A state Supreme Court has decided a man who says he was tortured in his home country of Syria after converting to Christianity can take legal action against an Oklahoma church for publishing his name and baptism online.
A New Jersey man convicted of killing his girlfriend and scattering her remains in at least two locations has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.
A Louisiana parent is suing her daughter’s district, alleging it is violating the Constitution by “promoting and inculcating Christian religious beliefs.”
The Latest on a lawsuit accusing a Louisiana school district of promoting religion (all times local): 3 p.m.
The Latest on the sentencing of a man convicted of plotting to behead a conservative blogger who organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest (all times local): 4:20 p.m.
A jury in Dallas has found a former police officer guilty of murder in the shooting death of a 16-year-old teenager who had burglarized the man’s SUV.
A former New Jersey police officer convicted of helping gang members in investigations has been sentenced to 10 years without parole.
Officials say they’ve surrounded a man in a mobile home in rural south Mississippi after he shot and killed another man and wounded a woman.
A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to running a hacker-for-hire service that shut down websites and affected people around the world.
Police in Little Rock have arrested a 12-year-old boy who’s accused of firing a handgun at workers during an attempted robbery of a fast-food restaurant.
Promotion of religion is “engrained” in a Louisiana school district, a parent said in a federal lawsuit, and her family has been shunned and criticized for objecting to religious activities.
A transit employee and a man described as a “rail advocate” were among the three people killed on Monday when an Amtrak train in Washington state derailed during its inaugural ride on a new route, leaving more than 70 people injured as investigators search for clues on why the celebratory trip turned deadly.
Two women are facing charges after five children were injured with a hot glue gun at a Chicago day care where they worked.
A man who killed himself after being pulled over by police in the San Francisco Bay Area was identified Tuesday as a police officer who was the subject of a criminal investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies, authorities said Tuesday.
A Roman Catholic priest was greeted with a standing ovation from his Milwaukee parishioners when he told them he was gay.
Los Angeles County authorities say two parents have been arrested on suspicion of trying to sell their two sons for drugs.
Federal authorities say two motel managers enslaved an Indian immigrant for more than a year in western Nebraska, forcing him to work without pay and abusing him.
A California couple was arrested after they attempted to sell their children in exchange for money and drugs, authorities said on Monday.
The National Football League is partnering with Morehouse College for a three-day social justice workshop in February inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s activism.
The pastor of a Pennsylvania congregation that avoids modern medicine has been cleared of a charge that he should have alerted authorities to possible child abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia.
A Connecticut university student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate’s belongings in what police initially labeled a “hate crime” pleaded not guilty on Monday and won’t face additional bias charges.
Firefighters took advantage of calm winds in Southern California to reach 50 percent containment of a massive wildfire, officials said.
A judge has set bail at $5 million cash for a Catholic priest accused of molesting two boys in North Dakota in the 1990s.
The Amtrak train that plunged off an overpass south of Seattle, killing at least three people, was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it jumped the track, federal investigators say.