Arizona prisons ban book on black men in the justice system

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is...

Serbia introduces life sentence amid EU criticism

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawmakers have voted to introduce life imprisonment without parole for the gravest criminal acts, despite criticism from the Council of Europe's top human rights offici...

India Supreme Court rattled by sexual harassment case

Last Friday, a former employee at India's Supreme Court filed sexual harassment charges against India's chief justice, Ranjan Gogoi (main picture), accusing him of making unwanted sexual advan...

Senate confirms Trump official as Justice Department deputy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to confirm Jeffrey Rosen as deputy attorney general, the second-ranking official at the Justice Department. The vote was 52-45. ...

Activists give jailed moms a Mother's Day gift: bail

PHOENIX (AP) — Mother of six, Paz Lopez, was set to spend Mother's Day behind bars. The 42-year-old has been locked up in a Phoenix jail for the past month on forgery and other charges. She couldn't p...

Bill to remove statute of limitations passes third reading in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill to remove the 30-year statute of limitations on crimes that result in death passed its third reading in the Legislative Yuan today (Friday, May 10). According to...

Romanian political spat comes to the fore at EU summit

SIBIU, Romania (AP) — Romania's long-running political turmoil was on stark display once more Thursday, as its president criticized some of his country's politicians for "attacking European institutio...

India Supreme Court rattled by sexual harassment case

Last Friday, a former employee at India's Supreme Court filed sexual harassment charges against India's chief justice, Ranjan Gogoi (main picture), accusing him of making unwanted sexual advan...

India Supreme Court rattled by sexual harassment case

Last Friday, a former employee at India's Supreme Court filed sexual harassment charges against India's chief justice, Ranjan Gogoi (main picture), accusing him of making unwanted sexual advan...

Manson follower Van Houten gets another shot at release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten is getting another chance at getting out of prison following a years-long saga that has seen a board recommend her parole three separate ti...

Jailed ex-SKorean president requests temporarily release

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors say imprisoned former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has requested a temporarily release so she can be treated for health problems her lawyer says are causi...

Kim Kardashian West, approach the bench!

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, a lawyer? The reality star, makeup mogul and criminal justice reformer told Vogue she's apprenticing with a San Francisco law firm, inspired by h...

Commemoration of Brazil's military coup causes anger, unease

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America's largest nation, with social group...

Amid crisis, Cuba plans revamp of state and legal system

HAVANA (AP) — In the midst of a regional crisis over Venezuela and tough economic straits, the Cuban government is about to launch a sweeping makeover of its centrally planned, single-party system wit...

NY attorney says feds probing his pardon talks with Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have requested copies of communications Michael Cohen had with a New York attorney who broached the possibility of a pardon from President Donald Trump, the attorne...