A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge to a Virginia law that allows police to arrest "habitual drunkards" and send them to jail for up to a year for possessing alcohol.
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a request to reconsider its ruling that a 40-foot-tall (12-meter) cross on a Maryland highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution, prompting supporters of the war memorial to vow to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court has found that President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional.
Two years after a 13-year-old Virginia girl was found stabbed to death, a former Virginia Tech student is going on trial in her killing.
A sniper who randomly killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington, D.C., region more than 15 years ago has asked for a new hearing to argue for a lighter sentence.
The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, a leader in the civil rights movement who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assemble his famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail," has died.
A federal appeals court will hear arguments this week about the life sentences being served by Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he was arrested in the sniper shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three others in and around the nation's capital.
The 1975 disappearance of two young Maryland sisters was one of the most painful and enduring mysteries in the suburbs of Washington.
A man charged with killing two young sisters from Maryland is expected to plead guilty Tuesday, more than four decades after the girls vanished during a trip to a local shopping mall.
Two hairs that looked like the victim's; some dirt on a truck like that taken from the crime scene; a pattern on the bumper that resembled a design on the victim's popular brand of jeans.
A Massachusetts woman who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas faces up to 20 years in prison when a judge sentences her on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
The unprecedented manslaughter conviction of a young woman who as a teenager sent text messages encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself seems destined to be appealed after it sparked intense debate over free speech, virtual presence and modern forms of communication.
Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III are both sad figures in a teenage tragedy that ended with Roy killing himself and Carter charged with manslaughter.