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Schumer On Heroin

Schumer Asks For $100 Million To Fight Heroin Trade In New York

U.S. Sen Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Monday that he is asking for $100 million in funding for to curb the scourge of heroin in New York and across the country.

05/26/2014

Bernard L. Madoff leaves US Federal Court after a hearing regarding his bail on January 14, 2009 in New York. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly 52,000 Seek Relief From Madoff Victims Fund

Officials say the number of victims seeking relief for fraud committed by Madoff Securities is much larger — and with much larger losses — than previously thought.

05/13/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Documents: Sen. Menendez’s Campaign Paid Law Firm $250K To Fight Allegations

The political campaign for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor, according to disclosure forms filed Friday.

01/31/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Justice Department To Fund ‘Avonte’s Law’ Proposal To Offer Tracking Devices For Autistic Kids

Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposed “Avonte’s Law” will become reality thanks to funding from the federal government. Schumer on Sunday called for legislation to provide GPS tracking devices for autistic children and others with a tendency to bolt from parents or caregivers.

01/29/2014

Marcelo Lucero

Suffolk County Reaches Agreement To Improve Hate Crime Investigations

The Suffolk County Police Department has reached a tentative agreement to enhance investigations of hate crimes and bias incidents, in the wake of federal scrutiny following the 2008 hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant.

12/03/2013

American Airlines planes on the tarmac (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Sues To Block American Airlines, US Airways Merger; ‘Harms Consumers’

The government’s action threatens to quash a deal that would create the world’s largest airline by passenger miles.

08/13/2013

Sink Spigot

Feds May Fine Westchester County For Missing Water Quality Improvement Deadline

Westchester County may face legal action and have to pay up $150,000 a month in fines to the U.S. Justice Department, after missing a deadline to improve water treatment in White Plains and Scarsdale.

07/27/2013

Anti-stop and frisk button (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)/Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Edward Reed/Mayor's Office)

Mayor Blasts DOJ’s Recommendation For NYPD Monitor Ahead Of Stop-And-Frisk Decision

The court papers filed by the Justice Department say the government was weighing in “only in order to assist the court on the issue of remedy, and only should it find that NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices are unlawful.”

06/13/2013

The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judge Approves Federal Government Plan For Morning After Pill

President Barack Obama’s administration has been given the green light to go forward with its plan to make the morning-after pill available to buyers of all ages and without a prescription – but it must do so right away.

06/12/2013

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Reports: Federal Monitor Could Be Appointed For NYPD Over Stop-And-Frisk

The New York Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday called a reported plan for a federal monitor on the NYPD to address the stop-and-frisk program a great step forward.

06/12/2013

"Plan B" Pill (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Federal Government To Comply With Order Allowing Morning After Pill For All Ages

The federal government on Monday told a judge in Brooklyn that it will reverse course, and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.

06/10/2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House Launches Review Of DOJ Over Accusations Of Spying On Journalists

Under fire for spying on journalists, the White House has ordered an unusual review of what the Department of Justice is doing — and why.

05/24/2013

Telephone (file / credit: clipart.com)

AP Execs Furious After Justice Department Secretly Obtains Phone Records

The U.S. Department of Justice was under fire Monday, after it secretly obtained two months’ worth of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press.

05/13/2013

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Queens Psychiatric Hospital Settles With Government Over Discrimination Claim

A Queens psychiatric hospital has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, following a claim that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in hiring procedures.

12/19/2012

Teenagers play basketball in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Project Longevity Launched To Combat Gun Violence In Three Connecticut Cities

The U.S. Justice Department and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy have announced the launch a new initiative to combat gun violence in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford.

11/27/2012

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