Justice Department

Air Force Professor Admits Concealing Chinese Contacts

Source: Maxwell Air Force Base MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a longtime professor at a U.S. Air Force school in Alabama has pleaded guilty to lying to an investigator about his contacts with a Chinese official. The Justice Department says 69-year-old Xiaoming Zhang faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to making false statements to…

Inmate Death Reported at Bullock Correctional Facility

An Alabama prison inmate has died after an apparent assault last month at Bullock Correctional Facility. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Edwin Brazil, 40, died June 22 at a hospital from injuries sustained in an apparent assault by a fellow inmate on June 13. The 40-year-old inmate was serving a 35-year sentence for first-degree robbery. Department of Corrections spokeswoman…

Alabama Asks Court to Dismiss Part of Suit Over Prisons

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama is asking a federal court to dismiss part of the Justice Department’s lawsuit over conditions in its men’s prisons. Attorneys for the state say the federal government hasn’t specified which prisons are troubled by problems including broken locks and flooding. The state says that means it can’t properly defend itself. It’s asking…

Justice Department Approves Deal to Create New Cable Giant

The Justice Department has approved Charter’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create another cable giant. Buying Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks will turn Charter Communications, a mid-size cable company, into the country’s No. 2 home Internet provider, after Comcast. The new Charter will be No. 3 in video, trailing Comcast and AT&T, which bought DirecTV last…

US Appeals Ruling on Accessing Data in New York iPhone Case

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department is appealing a New York judge’s ruling that Apple cannot be forced to provide the government with access to locked iPhone data. The filing in Brooklyn federal court on Monday came a week after U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein issued his decision in a routine drug case. The New York case tackles the same…