Brian Encinia, who detained Sandra Bland after pulling her over for failure to use turn signals, has been formally released from the Texas Department of Public Safety, seven months after the controversial arrest.
Officer William Porter has raised concerns that his compelled testimony could later be used against him. Prosecutors say those fears are 'unfounded and premature.'
A search is underway for Rafael McCloud, who escaped from the Warren County Jail in Vicksburg, Miss. Wednesday, after briefly taking a jail employee hostage and forcing him to give up his clothes, authorities said.
For about 40 years, two Roman Catholic bishops covered up priests' sexual abuse of children rather than defrocking them.
A federal judge has ordered Indiana state agencies to continue funding charities that support Syrian refugees, ruling that the governor's attempt to prevent resettlement was unconstitutional discrimination.
Protesters in Utah angered by the police shooting Saturday called for greater transparency after a 17-year-old immigrant, seen beating another man, was critically injured.
Both Ku Klux Klan members and counter-protesters' lawyers have criticized police officers' response to a Saturday rally in Anaheim, Calif.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke a decade of silence this week. With the death of his more vocal ideological twin, Antonin Scalia, could this mark the emergence of a new court voice?
Army staff sergeant Ronald Hamilton fatally shot his wife and a police officer over the weekend, offering a glimpse of one of the most and least common forms of gun deaths in America.
Immigration officials say Tamerlan Tsarnaev's application was processed correctly, but new documents reveal they may have missed potential warning signs.