Mar 23, 2014

Vatican chooses victims, women for abuse panel

Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission’s course and priorities. Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a ...

Mar 22, 2014

FBI agent cleared in suspect's death

A prosecutor has cleared an FBI agent of any criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a Chechen man as he was being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation said. The officials, speaking on ...

Hawaii lawmakers vow ban on police sex with prostitutes

Mar 22, 2014

Hawaii lawmakers vow ban on police sex with prostitutes

Hawaii lawmakers flabbergasted at the prospect of police being allowed to have sex with prostitutes promised Friday to make the practice illegal. Senate Judicial Committee Chairman Clayton Hee said he planned to get rid of an exemption in the state’s prostitution law that permits ...

Mumbai court convicts four over gang rape of photographer

Mar 21, 2014

Mumbai court convicts four over gang rape of photographer

A Mumbai court convicted four men Thursday over the gang rape of a photographer on assignment in the Indian city last year, a case that reignited nationwide anger over women’s safety. The court found the men guilty of raping the 22-year-old in August last ...

Bin Laden son-in-law tells U.S. trial of 9/11 cave chat

Mar 20, 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law tells U.S. trial of 9/11 cave chat

Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in-law said Wednesday as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terrorism charges. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, who married bin Laden’s daughter Fatima, recounted a dramatic ...

9/11 mastermind claims al-Qaida spokesman had no military role

Mar 17, 2014

9/11 mastermind claims al-Qaida spokesman had no military role

The self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. says the onetime Osama bin Laden spokesman who is on trial in New York had no role in planning military operations for al-Qaida. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, said in a statement filed ...

U.S. general's plea deal drops sex assault charges

Mar 17, 2014

U.S. general's plea deal drops sex assault charges

Defense attorneys said Sunday that the U.S. Army will drop sexual assault charges against the general who is believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to ever face military trial over such claims. The plea deal marks the end of a closely watched ...