| Apr 18, 2015
| 6:52 PM
Prosecutors in Missouri have dropped all charges against a Kansas City police officer who was charged in the nonfatal shooting of an unarmed man, arguing the case was not strong enough to secure a conviction.
In February, a state grand jury determined...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 5:25 PM
A veterinarian in rural Texas is the subject of an animal-cruelty investigation after allegedly bragging on social media about slaying a cat with a bow and arrow.
In a post that was widely shared on Facebook, Kristen Lindsey, 31, of Brenham, in southern...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 12:58 PM
Amid mounting suspicion that police officers in South Carolina attempted to cover up the circumstances of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, civil rights leaders are urging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate all fatal shootings by...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 7:29 PM
A Florida doctor accused of bribing U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted on suspicion of carrying out extensive Medicare fraud at his eye-care practice for a decade and for treating patients for disorders they didn't have, officials said Tuesday....
| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:15 PM
A 36-year-old man from Torrance has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl kidnapped from a car wash, police said Wednesday.
Michael Ikeler is accused of snatching the toddler on April 2 from a self-service car wash in...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Beset by claims of barbarism after a gruesome botched execution last year and fearful that a U.S. Supreme Court decision could ban its execution drug of choice, Oklahoma would be the first state in the nation to execute inmates with nitrogen gas under a...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Federal prosecutors say there was not enough evidence to bring charges against a police officer who shot to death an unarmed black college student north of New York City in a case that sparked allegations of abuse of power and racial profiling.
| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Denying a transgender prisoner hormone therapy is a violation of the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the Justice Department told a court for the first time Friday.
Government lawyers urged a federal judge in Georgia to rule for...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 1:50 PM
A Boston police officer who helped a transit police officer escape during a shootout after the Boston Marathon bombing last year has himself been shot and critically wounded.
Boston police say Officer John T. Moynihan, 34, suffered a gunshot wound...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:36 PM
An Indian national who was employed at a Valencia restaurant endured three years of slavery -- including regular beatings -- and was so scared of his boss that he feared for his life if he ever tried to escape, authorities said Wednesday.
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:00 AM
California long led the world in juvenile injustice. Just five years ago, when there were only seven people outside the U.S. serving life prison terms with no possibility of parole for crimes they had committed before they became adults, California had...