To forestall a planned protest, Bay Area Rapid Transit turned off cellphone service, angering passengers and raising questions about First Amendment rights in an age of social media protests.
Wisconsin police say a mob attack at the Wisconsin State Fair was racially motivated. One teen arrested Wednesday said he deliberately targeted white fairgoers because they were 'easy targets.'
A Pennsylvania judge was sentenced Thursday for his part in what prosecutors called a 'kids for cash' scheme that sent juvenile offenders to privately run detention facilities in return for kickbacks.
'Barefoot Bandit' Colton Harris-Moore robbed houses and stole planes, boats, and cars before being caught in the Bahamas last summer. Now, Fox is making a movie about him. Colton-Harris has said all the money from the deal will go to his victims.
Guns blazing, the three Florida siblings of the Dougherty Gang embarked on week-long cross-country flight before crashing during a high-speed chase on Wednesday in Colorado, police say.
Emerson Winfield Begolly pleaded guilty on Tuesday to using the Internet to urge others to commit 'real terrorism, but on a small scale.' He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $125,000 fine.
Warren Jeffs, leader of the polygamist FLDS religious sect, was sentenced to life in prison in Texas, convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, aged 15 and 12, that he claimed as his 'brides.'
D.B. Cooper mystery endures: The FBI says DNA found on a tie left behind by the legendary hijacker doesn't match that of the latest suspect, who died in 1999.
The judges ruled 2-to-1 that two US citizens can bring a civil suit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for their alleged torture while they were held in a US military prison in Iraq in 2006.
Tasers were involved in three deaths over the weekend, renewing the debate over when and how the police-issued stun guns should be used.
Sanford Wallace, the so-called 'Spam King,' faces federal fraud charges for allegedly luring Facebook users to third-party websites that collected personal information for spam lists. He's already been convicted of compromising Facebook servers once before.
A jury on Friday convicted five current and former New Orleans police officers in connection with a shooting on the Danziger Bridge six days after hurricane Katrina, killing two unarmed residents.
Judge Perry hears arguments about whether Casey Anthony, out of jail after her acquittal, has to return to Florida to serve a year of probation from a check-fraud case.
Two Oklahoma women claim their late relative, Lynn Doyle Cooper, is the real 'D.B. Cooper,' who plotted a hijack heist on Thanksgiving Day 1971, the only unsolved skyjacking in US history.
In 2010, a judge ordered that Casey Anthony complete one year of probation for writing fraudulent checks. Now, it's unclear whether she satisfied that requirement while awaiting her murder trial in jail or whether she needs to serve one more year of probation.
The online enterprise, known as Dreamboard, rewarded a participant with greater access to child pornography whenever that participant provided new images of sexual abuse of young children.
A Swiss asset manager and former UBS banker who allegedly helped move his clients' secret bank accounts is indicted for allegedly conspiring to defraud the US government.
$180 million worth of cocaine in a semisubmersible vessel was seized off Honduras two weeks ago, the Coast Guard said. It was the first such craft, until now used along the Pacific coast, to be spotted in the Caribbean.
D.B. Cooper, as he has since become known, in 1971 hijacked a plane bound for Seattle, got $200,000 and a parachute in ransom for passengers, then jumped out into a stormy night. D.B. Cooper has never been found. The FBI says it has a new clue.
Warren Jeffs, the polygamist leader charged with sexually assaulting two underage girls, broke his silence at the trial with an hour-long invective Friday.