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A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday as part of a plea agreement that netted lighter punishments for two accomplices.
More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it somewhat easier for victims of online child porn to recover limited financial restitution from some of those who download their images.
A Minnesota judge has denied another request for a mistrial in the case of a homeowner who killed two teens who entered his home .
The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency, a move that is expected to lead to thousands of prisoners filing applications to President Barack Obama seeking to commute their sentences.
Millions of fugitives can pass undetected through federal background checks and buy guns illegally because police departments across the country routinely fail to put their names into a national database.
Justices expressed those concerns early and often Tuesday during arguments in a case challenging an Ohio law that bars people from recklessly making false statements about candidates seeking elective office.
Two young men, a bunch of subordinates, one master plan: Take over the drug trade at some of Pennsylvania's best schools.
A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.
A 19-year-old woman suspected of stealing a truck was shot and killed during a chase with Albuquerque police, authorities said.
An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community says some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in reporting procedures.
A federal judge has ordered the government to turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press.
The death sentence of a man scheduled to die next month for killing a Cleveland produce vendor in a 3-decade-old robbery should be commuted to life without parole, a prosecutor said yesterday while arguing that the defendant is still guilty of the crime.
A former Nevada doctor at the centre of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental evaluation.
A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of two death row inmates who have challenged the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs.