Students fill out applications during a job fair at the University of Illinois Springfield in February. Fed up with working for free, some interns are suing their employers.
Fed up with working for free, some interns are suing their employers. Last week, a judge ruled that interns could not sue the Hearst Corp. as a class action, which could be a legal setback for young workers tired of exploitative unpaid internships.
May 17, 2013 Authorities are revisiting a triple murder in the Boston suburb of Waltham. One of the victims may have been a friend of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev would sometimes spar at the same mixed martial arts gym where the victim worked as an instructor.
May 17, 2013 His administration has prosecuted six people for giving reporters information about secret national security operations — twice as many cases as all previous presidents combined. Amid criticism from First Amendment advocates, the White House insists it values both press freedoms and national security.
May 16, 2013 He was convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting spree that left a mother of 10 dead and two others wounded. Prosecutors are expected to seek life without parole.
May 16, 2013 For decades, a turkey-processing company housed intellectually disabled men in squalid conditions, subjecting them to physical and emotional abuse while paying them $2 per day. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently won a huge judgment against the company.
May 16, 2013 Police in Albuquerque, N.M., are interviewing a man they say is a "person of interest" in the abduction of a five-year-old girl. After the girl was taken Wednesday evening, her mother chased down and rammed the car she had been in; a suspect fled on foot. The girl is reportedly safe.
May 15, 2013 The Arizona woman was found guilty last week of killing her ex-boyfriend in a fit of rage. In testimony Wednesday, prosecutors had to prove Arias killed him in an especially cruel and heinous manner.
May 15, 2013 The first city in the country to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in municipal elections is a progressive town on the edge of Washington, D.C. But the push to allow people to vote or at least register before age 18 is ongoing in numerous states.
May 17, 2013 With budgets tight, the court in San Joaquin County, Calif., stopped hearing all small claims cases in September. More than 800 people have since filed claims with no hearing dates in sight. Many other counties nationwide are experiencing similar delays for civil cases as they grapple with spending cuts.
May 14, 2013 APRNIsrael Keyes confessed to murdering as many as 11 people across the country before killing himself in 2012. But Keyes didn't name his victims, and efforts to identify them have been frustrated by a lack of a federally mandated national missing persons database.