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.
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.