Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs. Defense lawyers have suggested they may argue that his actions are consistent with his sincerely held religious beliefs.
Federal funds can support research using human embryonic stem cells, ruled a D.C. district court Wednesday. Two scientists had sued President Obama and the NIH in efforts to overturn their regulations.
A motion by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich accuses the judge presiding over his case of bias and says the airing of more taped conversations would provide context for his deal-making.
A legal challenge to the federal law that allows authorities to take DNA samples from people who have been arrested or detained – prior to any conviction – was rejected by a federal court.
Kalpen Modi, famous for his portrayal of Kumar in the 'Harold & Kumar' films and his subsequent post as a White House staffer, was mugged in 2010. His assailant was sentenced Friday.
Mohammed Zazi, father of Najibullah Zazi, was convicted Friday of lying to authorities in an attempt to cover up his son's involvement in a plot to bomb the New York City subway in 2009.
US deported a record number of illegal immigrants for drunken driving and other traffic violations in 2010. The trend makes immigrant advocates furious and the get-tough crowd suspicious.
The man who shot three men he believed were Arabs, as revenge for 9/11, faces execution in Texas Wednesday – despite pleas for clemency from the one survivor and the change of heart the convict blogged to the world from death row.
Will Casey Anthony's notoriety over the death of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, bring some measure of wealth and security, or will it, instead, condemn her to a different kind of prison?
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has called for a public day of prayer and fasting, prompting criticism from First Amendment watchdog groups, atheists, and the Houston Clergy Council.
Kody Brown, star of TLC's 'Sister Wives,' files suit in federal court seeking to prevent prosecution for polygamy under Utah law. The case may force another reexamination of laws governing sexual choices and lifestyles.
Law enforcement officials in Orange County say that so far there are no credible threats against Casey Anthony that require prosecution. No 'elaborate security protection' is planned.
Human Rights Watch urges a criminal investigation of former President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and two others over their alleged authorization of torture of terrorism suspects after 9/11. The Obama administration has narrowed its probe to the deaths of two men in CIA custody.
Nowhere is the debate over the Casey Anthony verdict more visceral than on Facebook. Comments range from thoughtful analysis to blatant and obscene threats.
Convicted of murdering a 16-year-old girl in 1994, Mexican national Humberto Leal was executed despite White House concerns that US citizens abroad could face harsher punishments as a result.
'Caylee's Law' petition calls for establishing two new federal offenses: failure of a parent to notify authorities of a missing child within 24 hours and failure to report a child's death within one hour. The online drive comes amid public anger over the Casey Anthony verdict.
Casey Anthony will stay in jail until July 13, serving her sentence for lying to police investigating the disappearance of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony. Jurors, meanwhile, begin to defend their verdict.
From the start the case against Casey Anthony lacked direct physical evidence tying the defendant to her daughter's death. And the prosecution's demeanor and tactics may have alienated the jury.
Officials assert that the alleged victim in the sexual assault case against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn lied on her tax returns, asylum application, and on other occasions. Is she now in legal trouble?
Casey Anthony trial jurors acquitted the defendant on all charges related to the death of toddler Caylee Anthony. Sentencing for misdemeanor charges of giving false information is set for Thursday.