In a somewhat unusual move, a Florida court directly referred a case involving the divorce of a same-sex couple to the state Supreme Court. The high court's decision could make Florida the 20th state to legalize gay marriage.
Two federal appeals courts have struck down similar same-sex marriage bans in Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia. The process sets the groundwork for an expected ultimate resolution at the US Supreme Court, as early as next year.
St. Louis police have released all materials related to the Aug. 19 shooting of a knife-wielding black man, just four miles from where Michael Brown was killed. Within moments of pulling up, two police officers shot and killed Kajieme Powell.
A Tallahassee-based judge ruled in favor of 10 same-sex couples seeking to have their out-of-state marriages formally recognized by Florida and on behalf of one same-sex couple who sued to obtain a marriage license.
Mysteries like the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Missouri police officer could be resolved more easily with video cameras in common use. But the technology also brings financial costs and raises privacy concerns.
Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson to assure angry residents of a fair investigation even as a state grand jury began hearing evidence in the police shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown.
Janet and Ramon Barreto, accused of severe abuse of children they adopted abroad, were arrested Wednesday, ending a five-year search. Janet Barreto was the only woman on the US Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted list.
The move means that same-sex couples could begin obtaining Virginia marriage licenses as early as next week. Supporters of the Virginia gay marriage ban said they would ask the US Supreme Court to issue its own stay.