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  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court on Friday left in place a decision blocking Blue Cross- Blue Shield insurer Anthem's bid to buy rival Cigna, saying that a bigger company is not better for consumers. But the Justice Department said Anthem had no real plan to reach those savings. Even Cigna has soured on the deal, filing a separate lawsuit seeking a $1.85 billion...

  • *Operating EPS $1.04 vs est $0.99. The merger is still to be approved by regulators in the United States, Brazil, China, Australia and Canada. "We've had lots of substantive discussions, expect to hear from China and the U.S. Department of Justice next, followed by Brazil," Howard Ungerleider, Dow's chief financial officer, told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 26- Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off wide swaths of federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say. U.S. Justice Department attorneys defending the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened were: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • Pyotr Levashov, who was arrested in Barcelona, Spain, this month, is accused of running a computer network that sent hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide each year. The Justice Department announced on April 10 that it had taken action to dismantle the Kelihos botnet and that Levashov had been arrested. The FBI in Connecticut is leading the investigation...

  • DETROIT, April 21- A federal prosecutor on Friday confirmed that the government plans to name former deputy U.S. attorney general Larry Thompson to serve as independent monitor of Volkswagen AG under a plea agreement over its diesel emissions scandal. District Judge Sean Cox is holding a hearing in Detroit Friday, where he is expected to sentence the world's...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Health insurer Anthem Inc denied a report on Thursday that it was in negotiations with the Justice Department in an effort to save its merger with smaller rival Cigna Corp.. The companies are awaiting a decision from a federal appeals court, which had been asked to rule on whether the Justice Department could stop the $54 billion merger on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- The U.S. Justice Department in San Francisco has instituted new oversight for complex cases, a federal prosecutor said, following a failed drug conspiracy prosecution against delivery service FedEx Corp. Attorney Brian Stretch, in an interview with Reuters last week, said his staff has identified about 20 of the office's most complex...

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- A federal judge in Detroit said on Thursday he plans to name former FBI director Robert Mueller to oversee nearly $1 billion in Takata Corp restitution funds as part of a U.S. Justice Department settlement. As part of the settlement, Takata agreed to establish two independently administered restitution funds: one for $850 million to...

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- A federal judge in Detroit said on Thursday he plans to name former FBI director Robert Mueller to oversee nearly $1 billion in Takata Corp restitution funds as part of a U.S. Justice Department settlement. In January, Takata agreed to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing and to pay $1 billion to resolve a federal investigation into its air bag...

  • National Security Adviser Mike Flynn listens to President Trump during a listening session with cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

    Flynn, who resigned from the Trump administration, also offered to speak to the Justice Department in exchange for immunity.

  • Jeremy Bash, former Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Defense, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the plan to defeat DAESH in Washington, D.C. on February 7, 2017.

    A former top government official said the White House reminds him of a "runaway train" following the latest revelations, NBC News reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 30- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday appealed a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii extending a suspension of President Donald Trump's revised restrictions on travel from some Muslim-majority countries. District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday turned an earlier temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction in a...

  • March 30- The U.S. Justice Department will appeal a ruling from a Hawaii federal judge which granted an injunction blocking President Donald Trump's revised restrictions on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, it said in a court filing on Thursday.

  • Sally Yates speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC.

    "I hope she testifies. I look forward to it," White House spokesman Sean Spicer says.

  • Joe Biden

    Biden made a deadpan joke that the Obama administration tapped Trump Tower "five or six times."

  • *United States concerned about proposed shipping alliances. SINGAPORE, March 22- The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation into an industry that is the backbone of global trade, the companies said on Wednesday. Moller-Maersk, Germany's Hapag Lloyd, Taiwan- based...