Latest U.S. Department of Justice News

Antitrust trial puts book publishing industry in the dock

Aug. 06, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department's effort to block the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster isn't just a showcase for the Biden administration's tougher approach to corporate consolidation, it's a rare moment for the publishing industry itself to be placed in the dock. ...

Lawyer: Arbery shooter fears he'll be killed in state prison

Aug. 05, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The white man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery after chasing the running Black man in a Georgia neighborhood says he fears he will be killed by fellow inmates if he's sent to a state prison to serve a life sentence for murder. Travis McMichael, 36, faces...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 05, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. July 30, 2022. Editorial: Be on the lookout for students, buses as school starts back Some schools in Georgia have already started the 2022-2023 year, which begs the age-old question: where did summer go? We wish we had the answer....

Man who threatened Dr. Fauci, other official, gets 3 years

Aug. 04, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia man was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison after he sent emails threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci and another federal health official for talking about the coronavirus and efforts to prevent its spread. Using an anonymous email...

CEO of publishing giant defends deal challenged by US gov't

Aug. 04, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of publishing titan Penguin Random House on Thursday defended his company’s deal to acquire rival Simon & Schuster against the government’s claim it would thwart competition. But he acknowledged that the merger would buttress his company’s position as the...

EXPLAINER: Does health care law protect emergency abortion?

Aug. 03, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v. Wade, arguing Idaho’s restrictive abortion law leaves doctors facing criminal penalties for providing abortion-related medical care to women in life-threatening medical...

Election skeptics rise in GOP races to run state elections

Aug. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump-endorsed state lawmaker who won the GOP nomination for Arizona secretary of state is the latest candidate to advance to the November ballot for a post overseeing state elections while denying the results of the last one. The early success of such candidates...

Trump ally Navarro sued for alleged unofficial email account

Aug. 03, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday against Peter Navarro, claiming the former adviser to Donald Trump used an unofficial email account while working in the White House and wrongfully retained presidential records. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington...

Justice Department details threats against election workers

Aug. 03, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

The U.S. Justice Department has charged five people for making threats of violence against election workers amid a rising wave of harassment and intimidation tied to the 2020 presidential election, a top official told U.S. senators Wednesday. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite...

US seeks possession of Venezuelan 747 grounded in Argentina

Aug. 02, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it is seeking possession of a Venezuelan cargo jet that has been grounded in Argentina since early June because it was previously owned by an Iranian airline that allegedly has ties to terror groups. The...