Justice Department

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco speaks during a Federal Bureau of Prisons meeting April 25, 2023, in Aurora, Colorado. Sexual abuse in the nation’s federal prisons must be rooted out, the Justice Department's second-highest-ranking leader told prison wardens gathered for their first nationwide training since revelations that a toxic, permissive culture at a California prison allowed abuse to run rampant. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Apr 26, 2023

Prison sex abuse must be rooted out, Justice official says

Sexual abuse in the nation’s federal prisons must be rooted out, the Justice Department's second-highest-ranking leader told prison wardens.

This image made from video provided by WCVB-TV, shows Jack Teixeira, in T-shirt and shorts, being taken into custody by armed tactical agents on April 13, 2023, in Dighton, Massachusetts. (WCVB-TV via AP)
Apr 14, 2023

Leak suspect appears in court as feds reveal case against him

A Massachusetts Air National Guardsman accused in the leak of highly classified military documents appeared in court as prosecutors unsealed charges.

Bottles of the drug misoprostol sit on a table at the West Alabama Women's Center on March 15, 2022, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The drug is one of two used together in "medication abortions." According to Planned Parenthood, misoprostol, taken after mifepristone, causes cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
Apr 11, 2023

Justice Department appeals Texas abortion pill order

The Justice Department appealed a Texas court ruling that would halt approval of a drug used in the most common method of abortion.

Apr 7, 2023

Court sides with Justice Department on Jan. 6 obstruction charge

A federal appeals court sided with the Justice Department in a case that could have upended hundreds of charges brought in the Capitol riot investigation.

Christina Osborn and her children Alexander Osborn and Bella Araiza visit a makeshift memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church on Nov. 12, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Apr 5, 2023

DOJ tentatively settles over Texas church shooting, will pay those affected

The Justice Department has tentatively settled a lawsuit over the 2017 mass shooting at a Texas church that will pay victims and their families.

A black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains, on Feb. 6, 2023. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a package of reforms to improve safety on Feb. 21 — two days after he warned Norfolk Southern to fulfill its promises to clean up the mess and help the town recover. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Mar 31, 2023

Justice Department sues Norfolk Southern over Ohio train derailment

The federal government filed a lawsuit against railroad Norfolk Southern over environmental damage caused by a train derailment on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.

Mar 27, 2023

Biden’s Justice Department keeps hard line in death row cases

An Associated Press review of dozens of legal filings shows that President Joe Biden’s Justice Department is fighting just as vigorously as Donald Trump's did to uphold death row inmates' sentences.

Attorney M. Evan Corcoran arrives at federal court in Washington on July 22, 2022. Justice Department prosecutors want to again question Corcoran, one of former President Donald Trump's lawyers, before a grand jury. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Mar 23, 2023

Trump lawyer ordered to turn over Mar-a-Lago case documents

A federal appeals court directed a lawyer for Donald Trump to turn over to prosecutors documents in the investigation into Trump's retention of classified records.

Mar 17, 2023

FBI: Hate crimes showed another alarming rise in 2021

The number of hate crimes in the U.S. jumped again in 2021, continuing an alarming rise, according to FBI data.

A pedestrian passes a Silicon Valley Bank branch in San Francisco on March 13, 2023. As the primary regulator of the bank, the Federal Reserve is coming under sharp criticism from financial watchdogs and banking experts. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Mar 15, 2023

Justice Department, SEC investigating collapse of Silicon Valley Bank

The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have launched investigations into the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.

Mar 13, 2023

Judge allows Google antitrust case to move ahead in Virginia

A judge has rejected a request from Google to transfer a federal antitrust lawsuit against it from Virginia to New York.

Mar 10, 2023

Proud Boys deployed foot soldiers in Capitol sedition plot, feds argue

Federal prosecutors are employing an unusual strategy to prove leaders of the far-right Proud Boys orchestrated a violent plot to keep Joe Biden out of the White House.

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