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September 26, 2016
Arkansas lawmaker arrested after filming traffic stop
An Arkansas legislator who co-sponsored a law aimed in part at preventing authorities from prohibiting the filming of an ...
September 19, 2016
Tulsa police say man had no gun; video shows he had hands up
An unarmed black man killed by a white Oklahoma officer who was responding to a stalled vehicle can be seen in police video ...
September 15, 2016
Court rules Ohio man can face 5th trial for 2002 slaying
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a man can be tried a fifth time in the slaying of a woman found dead in her apartment 14 ...
September 14, 2016
Dominican woman classified as man in Miami prison files suit
A Dominican woman who says she was wrongly classified as a man and held with male inmates for 10 hours in a Miami prison ...
September 01, 2016
Lindsay Lohan loses lawsuit versus 'Grand Theft Auto' makers
A New York state appeals court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by actress Lindsay Lohan that says the producers of "Grand ...
August 23, 2016
Woman exonerated after 35 years sues officials in 2 states
A woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 Reno killing before being exonerated by DNA evidence has sued officials in ...
August 16, 2016
Milwaukee is latest city to use curfew to tamp down unrest
The neighborhood rocked by violent protests after a black officer fatally shot a black man was calmer after police pledged ...
August 08, 2016
Family of Muslim teen arrested for homemade clock files suit
The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a federal lawsuit Monday against ...
July 21, 2016
Nevada ending discrimination of prison inmates with HIV
Nevada's Department of Corrections is changing a series of policies and practices that the U.S. Justice Department says ...
July 13, 2016
Court sides with Utah's Planned Parenthood in defunding case
The Utah governor's order to block funding to Planned Parenthood was probably a political move designed to punish the group, ...
July 12, 2016
Appeals court orders Utah to fund Planned Parenthood branch
A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered Utah to keep sending money to the state branch of Planned Parenthood, overturning ...
July 11, 2016
Advocates fear more heroin withdrawal deaths in jails
In the days following her 18-year-old daughter's first arrest on heroin charges, Stephanie Moyer took solace in thinking she ...
July 07, 2016
Private prison company CCA to face trial in violence lawsuit
A federal judge says the Corrections Corporation of America will stand trial in December in a civil rights lawsuit over ...
July 07, 2016
7 Los Angeles men charged with firebombing black families
Seven Latino gang members in Los Angeles have been charged with firebombing the homes of black families in 2014 to drive them ...
July 07, 2016
The Latest: Governor thanks city for peaceful response
The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge (all times local): 7 p.m. Louisiana Gov. John Bel ...
July 05, 2016
Court rejects state's appeal in KKK highway cleanup case
Dismissing an appeal on a technicality, Georgia's highest court granted a victory to a Ku Klux Klan group that has been ...
June 17, 2016
Briles withdraws court filing amid settlement reports
Fired Baylor coach Art Briles has withdrawn a demand for new lawyers in a federal civil rights lawsuit against him and the ...
June 09, 2016
Justices find judicial bias in Pennsylvania death row case
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a state judge was wrong to participate in the case of a death row inmate whose ...
June 08, 2016
Couple sues after town bans front-yard gardens
For 17 years, a South Florida couple grew vegetables in a front-yard garden until a new town ordinance was passed limiting ...
June 06, 2016
Judge rules against ex-police chief accused of sex assault
A small Cajun community disbanded its troubled police force more than a year ago, but the town hasn't shaken a scandal that ...