Tsarnaev's lawyer admits client carried out Boston bombing

Mar 5, 2015

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits client carried out Boston bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it. But she argued that he had fallen under the evil influence of his older brother. Judy Clarke, one of ...

German nurse expresses regret for killing over 30 patients

Feb 20, 2015

German nurse expresses regret for killing over 30 patients

A German nurse who admits to killing more than 30 patients expressed regret for his actions Thursday, telling victims’ relatives that he hoped his conviction would help them come to terms with their loss. Prosecutors had accused the 38-year-old defendant of killing three people ...

Feb 4, 2015

Revenge-porn website operator convicted in San Diego

A man has been convicted of running a “revenge porn” website where people posted nude pictures of their ex-lovers, who then had to pay the man to take down the images. Kevin Bollaert, 28, was found guilty Monday of 27 counts, including identity theft ...

Feb 3, 2015

Judge in Las Vegas: Evidence tainted in Web gambling case

A U.S. judge says undercover investigators were wrong to shut off Internet service and pose as repairmen to enter hotel rooms in a gambling probe. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen in Las Vegas called for evidence to be thrown out in the case involving ...

Jan 24, 2015

Founder of Russian gay teen site convicted of 'propaganda'

A Russian court on Friday convicted a journalist who set up a website to support gay, lesbian and transgender teenagers under a controversial law banning “gay propaganda” aimed at minors. The social networking site, called Children 404, is used by thousands of teenagers to ...

Prosecutor: Captain's negligence behind 32 deaths aboard Concordia

Jan 24, 2015

Prosecutor: Captain's negligence behind 32 deaths aboard Concordia

The 32 victims of the Costa Concordia shipwreck didn’t die because the luxury cruise liner crashed into a reef, but due to “chaos, delays, errors” under the captain’s watch, a prosecutor contended in final arguments Friday. Francesco Schettino, who captained the Costa Crociere vessel ...

Jury selection to start in Colorado cinema massacre trial

Jan 21, 2015

Jury selection to start in Colorado cinema massacre trial

The first of some 9,000 potential jurors will report to court in Colorado on Tuesday as selection begins for the trial of James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student who killed 12 people in July 2012 at a midnight screening of a Batman movie. ...

U.K. holds first trial over female genital mutilation

Jan 20, 2015

U.K. holds first trial over female genital mutilation

A London doctor went on trial on Monday for carrying out female genital mutilation in only the first such case to be prosecuted in Britain despite pressure from campaigners. Dhanuson Dharmasena, 32, is accused of performing an FGM procedure on a woman who gave ...