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Mail bombs to U.S. political figures, media: What we know

Oct 25, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Here's what we know so far about the mail bombs and suspicious packages that were sent to prominent Democratic critics of President Donald Trump

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES. CNN's office at the Time Warner Center is evacuated Wednesday morning, October 24, after a package arrived that was similar to suspicious packages found near the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, billionaire philanthropist George Soros and other prominent political figures.

US drug enforcement head retires after sex scandal

Apr 22, 2015 - 9:38 AM

Michele Leonhart head of the anti drug trafficking law enforcement agency is retiring in mid May Attorney General Eric Holder says

Michele Leonhart in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 26 February 2008. File/Orlando Barrõa/EPA

US warns agents not to consort with prostitutes

Apr 11, 2015 - 1:09 PM

A memo from the US Justice Department warns government staff not to hire sex workers even if deployed in countries or regions where such behavior is legal or tolerated

Senior Ferguson official out after 'racism' report

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The Ferguson City Council votes unanimously on a mutual separation agreement with Shaw effective immediately

Protesters gesture in front of a burning auto parts store in Ferguson Missouri, USA, 25 November 2014. Tannen Maury/EPA

Policeman cleared in US town that 'targeted blacks'

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:38 AM

The US Justice Department says it found a widespread pattern of racial discrimination and multiple violations of citizens constitutional rights

AFTER FERGUSON. In this file photo, aprotester holds her hands up in front of a police car in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 25, 2014 during demonstrations a day after violent protests and looting following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. Photo by Jewel Samad / AFP

Holder to unveil new limits on US racial profiling

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:50 PM

US Attorney General Eric Holder says profiling by law enforcement is profoundly misguided and ineffective wasting state resources and undermining public trust

SEEKING JUSTICE. US Attorney General Eric Holder responds to a question from the news media on the Justice Department’s efforts in Ferguson, Missouri during a press conference at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, USA 04 September 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

New York race protests vent anger over police killings

Dec 05, 2014 - 3:27 PM

The largely peaceful demonstrations come as details emerge of another racially tinged death

GUILTY SYSTEM. Dena Wessel stands near police officers during protests in Seattle, Washington, USA, 03 December 2014. Photo by Matt Mills McKnight/EPA

Protests after no charges in NYC police death of black man

Dec 04, 2014 - 7:30 AM

UPDATE Eric Garner s death is one of a string of high profile racially charged incidents in which white officers have been accused of using unreasonable force or being too quick to fire at black suspects

A man protests the grand jury decision to not indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Eric Garner's death on December 3, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

US Attorney General Eric Holder to resign: officials

Sep 26, 2014 - 12:51 AM

Eric Holder was the first African American to be named as attorney general and at more than 6 years has served the 4th longest tenure of anyone to hold the post

File photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

US, Mexico, Central America join forces on child migrants

Sep 10, 2014 - 7:48 AM

US Mexico Honduras Guatemala and El Salvador decide to create a high level working group to tackle the surge of unaccompanied child migrants

BORDER CONTROL. The US Border Patrol sign is seen on a fence at the border area in Nogales city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA, 10 June 2014. Jose Munoz/EPA

US to probe police in Ferguson

Sep 04, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder s agency would probe police in Ferguson to see if there was evidence of a pattern of civil rights violations by the department

CHAOS IN FERGUSON. Tear gas and smoke wafts around the site of a protest of the death of Michael Brown August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joshua Lott/Getty Images/AFP

US Attorney General meets with Brown family in Ferguson

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder promises the family in a private 20 minute meeting that there would be a fair and independent inquiry into the August 9 death of their 18 year old son

Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown march through the streets as they make their voices heard on August 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Police hold back on tear gas at Ferguson protest

Aug 20, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Ferguson is ground zero of a renewed debate about race and strong armed law enforcement in America since the August 9 fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown

ON GUARD. Police in riot gear move in to make arrests as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 19 August 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA

New fatal police shooting near US protest town

Aug 20, 2014 - 7:35 AM

Civic leaders in Ferguson in Missouri call for night time quiet and reconciliation after another night of protests and violence in the majority black town

ANOTHER INCIDENT. People raise their arms while chanting, 'Hands up, Don't Shoot', as they stand nearby to where St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it on August 19, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Reduced time for US federal drug offenders already behind bars

Jul 19, 2014 - 12:29 PM

The US Sentencing Commission votes to allow prison reductions for already convicted and imprisoned inmates in a move that is expected to affect some 46 000 convicts

US gov't to expand recognition of gay marriage

Feb 09, 2014 - 8:06 AM

UPDATED US Attorney General Eric Holder will expand government recognition of same sex marriages in all federal courtrooms and prisons

NEW RULES. US Attorney General Eric Holder is pictured at the Department of Justice in Washington DC, USA, in this file photo taken 28 May 2013. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Snowden sees 'no chance' for fair trial in US

Jan 24, 2014 - 6:20 AM

Snowden answers questions publicly online the first such action he s done since June

NO CHANCE. File photo of Edward Snowden from Agence France-Presse/ WikiLeaks

JPMorgan to pay record $13B to settle US probes – WSJ

Oct 20, 2013 - 9:14 AM

The still tentative deal wouldn t resolve a criminal investigation into the bank s activities being conducted by a court in California

RECORD FINE. A file photo dated 11 May 2012 showing a sign at a JPMorgan Chase building in New York, New York, USA. EPA/Justin Lane

Hong Kong 'did not assist Snowden departure'

Jun 25, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Hong Kong government: Incomplete paperwork prevented officials from issuing a provisional arrest warrant

LOOMING LARGE. Archive footage of US whistle-blower Edward Snowden is displayed on a giant screen during a local news program in Hong Kong, China, 23 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Jerome Favre

Boston bomb suspect arraigned in hospital

Apr 23, 2013 - 6:42 AM

UPDATED Dzhokhar Tsamaev is charged for his alleged role in the Boston marathon attacks which left 3 people dead and 200 wounded

CRITICAL BUT STABLE. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still in the hospital. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Hackers post 'private data' of Michelle Obama, FBI head

Mar 13, 2013 - 9:51 AM

Hackers using a Russian web address published the credit reports and social security numbers for Obama Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller US Attorney General Eric Holder and Los Angeles Police Chief Charles Beck

AFP File Photo.

US House speaker firm on Holder contempt vote: aide

Jun 27, 2012 - 8:20 AM

US House Speaker John Boehner will press ahead with a vote on whether to hold the government s top attorney in contempt of Congress a move the White House warned Tuesday June 26 was a confrontational political ploy

US Attorney General Eric Holder. Image courtesy of the US Department of Justice website.

Panel finds US Attorney General in contempt

Jun 21, 2012 - 10:13 AM

US Attorney General Holder was cited for failure to turn over Justice Department documents tied to a probe into the failed Fast and Furious gun running program despite President Barack Obama s intervention

US Attorney General Eric Holder. Image courtesy of the US Department of Justice website.