A former University of Illinois doctoral student has been spared the death penalty and sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing of a 26-year-old scholar from China
About 10,000 live-in childcare workers from around the world will be paid an average of $3,500 each under a class-action settlement that alleged exploitation of the mostly young women who perform the jobs
A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who believe the national budget chain invaded their privacy by providing their information to immigration authorities is returning to court for a judge's review
The Chicago Police Board has fired four police officers for covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald
The rebirth of Toys R Us will begin with two stores, which will be open in time for holiday shopping, the company says. The chain had shut down the last of its stores more than a year ago after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The new stores, which will...
A Guatemalan man who apparently entered the U.S. illegally after being deported twice says he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot an Iowa woman this week and that it was she, not he, who shot her two children
Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, after decades in which the resistance against the Nazis has gradually come to be viewed as a cornerstone of the country's modern history
As a remedy for its shortage of physicians, California has begun paying off the medical school debt of doctors who commit to making low-income Medi-Cal patients 30% of their caseload. The five-year commitment could suppress doctors' pay at the beginning of their careers, Forbes reports, but erase debt that can...