A Supreme Court justice Thursday night suggested the legality of National Security Agency activities could be decided by the court.
Retired NFL star Darren Sharper is denied bail in Phoenix, Arizona, on drug and rape charges -- even though he's being held in Los Angeles.
A suspect in a two-state kidnapping plot involving a prosecutor's father made an initial appearance in federal court on Thursday, authorities said.
Radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri goes on trial in New York Thursday, charged with conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and other counts.
Authorities search for a Minnesota minister accused of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with two young girls while they were members of his church.
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be allowed to view autopsy photos of the attack's victims, a federal judge said Wednesday.
A New Jersey woman accused of driving a van with her three teenage children into the Delaware River has been charged with attempted murder.
The FBI has offered a $25,000 reward for two men suspected in a two-state kidnapping plot.
Until a few days ago, Frazier Glenn Cross was just a customer, a casual friend, to Dan Clevenger, the mayor of Marionville, a town of about 2,200 in SW Missouri.
Robert Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, California, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years for corruption.
Bail is set at $100,000 for a man accused of carrying a fake bomb near a Boston crowd that was marking the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Two convicted sex offenders, charged with raping and murdering 4 women in Southern California, wore ankle monitors at the time of the alleged crimes, police say
Games, knife holder missing two knives are removed from the home of Alex Hribal, Pennsylvania teenager suspected of stabbing rampage at high school.
Will anti-Semitic gunman who allegedly killed three Christians at Jewish locales in Kansas City area still face hate crime charges?
The killings of three people at Jewish sites in Kansas are a reminder that even as hate groups decline in the United States, some are still deadly dangerous.
Two friends of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez were indicted on murder charges Friday in connection with the 2013 homicide of Odin Lloyd .
Florida theater shooting suspect Curtis Reeves is confident that his self-defense claim will result in his acquittal, according to jailhouse phone calls.
A man kidnapped from Wake Forest, North Carolina, five days ago has been rescued by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team in Atlanta, the FBI said Thursday.
Man charged in the alleged hit-and-run death of a 4-year-old girl at a Florida day care center will remain in jail at least until Monday, a judge rules.
What was the motive for the Pennsylvania school stabbing? Authorities are trying to figure it out.
A crew member on a Disney Cruise Line ship was arrested in a Florida port on Thursday on suspicion of molestation and false imprisonment, officials said.
The Obama administration says it will fight attempts to remove a cross from a war memorial in San Diego.
Justice Department concluded the Albuquerque Police Department "has engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive force, including deadly force."
A few months before the Boston bombings, the suspected mastermind of the attack, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, wanted to change his name, a U.S. government official says.
Described by his lawyer as "a typical young kid," Alex Hribal shocked the nation when he allegedly went on a stabbing rampage at his Pennsylvania school.
A teen arrested in Wednesday's school stabbings in Pennsylvania has been charged as an adult, a source close to the investigation told CNN.
"We aim 2 Tease, Please & Satisfy," the online classified ads said, according to police, but instead a Florida prostitution business allegedly lured men with the promise of sex with underage girls and robbed them instead.
A New York judge Tuesday vacated the conviction of a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a slaying that occurred while he was vacationing in Florida.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig says "the issue of race is being looked at" as a possible motive in an attack that left a driver in a coma.
Miami-Dade Police Lt. Ralph Mata is accused of conspiring to help drug traffickers.
An Alabama public high school declined to enroll a Latino student twice by "simply because he was born in Mexico," the Southern Poverty Law Center said.
A 17-year old has been arrested after police say he was among 10 to 12 people who attacked a driver in Detroit last week, leaving him in a coma.
An attorney four college athletes filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it was "illegally restraining competition for the services of players."
The blaze that killed two Boston firefighters last week was unintentionally caused by a welding operation, Boston fire officials said Friday.
A soldier has committed a deadly mass shooting at Fort Hood again. And again, a female police officer was involved in bringing the violent rampage to an end.
An Alaska man missing for more than a year was found dead in his home on Monday, according to Anchorage Police.
President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday evening about a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. The White House released a transcript of his remarks:
The police officer who fatally shot a Hofstra University student as she was being held at gunpoint by an intruder has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to a report released Wednesday by the Nassau County District Attorney's office in New York.
Court documents show that after a rape conviction, a du Pont fortune heir was spared prison because it was decided he would "not fare well" in such a setting.
A Tijuana police officer will appear in federal court after being charged with possession with intent to distribute almost 20 pounds of heroin and meth.
A new trial has been ordered for Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom, according to a state Supreme Court opinion issued Monday.
An apparent dispute over housing ended with an 86-year-old New York man shooting his grandson and killing his grandson's girlfriend before killing himself.
A man suspected of killing a young New York mother and her toddler son execution-style in 2010 was arrested in Nicaragua.
A federal judge has sentenced Montana newlywed Jordan Linn Graham to 30 years in her husband's death.
U.S. Attorney: FBI agents arrested Charlotte's mayor for allegedly taking $48,000 worth of bribes "in exchange for the use of his official position."
An appeals court upheld 2 parts of a Texas law pertaining to hospital privileges for physicians who perform abortions and protocols for abortion-inducing drugs.
Two Florida teens allegedly shot a police officer to death before apparently killing themselves, authorities say.
Michelle Byrom, convicted of a murder to which her son has confessed, will not be executed Thursday, a court spokesperson says.
A Guatemalan man accused in five rapes in Palm Beach County, Florida, has been extradited to the United States to face charges, officials announced Thursday.
It is when talking about her own children or grandchildren that Dottie Sandusky chokes up with emotion.
The FBI's Ten Most Wanted list now includes a man suspected of killing a young New York mother and her toddler son execution-style in 2010.
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was found guilty Wednesday in New York of helping al Qaeda terrorists conspire to kill Americans.
A federal appeals court decided Tuesday to continue the stay of a judge's ruling that struck down Michigan's same-sex marriage ban.
Mississippi intends to execute 57-year-old Michelle Byrom by lethal injection Thursday for the 1999 murder of her husband
The FBI shooting death of a friend of the alleged mastermind of the Boston Marathon bombing was justified, a Florida state attorney general said in a report.
New York City has agreed to pay $100,000 to a Brooklyn man whose beating by police officers was caught on surveillance video, the city law department said Tuesday.
Four New York-area men were arrested Monday after a BASE jumping stunt from atop One World Trade Center in September, police said.
A civilian breached security at Virginia's Naval Station Norfolk Monday and killed a sailor on the USS Mahan before security shot and killed him, official says.
Jurors hear closing arguments at the trial of Osama bin Laden's relative Sulaiman Abu Ghaith on aiding terrorism charges.
A day after a judge struck down Michigan's marriage amendment, same-sex couples lined up to wed. Now, a federal court has stayed that order.
For Angel Rojas, the daily bus ride through the streets of Brooklyn provided a respite from a hardscrabble existence juggling two low-paying jobs.
The suicide of a Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity member at a Pennsylvania university may have been caused by hazing, police said Thursday.
Two teenagers accused in the random "thrill kill" of a college athlete from Australia pleaded not guilty Thursday on murder charges in Oklahoma.
A federal judge on Friday ruled that Michigan's prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, ordering the state to stop enforcing the ban.
The FBI hopes a $20,000 reward will help solve the 2009 slaying of James Kitterman, a government contractor who was found dead in his car in Baghdad.
Prosecutors find no wrongdoing in an FBI agent's shooting of Ibragim Todashev, an associate of the alleged mastermind of the Boston Marathon bombings.
A sheriff's office in Georgia says it does not believe an anonymous e-mail claiming that a former schoolmate confessed to killing Kendrick Johnson is credible.
Courtney Cash, the grandniece of musician Johnny Cash, was found dead in a box in her home in Tennessee, and a friend is charged in her death, according to Putnam County sheriff's officials.
A former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan who was accused of sexual assault will have to pay thousands of dollars but won't be imprisoned.
A New York family' was escorted out of the Empire State Building for saying Muslim prayers, according to a lawsuit.
Charla Nash, a Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009, hopes legislators will allow her to proceed with a $150 million lawsuit against the state.
A high school senior who sued her parents for financial support and college tuition dropped the lawsuit Tuesday, according to a decision issued by a judge.
One of the people arrested as part of a police investigation into drugs found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment was given a plea deal, his attorney says.
Television pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau gets 10 years in prison for criminal contempt in connection with his infomercials and books.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance, police say.
A third person has died as a result of last week's incident in which a driver plowed into people at the South by Southwest festival in Texas, police said Monday.
A military judge has accepted a plea deal that drops the most serious charges against a brigadier general accused of sexual assault.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair will plead guilty to adultery in a deal that will see the sexual assault charge against him dropped, according to his defense team.
The Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search in NYC sparked a diplomatic row has again been indicted by the federal government, though she remains in India.
The admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks has issued a rambling defense of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law.
A Wesleyan University student allegedly raped at a campus fraternity party is suing Xi Chapter of Psi Upsilon, 11 of its members and the alleged assailant.
A Los Angeles judge orders former NFL star and rape defendant Darren Sharper to be held without bail in the wake of additional charges in Arizona.
Kendrick Johnson's former schoolmates and their parents have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating the Georgia teen's 2013 death, sources say.
The Indian diplomat whose arrest sparked a testy exchange between the United States and India won a dismissal of a federal indictment Monday.
Attorney General Eric Holder is endorsing a plan to reduce sentences for certain drug offenses.
Bruce Davis -- a former associate of Charles Manson -- was granted parole Wednesday, though that doesn't mean he'll necessarily become a free man.
Two Maryland teenage girls were charged this week with assaulting an autistic boy and recording him on their cell phones performing sex acts, police said
Police say a young man who went on a rampage at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland, was obsessed with the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School.
Jerry Sandusky's wife still stands by him, insisting the former Penn State assistant football coach is innocent of sexually abusing young boys.
Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been charged in another sexual assault case -- this time in Arizona.
The defense and prosecution were hammering out a plea deal in the sexual assault court-martial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair.
Drug dealers beware: If a client of yours overdoses and dies in the state of New Jersey, prosecutors there may charge you in the death.
Attorney for Ryan Ferguson, freed last year after serving nearly 10 years for a murder he said he didn't commit, has filed a $100 million lawsuit.
The discovery two years ago of a man's decapitated head near the Hollywood sign began a murder mystery that police now believed is solved.
A violent spat over a parking spot at a New Jersey mall has left a woman with part of her finger bitten off, the Cherry Hill Police Department says.
A military judge dismissed the jury in Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair's court-martial after e-mails emerged pointing to alleged interference in the proceedings.
Two teenagers in central Florida were charged Sunday with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder after an attack on the girl's parents.
Sheriff: Probe into the jailhouse fight involving former NFL star Aaron Hernandez indicates enough evidence to charge him with a misdemeanor.