The FBI reportedly decided that Jose Pimentel, the 'lone wolf' terror suspect arrested by the NYPD, was not a credible threat. But translating that into an entrapment defense will not be easy, experts say.
Robert Burke of Dubuque, Iowa, admitted that he secretly set up a camera in the boys’ bathroom in his school to produce child pornography.
Beyond the criminal charges against Penn State officials as a result of the Sandusky case, a growing number of civil suits are likely. But depending on how the university chooses to defend itself, it risks a PR disaster.
L.A. police reopened the case concerning the death of Natalie Wood in 1981, but experts say convincing evidence is needed to bring new charges – and new allegations aren't enough.
California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that backers of Prop. 8 – which banned gay marriage in the state – can defend the measure in federal court, in lieu of state officials who declined to do so. The ruling means a major federal lawsuit proceeds.
Whether or not Mike McQueary told police of the alleged sexual assault of a young boy, the Penn State scandal raises the issue of how to handle such cases. Every US state has its own laws.
The announcement from the US Supreme Court about considering the health-care law was greeted across the ideological spectrum as a positive development – but for different reasons.
The Obama health-care law hangs in the balance, as the Supreme Court opts to hear challenges to its constitutionality. But the case is also about the power of Congress and the role of Supreme Court precedent.
Sexual misconduct allegations against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain have put a spotlight on secret settlements, which many businesses are turning to in sexual harassment cases.
Suspected Al Qaeda operative Abdal Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the suicide boat attack on the USS Cole in 2000, appeared before a military judge at Guantánamo to face war crimes charges.
A federal appeals court panel in Washinton, D.C., upholds the constitutionality of Obama's health-care reforms, the third to do so. The Supreme Court is scheduled to consider on Thursday whether to take up one or more challenges to the law.
Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether police must get a warrant before attaching a GPS tracking device to a suspect's car. The justices' posed questions that echo the Orwell novel '1984.'
Fast and Furious operation, which allowed guns from US to 'walk' into hands of Mexican cartels, got sharpest censure yet from Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday. But Holder stopped short of apologizing for death of a US border patrol agent.
Did Congress overstep its authority when it instructed US officials to list 'Israel' as the place of birth for Americans born in Jerusalem? Supreme Court justices heard arguments Monday.
Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, who helped cement the school’s reputation as 'Linebacker U' before retiring, is accused of assaulting eight boys and young teens.
Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, was found guilty Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop icon's death. Denied bail pending sentencing, he was promptly taken into custody.
Two justices said the Supreme Court should have taken the case of Duane Buck, who was convicted of two murders. But three blamed his defense lawyers for introducing race into the trial.
After decades of inactivity, the US Supreme Court in 2008 began a major reexamination of the scope of the right to keep and bear arms, an issue that has long ignited passionate debate and prompted powerful political lobbying. How well do you understand this constitutional evolution? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.
Massachusetts resident Rezwan Ferdaus, charged with bomb attempts against US buildings via model plane, returns to court Friday. He fits the bill for a typical Al Qaeda recruit, terrorism experts say.
How did a fatal level of the anesthetic propofol end up in Michael Jackson's blood? That's a key question as the jury in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray begins deliberations Friday.