Tennessee executed a suspected killer. Lawyers say the real culprit may be behind an attack in Missouri.

Crime scene evidence from the 1985 murder of Suzanne Marie Collins never underwent DNA testing. The Innocence Project says it's time for that to change.

As New York City council votes to close Rikers Island prison, some see history repeating itself

The jail complex on Rikers Island was considered one of the country's most notorious facilities.

A bird struck a Navy ‘doomsday’ plane. It caused millions in damage.

A wayward bird struck one of the plane’s four engines when it was landing on Oct. 2, Navy officials said Thursday.
Clockwise from top, left: California roll, gumbo, chile con queso and spaghetti and meatballs. (Greg Powers for The Washington Post)
Clockwise from top, left: California roll, gumbo, chile con queso and spaghetti and meatballs. (Greg Powers for The Washington Post)

How these American dishes evolved from foreign roots — and what their story tells us

Spaghetti and meatballs, chile con queso, gumbo and the California roll have become American icons. Their journey to that point is one of immigration and transformation.

Here is data emerging from the Association of American Universities survey this year of more than 180,000 students.

Hair stylists are in a unique position to examine their clients’ scalps and necks.

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A convicted bank robber was arrested for his suspected role in another bank robbery.

Don’t expect a particularly harsh winter, but a volatile one.

An area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to develop into Tropical or Subtropical Storm Nestor by late Thursday.

The "weather bomb" set records while knocking out power to hundreds of thousands.

Video captures racist insults hurdled by a middle school teacher.

The firefighter saw the crying little girl was clutching several bottles of nail polish and asked her what colors they were. Then he had a better idea.

“I’m not resisting, bro,” Yadiel Torres pleaded, as police stunned him with a Taser and cuffed him.

“We have been treated like criminals here, stripped of our rights, and lied to,” Eileen Connors wrote in a sworn statement. “It is undoubtedly the worst experience we have ever lived through.”

It's a controversial request that highlights the complicated dynamics of holding a trafficking victim responsible for helping to victimize others.

Boies represents a Jeffrey Epstein victim who claimed Dershowitz had sex with her.

Marjorie Klapper had pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy in a test-cheating scheme.

“This story is part of a larger conversation about how people wind up in the criminal justice system rather than in appropriate mental health treatment,” the family's lawyer said.

A tropical system could bring heavy rainfall to areas along the Gulf Coast from Friday into the weekend.

The vigorous storm is likely to set low pressure records as it unleashes gusts to 60 mph and more than three inches of rain in spots.

According to court records, the child had liquid in his abdomen, a knot on the right side of his forehead, a lump on the left side of his head and swelling under his right eye after the assault.

Stanley Eric Mossburg allegedly killed at least three people before being captured by a SWAT team in Winter Haven, Fla.

The Fort Worth police chief appeared to defend Jefferson, saying it "makes sense that she would have a gun if she felt she was being threatened." The officer, Aaron Dean, has been charged with murder.

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