Jury selection for the first police officer to go to trial in Freddie Gray' s death began Monday with a judge questioning potential jurors about their knowledge of the explosive case, which led to widespread protests and rioting and added fuel to the Black Lives Matter movement.
A former Pennsylvania college fraternity president testified that he and four others charged in a pledge's death during a hazing ritual in the Poconos tried to "cover it all up" when they met weeks later.
California's latest water conservation numbers may not appear as impressive as in past months, but residents are exceeding a long-term order to use less during the historic drought, a state official said.
The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and an online threat that prompted the University of Chicago to cancel classes for a day (all times local):
A condemned killer's troubled childhood, which included learning the drug trade from his mother, outweigh the brutal nature of crime, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in overturning the man's death sentence.
01:39The man accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs has made his first court appearance. Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Lewis Dear appeared before a judge in a brief video hearing on Monday.
The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that has stubbornly clung to its long history of corruption.
The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.
U.S. stocks moved broadly higher on Tuesday, helped by improving economic data from Japan and Europe as well as hopes for the European Central Bank expanding its stimulus program. Banks and industrial companies led the gains, helped by the prospect of higher interest rates and growth in manufacturing.
Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially charged rhetoric, with several describing a meeting that became tense at times as attendees raised concerns about his blunt language.
President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight.