Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody, more than four years after Congress required the Department of Justice to assemble the information
Medication withheld, cries for help ignored, routine checks neglected: With suicides a problem in many jails across the U.S., an AP/Capital News Service examination raises troubling questions about whether deaths could have been avoided.
A Marine with PTSD, a schizophrenic father, a granddad struggling with depression: They are just some of the many who've taken their lives after being jailed for various infractions, a problem experts say is preventable with more training and safeguards
Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River's famous fire, a plucky new generation of Cleveland artists and entrepreneurs has turned the old jokes into inspiration and forged the decades of embarrassment into a fiery brand of local pride
How did jails end up being temporary homes for so many of the mentally ill and addicted? And why do so many jail inmates take their own lives? Some questions and answers are found in policies that have evolved over decades.
The second fire in six months at U.S. Steel's massive coke plant outside Pittsburgh knocked a key pollution control system offline for nearly 16 hours
An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead after he opened fire outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is canceling several days of campaign events following the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the Indiana town where he serves as mayor
A man and his pregnant fiancée say they want Phoenix to fire the officers who pointed guns and yelled profanities at them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store
Lawmakers from Philadelphia are calling for increased action from state and city officials to stem a rising tide of gun violence that included a fatal shooting at a graduation party
Attorneys for North Carolina Republican lawmakers are pushing back hard in state court over accusations the legislators misled federal judges in an earlier redistricting lawsuit
Activists on both sides of the abortion divide have clashed over a bill in Massachusetts that would let women obtain an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of fatal fetal anomalies
A report on childhood well-being shows that poverty among children has declined in the past decade but there are broad challenges to the well-being of youngsters living in states along the U.S. border with Mexico