Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday after being convicted earlier this year of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, who was kissing another man in their Rutger dormitory. Clementi later committed suicide.
Unmanned aerial vehicles commonly known as 'drones' may become a regular part of everyday life in the United States. President Barack Obama has reauthorized funding and requested new regulations permitting and overseeing the development of domestic drone technologies.
The Supreme Court heard arguments around the Arizona anti illegal-immigration law SB 1070 on Wednesday. The hearing comes amid new statistics showing a dramatic decrease in Mexican migration to the US, and reports of immigrants leaving Arizona.
A bill passed by Maryland legislators would prohibit employers from asking prospective or current employees to hand over their login information for social media sites. If it is signed by the governor, the law would be the first of its kind in the country.
About half of South Africa's gold miners suffer from silicosis, a life-threatening disease caused when silica from gold lodges in the lungs. Now, thousands of gold miners have signed on to the largest class action lawsuit in Africa's history.
A group of 11 Secret Service agents are on a paid suspension while the agency investigates allegations of excessive drinking and prostitution while the agents were in Colombia in advance of President Barack Obama's trip there for the Summit of the Americas.
Anders Breivik's trial commenced Monday morning with a plead of not guilty on the grounds of self defense. Breivik is accused of killing 77 people in Norway last July during terrorist attacks against the government. The court must determine Breivik's sanity as well as whether or not he is guilty.
With President Obama's healthcare law in court, the administration has begun a campaign to co-opt and embrace the term "Obamacare." In an effort to defend the contentious Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obama and his supporters are redefining the word Obamacare.
Solitary confinement was designed to separate volatile inmates from the rest of the prison population. Today however, many prisons exploit solitary confinement as a tool of punishment, critics say. Recent high profile cases and policy changes in Mississippi have shed new light on solitary.
A survey in the United Kingdom recently found that a majority of the nation's police officers are overweight. In response, a proposal has been floated to require fitness testing of all officers. But some police say this is unnecessarily broad.