In a widely expected move, the US Justice Department has cleared former Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson of civil rights violations after he shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.
Opening statements in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began on Wednesday morning in federal court. The accused faces 30 charges connected to the bombings that killed three and injured more than 260 on April 15, 2013.
Three years after it was upheld, President Barack Obama’s healthcare law is back before the US Supreme Court, this time in a dispute over a definition that may threaten federally subsidized coverage for millions of Americans.
America’s birth tourism industry is booming: The going rate for wealthy Chinese women to give birth to a US citizen? A mere $80,000 with added visa fraud. However, this fraud has led federal law enforcement to start raiding so-called birthing houses.
Former CIA director David Petraeus has entered into an agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information the government says he provided to his mistress.
An Indian man sentenced to death for his part in a gang rape and killing a woman in New Delhi says they would have let her live if she hadn’t fought back. Mukesh Singh aired his views in a documentary: "She should just be silent and allow the rape."
A military judge attempted to speed up the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals by ordering the justices overseeing them to move to the US naval base in Cuba. Now one of those judges has ruled that the since-rescinded order was unlawful influence.