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.
The shooting death of Mike Brown, a black teenager, by a police officer in Ferguson. Mo., comes as the public, courts, and lawmakers have started debating limits to immunity and arguing about policies to recalibrate the role of police.
North Carolina voters without photo ID won't be turned away from the polls this November, but they will be asked to sign an acknowledgment of the new ID requirement – a step critics worry will make for longer lines to vote.
Eric Garner's death by illegal chokehold during an arrest for minor street crime is forcing Mayor de Balsio to come to terms with his campaign pledge to lower crime and improve relations between New York City police and poorer residents.
The homicide ruling, along with simmering resentment in the city's poor neighborhoods over tough police tactics, will put pressure on prosecutors to level murder or manslaughter charges against police officers.
Digital currency lawsuits reveal weaknesses in a burgeoning industry with little regulatory oversight. Bitcoin is turning to third parties to reassure users that millions of dollars of value will not vanish without a trace.
The petition to the Supreme Court centers on text in the Obamacare law that appears to sharply restrict the provision of federal tax credits. Federal appeals courts issued opposing rulings on the issue last week.
Act 10 essentially ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparking court challenges and protests. But a ruling Thursday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court leaves opponents with little choice but to move on.