World / Crime & Legal Aug 20, 2013

Hostage drama ends without fatalities

Berlin AFP-JIJI A hostage drama in Germany ended without fatalities on Monday, police said, after the tense nine-hour standoff forced Chancellor Angela Merkel to cancel a campaign rally in the same town. Police ended the confrontation, leaving the 24-year-old hostage-taker wounded and his two remaining captives ...

Social media becomes stalkers' tool

National / Media Jul 20, 2013

Social media becomes stalkers' tool

by Justin Jouvenal

The first man who knocked on the Fauquier County, Va., woman's door told her they had been emailing and he was there for sex. Shocked and perplexed because they hadn't corresponded, the woman sent him away. But the men kept coming. They arrived on her ...

National / Crime & Legal Jun 16, 2013

Stalker sentenced to hang for double murder

The Nagasaki District Court on Friday sentenced a 28-year-old man to death for the 2011 murders of two relatives of a woman he had been stalking, in a lay judge trial. The three professional and six citizen judges imposed the death penalty on Gota Tsutsui, ...