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The logo of American carmaker General Motors (GM) is seen at the opening of a car show. (credit: Getty Images/Nicholas Ratzenboeck/AFP)

Sources: Justice Department Investigating GM Recall

General Motors faced more pressure over its handling of a deadly defect in certain compact cars Tuesday as word leaked of a criminal investigation and two congressional committees opened probes into the matter.

03/11/2014

A same-sex couple stands in line to receive their marriage license before getting married in San Francisco. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

New Federal Government Policy Impacts Gay Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the federal government is expanding its recognition of same sex couples received applause and cheers in some circles.

02/10/2014

The letters BP, inscribed in sand and oil by a Greenpeace activist, are shown on a beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River on May 17, 2010 in near Venice, Louisiana. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Ex-BP Engineer, Texan Convicted On One Obstruction Charge

The first criminal trial produced by the Justice Department’s sweeping probe of BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ended Wednesday with a jury convicting a drilling engineer of trying to obstruct investigators by deleting text messages from his cellular phone.

12/18/2013

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Long-Awaited AA Bankruptcy Plan Decision Expected This Week

After a two-hour hearing on Monday, a federal bankruptcy court judge said he needs more time to decide whether to approve American Airlines bankruptcy plan.

CBS 11–11/25/2013

AA - US Airways

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit, Clears Way For AA-US Airways Merger

After months of legal turbulence, it will soon be smooth flying for American Airlines and US Airways.
The U.S. Justice Department has settled its lawsuit, clearing the way for the airlines’ $14 billion merger.

CBS 11–11/12/2013

A US Airways tail rest on the tarmac near two American Airlines planes. (credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

American, US Airways Aim To Settle Merger Lawsuit

People familiar with the discussions say American Airlines and US Airways will propose giving up some takeoff and landing rights at Washington’s Reagan National Airport in hopes of settling a government lawsuit blocking their merger.

10/30/2013

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American Airlines Announces Non-Stop Flights To China

American Airlines announced new non-stop flights to China from DFW International Airport.

CBS 11–10/16/2013

A US Airways tail rest on the tarmac near two American Airlines planes. (credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

AA & US Air Won’t Challenge Ruling In Merger Lawsuit

American Airlines and US Airways won’t appeal a rejection of their request for more information about the government’s antitrust case.

10/14/2013

Feb. 16: Cycling's most famous face, Lance Armstrong, retired "for good," racking up seven consecutive Tour de France victories. His career was not without controversy, however. His retirement was announced amid doping charges from the U.S. federal government. (credit: Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Feds Urge Judge To Allow Armstrong Case To Proceed

Justice Department lawyers urged a federal judge not to dismiss the government’s fraud lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, arguing the U.S. Postal Service was tainted by its sponsorship of his team while he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

CBSDFW.COM–09/24/2013

Hundreds of American Airlines employees rally in Washington D.C. to support the proposed merger with U.S. Airways. (credit: CBS 11 News/Jack Fink)

Airlines Want To Know Why U.S. Approved Previous Mergers

American Airlines and US Airways want to know why the federal government allowed previous airline mergers but seeks to block theirs.

09/20/2013

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Hispanic Group, NAACP Join Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn the state’s Voter ID law, joining the Justice Department in fighting the law.

09/17/2013

American Airlines unveils a new company logo and exterior paint scheme on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on January 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Delays Approval Of American Airlines Bankruptcy Plan

A federal judge has refused to approve American Airline’s reorganization plan, which would allow it to exit bankruptcy.

CBS 11–08/29/2013

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