U.S. Office of the Attorney General
Aug 29, 2012 18:01 EDT
A federal court has rejected a redistricting scheme by the US state of Texas, saying it was enacted with "discriminatory intent" toward ethnic minorities.
Jan 26, 2012 17:26 EST
STARKVILLE, Miss (Reuters) - Mississippi's attorney general is offering a reward for information that helps locate a convicted murderer who vanished since his release from prison earlier this month after being pardoned by former Governor Haley Barbour.
Jan 20, 2012 18:42 EST
(Reuters) - Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's grants of commutations or pardons to more than 200 prisoners, all but eight in his final days in office, disproportionately benefited white offenders among a predominantly black prison population, a Reuters analysis found.
Dec 13, 2011 15:35 EST
(Reuters) - Timeline of events in the criminal investigation that has resulted in child sex abuse charges against Penn State former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Dec 13, 2011 13:08 EST
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has detained top executives of the powerful military-run Tecnotex company, broadening a corruption investigation that has already shuttered three foreign firms, foreign business sources told Reuters.
Dec 09, 2011 11:46 EST
Thailand's former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva faced several hours of police questioning on Friday over a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok last year.
Oct 20, 2011 20:38 EDT
MOBILE, Ala (Reuters) - Alabama executed a man on Thursday who asked to be put to death after pleading guilty to fatally suffocating and beating his infant son, and had spent just four years on death row.
Oct 20, 2011 09:20 EDT
MOBILE, Ala (Reuters) - An Alabama man who has spent just four years on death row for the suffocation and beating death of his infant son is set to die by lethal injection on Thursday.
Aug 23, 2011 21:10 EDT
MIAMI (Reuters) - State and federal agents cracked down on Tuesday on South Florida pill mills, dismantling what was described as the nation's largest criminal organization involved in illegally distributing painkillers.
Aug 01, 2011 22:06 EDT
Mexico's attorney general's office announced the resignations of federal prosecutors of 21 out of 32 states amid a widespread purge of the department.
Jul 08, 2011 11:44 EDT
Indianapolis-based health insurer WellPoint will pay $100,000 to settle a data breach that exposed the personal information of 32,000 of its Indiana customers.. Indianapolis-based health insurer WellPoint will pay $100,000 to settle a data breach that exposed the personal information of 32,000 Indiana customers.
Jun 04, 2011 21:18 EDT
Mexicans protesting a military crackdown on drug cartels launched a convoy protest that will travel through some of Mexico's bloodiest towns on its way to the US border.
Apr 14, 2011 21:15 EDT
The Palau government said Friday it was reconsidering its agreement to have the conservation group Sea Shepherd patrol its waters after receiving a counter offer from Japan.
Feb 14, 2011 10:02 EST
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's attorney general and the country's top electoral body clashed on Monday over last year's fraud-marred parliamentary election in another sign of growing political paralysis.
Dec 23, 2010 20:16 EST
Supposed kidnappers in Mexican migrant abduction that Mexico denied make ransom call to the US. The supposed kidnappers of 50 Central American migrants who disappeared in southern Mexico last week called a family in the United States demanding a ransom, a Roman Catholic priest who first reported the abductions said Thursday.
Dec 14, 2010 22:44 EST
Best Buy settles with state of Connecticut over 2007 lawsuit that alleged overcharging. Best Buy Co. Inc. has settled a Connecticut lawsuit that accused it of advertising lower prices on some items on its website than at in-store kiosks, then overcharging customers at the stores.
Dec 08, 2010 23:55 EST
Mexican officials: 4 killed in helicopter crash in Veracruz. A federal police helicopter that had transported two inmates to a Mexican prison crashed in Veracruz state Wednesday, killing four people and injuring two others, authorities said.
Dec 06, 2010 21:07 EST
Mexican prosecutors appeal acquittal of reputed drug cartel 'queen'. The Mexican Attorney General's Office on Monday appealed the acquittal of a reputed drug cartel "queen" on charges of conspiracy to traffic drugs, money laundering and organized crime.
Dec 03, 2010 18:53 EST
Mexican judge absolves reputed 'queen' of Sinaloa drug cartel, citing lack of evidence. A Mexican judge Friday acquitted a reputed drug cartel "queen" of organized crime and other charges, the latest setback for a judicial system that has failed to convict the majority of suspects captured for drug crimes.
Dec 03, 2010 17:20 EST
Leaked US cables: Mexico drug war lacks clear strategy, modernized military. Mexico's 4-year-old assault on drug cartels lacks a clear strategy and a modernized military, and suffers from infighting among security agencies, according to U.S. State Department cables leaked to WikiLeaks.