Tennessee's governor has signed a bill that would allow the state to use of the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.
A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, saying it violated the Constitution's Equal Protection clause.
U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled Tuesday that the state's law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and that Idaho must allow gay couples to marry as soon as 9 a.m. Friday
The next inmate in Oklahoma who is scheduled to die by lethal injection will get a six-month stay after the drug protocol in an execution last week went wrong.
Nigeria has accepted a U.S. offer to send a team that could help in the search for 276 girls who were abducted from a school last month, the State Department said today.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has gone up dramatically in recent months. It says the surge in seismic activity is due in part to fracking and that it has increased the danger of a damaging quake in the central part of the state.
It's OK to sell pot in Colorado, but there's still nowhere but the mattress to legally stash the proceeds.
The White House announced sanctions Monday against seven top Russian officials with links to President Vladimir Putin, including freezing their assets and banning them from obtaining U.S. visas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly acknowledged for the first time that his military played a part in Crimea's breakaway from the rest of Ukraine.
Investigators don't know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.