Released after spending 22 years on Arizona’s death row, Debra Milke called her exoneration 'bittersweet.' Legal experts say the plight of exonerees such as Milke has played into how juries view the ultimate sanction.
Phi Kappa Psi may have a case against Rolling Stone for their now-debunked report of a gang rape at the University of Virginia fraternity house. But it may not want to invite the kind of public scrutiny that comes with such cases.
Hundreds of arrests and concerns about photos of a naked, under-age spring breaker undergird concerns in Florida that Spring Break is getting out of hand. But even as the ritual evolves, at its core it remains much the same.
A Wisconsin law required the state’s four abortion clinics to get admitting privileges at local hospitals. But on Friday, a federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional, a blow to a major antiabortion strategy.
Officials say there is no risk to the public and there are no food safety concerns from an outbreak of avian bird flu among domestic turkeys, which is tied to migratory waterfowl along the Mississippi flyway.
Many of those who criticized police over Michael Brown's shooting claimed solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., officers after two were shot early Thursday morning. Mr. Brown’s family said violence against police ‘cannot and will not be tolerated.'
Two police officers were shot at a protest Thursday, escalating tensions in the St. Louis suburb further. In addition to resignations, like the former police chief's, experts say longer-terms reforms are needed to address decades-old grievances.
Firing squads, despite the optics, may actually be less barbaric than other methods, according to those who have looked at the data. Some critics say it also could expose what some call hypocrisy in Americans' attitudes toward the death penalty.
In the past three days, three unarmed black men in three cities were shot by police. In two out of three cases, the shootings will be examined by an outside investigator as jurisdictions try to instill greater accountability.
The specter of segregation and poverty in Selma, Ala., 50 years after a violent clash on the Edmund Pettus bridge, dovetails with national concerns over unequal justice for blacks, offering a sense that America can’t quite shake the burden of race.
In the wake of a federal report on police in Ferguson, Mo., some are musing about what, exactly, the role of police in America is. Many officers indicate they’d welcome more clarity on what they're expected to do.
Alabama's high court halted gay marriage, in defiance of a federal court ruling. Rebuffing federal interference in state affairs, historians say, may be as important to officials as defending traditional marriage.
In sentencing three white men in a hate crimes case, a federal judge has highlighted how Mississippi is slowly coming to grips with its legacy of racial violence. How far has the 'new Mississippi' come?