For about 40 years, two Roman Catholic bishops covered up priests' sexual abuse of children rather than defrocking them.
A federal judge has ordered Indiana state agencies to continue funding charities that support Syrian refugees, ruling that the governor's attempt to prevent resettlement was unconstitutional discrimination.
Protesters in Utah angered by the police shooting Saturday called for greater transparency after a 17-year-old immigrant, seen beating another man, was critically injured.
Both Ku Klux Klan members and counter-protesters' lawyers have criticized police officers' response to a Saturday rally in Anaheim, Calif.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke a decade of silence this week. With the death of his more vocal ideological twin, Antonin Scalia, could this mark the emergence of a new court voice?
Army staff sergeant Ronald Hamilton fatally shot his wife and a police officer over the weekend, offering a glimpse of one of the most and least common forms of gun deaths in America.
Immigration officials say Tamerlan Tsarnaev's application was processed correctly, but new documents reveal they may have missed potential warning signs.
The ruling comes just days before the US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments about a similar law in Texas that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals.
Fourteen others were wounded in a shooting spree in the small Kansas town of Hesston. Authorities say the shootings were not related to terrorism.