A descendant of an American slave on Wednesday sued Harvard University to gain possession of photos of her great-great-great grandfather that the school commissioned in 1850 on behalf of a professor trying to prove the inferiority of black people.
West Virginia officials sued the state's Roman Catholic diocese on Tuesday, accusing the church of knowingly employing priests and lay people in schools, parishes and camps who admitted to sexually assaulting children.
NEW YORK Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 58. | Video
The University of Southern California said it may expel students tied to a brazen U.S. college-admissions scam after reviewing their records, which could lead the college to throw out "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin's two daughters.
Spring has arrived in Southern California and with it a crisis has blossomed in the small city of Lake Elsinore, where tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to see a "superbloom" of poppies in a desert canyon.
Large parts of Nebraska and the U.S. Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter "bomb cyclone" storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways. | Video
The biggest U.S. college admissions cheating scam highlights the power that coaches of low-profile sports such as sailing, crew and water polo can have on student recruitment.
Maryland's highest court on Friday reinstated the 1999 murder conviction of a Baltimore man who became the subject of national attention when the popular "Serial" podcast spotlighted new evidence in his case.
Two women who say they are in a relationship with R. Kelly defended the R&B singer, despite criminal allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls, and in a tearful interview broadcast on Thursday accused their own parents of trying to extort money from the performer. | Video
March 7 Two women who say they are in a
relationship with R&B singer R. Kelly rejected criminal
allegations that the performer sexually assaulted teenage girls,
and in a tearful interview broadcast on Thursday accused their
own parents of trying to extort money from him.