NEW YORK — Two New York City correctional officers pled not guilty on Friday to charges that included official misconduct and assault on a teenage inmate at Rikers Island, prosecutors said.
Subscribe to Nation and World RSS feed
Nation and World
Authorities in northern Illinois expanded their search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a 30-year police officer as local schools were closed on Wednesday and vigils for the officer were planned.
A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, after pilots reported that six passengers started swearing at flight attendants and making obscene gestures at passengers who tried to calm them down, authorities said.
Ashker v. Governor of California reached a settlement Tuesday, allowing thousands of gang-affiliated inmates to move out of isolation.
A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church.
When a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, handed John Felton a warning for a traffic signal violation, Felton asked whether he was stopped for something besides having out-of-state plates, according to a video of the conversation posted on Facebook.
A large-scale search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer continued Tuesday into the night.
An anti-abortion group released its ninth video Tuesday accusing a new company of illegally buying parts from aborted fetuses at Planned Parenthood locations.
A Kentucky county clerk, defying a new U.S. Supreme Court decision and citing "God's authority," rejected requests for marriage licenses from same-sex couples on Tuesday in a deepening legal standoff now two months old
Police say a 22-year-old Avondale, Ariz., mother confessed to deliberately drowning her twin sons in a bathtub Sunday because nobody loved them or her.
The man charged with fatally shooting a Houston-area deputy in a hail of gunfire spent four months in a mental hospital in 2012 after being declared incompetent to stand trial in an aggravated assault case, the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday.
The former director of the foundation of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will file a guilty plea on Tuesday in the child pornography case against him, Taylor's attorney said.
A Texas sheriff's office said on Monday it was working to complete an investigation into the fatal shooting of a man by two deputies, as video broadcast on local media appeared to show the man with at least one hand in the air before he was killed.
President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nearly 5 percent of students at the University of Kentucky say they were sexually assaulted in the past year, but most of the cases went unreported, according to a survey conducted by the college.
NEW YORK — A former student who says he was falsely accused of sexual misconduct sued New York's Colgate University on Monday for expelling him after investigating complaints by three female students.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department handed out body cameras to its first patrol division on Monday, putting hundreds of the devices on the streets of the nation's second-largest city in a roll-out of technology seen by proponents as key to building trust in law enforcement.
OLATHE, Kan. — A man who admitted in court to wanting to kill Jews was found guilty on Monday of murdering three people, including a teenage boy, outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year.
Last year, at the age of 3, Sawyer Dunlap could say only a few words. He was diagnosed with dyspraxia, a neurological disorder that often affects speech and can impair motor skills, memory and other cognitive abilities for life.
Somebody has shot four moving vehicles on I-10 in Phoenix in the last three days, Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead said Monday.
A Bay Area man who found a $20 bill on a street outside San Francisco International Airport used it to play the California lottery and won $1 million, a lottery spokesman said Monday.
Investigators may have hit a dead end in their quest to say with certainty whether a piece of airplane debris found in the Indian Ocean comes from a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared mysteriously in 2014.
The statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis was moved from its prominent place on the University of Texas campus in Austin on Sunday, according to footage published on social media and by local Austin American-Statesman newspaper.