Federal agents closed in on the four remaining militia occupants at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, the FBI said Wednesday night. The standoff, started by Ammon Bundy and others, was in its 40th day.
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The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it had reached with the federal agency.
The federal judge who threw Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis into jail last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said she had not interfered with the process since her release and that licenses with her name removed should still be valid.
A 1-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday when a bullet from an apparent gang-related shooting pierced the wall of her Los Angeles home and struck her in the head, law enforcement officers said.
John Feit, a former Catholic priest, has been arrested in Arizona in a 56-year-old Texas murder case.
The top U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday that ISIS was likely to attempt direct attacks on the U.S. in the coming year and that the group was infiltrating refugees escaping from Iraq and Syria to move across borders.
Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the manslaughter trial of Peter Liang, the New York police officer who shot Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a New York housing project.
The jailed leader of the occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon has called on elected officials from mostly Western states to voice support for free speech and civil disobedience and to visit their constituents in federal custody.
The wife of a deceased Islamic State leader was charged on Monday with conspiracy in the death of an American aid worker who was killed a year ago while being held hostage in Syria by the militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said.
North Korea's latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul.
The Chicago police officer who killed Quintonio LeGrier has filed a lawsuit against the teen's estate.
Beyonce is the latest star to work to help the people of Flint, Michigan, who are suffering a devastating crisis after high lead levels were found in the city's water.
Divers recovered two bodies and wreckage of a plane off the coast of Los Angeles on Sunday, the county sheriff's department says.
Now that Chipotle's E. coli is outbreak officially over, the company is temporarily shuttering all its restaurants in order to keep it that way.
He might be an old dog, but he's a fighter. A 12-year-old German shepherd in Missouri barely survived after being buried in a sinkhole for 72 hours.
North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbors and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.
Emergency teams suspended a search off the California coast on Saturday for at least two people missing after an apparent mid-air collision between two small planes, one of which was seen plunging into the sea.
The president of a Cornell University fraternity was arrested after an alleged sexual assault in his fraternity house bedroom, according to court documents.
Just before Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy led a horseback procession to escort Robert LaVoy Finicum's casket from his Mormon church memorial service Friday, two of Finicum's daughters made an emotional plea for a "private, independent investigation" into his shooting death by Oregon state police.
The Texas teenager who was derided for an "affluenza" defense for killing four people while driving drunk has been transferred to an adult jail on Friday from the juvenile center where he has been held, online jail records showed.
A Florida man convicted of second-degree murder after killing his wife and posting a photo of her blood-spattered body on Facebook was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.
A massive construction crane collapsed in downtown Manhattan during the busy morning rush on Friday, killing at least one person and crushing a line of parked cars, officials said.
Nevada brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and 14 others have been indicted by a federal grand jury in the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon.
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