The arrest of two men in the United States have renewed concerns over the US refugee program in Syria. The pair were arrested on terrorist-related charges.
A Philadelphia police officer was ambushed while on patrol, just days after President Obama called for a renewed national conversation about gun control.
As part of a settlement deal in two civil rights lawsuits, New York City will bar investigations based on race, ethnicity, and religion, lawyers said Thursday, following outreach efforts in recent months.
Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia was indicted on Wednesday by a grand jury on a charge of perjury. Her sister called the charge 'bittersweet,' saying the traffic stop that led to her death could have been avoided.
Defying the US Supreme Court ruling that prohibits any ban on gay marriage, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered the state's probate judges Wednesday to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Evidence in the trial of Darius Pinex, a black man shot and killed by police in 2011 during a traffic stop, suggests that Chicago's law department concealed evidence to protect city officials. Now, activists want to oust Mayor Emanuel.
The Department of Homeland Security began raids targeting illegal immigrants, including families, over the weekend. Responding to a dramatic uptick of migrants from Central America has proven a difficult balancing act for the Obama administration.
Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager's fatal shooting of Walter Scott, as Mr. Scott fled from a traffic stop, is one of many cases fueling debate on police officers' use of lethal force, particularly against black men.
The court has proposed adopting a standard rule to assess whether defendants can pay fines. In many cases, judges jail those who cannot, but the practice is illegal.