House Republicans railed against a Justice Department consent decree with the New Orleans Police Department Tuesday, claiming that it violates federal immigration law.
Touring Ohio on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton emerged a clear winner at her first debate with Donald Trump, a raspy-voiced President Bill Clinton greeted supporters in Toledo as part of a National Voter Registration Day event.
Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, a local priest helping the fishermen said Tuesday.
Questions of federalism, executive overreach and the role of the judiciary dominated Tuesday's oral arguments about the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, the president's landmark effort to combat climate change.
An official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a study showing that Earth is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and it is on pace to become the hottest it's been in more than 2 million years.
New York's top prosecutor brought charges Tuesday against the off-duty Brooklyn police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man this past Independence Day — an apparent case of road rage caught on video.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday approved a series of bills aimed at protecting victims of human trafficking and exempting minors from prostitution penalties.
Upon hearing that his appointee had engineered a traffic jam for political reasons, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appeared happy about it, the governor's former ally testified Tuesday in the scandal that helped destroy Christie's White House ambitions.
American Express doesn't violate antitrust laws by banning merchants from asking consumers to use lower-fee cards, even though the policy effectively raises prices on all consumers, the Second Circuit ruled.
The woman who accused NBA star Derrick Rose and two other men of raping her showed the court evidence the case is being criminally investigated and wants the judge to reconsider his ruling that she should not remain anonymous during her civil trial.
Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain will assume senior status on New Year's eve after 30 years on the appeals court bench, and continue hearing a reduced caseload in the Portland Federal Courthouse.
In a lawsuit against Oregon, a little girl's guardian claims the Department of Human Services certified a man as a foster father and placed her with him even though he told DHS that he was "a sex addict" with "obsessions and compulsions with pornography and strip clubs."
A passenger spotted a snake curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese Shinkansen "bullet" train on Monday, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop. No one was injured in the incident.
A 25-year-old Anaheim man who tried to travel to the Mideast to join the Islamic State group received a sentence Monday of 30 years in federal prison.
A writer claims Costco sold him a floor model of a laptop computer as new, without telling him it had been set to periodically erase all its files, and he lost 17 chapters of a book, in a $20,000 demand in Clatsop County Court.
Former LA County Sheriff Leroy Baca says he will not get a fair trial on charges he obstructed an investigation into jailhouse abuses because a federal judge is already convinced of his guilt and media coverage has prejudiced him.
In a bid to spring their client from jail, attorneys for "affluenza" killer Ethan Couch said Tuesday that Couch could sue a criminal court judge for sentencing him to nearly two years in county jail.
Two snap polls on the heels of Monday's presidential-candidate debate in New York found that voters nationally believe Democrat Hillary Clinton handily won her first face-to-face showdown with Republican Donald Trump. Preliminary numbers from Nielson suggest 80.9 million tuned in for the fun.
Illinois voters will not be able to register at the polls in November thanks to preliminary injunction granted by a federal judge Tuesday.
Two years after shocking revelations about 70,000 rape kits that went unprocessed across the country for decades, the United States committed another $38 million on Monday to expand testing.
Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate.
The European Commission bumped up its antitrust investigation of the International Skating Union Tuesday, with a preliminary finding that its ban of speed skaters who participate in outside events amounts to unfair competition.
Top CNS stories for today including snap polls showing Clinton won the first presidential candidate debate, the Bridgegate jury hearing that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was pleased when told an aide engineered the traffic tie-up, a judge in Illinois blocks same-day voter registration in the state, and more.
The Justice Department said Monday it will offer more than $100 million in grants to American Indian and Alaska Native communities to improve public safety, help victims and strengthen tribal institutions.
Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
The World Trade Organization dramatically slashed its forecast for trade growth this year by about a third to its lowest rate since 2009, when the global economy was mired in recession in the wake of the financial crisis.
As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.