BP has reached an $18.7-billion agreement resolving all federal and local government claims stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, bringing an end to a key chapter in the fiercely fought litigation stemming from the nation’s worst oil spill.
Five days after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, a federal judge for the Southern District of Alabama on Wednesday clarified that such couples should be granted licenses to marry. But neither judicial action cuts much ice in parts of Alabama and in other devout areas...
When Richard W. Matt and David Sweat escaped from the maximum security prison in upstate New York, Plan A was allegedly to hitch a ride from a friendly female prison employee, kill her husband and head straight to Mexico and freedom. When the employee failed to show, the pair of inmates went to...
Twelve employees, including administrators and nine security workers, have been placed on administrative leave at upstate New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility as part of an ongoing review into the escape of two inmates from the maximum security prison.
Blacks and whites gathered by the thousands on the streets of Charleston on Friday to pay their last respects to state Sen. Clementa Pinckney and eight other parishioners who were slain by a white gunman last week at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The nation had been expecting the Supreme Court to issue its ruling on same-sex marriage and the reaction was swift on Friday. Within moments, leaders, activists and regular citizens spoke out on the court decision that expands same-sex marriage to all 50 states.
More than a week after a white gunman fatally shot the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight others during Bible study at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, mourners lined up Thursday to pay their respects as the pastor entered the church one last time.
Rescuers were searching for an Iraqi pilot who crashed his F-16 on a training mission in southeastern Arizona where the United States maintains a program for foreign military pilots.