- Days after the Alabama legislature voted to update a stringent immigration law considered among the toughest in the nation, Governor Robert Bentley has called for a special legislative session to address his concerns with the law.
- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he will petition to Supreme Court to keep in state custody an accused murderer facing federal charges, to avoid the death penalty, which the governor opposes.
- Law-enforcement officers who track the locations of people via their cell phones may be operating outside the bounds of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said Thursday.
- The Department of Justice plans to sue Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights abuses, including racial profiling against Latinos.
- Demonstrators are expected to swarm Bank of America Corp's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to voice anger over a range of issues from foreclosures to corporate taxes to financing for the coal industry.
- In its latest employment contract with CEO Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy Corp gave him permission to trade commodities for himself after he already had begun doing so.
- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is getting election-year heat from two prominent Republicans in the House of Representatives.
- Adis Medunjanin, a 28-year-old al-Qaida operative, was found guilty Tuesday of plotting a suicide-bomb attack in New York City subways in 2009. The plot has been described by officials as one of the most serious terrorist plots against America since 9/11.
- The U.S. House of Representatives was introduced to a new bill on Friday, called the Social Networking Online Protection Act 2012, or SNOPA, which would ban employers from requiring job candidates to provide their username or password to Facebook, or any other social networking account for that matter.
- The U.S. will seek out the death penalty against three Somalis if they are convicted of murder following the shooting deaths of four Americans aboard the hijacked Quest yacht last year.
- Sen. Kelly Ayotte is next in line to potentially fill the position of Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate.The Senator from New Hampshire, who endorsed Romney months before the primary there, joined GOP hopeful at a campaign event that was taking place in New Hampshire, the Granite state.
- Greta van Susteren arriving with Lindsay Lohan? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sitting at the same table as Sofia Vergara? Only at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner.
Cancer Scam: Women Held For Faking Cancer And Looting Sympathy Gifts Worth Millions From Family, Friends; Has to Repay $13,368The New York police have arrested a woman who admitted to faking cancer for years to gain sympathy gifts and money from family, friends and donors.
- Tareq Salahi crashed the White House, but does he have a chance at the governor's mansion in Virginia?
- Ted Nugent made a deal with federal prosecutors on charges he illegally killed a bear in Alaska for his reality show and will now have to pay a $10,000 fine and make a public service announcement about responsible hunting that will appear on the show.
- The first criminal charges stemming from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster have led to the arrest of a former BP engineer for obstruction of justice.
Death Race 2012: New Jersey State Police Escort Brandon Jacobs To Atlantic City In High-Speed CaravanBrandon Jacobs, a former New York Giants running back, drove in a police-escorted caravan to the New Jersey playground, however, it has not been confirmed whether he was part of the group Jersey officials are investigating, his agent said on April 23.