Bowing to increasing pressure from Congress, the Obama administration announced that it had appointed two U.S. attorney to investigate who is behind leaks about top secret U.S. intelligence and military programs. This continues a pattern of aggressively prosecuting leakers under the Obama administration.
Up until now, the violence associated with Mexico's four-years-long drug war has stayed firmly on the Mexico side of the border, with little exception. Over the weekend, five bodies were found in a burned-out car south of Phoenix. Arizona officials worry this may be a turning point.
Etan Patz was abducted 33 years ago, a day that will ever-more be marked as National Missing Children's Day. But this year, the New York Police announced what could be a breakthrough in that unsolved, cold case. They had arrested a suspect, and he had confessed.
Every year, thousands of women between the ages of 14 and 19, are smuggled through the small town of Tenancingo, Mexico, into the United States and forced into sex work. Many of these women end up in Queens, the new epicenter of prostitution in New York City.
Regulators and lawyers are looking into whether Morgan Stanley and other Wall Street banks that helped orchestrate Facebook's IPO warned top clients beforehand that it might not be such a good deal.
Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday after being convicted earlier this year of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, who was kissing another man in their Rutger dormitory. Clementi later committed suicide.
Environmental dumping is a major problem in Italy, and its source can often be tracked back to organized crime. A new, small unmanned aerial vehicle is being tested to help not only catch polluters in the act, but track pollution back to its source.
Under laws in about 28 states, parents who provide alcohol to their children in their own homes can be prosecuted. The new laws are putting in parents in prison and one high school in Massachusetts is trying to educate parents about the laws as a way to curtail the practice.
Ratko Mladic went on trial at The Hague this week, accused of committing war crimes during the ethnic violence there in the 1990s. He'd been on the run for years. His trial, though, has kindled strong feelings in Serbia and caused his foes and his fans to engage in an ongoing graffiti war.
The trial of Anders Breivik, the Norwegian man who is accused of trying to start a race war by massacring dozens at a political party youth conference, has faded from the headlines as it marches onward. But for Norwegians, the questions it raised are still bold. They're trying to find their way forward amidst uncomfortable questions.