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How to tackle crime in Indian Country? Empower tribal justice, ex-Justice Department official says

Apr. 14, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quarter-century ago, the Justice Department had few meaningful relationships with Native American tribes. While the federal government worked with state and local police and courts, tribal justice systems did not have the same level of recognition, said Tracy...

Man arrested in connection with device that exploded outside Alabama attorney general's office

Apr. 10, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a man they said placed a homemade explosive device — made with nails and firecrackers — outside the Alabama attorney general’s office in February. Kyle Benjamin Douglas Calvert, 26, of Irondale, Alabama, was arrested...

Company that made millions of defective sleep apnea machines ordered to overhaul manufacturing

Apr. 09, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company responsible for a global recall of sleep apnea machines will be barred from resuming production at U.S. facilities until it meets a number of safety requirements, under a long-awaited settlement announced Tuesday by federal officials. Philips will be...

Cruise to restart data collection via manual driving as it looks to resume driverless operations

Apr. 09, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

General Motors' Cruise subsidiary will be restarting its manual driving to create maps and gather road information in select cities as the robotaxi service looks to resume driverless operations six months after a gruesome collision. Cruise said Tuesday that the resumption of...

Justice Department blasts GOP effort to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt over Biden audio

Apr. 08, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday blasted Republicans' effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over his refusal to turn over unredacted materials related to the special counsel probe into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. ...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. questions prosecutions for Jan. 6 attack, says he wants to hear 'every side'

Apr. 05, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in a lengthy statement Friday suggested that the prosecution of rioters who violently attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, might be politically motivated, partly aligning himself with the false portrayal being pushed by former President...

Mississippi capital to revamp how it notifies next of kin about deaths with Justice Department help

Apr. 04, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After men near Mississippi's capital were buried in a pauper’s cemetery without their relatives’ knowledge, the U.S. Justice Department will help the city's police revamp policies for performing next-of-kin death notifications. The intervention follows the...

Texas asks court to decide if the state's migrant arrest law went too far

Apr. 03, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney defending Texas' plans to arrest migrants who enter the U.S. illegally told a panel of federal judges Wednesday that it's possible the law “went too far” but that will be up to the court to decide. The comment was made to a 5th U.S. Circuit...

Two go on trial in Switzerland over 'kleptocracy' scandal involving Saudi oil firm, Malaysian bank

Apr. 02, 2024 05:05 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two managers of a Saudi oil exploration company went on trial in Switzerland on Tuesday for alleged fraud and money laundering over a scandal years ago linked to a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund that the U.S. Justice Department once described as the “biggest kleptocracy case”...

Judge questions Border Patrol stand that it's not required to care for children at migrant camps

Mar. 29, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sharply questioned the Biden administration's position that it bears no responsibility for housing and feeding migrant children while they wait in makeshift camps along the U.S-Mexico border. The Border Patrol does not dispute the...