Attorney General Eric Holder expressed "concern" Thursday evening that black men are unfairly served with longer prison sentences than white men and that America's prison system demands overhaul.
Human rights groups are applauding reports that the White House is poised to shift the CIA's drone program to the Defense Department as a positive sign but say more clarity is still needed about the targeted killings.
The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
The three major credit bureaus say hackers who have posted credit reports on stars and government officials in recent days did not breach secure databases but relied on personal information they collected elsewhere on the public figures.
From Michelle Obama to Joe Biden to Hillary Clinton to Sarah Palin -- more than a dozen of the biggest names in politics and entertainment saw their personal accounts hacked and private financial information posted online.
The first lady and the vice president are among the latest public figures to have their private information posted on a mysterious website, and the Secret Service has joined the investigation into the postings that include documents from people ranging from rapper Jay-Z to the head of the FBI.
Concerned about the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on U.S. soil, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke unrelenting for 13 straight hours on the Senate floor as he filibustered the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director. But a 24-word tweet from his official Twitter account is what caught the attention of truth watchers this week.
Attorney General Eric Holder has sent Sen. Rand Paul a letter expressly saying that the president does not have the authority to use drones to kill American on U.S. soil who are not enemy combatants.
Two corporate-style jets that the FBI persuaded Congress to lease for fighting global terrorism have instead been used the majority of the time to ferry Attorney General Eric Holder, his predecessor in the Bush administration and FBI Director Robert Mueller on business and personal trips at an expense of millions of dollars to taxpayers, an investigation has found.