The Minneapolis prosecutor tried to differentiate the shooting death of Jamar Clark from other police shootings of black men that have ignited protests across the country.
Newark's police reforms are the latest chapter in a nationwide trend of federally mandated changes in response to civil rights complaints.
This latest round of commutations is part of President Obama's broader push to reframe the way law enforcement treats drug offenses.
The name Jack McCullough could soon be added to the growing list of exonerees after a prosecutor dug back into the initial investigation leading to his 2012 conviction for the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old girl.
A young Mississippi woman pleaded guilty to conspiring to support Islamic State militants Tuesday, just weeks after her fiancé pleaded guilty to similar charges.
The five-week operation targeted members of transnational gangs, though the majority of those arrested are US citizens.
The life and career of President Obama's nominee to the high court has been defined by compassion and a strong belief in judicial restraint.
Jack McCullough was convicted of killing 7-year-old Maria Ridulph decades after her disappearance. But new evidence casts doubt on that conviction.
US investigators say they have uncovered a 400-yard tunnel used to transport marijuana from Mexico into California.
The Independent Review Police Authority was established in 2007 to monitor the Chicago Police Department. Now, nearly a decade later, that agency has been accused of enabling the 'systemic racism' it was supposed to root out.