After four days of fires in Los Angeles County, police arrested Harry Burkhart. He's now charged with 37 counts of arson causing millions of dollars in property damage. If he's convicted, he could serve a life sentence.
The number of police officers on patrol is at its lowest level in 12 years, and crime is at historically low levels, but the number of officers shot and killed in the line of duty is climbing dramatically.
Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a prominent Sunni, is accused by the Shiite-dominated national government of running death squads that have killed police officers and government leaders around the country. But some suspect this is a political ploy.
In a pre-trial hearing in Maryland, U.S. government experts for the first time publicly linked Pfc. Bradley Manning and Wikileaks, saying Manning was the source of the classified documents that have propelled Wikileaks to infamy.
The Justice Department says Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Department is racist and unless it agrees to a court-approved improvement plan, it'll face a lawsuit and the potential loss of millions of dollars in federal funding.
Stepped up efforts by the Obama administration to deport illegal immigrants have caused the net to capture U.S. citizens as well. Many of them are spending days in local jails while trying to get anyone to believe they're actually Americans.
In Belgium, police are trying to make sense of an attack that saw a man shoot and kill five people, injure more than 100 and then take his own life during an attack on a busy bus stop near a Christmas market. They don't believe it's related to terrorism.
Robert Levinson went missin in Iran in 2007 and as his family approaches the five-year anniversary of his abduction, they're releasing a video they received last year that they hope will help bring him home.
A Virginia Tech University police officer was shot and killed on campus today during a routine police stop. Reports have emerged that a second victim that was reported was actually the gunman, though university and law enforcement officials have not yet confirmed that.
Alpha Natural Resources agreed to pay 31 families, two survivors and 29 families of the deceased, $1.5 million each, as well as to make millions in safety improvements and conduct millions in research to make mining safer at the Upper Big Branch mine and in general.