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.
The US Drug Enforcement Agency announced this week that it would reach a decision in the first half of 2016 as to whether to downgrade marijuana from a Schedule I controlled substance to Schedule II.
A Muslim civil rights group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of Muslims who say they have been wrongfully added to government watch lists.
Melissa Boarts's family called police on Sunday hoping to get her into mental health treatment. Instead the officers shot her, saying she charged them with a weapon.
The US Supreme Court appears to be choosing cases carefully, in effort to avoid the appearance of being hamstrung by the vacancy left by the death of Justice Scalia.
In a blow to conservative challengers of the current system for outlining legislative districts, the court ruled to keep the widely-used system states use to draw voting districts based on total population, rather than just eligible voters.