In the past 10 years, 186 North Korean defectors have settled in the US. After facing months or even years of danger and hardship on their journey to America, they often must deal with intense isolation as they struggle to forge new lives.
The 2016 presidential election could determine the future of the private prison industry in the US, but its two largest corporations now take in a combined $3.2 billion in annual revenue.
State-level marijuana legalization in the US has been hailed as a way to eliminate black markets and impede drug cartels. So far, both are still thriving — but that won't last forever.
Surveillance footage shows Christian Taylor’s actions at a car dealership before police killed him, while a leaked recording suggests the shooting happened quickly.
Two tweets from an unverified account associated with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son Ivan suggest the escape plot wasn’t exactly a closely guarded secret.
On the eve of America’s Independence Day, Oregonians celebrated their newfound freedom to get high.
Cannabis officially became legal in Oregon at the stroke of midnight, and advocates planned to give away small amounts of weed and cannabis seeds to the public to celebrate.
The vice president is allegedly linked to a ring accused of defrauding the state of millions by taking bribes to allow individuals to avoid paying customs taxes.
The former deputy police chief in Iguala was allegedly on the payroll of an organized crime group and has been on the lam since the 43 students vanished last September.
While El Salvador is on pace to supplant Honduras as the deadliest country that isn’t officially a war zone, Mexico has bowed to US pressure and tightened security on its southern border.
Ferguson’s mayor responded Wednesday to a Department of Justice report that detailed how the city has routinely violated the constitutional rights of its black residents.
The US recently said it's not necessarily after regime change in North Korea, and Kim Jong-un is set to make his first-ever overseas diplomatic trip this spring. Could North Korea be the next Myanmar?
Analysis of more than 60 years of Border Patrol data, showed Mexican migration is now at a 'standstill' and may even be on the decline.
Several hundred officers turned their backs on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio while he spoke at the funeral for one of the two NYPD officers gunned down last week.
The Islamic State’s media arm posted a series of photos Saturday in a jihadi forum that purportedly show militants preparing to cut off a man's hands.
A statement published by North Korea's state-run news agency used racist language and claimed the US knocked the country's internet offline this week.
When Kim Jong-un mysteriously disappeared from public view for more than a month this year, the dictator's high-heeled shoes were blamed for his absence.
The shooter posted several times on Instagram and Facebook in the hours leading up to the attack, leaving remarks that suggest his motive was revenge for the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
A bill approved yesterday will effectively block the DOJ from arresting or prosecuting anyone who sells or uses medical marijuana in states where the drug is legal.
A former Army sniper suspected of leading an elite group of ex-military killers-for-hire wants out of jail to treat his PTSD. Prosecutors say if released, he'll flee the country.