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Federal probe slams 'pattern of excessive force' by Chicago police

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The use of unreasonable force falls heaviest on predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods says the Justice Department

'EXCESSIVE FORCE.' Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (R) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (L) listen as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at a press conference on January 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

US goes after $1B in assets linked to Malaysia fund

Jul 20, 2016 - 9:44 PM

UPDATED The lawsuits put renewed pressure on Prime Minister Najib Razak with court documents making thinly veiled references to him as a beneficiary in the alleged theft of more than 3 5 billion by his stepson a family friend and various officials

1MDB. A Malaysian woman walks past a billboard with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) logo in Kuala Lumpur, September 22, 2015. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

No charges in Clinton email probe, Trump cries foul

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:04 AM

UPDATED US Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she accepts the FBI s recommendation that no charges be brought against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while secretary of state

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch listens at a press conference on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Allison Shelley/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton interviewed by FBI over private email use

Jul 03, 2016 - 1:04 AM

UPDATED An aide says the interview at FBI headquarters in Washington lasted about 3 5 hours

CLINTON EMAILS. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets voters after a campaign event at Keokuk Middle School in Keokuk , Iowa, USA, January 28, 2016. File photo by John Taggart/EPA

'Limited transcripts' of Orlando shooter to be released – Lynch

Jun 20, 2016 - 9:09 AM

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the conversations between Omar Mateen and police negotiators include Mateen s pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State ISIS group and his views of US policy

People look out at the Pulse nightclub which is still an active crime scene on June 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

EU, US sign data protection deal

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:41 PM

The so called umbrella agreement signed in the Dutch city of Amsterdam follows 5 years of talks hobbled by European concerns about revelations of large scale US snooping

DATA PROTECTION DEAL. US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Dutch Minister of Justice Ard van der Steur and EU Commissioner in charge of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourova during the signing of a so-called umbrella agreement in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2, 2016, containing agreements to ensure that personal data is better protected. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Obama issues school rules on transgender bathroom use

May 14, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The move triggers an instant backlash from conservatives who perceive it as a threat to children s well being with a top Texas official refusing to comply with Obama s blackmail

SCHOOL RULES. President Barack Obama's administration tells schools they must let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, taking an intensifying battle over civil rights to the national stage. Obama file photo from the White House

Obama to bypass US Congress on gun control

Jan 05, 2016 - 7:45 AM

UPDATED US President Barack Obama will take a series of unilateral steps to end what he has called the scourge of gun violence

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks to reporters following a meeting on executive actions he can take to curb gun violence with members of his national security team, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, January 4, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Obama to tackle 'unfinished business' of gun violence in 2016

Jan 01, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Obama says: My New Year s resolution is to move forward on our unfinished business as much as I can That s especially true for our epidemic of gun violence

OBAMA'S RESOLUTION. US President Barack Obama says the 'epidemic of gun violence' is among his 'unfinished business' in office. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

US Justice Department to investigate Baltimore police

May 08, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake asks for an investigation that would look into whether the city s police department has engaged in a pattern or practice of stops searches or arrests that violated residents legal rights

ARRESTS. Police arrest people during curfew time when protesters were pepper sprayed in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 02 May 2015. Photo by John Taggart/EPA

Loretta Lynch: 1st black woman named US attorney general

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:57 AM

She takes over from outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder whom Republicans had criticized as being a rubber stamp for Obama s policies

HISTORIC. Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch testifies at her Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing to be the next US attorney general. She is the first black woman to take the position. Photo by EPA