Chicago is the first city to sue the Trump administration over the Department of Justice's threat to punish so-called sanctuary cities, calling the federal government's attempts to force compliance by threatening to cut off funding 'unauthorized and unconstitutional.'
From Texas to Florida to Illinois, many of these young prosecutors are eschewing the death penalty, talking rehabilitation as much as punishment, and often refusing to charge people for minor offenses. While their numbers are small, they are taking over DA offices at a crucial moment.
The nation's first opioid crisis intervention court in Buffalo, N.Y., gets users into treatment faster in efforts to simply keep defendants alive. The program could provide a model for other cities searching for solutions to rampant drug addictions.
A truck driver responsible for the death of 10 illegal immigrants is part of a major immigrant smuggling operation, US officials say.
An investigation revealed hundreds of men from impoverished Southeast Asian and Pacific nations working as fishermen are exempt from basic labor protections due to a federal loophole. Many may make as little as 70 cents an hour.
The August full moon rises above the 5th Century BC Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, south of Athens, on Aug. 7. More than a hundred of Greece's ancient sites and museums were kept open until late and concerts organized to allow visitors to enjoy the full moon, which is accompanied by a partial lunar eclipse.
Appointed special prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes announced accusations against one current and two former police officers suspected of covering up evidence to protect each other and other officers after the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Michigan health official Nick Lyon could face up to 15 years in prison for 'failing to alert the public' about lead contamination of the Flint water supply.
The law would allow online bullies to be sent to jail for a year, but vague language in the law has led many to raise concerns about the implications of the legislation.
It could be several months until the high court hears arguments in the case but the justices almost always have the final say when a lower court strikes down a federal law or presidential action.