A woman who spent 17 years in prison for the death of a homeless man hugged her grandchild for the first time and did a dance of happiness after she was judged innocent of murder and freed.
Hundreds of demonstrators stood inches from officers in riot gear late Friday at the start of what was expected to be a weekend of protests over the 2-month-old death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings in Missouri and elsewhere that activists say are racially motivated.
A woman who spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the death of a homeless man was exonerated Friday by a Los Angeles County judge who said she should not spend another minute behind bars.
Seven football players at a New Jersey High School have been charged in connection with a series of alleged hazing incidents that took place last month.
A cold, steady rain dampened the start of widespread weekend protests over the 2-month-old death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and elsewhere that demonstrators say are racially motivated.
Feral hogs are the latest foe being taken on by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Hogs on the parish’s west bank are rooting up grass that keeps wind and rain from eroding levees.
The state has agreed not to enforce a provision of its immigration law that required state officials to publish a list of people known to be unlawfully in the country.
Officials reactivated the state’s 22 firefighting air tankers on Friday, days after one of the aircraft crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot.
Police and court records and interviews with witnesses show that the Tallahassee police on numerous occasions have soft-pedaled allegations of wrongdoing by Seminoles football players.
A time capsule hidden for more than a hundred years at one of Boston's most popular tourist attractions was opened on Friday in Boston.
Polling in Senate races is unpredictable, largely because a Republican or Democrat in one state may differ politically from one in another state.
A charter school training program reflects the belief that teachers, like doctors, need to practice repeatedly with experienced supervisors before they can take the reins in classes of their own.
The inquiry, to be led by Representative Darrell Issa of California and Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, will look at whether the Environmental Protection Agency allowed an advocacy group too much sway in developing a regulation to curb carbon emissions.
Cylvia Hayes, the wife of Gov. John Kitzhaber, said she married her third husband, an Ethiopian immigrant, for money in a sham marriage in 1997.
Voter ID requirements were delayed in Wisconsin and Texas, though officials continued to look for ways around the decisions ahead of next month’s elections.
How the group could do what no one else accomplished in West Africa is explained in part by its self-reliance and a focus on innovation.
Authorities are investigating the death of 58-foot finback whale that washed ashore on an eastern Long Island beach.
The decision to help families treat patients at home signifies a significant shift in the struggle against the rampaging disease.
The medical records of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died this week in Dallas, contradict earlier statements from the hospital that treated him.
Even as many barriers have fallen for working women, they continue to be treated differently on the job, particularly when negotiating a raise.