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Lynch sworn in as top US law enforcement official

President Barack Obama`s choice for US attorney general, Loretta Lynch, was sworn in at her new job on Monday, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.

Apr 28, 2015, 01:18 AM IST

Sikhs honour US Attorney General Eric Holder

The Sikh community here has honoured outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder with a Siropa and a Sewa Service Award.

Apr 22, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

Police hunt suspects after officers shot in Ferguson, Missouri

The shooting of two police officers at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, triggered a sweeping manhunt for suspects on Thursday and ratcheted up tensions in a city at the centre of a national debate over race and policing.

Mar 13, 2015, 09:38 AM IST

Ferguson attack threatens policing reforms: US attorney general

US Attorney General Eric Holder has termed the attack on two police officers in the city of Ferguson as "inexcusable" and "cowardly" and warned that it would endanger reforms in policing.

Mar 13, 2015, 07:34 AM IST

Ferguson policies targeted blacks, created toxic environment: US attorney general

 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.

Mar 05, 2015, 12:22 PM IST

Barack Obama: 'Now is the moment' for US police to make changes

US President Barack Obama said today that the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, with a White House task force recommending independent outside investigations when police use deadly force.

Mar 03, 2015, 02:16 AM IST

US Senate panel endorses Obama's attorney general pick

The US Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 today to advance Loretta Lynch's nomination to be President Barack Obama's new attorney general.

Feb 27, 2015, 02:13 AM IST

No federal charges in case of slain black teen Trayvon Martin: US

A Florida man who was acquitted of murder in the racially charged shooting death of an unarmed black teenager will not face federal hate crime charges, US justice officials said Tuesday.

Feb 25, 2015, 02:07 AM IST

As world leaders march in Paris, US represented by ambassador

Sunday's massive march in Paris against terrorism drew dozens of world leaders in a show of unity -- except from the United States, which was represented by its ambassador.

Jan 12, 2015, 00:44 AM IST

No credible information yet al Qaeda behind French attacks: US

US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday that there was no "credible information" as yet that al Qaeda was behind the attacks in France that killed 17 people.

Jan 12, 2015, 00:24 AM IST

US to host summit on February 18 to fight 'violent extremism'

The United States will host a summit on February 18 on how to fight "violent extremism around the world" in the wake of the Paris attacks, US Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday.

Jan 11, 2015, 19:56 PM IST
Protests after no charges in NYC police death of black man

Protests after no charges in NYC police death of black man

Demonstrations broke out in New York City after a grand jury declined Wednesday to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man, days after a similar decision sparked unrest in US cities.

Dec 04, 2014, 09:26 AM IST

US top law enforcer promises strong Ferguson police probe: Activists

US Attorney General Eric Holder told civil rights activists the Justice Department would aggressively investigate police practices in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury declined to indict a white officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager, two of the activists said on Wednesday. 

Nov 27, 2014, 10:05 AM IST

US Attorney General Eric Holder to resign

President Barack Obama paid a deeply personal tribute to his Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, as a man with whom he shares bonds of friendship and race said he would resign.

Sep 26, 2014, 03:49 AM IST

US Attorney General Eric Holder to resign: Official

 Attorney General Eric Holder, the top US law enforcement official and one of President Barack Obama`s closest aides, will resign on Thursday, White House and Justice Department officials said.

Sep 25, 2014, 20:59 PM IST

US to help train people to spot potential violent extremists

The US government launched a program on Monday to reach out to key members of communities across the country to try to stop radicalized young people joining Islamic State and other extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Sep 15, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

Attorney General meets with Brown family in US riot town

The top US law enforcement official met Wednesday with the parents of Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a white police officer whose death triggered nearly two weeks of riots in a US town.

Aug 21, 2014, 09:36 AM IST

US attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

US Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest.

Aug 21, 2014, 06:30 AM IST

US attorney general to visit riot-hit town

US President Barack Obama has announced that Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson in the state of Missouri Wednesday to carry out a federal investigation into a shooting incident.

Aug 19, 2014, 10:43 AM IST

US to let banks do business with licensed pot shops

The Obama administration on Friday issued new law-enforcement guidelines aimed at encouraging banks to start doing business with state-licensed marijuana suppliers, like those in Colorado, even though such enterprises remain illegal under federal law.

Feb 15, 2014, 10:08 AM IST