As activists blame cops, police blame prosecutors, and the commissioner blames drugs, citizens are left to deal with the consequences.
Two newspapers succeed where the federal government has failed, and new legislation seems unlikely to solve the problem.
After undercover agents snuck weapons past screeners in 95 percent of cases, the acting administrator has been fired.
The Supreme Court rules that a woman should not have been denied a job over her head scarf, but a Muslim chaplain says her hijab made her a target of discrimination on an airline flight.
The administration’s recent actions have rebuilt a relationship strained by years of acrimony, and given the president leeway to pursue reform as he sees fit.
The former speaker of the House is charged with lying to federal agents and evading financial reporting requirements, reportedly while attempting to conceal past sexual misconduct.
Soccer’s international governing body has long been suspected of mass corruption, but a 47-count U.S. indictment is one of the first real steps to accountability.
The city and the Justice Department unveiled a consent decree on Tuesday afternoon aimed at reforming the troubled law-enforcement agency.
Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.
There's one notable exception in the grand jury charges against six Baltimore police officers.
Fox and CNN have chosen a cutoff that neither accommodates all of the candidates nor facilitates a satisfying debate.
A settlement between five big financial companies and the federal government shows traders blithely and openly discussing their misdeeds.
Four groups claiming to aid cancer patients used $187 million in donations to pay for posh jobs for family and friends, jet-ski trips, and other luxury goods, the government says.
A new study estimates that higher mortality rates have significantly reduced the African American voting population.
In a three-year stretch, Baltimore central booking turned away 2,600 people arrested by police, but found by corrections officers to have serious injuries or illnesses.
Guy Carawan, who died at 87 on May 2, is credited with turning the song from an obscure protest song into a civil-rights anthem.
Two foreign ambassadors were killed, and the Pakistani Taliban promptly claimed responsibility—but there are good reasons to be skeptical of the claim.
Not only have spending laws gotten weaker, the ones that remain on the books are rarely applied and fines for violations are at a record low.
Debate over NSA collection of phone metadata has often focused on whether the law is constitutional—but a federal appeals court says it's not even legal.
Half of Americans say there's a pattern of police killing black men, but the deep divisions show why criminal-justice reform will be difficult.