In his ruling Tuesday that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection, the federal judge was cautious in suggesting that the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts would be enough to ultimately solve the city’s debt problems.
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The harassment of an African-American student at San Jose State ranged from displaying a Confederate flag to putting a bicycle lock around his neck, police say. According to one expert, such details are disturbing but part of a pattern on college campuses.
Some 9,000 US cases between 2008 and 2012 are analyzed in a new report by the organization that operates the national hot line. Among the findings: Children were victims in 33 percent of sex trafficking cases and 20 percent of labor trafficking cases.
Two Florida girls were accused of bullying Rebecca Sedwick before her suicide. The case exemplifies the complexities of responding to youth bullying in an effective, responsible way.
A new Texas law requiring doctors performing abortions to have hospital admitting privileges has forced more than a dozen clinics in the state to close. The case is on a path back to the Supreme Court.
JPMorgan Chase admits its employees misled investors by bundling mortgages in securities they knew were rocky. But critics of the record fine say most of the fraud occurred before the bank took on other firms' troubled assets and legal jeopardy.
George Zimmerman arraignment Tuesday, for assault charges, raises new questions about whether the jury that acquitted him of the murder of Trayvon Martin got it right. Is Mr. Zimmerman an aggressive actor?
The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider whether the NSA, in collecting and storing information about the phone calls of virtually every American, overstepped its authority under the law.
Theodore Wafer, a white homeowner in suburban Detroit, faces second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Renisha McBride, an unarmed young black woman who came to his door in the middle of the night.
New York's attorney general said the stop-and-frisk report – an NYPD spokesman called it flawed – sought to 'advance the discussion about how to fight crime without ... violating equal justice under the law.'
James 'Whitey' Bulger was sentenced Thursday to two life terms, plus five years, for murder and other crimes stemming from his decades as a mob boss in South Boston. He still maintains he had immunity from the FBI and is expected to appeal.