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  • Indictments in West Virginia chemical spill case Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charged ex- Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell and two others with failing to ensure that the company operated in a reasonable and environmentally sound manner the steel tank that leaked the coal-cleaning chemical. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that the tank...

  • AP Source: Justice won't ask Risen about source Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Justice Department has ruled out forcing New York Times reporter James Risen to divulge his source in the upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing government secrets, a person familiar with the matter said Friday night. The decision comes ahead of a court hearing set for next week at which Justice Department prosecutors had...

  • A Reuters examination of nine years of cases shows that 66 of the 17,000 lawyers who petitioned the Supreme Court succeeded at getting their clients' appeals heard at a remarkable rate. The lawyers are the most influential members of one of the most powerful specialties in America: the business of practicing before the Supreme Court. They are the elite of the...

  • China immediately denied the charges, saying in a strongly worded Foreign Ministry statement the U.S. grand jury indictment was "made up" and would damage trust between the two nations. The indictment was the first criminal hacking charge that the United States has filed against specific foreign officials, and follows a steady increase in public criticism and...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- The U.S. Department of Justice collected a record $24.7 billion in penalties from fraud and other cases in fiscal year 2014, the agency said on Wednesday, as fines against banks for financial misconduct soared. Collections in 2014 were boosted by multi-billion dollar payouts from JPMorgan Chase& Co and Citigroup Inc to resolve claims they...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- The top two lawmakers on the U.S. Senate's antitrust panel have written to regulators expressing concerns about AT&T Inc's plans to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, including the impact on three regional sports networks. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee, the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Nov 3- Korean carmakers Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp will pay $350 million in penalties to the U.S. government for overstating fuel economy ratings in what officials said on Monday was the biggest settlement of its kind. Monday's settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Nov 3- Korean carmakers Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp will pay $350 million in penalties to the U.S. government for overstating vehicles' fuel economy ratings in what officials said Thursday was the biggest settlement of its kind. Monday's settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Nov 3- Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp will pay a $100 million penalty for selling cars with worse fuel economy than the companies had claimed in what U.S. authorities termed the largest such accord to date. McCarthy said Hyundai and Kia had committed the most egregious violation of the reporting standards, but she declined to...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 16- The head of a U.S. Senate subcommittee raised concerns in a letter on Thursday to the U.S. Attorney General and head of the top U.S. rail regulator about a potential merger between Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and CSX Corp, and called on them both to fully review the antitrust implications of any such deal. "Given recent concerns about shipping delays...

  • *Twitter comments on prohibition from reporting on actual scope of surveillance of Twitter users by the U.S. government. *Says ability to speak restricted by laws that prohibit us from disclosing number of national security letters, FISA court orders received. *Says Twitter's lawsuit lists Eric Holder, attorney general of U.S., DOJ, James Comey, director of FBI, and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Joining a cry from law enforcement officials concerned about data encryption on Apple's newest operating system, U.S. Apple's new iPhone 6, released this month, and Google's coming update of the Android smartphone have data encryption so sophisticated that only the user may unlock it.

  • 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

    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

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

  • President Obama: AG Holder resignation bittersweet  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    President Obama announces U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down, saying he has served in the Justice Department for parts of 6 presidential administrations.

  • White House: Personnel announcement scheduled  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce he will step down at an announcement with President Obama at 4:30 this afternoon, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • AG Eric Holder to step down: Report  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    According to NBC's Pete Williams, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has plans to announce later today he will step down, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • US to pay Navajo tribe $554M in landmark settlement Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    The Obama administration has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation a record $554 million to settle longstanding claims by America's largest Indian tribe.

  • The accord, resolving claims that date back as far as 50 years and marking the biggest U.S. legal settlement with a single tribe, will be formally signed at a ceremony on Friday in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the sprawling Navajo reservation.