When 54-year-old Otis Byrd was found hanging from a tree in this former hotbed of racial terrorism, many people suspected foul play—even though the authorities say his death was a suicide.
The allegation by the Pope Francis-appointed commissioner is the latest turn in the Catholic church's reckoning with the global child sex abuse scandal and senior church authorities' efforts to silence victims.
In a test, the TSA let 67 out of 70 undercover federal agents carrying fake bombs or guns through checkpoints. That's not very good!
Australia's 15 years of taxing periods may finally be coming to an end soon. But why has this recent campaign been more successful than previous attempts?
Over the last 21 years, the secretive and controversial US-backed drug war effort dumped weaponized herbicide on 4.3 million acres of land.
The justices ruled today that Anthony Elonis shouldn't have been convicted for threatening his ex-wife on Facebook, but dodged larger questions about free speech online.
The high court sided with Pennsylvania resident Anthony Elonis while punting on the broader free speech issue.
The intense law-enforcement focus on the Florida criminal organization has resulted in dozens of its members being locked up—and now it's the largest gang in the state prison system.
Now that the Conservatives have won the election in the UK, they are gearing up to scrap Great Britain's Human Rights Act. We talked to some left-wing activists to get their thoughts on the potential end of human rights protections in the UK.
Thousands of outraged Guatemalans took to the streets of the country's capital on Saturday to call for President Otto Perez Molina to step down.
A series of images released by the Islamic State purportedly show militants laying explosives and reducing a prison to rubble in the recently captured city of Palmyra.
The Maryland Democrat has no shot at beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. But he's also her only understudy.
Nearly two thousand people have died as a result of temperatures that have topped 100 degrees over the past week.
The circumstances of Otis Byrd's death made headlines across the country in March, but authorities have concluded there was no foul play involved.
The founder of the dark website plans to appeal the sentence, and his lawyers believe he has "very strong" grounds to do so, Ulbricht's mother said.
For the second time in under a year, Australia has secretly held a group of refugees at sea before sending them back where they came from.
It's been a busy week for Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records, who refused to even show up for a separate robbery hearing Wednesday by insisting he wasn't healthy enough to make it to court.
Our recent profile of him led to the man formerly known as Billy Gibby getting $3,200 in donations, which he's using to remove his facial tattoos.
Stanley Richards just got appointed to the NYC Board of Correction, which oversees all the city's jails, including the one he used to call home.
Dress codes focus primarily on girls' bodies, but young women across Canada are mobilizing to fight the sexist policies.
Josh Duggar's abuse and his family's cover-up of his crimes are part of a much larger set of issues about how the Christian Right handles sexual crimes.
The UK government just banned a ton of "legal highs"—including amyl nitrate, the popular party drug that's actually less dangerous than many alternative substances.
Public health officials in the US say that social media is partially to blame for an increase in HIV and syphilis diagnoses last year, while others blame a dilution of the safe-sex message.
He was allegedly involved in some sketchy dealings with some entity the indictment calls "Individual A."