Driver in deadly Florida day care crash in custody

Apr 11, 2014

Driver in deadly Florida day care crash in custody

A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care facility that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her afternoon snack. Robert Alex Corchado turned ...

Report shows Sharpton was FBI mafia informant

Apr 9, 2014

Report shows Sharpton was FBI mafia informant

The Rev. Al Sharpton admitted Tuesday that he helped the FBI investigate New York Mafia figures in the 1980s, but called it old news and insisted he was more a victim than an informant. Sharpton sought to downplay a report by The Smoking Gun ...

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

Apr 9, 2014

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the ...

Heroin addict turns life around at age 21

Apr 8, 2014

Heroin addict turns life around at age 21

Just out of jail after being arrested with 15 bags of heroin, Cody Lewis had all of $11 in his pocket. But not for long. Almost immediately, he spent $10 on yet another bag of smack, making the buy on the Chicago streets last ...

Tearful Pistorius details terrified, sleepless nights since shooting

Apr 8, 2014

Tearful Pistorius details terrified, sleepless nights since shooting

His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense Monday, saying the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. The disabled South African track star, on trial for ...

Taking a walk down felony lane

| Apr 5, 2014

Taking a walk down felony lane

by Mark Schreiber

As part of the commemoration of the 140th anniversary of the Metropolitan Police Department, monthly magazine Bungei Shunju polled some 50,000 active-duty policemen on the 100 most significant crimes, incidents and disasters since 1874. The magazine received approximately 45,000 responses, and published the results ...

Afghan police commander kills AP photographer, wounds reporter

Apr 5, 2014

Afghan police commander kills AP photographer, wounds reporter

An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon — the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan. The shooting was part of a surge ...

Authorities find drug-smuggling tunnels under California-Mexico border

Apr 5, 2014

Authorities find drug-smuggling tunnels under California-Mexico border

Two drug-smuggling tunnels with rail systems stretching hundreds of meters across the U.S.-Mexico border were discovered by law enforcement officials, and a 73-year-old woman was charged with helping run one operation, federal authorities said Friday. No contraband was found in connection with the tunnels, ...

Apr 3, 2014

Tokyo police launch counterterror unit at Haneda Airport

Tokyo police launched an counterterrorism unit Thursday to deal with potential hijackings and other attacks at Tokyo International Airport in Haneda. The Metropolitan Police Department tightened security after the airport expanded its international flights by about 50 percent last month to about 90,000 per ...