The partner of the officer charged in an Oakland train station death said Wednesday the shooting happened during a chaotic scene where bystanders were yelling and one threw a cell phone at him.
A former assistant prosecutor on Tuesday won a five-way Democratic primary for district attorney, making him the heavy favorite to win in November and become the first black DA in the city's history.
The catchy jingle for The Red House Furniture Store says it all, but doesn't totally do it justice: "Where black people and white people buy furniture."
A former assistant prosecutor is trying again to become the first black district attorney in a city where the aggressive tactics of the longtime incumbent have caused racial tensions.
The Senate on Monday confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to oversee food and drug safety, two areas that are vital to consumers and widely seen as in critical need of improvement.
First lady Michelle Obama spent her second New York City visit emphasizing the crucial role the arts play in our society.
As a senator, Barack Obama said President George W. Bush's Supreme Court nominees John Roberts and Sam Alito were clearly qualified. He voted against them anyway.
Highlights of some high-profile cases that the Supreme Court will decide before finishing its work for the summer:
Lightning must strike and sometimes more than once for someone to be nominated to the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer has said.