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Chatting with Wally Kurth: Emmy-nominated actor and musician Special

Emmy-nominated actor and musician Wally Kurth ("General Hospital" and "Days of Our Lives") chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming shows in New York with James Patrick Stuart.

Anybody have a disc drive? — Mueller report delivered on CD-ROMs

Congress and the American people have been waiting for quite a while to read Special Prosecutor Mueller's report on the "Russia investigation." And the Justice Department hand-delivered the report to Congress at about 11 a.m. Thursday - on CD-ROMs.

Justice Department announces new 'Cybersecurity Task Force'

The U.S. Department of Justice is establishing a Cybersecurity Task Force to help the department combat cyber threats. Its creation has been ordered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It will report on the "most effective ways" to address cybersecurity.

AG Jeff Sessions resorts to half-truths over sanctuary cities

Washington - On Friday, the Justice Department sent out letters to eight cities, threatening to cut off federal grant money if they don't show cooperation with the government's efforts to enforce illegal immigration regulations.

Unprecedented: Cory Booker testifies against Sessions nomination

Washington - Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) became the first sitting US senator in history to testify against a fellow senator's cabinet confirmation when he delivered an impassioned plea to lawmakers to reject Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) attorney general nomination.

Swank New York bistro kept servers' tips; paying 500k settlement

New York - Critically acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Per Se will fork over $500,000 to settle claims it pocketed tips meant for employees who worked at private-dining events.

Beau Biden, son of vice president Joseph Biden, dies at 46

Washington - Former Delaware Attorney General Joseph "Beau" Biden III, son of the vice president of the United States, died of brain cancer on Saturday, the White House said.

No, Tennessee, the Bible can't be the 'State Book'

Nashville - A number of Tennessee's lawmakers think it would be really nice if the Holy Bible was the "official" state book, When the measure that would make it so was previewed by the state attorney general, he said "no."

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

Washington - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, ending a tumultuous six-year tenure marked by progress as well as disappointment, partisan controversy and constant battles with conservatives over his policies and actions.

Op-Ed: Why whites are so riled by AG Holder's assertions of racism

Attorney General Eric Holder has courted controversially by asserting, and defending his assertions, that racism is partly to blame for the vitriol frequently aimed at president Barack Obama and himself. Conservatives claim he is playing the "race card."

U.S. Attorney General Holder to announce $100M grant for Detroit Special

Detroit - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Detroit with three other top Obama administration aides to formally announce a $100 million federal grant for Detroit, Mich.

Op-Ed: US finally realizes there’s something wrong with its jails

Sydney - Jails are a huge industry. Since privatization in the US, they’ve become the McDonalds of law enforcement. Congress is now taking an interest. That may or may not be good, given the Congressional polarization of recent decades.

Att'y General Eric Holder says leaks to AP put people 'at risk'

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, under fire for his office obtaining phone records of A.P reporters, defended the decision on Tuesday. Holder said records were seized because leaks to A.P. "put the American people at risk."

Delta Airlines sued by California for privacy rights violations

Los Angeles - Airline giant Delta has been sued by the state of California for collecting a wealth of private consumer information through its "Fly Delta" app, without providing consumers with any kind of clear privacy policy about how that information will be used.

The British press in contempt

London - Yet again, British tabloids have gone too far with biased reporting and dubious methods, now, untypically, they are set to pay a heavy price as the Attorney General brings contempt charges, and worse could follow for one of their number.

Op-Ed: Attorney General: ‘The threat is real’ and it keeps him awake

Washington - Sounding more and more like former VP Dick Cheney with each passing day, Attorney General Eric Holder said in an ABC News interview this week that Americans need to be aware of “potentially bad news” regarding terrorist attacks in the US.

82 year-old environmental activist called 'repeat offender'

Vancouver - Betty Krawczyk has been protesting for the environment, defending trees and standing in front of bulldozers for several years. So far she has been arrested 8 times and served a total of about three years in prison. She is deemed a “repeat offender”.

Publishers Clearing House settles deceptive advertisment claim

Charleston - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw, along with the legal officers of 33 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached an agreement with Publishers Clearing House, which runs a well-known national sweepstakes contest.

Op-Ed: Australian government wants ISPs to keep records of browsing

There's a rumor Australia wants to adopt a European style data retention scheme for law enforcement. But the Australian scheme wouldn’t be for 24 months like the EU. According to rumor, the Australian version would mean keeping records for 5 to 10 years

NY attorney general set to investigate 8 banks

New York’s attorney general has begun an investigation into eight banks to decide whether information they provided to mortgage securities ratings agencies was misleading

Democrats Asking S.C. Attorney General to Back Down

South Carolina's Henry McMaster is heading up a group of Republican Attorney Generals that are preparing to file suit over the benefits given in the Senate's Health Care Reform legislation

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Stepping Down

Deputy Attorney General David Ogden is leaving the Justice Department to return to private law practice in Washington after less than a year of working with Eric Holder and the Obama administration

South Carolina Assistant A.G. caught with stripper in graveyard

A deputy assistant attorney general who said he was on his lunch break when an officer found him with a stripper and sex toys in his sport utility vehicle has been fired, his boss said Wednesday.

Holder to appoint prosecutor to investigate CIA interrogations

Attorney General Eric Holder will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA's terror investigations and other statutes, according to The Washington Post.

Caroline Kennedy Pulls Name From Senate Appointment

A new twist in the ongoing tale of who is going to fill Hillary Clinton's seat in the senate from New York. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of "Camelot" withdrew from the race Wednesday night, citing 'personal reasons'.

Facebook Agrees to Address Concerns About Sexual Predators

At a press conference in New York today, attorney general Andrew Cuomo and Facebook chief privacy officer Chris Kelly said Facebook will be adopting new safety protocols in an effort to stub out concerns about sexual predators using the social network.

Happiness is a warm-ish Attorney General- Gonzales survives no confidence vote, this time

The Gonzales saga hasn’t got any softer on the toes of anyone. In a tense Senate vote, the Attorney General limped through with his job, despite seven Republicans voting with the Democrats.

U.S. States Demand MySpace Give Them Details on Sex Offenders

Eight US attorneys general today demanded that MySpace hand over to authorities the names and addresses of thousands of convicted sex offenders they say are using the social networking website to contact children.

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