President Barack Obama urged his Republican foes in Congress to confirm his choice for the country`s next top law enforcement officer, accusing them of holding her "hostage" in their efforts to push other legislation.
A US probe found systemic racial bias targeted blacks and created a "toxic environment" in Ferguson, Missouri, but cleared a white officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager there, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.
The government is concerned about growing incidents of heinous crime being committed by minors and the entire issue of juvenility is under its consideration, the Attorney General on Monday told the Supreme Court.
Law officers, including the Attorney General and Solicitor General, have been asked by the government to restrain from taking up private legal cases, arguing that it dilutes their focus from the government litigations.
Gang suspects have confessed to killing 43 missing Mexican students, burning their bodies for 14 hours and tossing their charcoal-like remains in a river, authorities said, in a case causing national revulsion.
The Supreme Court will only look into issues of rank, pay and pension of an army officer, who before his retirement had challenged the government's decision to appoint Dalbir Singh Suhag as the Army chief.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said she will take a decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition within the next four days after going through the rules and Attorney General`s letter on the matter.