Tag: U.S. Department of Justice

Garland: More “depth” needed to protect against cyberattacks

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday that private industry needs better safeguards to avoid calamitous consequences in the event of cyberattacks like...

Paying fortifies ransomware gangs but scant support for bans

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BOSTON — If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help...

Biden’s silence on executions adds to death penalty disarray

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CHICAGO — Activists widely expected Joe Biden to take swift action against the death penalty as the first sitting president to oppose capital punishment,...

Feds: West Virginia transgender athlete ban violates law

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Justice has slammed a new West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports,...

Marshals Service can’t properly track threats against judges

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Marshals Service lacks the capability of adequately detecting threats against federal judges across the nation and uses outdated security equipment...

Capitol rioter used charity to promote violence, feds say

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A California man charged with joining anti-government extremists in rioting at the U.S. Capitol told the IRS last year that he formed a charity...

DOJ sues to block AON’s $30B acquisition of Willis Towers

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has sued to block the merger of two of the world's largest insurance brokers, asserting the deal could eliminate...

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said, amid revelations the...

Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement...

Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

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WASHINGTON — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of voter...