June 17, 2013 A civil lawsuit that shifted into U.S. district court in Idaho last week alleges that the United Potato Growers of America has become a veritable OPEC of spuds. The group is accused of using high-tech, strong-arm tactics to inflate potato prices.
May 24, 2013 Also: Mary Karr on addiction and David Foster Wallace; Maria Semple calls Jonathan Franzen her "big daddy."
May 13, 2013 In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, the AP president says there can be 'no possible justification' for the breach of confidential communications.
April 23, 2013 The department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the disgraced cyclist who earned millions through his sponsorship with the U.S. Postal Service. According to The Associated Press, Armstrong's attorney called the government's complaint "opportunistic and insincere."
April 2, 2013 The federal criminal complaint against New York politicians as the result of an FBI sting was a reminder of how often real-life political scandals can read like the imaginings of Hollywood screenwriters.
March 14, 2013 Also: Advice on reading Vladimir Nabokov; fresh opportunities for Twitter poetry; and a new literary award.
September 19, 2012 Rather than faulting Attorney General Eric Holder, the inspector general's report on the botched gun-trafficking operation places some blame on his chief of staff and a deputy.
July 26, 2012 The idea behind the partnership is to share the best ideas of law enforcement, government and industry on things like identifying patterns of suspicious claims, data mining and even catching simultaneous claims for the same patient in different cities.
July 26, 2012 The department's inspector general has uncovered what he calls illegal hiring practices at the federal agency. In a new report he cites eight employees for trying to find jobs for their children and other relatives
July 2, 2012 The British drugmaker has agreed to pay $3 billion and is pleading guilty to criminal charges related to its marketing of two antidepressants and failure to provide the Food and Drug Administration with data about safety problems with the diabetes pill Avandia.
April 11, 2012 The Justice Department's concerns stem from the way e-books have been priced since Apple introduced the iPad. Apple and other companies have denied any wrongdoing and say they have improved competition.
February 2, 2012 The report by congressional Republicans says ATF agents and supervisors should have realized two targets of their criminal case along the Southwest border had already been under investigation by the DEA and the FBI. It comes the same day the attorney general faces questions on Capitol Hill about the debacle.
January 11, 2012 Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli has managed issues including mortgage abuses, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and domestic violence in Indian country. With two young children and twins on the way, he's looking to focus on his family.
January 6, 2012 The FBI's new definition is "more inclusive, better reflects state criminal codes and focuses on the various forms of sexual penetration understood to be rape," officials say.
November 21, 2011 A federal judge and special prosecutor have harsh words, however, for the government's lapses in evidence-sharing during Stevens' 2008 trial. Stevens was convicted, but while he was appealing the government dropped its case.