In a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, The Associated Press uncovered about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period for rape, sodomy and other sexual assault; sex crimes that included possession of child pornography; or sexual misconduct such as propositioning citizens or having consensual but prohibited on-duty intercourse.
While a growing number of states have turned their attention to marijuana legalization, another proposal has been quietly catching fire among some legislators — raising the legal age to buy cigarettes.
After just two days, Florida has ended its controversial black bear hunt because a higher than expected number of bears had been killed.
Three former Central Intelligence Agency prisoners represented by the American Civil Liberties Union suing two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA’s torture program.
One of the nation’s more liberal nonprofits and one of the most conservative U.S. think tanks may not agree on the best outcomes of the new Supreme Court term, but there’s concurrence on the most significant cases before the justices.
In a case that mirrors what's happening in Wisconsin, a federal judge ruled that Louisiana must continue providing Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics for 14 more days while a legal battle continues over Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent order to block the funding.
Two men detained at Guantánamo failed to meet with their attorneys because the U.S. prison has reinstated genital searches.
Human rights advocates expressed concern that the searches are deliberate attempts to stop detainees from meeting with their lawyers.
Hillary Rodham Clinton offered an emotional plea for tougher gun control laws on Oct. 5, vowing after last week's deadly Oregon school shooting to tighten regulations on firearms buyers and sellers with a combination of congressional and executive action.