Crime & Justice
Convicted murderer Richard Matt was killed in a gun battle with law enforcement officers in a wooded area about 30 miles from the prison where he and another inmate escaped.
The FBI is investigating whether a court clerk was behind a scheme that illegally "fixed" about 1,000 traffic-related criminal cases for thousands of dollars.
The suit says Keith Cheung suffered a severe head injury and broken bones when Elliot Rodger's speeding BMW hit him last May as he biked home from work in Isla Vista.
The justices ruled that a catchall phrase in the Armed Career Criminal Act defining what crimes make a defendant eligible for a longer prison term is too vague.
The plot thickens in the federal investigation into LA County jails, with the once powerful former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka blaming his old boss for any wrongdoing.
The ruling preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. Obama called it "a good day for America" and said that while there is still work to be done to make health care in the U.S. better, "this law is working."
The justices ruled 5-4 that federal housing laws prohibit seemingly neutral practices that harm minorities, even without proof of intentional discrimination.
A federal jury found two deputies and a sergeant guilty on Wednesday in the 2011 beating of Gabriel Carrillo.
Breaking more than two years of public silence, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said: "I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, for the damage that I've done — irreparable damage."
Sacramento Superior Court judge throws out proposed ballot initiative that advocated killing anyone who engaged in gay sex, calling the measure "patently unconstitutional."
Defense attorneys for the two convicted football players successfully argued that a juror had intentionally withheld information that he was raped.
Walter DeLeon, 48, was critically injured after he was shot in the head by police on Los Feliz Boulevard. The officer who fired at him previously worked as an officer for the city’s General Services Department, police said.
Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs, was freed late Monday night after posting bail, several hours after his afternoon arrest, jail records showed.
Officers arrived at the scene to find the suspect, who was allegedly breaking into a house nearby.
Last month, federal officials announced a settlement that legally binds the Sheriff's Department to a long list of requirements — among them that deputies adhere to basic rules of politeness.
The justices, who almost always finish their work by the end of June, will meet Thursday to hand down more opinions. Here's a look at the remaining cases.