Arkansas Supreme Court justices have asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by a judge who was barred from considering execution-related cases after blocking the use of a lethal injection drug and participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration.
Elisabeth Weakland has read updates and scrolled through pictures online from a historic wildfire that started last week at South Dakota’s Custer State Park, but the Michigan homemaker said her family doesn’t plan to cancel their summer trip to the Black Hills.
The sister of a woman fatally shot in her Connecticut home in 2015 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the victim’s husband.
A man has hanged himself in his Maryland prison cell after being sentenced to 123 years for holding hostages in a Burger King during a standoff with police.
A Virginia man who authorities say wanted to carry out a terrorist attack and tried to fund Islamic State group terrorists has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
A 15-year-old Ohio boy charged as an adult in the slaying of his father’s longtime girlfriend has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to aggravated murder and murder charges.
A man has been indicted on charges he deliberately killed his 70-year-old mother in her room at a New Hampshire hospital intensive care unit.
Police say a gunman opened fire at an emergency psychiatric services hospital building in Cincinnati, wounding an officer before they believe he shot himself to death.
A New Jersey police officer seen on dashcam video kicking a handcuffed man in the head has resigned.
Authorities are searching for a Mississippi man who they say shot and killed a neighbor, set two houses on fire, and then vanished into rural south Mississippi woodlands.
More than 90 percent of top U.S. colleges have policies regulating campus free speech, with one-third applying severely restrictive policies, according to a recent study.
Cardinal Bernard Law became a symbol of the Roman Catholic Church’s widespread failure to protect children as he presided over a cover-up of sexual abuse by priests in Boston’s archdiocese.
A grand jury in Georgia has indicted three white former sheriff’s deputies on murder charges for their alleged roles in the stun gun death of a 58-year-old black man who they said acted “suspiciously” after asking a stranger for water.
Outgoing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback argues his experiment in aggressive tax-cutting pioneered a national debate over helping small business owners that has influenced Congress and other states, even though his home-state lawmakers rolled it back.
Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney filed a lawsuit Wednesday gainst Michigan State University and the US Olympic Committee Wednesday, alleging the two institutions “failed to properly investigate, discipline” the Michigan sports doctor convicted of possessing child pornography and assaulting gymnasts.
A lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch charged in an international bribery case says an Austrian court has put his client’s extradition on hold.
The man known as the “Godfather of Grass” is facing prison time after admitting his involvement in a marijuana operation in Kentucky nearly a decade ago.
A former journalist who admitted cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and terrorizing Jewish groups with bomb threats has been sentenced in New York to five years in prison.
A medical examiner on Wednesday was working to determine whether the apparent remains of a young child found buried in the backyard of a Cleveland home were those of a missing 5-year-old boy.
While Baltimore residents enjoy “The Nutcracker” and other holiday classics, residents of this proudly eccentric city also relish celebrating Christmas in their own unique way.