Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday ran into unexpected bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill over the Justice Department's failure to release its report on the alleged misconduct of the prosecutors who mishandled the prosecution of the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.
Two Democrats and two Republicans jumped on Holder for not releasing the report by the Justice watchdog unit, the Office of Professional Responsibility.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Federal accident investigators admitted Tuesday they don't really know what caused the deadly crash in Alaska last year of a plane carrying former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. The longtime Republican was among five people killed, including the pilot, who was taking a group to a fishing camp in the rugged Alaskan terrain.
The best guess from the National Transportation Safety Board points to 62-year-old Terry Smith, an experienced pilot who knew the area well.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the Alaska Republican who lost her primary challenge and is now running as a write-in candidate, is up with a new ad featuring an endorsement from the late Sen. Ted Stevens.
Stevens, who died in a plane crash last summer, is seen telling voters, "I trust Lisa and her commitment to keep fighting for us. She is working for Alaska every single day. We need Lisa and the seniority she has earned now, more than ever."
(CNN) - One of the prosecutors who handled the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens committed suicide over the weekend, according to his lawyer.
Justice Department prosecutor Nicholas Marsh and five others have been the subject of an investigation by the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility over their handling of the Stevens case, which the Justice Department ultimately dropped amid charges the government did not properly share evidence with Stevens' defense attorneys. The judge in the Stevens case also ordered a special prosecutor to look into it.
Bob Luskin, an attorney for Marsh, told CNN Marsh killed himself but did not provide details. "It did seem he was overwhelmed by the emotional cost of this investigation," said Luskin. According to the attorney, Marsh was in his late 30s.
(CNN) - Hundreds of people filled Anchorage Baptist Temple on Wednesday to pay their respects to former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who was overwhelmingly remembered by speakers at the service as a man who embodied the state.
"From the eerie silence of the tundra to the swish of dogsleds in the snow ... these things more than describe Alaska, they define a way of life, and no state has ever had a more fierce defender of that state's way of life than Ted Stevens," said longtime friend and former Senate colleague, Vice President Joe Biden.
Stevens, 86, and four others died August 9 when the plane in which they were flying crashed into the side of a mountain in remote southwestern Alaska.
(CNN) – The public will have a chance to pay their respects to former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens Tuesday - ahead of his funeral the following day. Stevens will lie in repose at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Anchorage, with a viewing scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (2 p.m. to midnight ET).
Following the viewing, a motorcade procession will carry Stevens body to Anchorage Baptist Temple, where his funeral will take place Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the funeral.
Stevens - who served in the U.S. Senate for 40 years - and four others died last week when the plane they were in flew into the side of a mountain in remote southern Alaska on August 9.
Brutal terrain and bad weather kept survivors waiting 12 hours for rescue after the crash, officials and witnesses said. The crash left four others injured.
Washington (CNN) – I was one nervous little cub reporter when I had my first sit-down interview with Sen. Ted Stevens way back in June 1997, shortly after he had taken over as chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee.
The Alaska Republican always seemed so gruff and hot-tempered - especially at an Appropriations Committee hearing weeks earlier where he warned Democrats he was far different than his predecessor as chairman, mild-mannered Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Oregon.
"Sen. Hatfield had the patience of Job and the disposition of a saint. I don't," Stevens shouted into the microphone, adding: "I'm a mean, miserable SOB."
(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush called Catherine Stevens, widow of former Sen. Ted Stevens on Wednesday, to express his condolences about the plane crash that took the former Alaska lawmaker's life on Monday night.
Bush spoke to Stevens around 12:30 p.m. CT, according to Bush spokesman David Sherzer.
The former president put out a statement on Tuesday saying he and former First Lady Laura Bush were "deeply saddened" by the death of Stevens and the four other people who died in the crash.
"Ted served our country with great distinction," Bush said in the statement. "We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were lost, and we are praying for the health and well-being of the survivors."
Updated at 9:00 p.m.
(CNN) – Following the death of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, a number of politicians have released statements on the iconic senator's death.
Read the statements, after the jump: