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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.


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)

American & US Air Employees Rally On Capitol Hill

Hundreds of American Airlines and US Airways employees rallied outside of Capitol Hill on Wednesday to build support for the airlines’ proposed $14 billion merger.


(credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

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.


An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas Inmate Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime

A federal prison inmate in Texas has pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge after admitting that he beat another prisoner he thought was gay.


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Feds: 2 Plead Guilty In Military Recruiting Scheme

Federal prosecutors say two former U.S. military members from Texas have been sentenced for their roles in an alleged scheme among several soldiers that rolled up $244,000 in fraudulent recruiting bonuses.


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Closing Arguments Set For Voter ID Trial

Closing arguments are set to begin a trial that will determine the fate of Texas’ controversial voter ID law.


The AT&T logo is seen. (credit: Etienne Franchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Sues AT&T Over Internet Calls

The Justice Department has sued AT&T, alleging they improperly billed the government for services that are designed for use by the deaf.


(credit: Texas Tribune/Todd Wiseman)

Court: New Texas Districts May Be Discriminatory

There are “genuine issues” of whether Texas Republicans in the Legislature intentionally discriminated against Hispanics in redrawing the state’s political maps, three federal court judges said in an opinion.


A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Feds End Supervision Of Dallas County’s Jail

The U.S. Justice Department said that its supervision of the jail has ended after various improvements were made at the facility.