| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:00 AM
California long led the world in juvenile injustice. Just five years ago, when there were only seven people outside the U.S. serving life prison terms with no possibility of parole for crimes they had committed before they became adults, California had...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Safe on campus?
I am glad to see the Daily Press giving long overdue attention to how on-campus sexual assaults and related offenses are handled by various Virginia colleges and universities.
Your Oct. 19 article, "Hampton Roads college safety advocates...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:14 PM
To the editor: As a former prisoner of war, I found that an important psychological defense against bad treatment at the hands of a captor (North Korea, in my case) was to hold the captor in contempt as morally and culturally inferior to Americans and...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 5:48 PM
THE STORY SO FAR: Schuylkill County native Carl A. Schroeter, a son of German immigrants, is on a cold march after being taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge. He has been rifle-smacked to the ground by a murderous German guard after trying to...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman.
"It was thoroughly planned and rehearsed,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Attorneys and a politically diverse coalition of supporters are fighting to stop Texas from executing a schizophrenic man this week, arguing that to do so would be unconstitutional.
Scott Panetti, 56, is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. local time...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Citing a lack of necessary drugs and the need for additional training of corrections employees after a botched execution in April, Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt wants to delay three upcoming executions scheduled to take place by the end of the year. ...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:17 PM
A long-held Al Qaeda suspect at Guantanamo Bay was sent home to Kuwait early Wednesday after U.S. officials concluded he does not pose a threat to the United States.
Fawzi Odah, 37, was never charged or put on trial during his 13 years in the U.S....
| Dec 7, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Six men held at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to Uruguay, the largest single group of detainees to be moved from the military prison in Cuba, the Pentagon said Sunday.
The transfer, nearly a year in the making, marks the first time that Guantanamo...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Wreaths will be placed at veterans headstones throughout the country on Dec. 13, including at the Hampton National Cemetery.
Wreaths Across America Day takes place each December and will be replicated at 900 locations this year.
A remembrance ceremony...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Countries assisting peace talks between Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday night that an agreement had been reached to free a general whose capture jeopardized the negotiations.
A joint statement from Cuba and Norway said the two...