Survivors and lawmakers are determined to hold those who enabled Larry Nassar to abuse young female athletes accountable. Some are likening Michigan State University to Penn State University, where officials failed to report allegations involving coach Jerry Sandusky.
More than 120 gymnasts have come forward to accuse former sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault. Mr. Nassar currently faces 60 years in prison for child pornography crimes.
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court threw out the state's congressional map, determining it to be gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. The decision has immediate implications for the 2018 election and GOP control of Congress.
San Francisco's District Attorney explained Thursday that the city will erase or reduce scores of marijuana-related convictions now that the drug is legal in California. Activists herald the move as a step toward redressing racial inequities in the war on drugs.
Chelsea Carter's journey from addict to counselor began in a West Virginia drug court, an alternative to prison that proponents say offers a less costly and more effective way of dealing with offenders.
Computer algorithms are now helping decide the near-term future for defendants in city and state courtrooms around the country. Cash bail has come under fire for exacerbating racial disparities and some see computer algorithms as the solution.
Israeli scientists participate in an experiment simulating a mission to Mars, at the D-MARS Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station project of Israel's Space Agency, Ministry of Science, near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, Feb. 18.
New details emerged this week in the broadening investigation into alleged efforts by Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
The Department of Justice's crackdown comes as 64 percent of Americans, including for the first time more than half of Republicans, support legalization, Gallup found this month. So far, 29 states have legalized the medical use of the drug, while eight have legalized recreational use.
Federal judges determined that North Carolina's congressional district map gave the Republican Party an advantage for most seats and ordered the map to be redrawn immediately.
Mississippi's Republican-backed anti-LGBT law has been allowed to stand, proving to be a major setback for gay rights, activists say. The law enables business and government employees to refuse service to members of the LGBT community based on religious beliefs.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinds the 2013 policy that allowed states across the nation to legalize marijuana. He will let federal prosecutors decide how aggressively to enforce federal marijuana law in states where pot is legal.
Oklahoma will enter its third year without an execution in 2018 while prison officials and state attorneys work to fine tune its procedure for putting condemned inmates to death.
Department of Justice lawyers have asked Judge James Robart to change his recent injunction that partially lifted a ban on refugees from 11 mostly Muslim countries.