Bruce Smith and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 6:22pm
The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."
Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 6:20pm
A federal judge in Louisiana was pulled off a criminal case following a series of mistakes in routine trial procedures and after she apparently delegated some of her judicial duties to a prosecutor, according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 5:44pm
As the dust clears from the 2016 election, Utah Republicans have already turned their attention to 2018 and whether longtime U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch will stick to his word that he won't run for re-election.
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 5:30pm
A Utah mother and father who followed their son to school and pulled a shotgun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed by acting quickly on their intuition and conversations with the boy after they noticed guns were missing from their home, police said Friday.
Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 5:00pm
An Alabama inmate on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment.
Three teenagers have been charged with capital murder, accused of fatally shooting a 4-year-old Houston-area girl while they tried to rob her mother as the family unloaded groceries in the parking lot of their apartment complex.
Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 4:32pm
New Texas rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains are likely to face a court challenge before taking effect, an abortion-rights attorney said Friday, months after the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down sweeping abortion restrictions in the state.