Two Tennessee men who claim they were jilted by "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" shows because of their race will sue the producers for racial discrimination, their lawyers said Tuesday.
A group of businesses challenging the power of the president to make recess appointments suffered a legal setback Friday.
A federal judge has ordered a Pennsylvania-based bus company to stop operations after an Albany, New York, TV station reported that the bus line had continued service in violation of a U.S. Department of Transportation order.
The Senate has moved quickly, in Washington terms, to confirm a replacement for slain federal Judge John Roll, killed in the mass shooting at a Tucson shopping center in January.
A court ruling this week clears up some gray areas in cloud music.
The lawyer for former baseball player Roger Clemens asked a federal judge Friday to dismiss all charges and block any retrial of his client, who is accused of lying to Congress over alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.
An airline passenger is accused of assaulting and intimidating flight attendants after he allegedly became furious when he was asked to put away his electronic cigarette.
Attorneys representing Georgia said the state is asking an appeals court to overturn a judge's decision blocking several parts of the state's new immigration law.
Colton Harris-Moore could face up to 7½ years in prison for his alleged crime spree
A Mexican man was arraigned in a federal court Friday for the murder last December of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona, as well as 13 other charges.
A 65-year-old ex-convict suspected of leaving a homemade bomb in a suburban Denver mall pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges of arson and use of a destructive device, the Justice Department said.
American Airlines has filed an antitrust suit against Orbitz Worldwide and its parent, the latest salvo in a long-simmering dispute over online airfares.
Three people have been charged with trying to buy a Stinger missile and other military weapons for a Mexican drug cartel, according to an indictment unsealed last week in Phoenix. The government says the plot was foiled because the people the alleged conspirators were dealing with were federal undercover agents and a government informant.
In-flight movies may feature martial arts, but some airline passengers apparently got to see the real thing on a recent flight that ended with a man being subdued by air marshals.
Two New Jersey men who were arrested after allegedly trying to travel to Somalia to fight with an al Qaeda-affiliated group pleaded guilty in court Thursday.
A reputed former New England mob boss pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court, just over a month after he was among 127 people nabbed in a massive sting targeting organized crime.
Two Pennsylvania men convicted of a hate crime in the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant were each sentenced Wednesday to spend nine years behind bars, according to a U.S. District Court statement.
One of the Dallas Cowboys' major donors is a named plaintiff in a class action lawsuit, seeking more than $5 million, over unavailability of seats at Super Bowl XLV, according to documents filed Monday at a U.S. District Court in Texas.
In January 2010, the man charged with trying to blow up a commercial plane pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
A federal judge entered a plea of not guilty Monday on behalf of Jared Lee Loughner to three counts of attempted murder in the mass shooting that wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords earlier this month.
The passenger in seat 9C was ready for a nap after takeoff, so he pushed the button on his armrest and reclined -- straight into the path of someone who apparently wouldn't have it.
A judge threw a "unique and extraordinary" lawsuit out of court Tuesday, leaving open the question of whether the U.S. government can legally target American citizens for death abroad without a trial.
The deadline has been extended for thousands of 9/11 first responders to accept a $712 million settlement agreement with the city of New York over illnesses stemming from their exposure to toxic dust at ground zero.
The man accused of attempting to help bomb subway systems in the Washington area pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment in U.S. District Court.
The federal judge in the Christmas Day bombing attempt case has granted the defendant's backup attorney access to case documents.
The Obama Justice Department filed a notice of appeal Tuesday declaring its intention to appeal a U.S. District Court ruling that a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman was unconstitutional.
A federal judge is allowing to proceed a lawsuit by nonprofits and the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's controversial immigration law.
A federal appeals court has ordered a judge to rethink a ruling that would have led to the execution of a California inmate.
Venezuela deported two narcotrafficking suspects to the United States on Monday, the state-run Agencia Venezolana de Noticias said Monday.
A pair of illegal immigration ordinances in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, were ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a federal appeals court.
Massey Energy Company, which owns a West Virginia coal mine in which 29 workers died in April, has sued the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration over ventilation regulations, the company said Wednesday.
Federal agents and local police arrested 16 suspected gang members and associates in Greeley, Colorado, on Tuesday on drug and gun charges, according to a Department of Justice release.
A man flashed bogus credentials and was permitted to reach the outer office of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over New Year's weekend, agency officials confirmed Friday.
A former U.S. government scientist who served in sensitive positions on classified aerospace projects pleaded not guilty to attempted espionage Thursday.
Government lawyers urged a federal court judge late Friday to reject a proposed settlement which would allow Google to digitally scan massive libraries of books and place them online.
On a recent Southwest Airlines flight, a man dropped his pants and exposed himself to the female passenger sitting next to him, then punched her, according to an FBI affidavit. The plane was in midair, and the naked man reportedly grew angrier, screaming uncontrollably and shaking his fist in the air.
(CNN) -- Here is a look at the resume and record of federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor, whom President Barack Obama has chosen as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin says Democrats will want hearings before the summer recess.
Despite sterling credentials as a graduate of Princeton and Yale Law School and a judge on the U.S. District Court and later the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sonia Sotomayor -- whom President Barack Obama announced Tuesday morning as his nominee for the United States Supreme Court -- is a relatively unknown justice to the nation at large. But to sports fans, she's already well known for having played a major role in two of the most highly publicized intersections of sports and the law in recent memory: the eight-month strike by major league baseball players from 1994-95 and the challenge by Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett to the NFL's age limit in 2004. In both of those rulings, Sotomayor stood firmly behind labor unions and a support for the collective-bargaining process.
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A jury on Tuesday heard the last bits of evidence it will be asked to consider before deciding whether to sentence a former U.S. soldier to death for war crimes he committed in Iraq.
A former U.S. soldier could face the death penalty after being convicted of raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her and her family.
A former U.S. Navy sailor who provided al Qaeda supporters secret information about planned ship movements received a maximum 10-year prison sentence, the Justice Department announced Friday.
A legal advocacy group sued the federal government Tuesday, seeking benefits for 15 gay and lesbian Massachusetts residents who wed after the state legalized same-sex marriage.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay $20 million to current and former military personnel to settle a class action lawsuit on behalf of the men and women whose personal data was on a laptop computer stolen during a burglary.
A missing Florida fund manager -- whose $300 million in investment funds are actually worth less than $1 million, according to a federal lawsuit -- has turned himself in to face fraud charges, the FBI said Tuesday.
Some of the biggest and best-known names in global finance are calculating they may have lost nearly $3 billion in an alleged $50 billion "pyramid scheme" that led to the arrest of a New York financier last week.
Two veterans' organizations Monday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to accelerate decisions on disability claims for retired military personnel.
Kept away from the action in 2004, protesters have taken their cases to federal courts in Denver and St. Paul, Minn., in hopes that their efforts might hit their intended targets
Four international airlines have agreed to pay $504 million in fines to settle charges they conspired to fleece consumers by driving up cargo shipping prices
Three men accused of plotting to bomb New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport pleaded not guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New York.
The Supreme Court has rejected a conservative group's legal fight to air commercials promoting a movie critical of Sen. Hillary Clinton.
A federal judge has ordered the governments of India, Mongolia and the Philippines to pony up $57.6 million in real estate taxes in a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court
Airborne - the herbal supplement company that once claimed to help fight off colds - will pay $23.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against the company for false advertising, according to one of the groups that joined the suit.
Frustrated by the nebulousness of the Internet, a federal judge reverses an order to shut down a muckraking website. Has U.S. justice been outmaneuvered?
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The U.S. Sentencing Commission is considering retroactive changes that could mean shortened sentences for nearly 20,000 federal prisoners convicted of crack cocaine related offenses.
The debate over why some prisoners serving time for crack cocaine charges should get out early. CNN's Kelli Arena reports.
Salmon advocates filed a lawsuit Monday to force the Bush administration to obey a 5-year-old court order requiring it to make permanent rules to keep agricultural pesticides from killing salmon
Officials closed a major Mississippi River bridge between Tennessee and Arkansas for nine hours Monday after a pier under a small approach span settled several inches overnight.
Oil executives denied that drivers are overpaying for gasoline because the fuel expands in hot weather and provides less energy per gallon
A hedge fund manager, who was among more than a dozen people accused of participating in an insider trading ring on Wall Street, pleaded guilty Tuesday to profiting from inside tips allegedly leaked by a former UBS Securities executive.
Two inmates are suing Indiana because of a policy that bans graphic magazines, such as Playboy, Penthouse or Hustler.
The Justice Department Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to dismiss lawsuits by Guantanamo Bay detainees, arguing a law passed in December takes away the prisoners' right to bring their cases before the court.
Chief Justice John Roberts picked up where his late predecessor had left off, declaring in his first year-end report that the problem of pay for judges "has gotten worse, not better."
A Jordanian citizen has pleaded guilty to helping operate a multimillion dollar human smuggling ring that brought hundreds of illegal immigrants from Iraq and other Middle East countries into the United States, authorities announced Tuesday.
Three former top executives at bankrupt telecom WorldCom, including its ex-chief financial officer, have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from accounting fraud that brought down the company, according to published reports Tuesday.
Being forced to pay twice to get your own money has always seemed unfair. Now it's up to the federal courts to decide whether it's also illegal. In May, a U.S. District Court in San Francisco will ...
A British man accused of trying to smuggle shoulder-held missiles into the United States and offering to obtain a radioactive "dirty bomb" for terrorists was found guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court on all five of the counts he faced.
In a 2-to-1 ruling, a U.S. federal appeals court panel in Washington Friday rejected the federal government's lawsuit seeking as much as $280 billion in past earnings from tobacco companies that allegedly engaged in a criminal enterprise to cover up smoking dangers.
A man in a van, who held authorities at bay for more than four hours near the White House after threatening to ignite a substance inside the vehicle, will be arraigned in U.S. District Court Wednesday morning, metropolitan police said.
The committee handling Bush's Thursday inaugural is focused on pomp and pageantry, but protesters are also preparing.
Five men accused of arson in a December spree that damaged or destroyed more than 40 homes in the Washington suburbs were indicted Monday on federal charges, prosecutors said.
The tobacco industry has defended itself against charges in the United States that it engaged in a 50-year conspiracy to defraud the American public about the health risks of tobacco.
Investors will be watching for a couple of key earnings statements and some movement in the trade deficit Tuesday morning, looking for either positive or negative signs that could help shake the market out of its weeks of stagnation.
Lawyers representing abortion providers and Justice Department attorneys completed closing arguments Tuesday in a landmark case challenging the constitutionality of a ban on a particular type of late-term abortion.
Zaid Hassan Abd Latif Safarini appeared in court Wednesday to begin the sentencing phase for his role as lead hijacker of Pan Am Flight 73.
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CAMDEN, N.J. -- An orthodontist who gambled away thousands of dollars has filed a civil lawsuit against Caesars Atlantic City Hotel-Casino, alleging that the casino gave better odds to select high ...
AKRON, OHIO -- A University of Akron graduate student who worked at a Youngstown radio station has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired from hosting a gospel program because she ''did not sound b...
SAN FRANCISCO -- A teenager who stole a city bus for a joyride was awarded $150,000 by a jury Wednesday, claiming his civil rights were violated when a pursuing policeman shot him. The U.S. Distric...
-- NASHVILLE -- A Tennessee prison inmate claims in a federal lawsuit his request for early parole was denied by the state Parole Board because he is a man. John Stacey, who is serving two consecut...
The post-Irangate departures of high-level officials such as Deputy Treasury Secretary Richard Darman and Navy Secretary John Lehman raise fears of a President bereft of his best and brightest. Not...
ROCHESTER -- A federal judge has ruled that a dog is not an American citizen and therefore is not entitled to sue an airline . . . U.S. District Court Judge Michael Telesca issued the ruling in the...
BALTIMORE -- Groups advocating fathers' rights have filed a $1.5-Sbillion class-action suit against the state of Maryland . . . Chapters of Fathers United for Equal Rights and the Second Wives Coal...
Only in America (cont'd) A woman who lost $350,000 gambling at Nevada casinos wants a federal court to cancel the debt because she played blackjack so badly. Toshi Van Blitter of El Macero, Calif.,...
In a case with important First Amendment implications, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled that a financial newsletter falls under the jurisdiction of the 45-year-old Investment Advisers Act and ...
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