Seeking to close a loophole that allows private meetings between lobbyists and California Coastal Commission members, lawmakers advanced a bill Monday that would shed light on backroom commission decisions and restrict "ex parte" communication.
Doing for national security what Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow" did for mass incarceration, Karen Greenberg's "Rough Justice" examines how a thousand proverbial cuts slashed civil-liberties protections.
Lawyers for the Oregon refuge occupiers argued Monday that two of the most serious charges should be dismissed on First and Second Amendment grounds.
Inconsistencies from the 2005 police report against Bill Cosby will not torpedo the comedian's assault case, a judge ruled Tuesday.
The federal court battle over what some voters call "one of the worst partisan gerrymanders in American history" began in earnest Tuesday, when a trial against the State of Wisconsin opened.
In arguments before an en banc Fifth Circuit on Tuesday, attorneys for Texas argued the state's strict new voter ID law is needed to prevent voter fraud. But the U.S, Justice Department and others maintained the law discriminates by requiring forms of ID that can be difficult for low income, black and Latino voters to obtain.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced former Alaska prosecutor Marc Avery to 13 years and four months in prison for defrauding an elderly widow's trust of $52 million.
Eleven students sued Brown Mackie College-Tucson and Education Management Corp., claiming they paid $30,000 apiece for a nursing program so fraudulent it assigned an instructor of paralegals to teach them anatomy and physiology.
The European Commission on Tuesday approved AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller, but with one giant condition: the world's top brewer must sell off nearly all Miller's business in Europe.
A West Virginia county sheriff said Tuesday that a suspect has been arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot in the cemetery where his wife is buried.
A Second Circuit judge sharply questioned an attorney Monday who argued that the threat of terrorists striking a nuclear plant outside New York City warrants more federal attention.
A part-time judge who also litigates cases involving the federal government can serve on the appeals panel reviewing the case of a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner convicted of war crimes, the D.C. Circuit ruled.
Moscow is protesting a U.S. reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan, claiming the Air Force crew endangered air safety by turning off the aircraft's transponder as it approached the Russian coast. The U.S. military dismissed the claims Tuesday, saying it abided by international law.
Chesapeake Energy and a French partner agreed to pay over $52 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by North Texas landowners claiming they were cheated out of millions in natural gas royalties.
A member of a Hasidic neighborhood watch group pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he tried to bribe New York City police for at least 100 gun licenses.
Former NFL great Ron Mix pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one count of filing a false tax return.
The 13 children of a black motorist killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop will each receive nearly $218,000 as part of a wrongful death settlement, a judge ruled Monday.
Tech giant Hewlett Packard said Tuesday it would investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a health services contract in Romania which prosecutors say cost the East European country 16.8 million euros ($18.8 million).
The Russian military has denied a claim by the Islamic State group that it has destroyed several Russian helicopter gunships and other equipment at a base in Syria.
Positive identification from a source tortured during the Bush administration is some of the only evidence prosecutors have on a longtime captive at Guantanamo Bay, representatives for the Algerian argued Tuesday.
Evidence against three San Francisco city officials accused of bribery will remain under seal at the request of prosecutors, a judge said Tuesday.
Sen. Bernie Sanders requested a recanvass of Kentucky's presidential primary vote on Tuesday in a bid for the one remaining delegate in the state that's still up for grabs.
Police on Tuesday arrested a Bronx man accused of helping undercover FBI agents who were posing as hopeful Islamic State fighters.
The Justice Department on Tuesday announced it will seek the death penalty for accused Charleston, S.C. church shooter Dylann Roof.
French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday.
Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.
Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany.
Police are trying to use Spain's public security law to fine a woman for carrying a bag bearing the initials A.C.A.B., which they interpreted to stand for "All Cops Are Bastards" and not "All Cats Are Beautiful," as was written on the bag.