WASHINGTON - Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans' phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a governmentwide crackdown on security threats that requires federal employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts m…
WASHINGTON - An Air Force general who overturned the sexual assault conviction of a fellow fighter pilot now finds himself caught in a political crossfire that could change military justice; perhaps, some fear, for the worse.
WASHINGTON - Reacting to the Arizona shooting with anger,
sadness and shock, a majority of Americans think that suspect Jared
Loughner should be sent to death row if he's convicted, according
to one poll. But if statistics are any indication, he has a good
chance of escaping execution.
WASHINGTON - Plans to burn hundreds of thousands of gallons of
oil from BP's blown-out well are raising new questions about the
health and safety of the thousands of workers on nearby rigs and
WASHINGTON - Company executives and top drill hands on the
Deepwater Horizon drilling rig argued for hours about how to
proceed before a BP official made the decision to remove heavy
drilling fluid from the well and replace it with lighter weight
seawater that was unable to prevent gas from …
WASHINGTON - As the White House reconsiders the decision to
prosecute the five alleged plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks in civilian court, the likely change seems
designed to protect vulnerable Demo-crats in Congress more than it
is to improve the chances for conviction.
FLORENCE, Ariz. — Thomas Warziniack was born in Minnesota and
grew up in Georgia, but immigration authorities pronounced him an
illegal immigrant from Russia.
WASHINGTON — The investigations into the Bush administration's
decision to fire nine U.S. attorneys have exposed how the
administration has eroded the firewall between partisan politics
and the Justice Department and compromised the independence of the
nation's top law enforcement agency.
WASHINGTON — The No. 2 Justice Department official acknowledged
Tuesday that at least seven U.S. attorneys were asked to resign,
but he denied that the administration ousted them for political