United States

Police: Thieves are stealing cars as they warm up unattended

Police in Virginia say thieves are stealing cars that people had left unattended as they warmed up.

United Kingdom

Builder kidnapped, raped and cut throat of niece before hiding body in freezer, Old Bailey hears

Mujahid Arshid, 33, hired labourer Vincent Tappu, 28, to assist him with abduction of relative and second woman after becoming 'sexually fixated' on victims, court told

United States

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.

United States

Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018

A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.

United States

Elvis impersonator hopes children from house of horrors to find strength in each other: report

The Las Vegas Elvis impersonator who renewed the wedding vows three times for the couple who allegedly held their 13 children captive said in an interview Tuesday that he was physically sick when he learned about the news reports, but was heartened by the

United States

Terrorist screening lawsuit by CAIR backs 5 Muslim Americans

A civil rights group has filed a court challenge to the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database, alleging it stigmatizes its targets without due process.

Technology

Crime Prediction Algorithms Aren't Very Good At Predicting Crimes

Some courts in the U.S., particularly in states from California to New Jersey, use crime-predicting algorithms to determine if a defendant is likely to commit another crime in the future. While the software helps judges decide who gets bail, who goes to j

United States

Multi-state meth, pot ring involving the US mail is busted

Two suspected leaders of a multi-state drug trafficking ring have been charged for their role in the operation, as investigators said the pair sent hundreds of pounds of crystal meth and marijuana through the US Postal Service.

United States

Slain Washington state deputy honored at memorial service

More than 1,000 law enforcement members paid their respects Wednesday at the memorial service for a slain Washington state sheriff’s deputy who died in the line of duty.

United States

Police charge 3 men with capital murder of Houston couple 'executed' at home

Three men have been arrested in the “brutal” execution-style murders of a Texas couple who were found dead in their home.

United States

Suspect in terror-related case claims 'combatant immunity'

A former California college student accused of attempting to provide material support to terrorists in Syria has invoked a rarely used argument in asking a federal judge in Chicago to dismiss the case on grounds he qualifies for immunity commonly bestowed

United States

Charges unsealed against man linked to bin Laden, al-Qaida

U.S. authorities say they want a German man who provided critical support to Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks to face trial in the United States.

United States

Vandals suspected after 200,000 honeybees killed, 100 hives destroyed in California

An estimated 200,000 honeybees were reportedly killed Saturday in California when vandals, in what’s being called a “senseless act,” doused them with diesel fuel.

Entertainment

Kevin Spacey the subject of a third investigation by U.K. police over sexual assault

Scotland Yard has opened a third investigation into Kevin Spacey for sexual assault following an allegation form a new accuser.

Business

Kinship Emerges as Immigration Flashpoint

Lately, the case against family-based migration has taken a strident turn. Immigration restrictionists, including President Donald Trump, portray it as a conduit for terrorism and crime, writes Greg Ip.

TV & Radio

Review: FX's 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' will unnerve you

The vivid, violent story of spree killer Andrew Cunanan and his last victim, Gianni Versace, will haunt you, even if there's not much story to tell.        

World

British man has decades-old theft conviction cleared after Googling arresting officer's name

A British man’s decades-old theft conviction from the 1970s was overturned Wednesday after he Googled his arresting officer’s name and discovered he committed a similar crime.

United States

No bail for ex-death row inmate charged with sex trafficking

An exonerated death row inmate from Delaware has been ordered held without bail on a sex trafficking charge in Hawaii.

United States

Ex-Michigan teacher enters plea deal in prostitution case

A former Michigan middle school band teacher acquitted in 2002 of sexual conduct involving a student has pleaded guilty in a separate case to attempting to engage a minor for prostitution.

United States

New details out on death of radio host's suspected killer

Prosecutors have released new details about the drug overdose death of the man they say was hired to kill a radio host in New Jersey.

United Kingdom

Poppi Worthington: Why is no-one facing charges over death of toddler who was sexually assaulted?

Prosecutors decided not to charge father Paul Worthington after vital evidence lost in 2012 investigation

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