Attorney General Welcomes Christopher H. Schroeder To Office Of Legal Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Eric Holder welcomed the confirmation of Christopher H. Schroeder as the new assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy (OLP). Schroeder was confirmed April 21 by the U.S. Senate. OLP is responsible for developing policy...

Government Sues 3 Biggest Credit Cards, Settles With 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest U.S. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard and Visa. "We want to put more money in consumers' pockets, and by eliminating credit card companies'...

Dead Animals Are Exhibit A In Gulf Investigation

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining dead animals that were discovered along the Gulf...

Drug Czar: California Pot Law Could Spark Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters approve a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, President Barack Obama's drug czar said Wednesday. In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Director...