As Americans reconsider harsh criminal sentences, Virginia and other states are beginning to reexamine laws stripping convicted felons of voting rights.
US Authorities have uncovered a tunnel across the US-Mexico border that was used to transport tons of pounds of cocaine and marijuana.
Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced police department reforms Thursday, just one week after a police accountability task force submitted its recommendations.
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments for and against alcohol testing laws in North Dakota and Minnesota. The high court ruling could effect laws in at least 10 other states.
Five former New Orleans police officers agreed to plea deals relating to the fatal shooting of two unarmed civilians fleeing the city after hurricane Katrina.
One Flint, Mich., official and two state regulators will be charged in a probe into the ongoing water contamination emergency in Flint that began in 2014.
A former Providence, R.I., firefighter who says she was harassed and discriminated against for being a lesbian was awarded more than $800,000 in US District Court Monday.
The ex-police officer who says he accidentally fired a shot that resulted in the death of an unarmed black man avoided prison time after judge reduces a jury's manslaughter conviction.
Governor McAuliffe proposed a law that would allow Virginia to buy lethal injection drugs while keeping the drugs suppliers secret to protect them from public backlash.
Jack McCullough, who was convicted in 2012 for abducting and killing 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, was freed pending a new trial after a prosecutor found a wealth of new evidence.