An exhaustive investigation began Monday into what caused a New York City commuter train to derail, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others. The NTSB says it has found both data recorders. Was the cause excessive speed, mechanical problems or human error?
Montana prosecutors are trying to increase the sentence for a teacher who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old but served only 31 days in jail. The case points to the complexities of mandatory minimums.
After her plane went down in a remote part of Alaska Friday, killing four of the 10 people on-board including her 5-month-old son, Melanie Coffee, 25, walked nearly a mile toward the lights of Saint Marys to meet rescuers.
In some conservative states, same-sex couples hope their marriages will be legally recognized, if only so they may get a divorce. Gay-rights lawyers say the right to divorce is equally as important as the right to marry.
From health care costs to cuts in state and federal aid, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be greeted with several difficult fiscal situations upon taking office. Negotiating labor contracts may be his top priority.
On Friday, President Barack Obama visited with hunger strikers on the National Mall, who are protesting Congress' inaction on immigration legislation. Obama expressed optimism about the prospect of immigration overhaul.
A 25-year-old former Marine, accused of killing four homeless men and two others between 2010 and 2012, died Thursday after ingesting what authorities believe was a lethal dose of Ajax cleaner. According to his defense attorney, the Marine was mentally ill.