April 4, 2013 Robert Mueller has been the U.S. government's indispensable man when it comes to national security. When his 10-year term as FBI director expired, the Obama administration asked Congress for an unprecedented two-year extension. But now, the clock is ticking on finding his successor.
April 4, 2013 In Texas, a memorial service is planned Thursday for Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia. They were killed in their home last weekend, just months after an assistant district attorney was killed outside the courthouse. The incident has shaken the community's sense of safety.
April 2, 2013 The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., is sometimes called the second most important court in the country, regularly delivering the final word on major environmental, labor and national security cases. But four of its 11 judge's slots are vacant, the most in the nation.
April 2, 2013 Nearly half the states are considering legislation aimed at getting tough on copper thieves. Copper prices remain near historic highs, making everything from telephone wire to plumbing a target, and lawmakers want to make it harder for thieves to sell the stolen metal.
April 1, 2013 The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York ruled 2-to-1 that Barry Diller-backed Aereo doesn't violate U.S. copyright law. The company has come under a barrage of lawsuits from network channels because it allows users to watch TV over the Internet.
April 1, 2013 A federal judge's ruling means the California city will become the largest ever to enter into bankruptcy. But the bankruptcy judge did not decide on the question of whether Stockton has to rethink its pension obligations.
April 1, 2013 It's still far too early to know whether Congress will be able to achieve major changes to the nation's immigration laws. All that's certain at this stage is that lawmakers on both sides of the partisan divide, and in both chambers, continue to act as though they think they can.
April 1, 2013 Two county prosecutors fatally shot in Texas. Colorado's top prison official gunned down. And a dozen more members of the U.S. justice community — ranging from police to judges — victims of targeted killings since the beginning of the decade. An investigator who studies such crimes says he's worried about a possible trend.