Saturday marks the return to court of five men accused of playing various roles in the attack that took down the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon and sent a jetliner meant for the White House or the Capitol into a Pennsylvania field. The arraignment and a related hearing will be held at the U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.
Joe Donovan was 17 when someone he was hanging out with stabbed and killed an MIT student. Donovan received a life sentence with no chance of parole. The Supreme Court is considering whether Donovan and perhaps 5,000 others like him should have a chance at release — whether juveniles can ever be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of release.
The Secret Service is under fire because of allegations that 11 of its agents caroused with prostitutes immediately before President Barack Obama's visit to Colombia earlier this month. Now comes word of a similar incident in El Salvador in 2011 and other questionable incidents in Argentina and Russia last decade.
Hazing incidents on college campuses around the country has sparked a movement to end hazing in greek organizations. Cornell University had a student die while pledging a fraternity and is taking bold steps to reform its culture. A Dartmouth student has also spoken our widely in an attempt to change things.
More than 100 bomb threats were made against the University of Pittsburgh this semester, disrupting student life. They targeted academic buildings, dorms and have led to plans for stepped up security at the university's graduation this weekend.
Bentonville, Ark., is perhaps the best example of the modern company town. Wal-Mart dominates the town. But as Wal-Mart deals with allegations of bribery and cover-ups in its Mexican subsidiary, the scandal hasn't taken over discussion in the town.
In Nevada, like many places around the country, government budgets are facing cuts. Some of those cuts are being made in the fees paid to certified court interpreters. But rather than take lower wages, some interpreters are choosing to walk away. That can have real consequences for the criminal justice system.
President Barack Obama says preventing atrocities and violence globally is a core national security interest of the United States -- something that will be an emphasis of his foreign policy going forward. He outlined his previous commitment and new steps in a meeting at the Holocaust Museum.
China's computer hackers have become renown for their persistence and their ability to seemingly strike anywhere. They're also respected for their skills, believed to be among the best in the world.
In Pakistan, almost one-third of both girls and boys suffer some sort of sexual abuse. Often it comes at the hands of their own family members -- and they seem to have nowhere to turn for help. So they suffer in silence, in the shadows, often for years.