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A sign at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

Hewlett-Packard Agrees To Pay $108 Million Penalty To Settle Foreign Bribery Charges

Hewlett-Packard Co. and its Russian, Polish and Mexican subsidiaries agreed Wednesday to pay $108 million in penalties to settle criminal and civil charges of paying bribes and illegal commissions to secure foreign government contracts.

04/09/2014

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California Data Breaches Hit More Than 20 Million Accounts

California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state’s top crime-fighting agency.

02/27/2014

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PG&E To Pay $50.5 Million After Sparking 2 NorCal Wildfires

PG&E and its contractors have agreed to pay $50.5 million to settle Department of Justice allegations that the utility was responsible for two wildfires that scorched 18,000 acres of national forest land in Northern California.

06/06/2013

A stack of rifles is seen during a gun buy back program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senate OKs $24M For Gun-Seizure Program

The state Senate has approved a bill authorizing more money for a California program that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them.

03/07/2013

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers the State of the City address at City Hall on February 8, 2012. (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Quan Travels To DC, Seeks Federal Aid To Fight Crime

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Thursday that she’s trying to get more federal help in fighting her city’s crime problem while she’s in Washington, D.C., to attend a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting and the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

01/17/2013

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Oakland Sues Feds To Keep Pot Dispensary Open

The city of Oakland filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday that seeks to prevent the U.S. Department of Justice from using its property seizure powers to get Harborside Health Center evicted.

10/10/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Feds Warn Seniors About Investment Scams

The U.S. Department of Justice is warning seniors to watch out for investment fraud schemes. According to the agency, it’s a type of crime that is surging as a result of the recession.

10/09/2012

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

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Jaycee Dugard’s Attorneys Accuse Department Of Justice Of Witness Tampering In Kidnap Case

Attorneys representing kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard were demanding a judge sanction U.S. Department of Justice lawyers for alleged witness tampering.

08/08/2012

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