Cold War fugitives spawn Cuba-U.S. tensions

Dec 24, 2014

Cold War fugitives spawn Cuba-U.S. tensions

For decades some of the most-wanted U.S. fugitives made new lives for themselves in Cuba, marrying, having children and becoming fixtures of their modest Havana neighborhoods as their cases went mostly forgotten at home. Granted political asylum by former President Fidel Castro, they became ...

Dec 21, 2014

Crime in New York drops

Even as New York’s police department takes heat for its tactics in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: Low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. The numbers could be seen as ...

Dec 21, 2014

Chicago mayor's son mugged

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son has been mugged near the family’s home. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday that the mayor’s son, Zach, had “injuries that required medical treatment but was able to join the family for a long planned trip.” Chicago Police spokesman ...

Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Dec 19, 2014

Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hack, which a U.S. official has said ...

Dec 19, 2014

Executions in U.S. dip to 20-year low

Executions in the United States this year fell to their lowest point in two decades, the Death Penalty Information Center said Thursday. Looking back on 2014, the watchdog group reported 35 executions in seven states, “the fewest number put to death since 1994.” The ...

Dec 18, 2014

Scientists: Alcatraz prisoners could have survived

Scientists say the three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land. Using software to study currents the night of the 1962 escape, three Dutch scientists ...

Dec 18, 2014

$10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered

Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art — including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera — that were stolen in one of Los Angeles’ largest art heists. The FBI and Los Angeles recovered nine pieces of art at a Los Angeles hotel in ...

Six shot dead, gunman on loose in suburban Philadelphia

Dec 16, 2014

Six shot dead, gunman on loose in suburban Philadelphia

A man killed six people and seriously wounded another in three different homes outside Philadelphia and remained at large hours after the shootings, authorities said Monday. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman identified the suspect in the shootings in Philadelphia’s northwest suburbs as ...

Marine charged with murder in Filipino transgender slaying

Dec 16, 2014

Marine charged with murder in Filipino transgender slaying

Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out she was a transgender. Prosecutor Emilie de los Santos said there was “probable cause” that Marine Pfc. ...