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  •  A float with the words "Obama Presidential Library" is seen during the Fourth of July parade in downtown Norfolk, Neb., Friday morning, July 4, 2014. The float has received criticism from  a city councilman and the Nebraska Democratic Party, and others. (AP PHOTO/NORFOLK DAILY NEWS/Darin Epperly)

    DOJ investigates Nebraska parade float critical of Obama

    The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a member of its Community Relations Service team to investigate a Nebraska parade float that criticized President Obama.

  • Medtronic settles whistleblower lawsuit for $9.9M

    Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers.

  • Feds file sex harassment suit against Hawaii

    The federal government is suing Hawaii and its Department of Transportation's airports division, alleging the sexual harassment of a former airport K-9 handler.

  • Utah prosecutors query police about lying

    After concerns about police credibility torpedoed more than 120 cases in one Utah police department last year, several prosecutors have started surveying officers about their credibility.

  • Federal judge rules in police off-duty details

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new system of police off-duty paid details, siding with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration.

  • Council hears public concerns about police force

    Hundreds of people packed Albuquerque City Hall on Monday evening to voice their concerns about the embattled police department and to demand changes ranging from increased officer training to better availability of mental health services that could help stop violent clashes with officers.

  • Feds support Hawaii driver's license lawsuit

    The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those who struggle with English by making it too difficult to obtain a driver's license.

  • Audit slams Kansas City use of cold case money

    Kansas City and Jackson County officials have spent federal money meant for investigating cold cases on other types of cases that didn't qualify for the funds, possibly putting the program in jeopardy, federal auditors said.

  • Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announces a $5.9 million legal settlement with subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson in Helena, Mont., on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The state's lawsuit claimed Janssen Ortho LLC and Janssen Pharmaceuticals hid the dangers of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal and promoted it for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

    Drug firms settle with Montana for $5.9M

    Subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson have agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle a lawsuit with Montana over how an anti-psychotic drug was marketed, state Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday.

  • Former Ala. prison inmates describe abuse

    Like most preschoolers, the 3-year-old girl who lives in Montgomery is a whirl of energy. She sings and dances through the house and loves the cartoons "Sofia the First" and "Doc McStuffins." She parrots back letters as her caretaker spells her name.

  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, after an arm, torso and legs were discovered a day earlier, a New York Police Department dive unit continues the search for human remains along a rocky shoreline in the Queens borough of New York. The remains were those of missing autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put them at risk for fleeing their caregivers. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

    Autistic NYC boy's death prompts tracking plan

    Following the death of an autistic teenager who walked away from his New York City school last year, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put them at risk for fleeing their caregivers.

  • Judge's travel expenses lead to recommended review

    A judicial conduct panel has recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate thousands of dollars in travel expenses by the former chief judge of the federal appeals court in Cincinnati.

  • DOJ probe finds sexual misconduct at Ala. prison

    Alabama Department of Corrections officials and Gov. Robert Bentley's office say they had been working to improve conditions at Julia Tutwiler Prison before a federal investigation found evidence of inmates being sexually abused by staff and fellow prisoners.

  • Malaysian wins removal from US 'no fly' list

    A Malaysian architecture professor won a legal challenge Tuesday that sought removal of her name from the U.S. government's no-fly list.

  • Federal lawsuit targets Charlotte used-car dealers

    Federal and state prosecutors are suing the owners and operators of "buy-here, pay here" used-car dealerships in Charlotte, saying they engaged in predatory lending practices against black customers.

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