Over the weekend, allegations surfaced of sexual abuse of young boys by Jerry Sandusky, the defensive coordinator at Penn State University under legendary coach Joe Paterno. Two other university officials face charged for concealing the allegations.
He's been called a terrorist for his Wikileaks site, but Julian Assange has deep-rooted philosophical beliefs that have driven him to do what he does.
Mexican authorities conducted a massive, multi-day search of beaches and open water near Los Cabos after boaters reported pulling packages of marijuana out of the water.
Law enforcement including the FBI disrupted a plan by four older men to disperse ricin in several American cities.
With the passage of the Dodd-Frank legislation last year, U.S. electronics companies had to ensure their supply chains didn't include minerals produced in conflict mines. It's provided an opening for China, but it's also caused the Congolese government to make changes.
Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko survived being sent to Josef Stalin's Gulag for crimes he didn't commit in the mid-20th Century. Now he runs a museum that looks at the history of the forced-labor camps in Soviet Union.
As the Occupy Wall Street protests wear on around the country, local governments in Oakland, San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Boston and other places are taking differing approaches to the demonstrations.
In interviews with 60 Minutes and the New York Times, Ruth Madoff admitted for the first time that she and Bernie Madoff attempted suicide shortly after his Ponzi Scheme began to unravel.
In a surprise move on Monday, Wikileaks said it had lost tens of millions of dollars in donations and was suspending operations until it could raise more funds.
Because of differences in definitions, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crime statistics intentionally ignore the rapes reported in many cities. Chicago reported 1400 rapes last year, but none were listed in FBI reports.