Seth Borenstein and Janie Har, Associated Press | PostedJun 21st - 1:59pm
Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46.
Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Garance Burke, Associated Press | PostedJun 21st - 1:58pm
Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.
A Utah teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb after looking at Islamic State propaganda online had been bullied and didn't understand the severity of his actions, a psychologist testified in his court trial Wednesday.
Democratic lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature are asking Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter to join other governors and call for the reunification of families who were separated from their children while crossing the U.S. border illegally.
Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press | PostedJun 21st - 1:34pm
The House killed a hard-right immigration bill Thursday, and Republican leaders delayed a planned vote on a compromise GOP package with the party's lawmakers fiercely divided over an issue that has long confounded them.
Terry Spencer and Curt Anderson, Associated Press | PostedJun 21st - 1:19pm
A civil rights group filed suit Thursday against a Florida sheriff and school district, claiming that juvenile suspects are unjustly kept in solitary confinement without cause and denied a proper education as they await trial as adults.
Brian Melley, Associated Press | PostedJun 21st - 12:58pm
A judge on Thursday ordered a California couple to face trial on torture and child abuse charges after prosecutors said they subjected their children to years of filth, starvation and bizarre behavior that included feeding them moldy pies and sometimes caging them as punishment.
Nomaan Merchant and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | PostedJun 21st - 12:53pm
The Department of Justice on Thursday asked a federal judge to change the rules regarding the detention of immigrant families who enter the country illegally, seeking permission to detain them for longer than 20 days in an effort to keep children with their parents.