A wealthy New York socialite was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday after being convicted of killing her young autistic son at a luxury Manhattan hotel room in 2010.
Police body camera footage published online by a rights group on Thursday showed two California officers wrestling to the ground a black woman who was eight months pregnant, and arresting her following a dispute with another woman.
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Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges including making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said.
Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 16 people, flooded cities and set a record for the wettest month.
A white former police officer from suburban Detroit must stand trial for assault and other charges in the videotaped beating of a black motorist in January, a judge ruled on Thursday.
A Chicago-area man pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges of setting fire to a major air traffic control centre in September, an incident that snarled flights across the country for days, the Department of Justice said.
Fifteen Chinese nationals living in the United States have been charged with developing a fraud scheme in which impostors took college entrance exams including the SAT, the Justice Department said on Thursday.
A bartender in France was convicted of manslaughter after a man drank 56 shots and later died.