New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia said that many US service members, who are disqualified from gun ownership, weren't reported to the national background check system. The U.S. Army didn't submit records in about 41 percent of cases.
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has used his appointment to the bench to reestablish a conservative majority. With controversial cases lined up for 2018, Justice Gorsuch's confirmation is seen as a win for the Trump administration in 2017.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinds the 2013 policy that allowed states across the nation to legalize marijuana. He will let federal prosecutors decide how aggressively to enforce federal marijuana law in states where pot is legal.
Oklahoma will enter its third year without an execution in 2018 while prison officials and state attorneys work to fine tune its procedure for putting condemned inmates to death.
Department of Justice lawyers have asked Judge James Robart to change his recent injunction that partially lifted a ban on refugees from 11 mostly Muslim countries.
Antonio Borges Serum, of the ethnic group 'Hunikui' from Acre, Brazil, listens to a speech during a meeting by Amazon indigenous in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru on Jan. 18, one day ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to the region.
Cases against the executive order are still being heard in lower courts, but the Supreme Court's move may set the tone for those cases.
Challengers to President Trump's most recent travel ban say the ban discriminates against nationalities and targets mainly Muslim-majority countries.
The shooting death of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015 by homeless illegal immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, which became the center of a national immigration policy debate, has been ruled an accident.
The use of Wickr by Uber for internal communications is being questioned in court as the company faces allegations that it stole trade secrets from Waymo.
Oklahoma's rate of incarcerating women is the highest in the US and more than double the average. Pushback is coming from reformers who decry the destabilizing effect on families, as well as fiscal conservatives alarmed by the rocketing prison bill.