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Prosecutor on Justice's opioid crackdown favors tough tact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of the Trump administration's tough approach to the nation's drug abuse crisis say it's a cruel return to failed tactics of the 1980s. But Mary Daly is not ...

Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. But it's unclear if that will happen. That's ...

DOJ watchdog finds himself in familiar political hot seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wasted no time before seizing on last week's report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog on misconduct allegations against the FBI's former No. 2 offi...

As Trump attacks FBI as biased, new leaders are veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has announced a new leadership team that looks a lot like the old one. President Donald Trump and Republicans have criticized the FBI as institutionally bia...

Attorney-client privilege, as cited by Trump, isn't absolute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were treading on sensitive, but not new, legal ground when they raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and seized records abou...

Attorney-client privilege is not 'dead' _ and not absolute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were treading on sensitive, but not new, legal ground when they raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and seized records abou...

New team targets online opioid sales fueling the drug crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new team of federal agents is targeting online trafficking of fentanyl, a powerful narcotic driving a rising number of overdose deaths across the U.S. So-called d...

An atypical terror case comes to close with 20-year sentence

BALTIMORE (AP) — An FBI counterterrorism investigation that ended with a 20-year prison sentence stands out as unique. Law enforcement officials say the prosecution of Mohamed Elshin...

Sessions: No new special counsel yet for Republican concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he won't immediately appoint a new special counsel to investigate a number of Republican grievances involving the FBI and Justice Departm...

Watchdog: FBI could have tried harder to hack iPhone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog says FBI officials did not try as hard as possible to unlock an iPhone as part of a terrorism investigation, even as then-Director James Comey told ...

Man arrested in suspicious packages sent to military sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. law enforcement official says Seattle authorities have arrested a man suspected of sending suspicious packages to multiple military installations in the Washington, D.C., regi...

Trump wants more traffickers put to death. Can he do that?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide-ranging White House plan to combat America's opioid crisis contains a striking element: It calls on the Justice Department to seek the death penalty for some drug traffickers....

Prosecuting more who lie to buy guns could strain resources

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration plan to crack down on people who lie to buy guns faces a giant hurdle by relying on federal agents and prosecutors who are already overwhelmed with responsibil...

Justice Department proposes banning rapid-fire bump stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing banning bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire and were used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. The Justi...

Sessions pushes back on Trump criticism over handling of FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn't staying quiet this time, pushing back after President Donald Trump used the word "disgraceful" to describe how Sessions is handling Republican co...