encounters between police and black males in recent months have led to unrest in South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio and New York.

  • *DOJ, FCC say merger would have given Comcast unfair advantage. *Time Warner Cable shares up 2 pct, Comcast little changed. April 24- Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.

  • Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    Loretta Lynch

    With her confirmation, Loretta Lynch will become the first black woman to become the top U.S. law enforcement official.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, after claiming that the case could jeopardize U.S. national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan agreed with the Department of Justice that letting Greek shipping...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, after claiming that the case could jeopardize U.S. national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan said the government properly invoked the state secrets privilege in...

  • Sick scams: $3.3B recouped from health-care fraud Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:31 PM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder.

    Federal authorities spent just $1 in probes for every $7.70 they recovered from health-care fraudsters, who remain a persistent, pricy problem.

  • What stands in the way of prosecuting Wall Street Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    What stands in the way of prosecuting Wall Street

    The Justice Department will continue to pursue anyone that violated the law and contributed to the financial crisis of 2008. New York Times columnist Jim Stewart, shares his view.

  • S&P to pay $1.37 billion over ratings Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    S&P to pay $1.37 billion over ratings

    Standard & Poor's will pay $1.37 billion to settle charges it improperly rated mortgage backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • S&P's wrist slap Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    S&P's wrist slap

    Standard & Poor's is paying a $1.37 billion settlement on charges it improperly rated mortgage-backed securities. Andrew Stoltmann, says this a "slap on the wrist." Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates; David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Company; and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss.

  • Holder bolsters limits on federal profiling Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    Federal profiling on the basis of religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity will be banned, NBC News reports.

  • Top contender for new Attorney General... Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    Top contender for new Attorney General...

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading candidate to replace outgoing Eric Holder as attorney general.

  • For whistleblowers, SEC money's not enough Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Eric Schneiderman

    When it comes to turning in bad guys in banking, it's not all about the money.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder to resign Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:55 PM ET
    President Barack Obama stands with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. who announced his resignation today, September 25, 2014 in Washington.

    President Barack Obama announced the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder.

  • No decision on next AG: Javers Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    No decision on next AG: Javers

    President Obama has announced U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down, and CNBC's Eamon Javers provides insight to the process to confirming the next AG.

  • Pres. Obama: Holder's done superb job Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:31 PM ET
    Pres. Obama: Holder's done superb job

    In announcing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation, President Obama outlines his success over his time in office.