The U.S. government demanded six figures to produce data on foreign travelers and air traffic, at a time when scrutiny of these issues has come to boil, a journalist claims in a federal complaint 

     The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that San Diego police officers must face the civil rights claims that they violently arrested a family and conducted a warrantless search of their house during a 7-year-old girl's birthday party. 

     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.

     While investigating a story about a poodle sacrifice, a reporter for a Phoenix news station was arrested and charged with defecating in a homeowner's front yard. 

     A Michigan man cannot challenge a county's policy to ban all electronic devices, including cellphones, from courtrooms and related facilities, the Sixth Circuit ruled. 

     Lawyers for the Oregon refuge occupiers argued Monday that two of the most serious charges should be dismissed on First and Second Amendment grounds.

     Media mogul Sumner Redstone filed court papers Monday seeking to affirm the dismissal of two executives as heads of a trust controlling Redstone's National Amusements, the holding company of CBS and Viacom. 

     Peer-to-peer lender LendingClub is facing another securities class action by shareholders peeved that its stock price has dropped 75 percent since its 2014 initial public offering. 


     Marc Anthony breached a contract to appear in four shows in Europe in July 2015, the Dutch company R&J Entertainment claims in Federal Court.

     A family sued Metropolitan Life Insurance in Federal Court for refusing to pay $770,000 in death benefits for a man who died in an auto accident because his blood alcohol content was 0.067 percent, which is below the state's standard of 0.08. 


     UDAP Industries accuses Bushwacker Backpack & Supply Co. dba Counter Assault of trade libel in a competing brand of bear spray, in Federal Court. 

     Inconsistencies from the 2005 police report against Bill Cosby will not torpedo the comedian's assault case, a judge ruled Tuesday.


     Congressional Republicans heated up their efforts Tuesday to impeach the commissioner of the IRS over revelations that auditors targeted right-wing groups.

     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.


     Domino's screwed its pizza makers and delivery workers out of wages by hiding behind a payroll computer system it knew was faulty, New York State's top prosecutor claims in court. 

     Comcast has unlawfully increased its monopoly over regional cable television advertising by restricting competitors' access to its infrastructure, a competitor claims in court. 

     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.

     The California Supreme Court ruled that an asbestos supplier is responsible for not warning end users about the dangers of a manufacturer's product. 

     An investigator for Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority claims in court that the city fired him for refusing to change his reports to favor officers accused of misconduct. 

      Bank of America claims a Labor Department audit that found it discriminated in its hiring practices two decades ago was unconstitutional. 

     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.

     Sixteen major banks must face antitrust claims accusing them of conspiring to manipulate interbank lending rates, the Second Circuit ruled Monday, in a major victory for bondholders. 

     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.

     The European Union's statistical agency said Tuesday that one out of three deaths in the 28-nation bloc would be avoidable if optimal health care was available. 

     Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn's family sued the Altria Group on Monday, claiming its addictive smokeless tobacco killed San Diego's favorite ballplayer with salivary gland cancer at 54. 

     The IRS failure to preserve employee text and instant messages drew a federal complaint from a conservative-leaning watchdog.  


     A state court judge on Tuesday tentatively declined to reconsider a ruling that could allow pop star Katy Perry to purchase a convent for $15 million, in the face of letters that show the Vatican is still deciding the case.


     An Idaho State University tennis player claims in court that one of his coaches bullied him for being Mormon and hazed him by sending two prostitutes to his room to proposition him with sex. 

     New York's ban on assisted suicide does not violate its constitution, a state appeals court ruled. 


     A federal judge dismissed without prejudice a shareholder class action accusing Cellular Biomedicine Group of pumping its stock price through ads touting technology it did not have. 

     The Second Circuit upended a nearly $1.3 billion fraud penalty Monday against Bank of America related to the sale of subprime loans by its subsidiary. 

     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.


     Former "Dual Survival" star Cody Lundin sued the Discovery Channel, claiming it portrayed him as incompetent and out of control when he feared for his life after his co-star Joe Teti threatened to "run [him] through" with a spear. 

     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.

     Three campaign aides for Ron Paul's 2012 presidential run seek acquittal or new trials after being convicted in federal court earlier this month of election law violations 

     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.

     New home sales in the US last month jumped to highest level in more than 8 years, the Commerce Department announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Labor Department revealed that 2015 was a very good year for productivity in selected service-providing industries.

     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.