| Jul 11, 2013
The crisis communications firm Hennes-Paynter knows what it's doing. On Monday, it released a video statement from Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the women who were held captive in a Cleveland basement for years until they were discovered...
| Aug 15, 2013
In his speech to the American Bar Assn. on Monday, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. sounded more like a fierce critic of the federal criminal justice system than its formal leader. He described some federal mandatory minimum prison terms as "excessive" and...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.
Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- The growing scandal at the IRS stemmed from a confused staff and lax oversight, according to an eagerly awaited inspector general’s report released Tuesday shortly after federal authorities began a criminal investigation into...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:09 PM
When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Over the objections of Los Angeles County mental health officials, a judge Thursday ordered an 86-year-old murder defendant to remain in the government's care and not be released to a family member.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norman Shapiro...
| Aug 7, 2013
Even before former National Security Agency consultant Edward Snowden exposed the breathtaking extent of the intelligence agency's electronic surveillance programs, civil libertarians worried that information obtained as part of anti-terrorism...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the death penalty.
The primary argument for repealing the law is that our justice system is imperfect...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In 1983 when President Reagan ordered the deployment of missiles in Europe as part of his "peace through strength" strategy to counter the Soviet Union, the very liberal town of Takoma Park, Md., declared itself a "nuclear free zone." City officials...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Years of training. Months of planning. Days of waiting. Once the target is located, it only takes a second of action to complete the mission. "Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2" places players back behind the scope as a sniper on a mission. The...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In the past month, I anxiously awaited the outcomes of several important civil rights and criminal justice court decisions. But the case that triggered the strongest and most varied emotions was the criminal trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, who...