Khairullozhon Matanov, a Kyrgyzstan citizen, is accused of lying to investigators about how well he knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev and misleading officials about the extent of his contact with the Tsarnaev brothers in the days after the bombings.
Ferrets may be weaseling their way back into the heart of the Big Apple, as the city's Board of Health takes up petition to lift a 15-year-old ban on the right to own a ferret.
After a January execution appeared to cause intense pain, Ohio planned to increase the dosage of its lethal injections. The moratorium aims to give defense lawyers time to prepare challenges.
Maya Angelou, a giant in American life and letters, who died on Wednesday, led a breakthrough for black women writers and left behind a sweeping record of engagement with life.
Hours after Friday's attack by Elliot Rodger, Twitter users shared under the hashtag #YesAllWomen their stories of how women still deal with anti-women attitudes.
Twin brothers David and Jason Benham were set to host the HGTV show 'Flip It Forward,' but this week, the cable channel announced the show’s cancellation. It has not given a reason.
The number of Americans who bike to work is on the incline, but is still less than 1 percent of workers nationwide, a US census report shows. Can you guess which cities pedal most?
The next scheduled execution in Oklahoma can be delayed for six months, the state's attorney general said Thursday. The hiatus comes after a bungled execution last week that has prompted a Justice Department review of capital punishment in the US.
Citing the national fallout over a botched execution in Oklahoma, lawyers for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev say federal death sentences should be unconstitutional.
The New York state Senate spent 50 minutes on Tuesday debating a senator’s bill to designate yogurt as the state official snack. It passed, but not without some questions. A lot of questions.
States' practice of capital punishment is ripe for an overhaul, says a group of US legal experts. Problems with lethal injection, evident in last week's bungled execution in Oklahoma, are just one aspect, their report finds.
A trio of extreme jumpers faces charges for jumping from the top of One World Trade Center last fall. Parents of firefighters killed on 9/11 are urging leniency, zeroing in on lax security instead.