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Supreme Court Upholds Warrantless Collection Of DNA

Supreme Court Upholds Warrantless Collection Of DNABy a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA, without first getting a warrant, from persons who are arrested.

Updated: Videoconferencing used in Juneau homicide trial

Updated: Videoconferencing used in Juneau homicide trialWitness testified that Rian Orr's injuries appeared to be inflicted by another person

Key Charge Against Ex-BP Official In Spill Case Dismissed

Key Charge Against Ex-BP Official In Spill Case DismissedA federal judge in Louisiana has thrown out the central criminal charge against a former BP executive because prosecutors failed to prove he knew about a pending congressional investigation into oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico three years ago.

Cleveland Kidnappings: Horrors Began With Offers Of Rides

Cleveland Kidnappings: Horrors Began With Offers Of RidesThe three young women who were missing for about a decade before being rescued Monday from a home in Cleveland where they say they were chained, tortured and sexually assaulted, have given police similar accounts about how their long nightmares began.

Bangladesh Rescuers Give Up On Finding Survivors Of Collapse

Bangladesh Rescuers Give Up On Finding Survivors Of CollapseSeveral arrests have been made in connection with the collapse of an illegally constructed garment factory in Bangladesh last week that killed at least 380 people outside the capital, Dhaka. Meanwhile, rescuers say they have given up hope of finding anyone else alive.

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty In Colorado Theater Shootings

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty In Colorado Theater ShootingsRejecting James Holmes' offer to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, prosecutors in Colorado announced Monday that they will seek the death penalty for the young man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 in a mass shooting last July at a movie theater.

Divided Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Upstart TV Service

Divided Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Upstart TV ServiceWe told you in February about Aereo, a service that allows its users to watch TV over the Internet. As we said at the time, the service was attracting waves of lawsuits.

Happening Now: Supreme Court Hears First Of Two Gay-Marriage Cases

Happening Now: Supreme Court Hears First Of Two Gay-Marriage CasesThe Supreme Court on Tuesday held the first of two high-profile hearings on laws concerning same-sex marriage (today's focuses on California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage; Wednesday's focuses on the Defense of Marriage Act).

Justice Sotomayor Chastises U.S. Attorney For Race Baiting In Drug Case

Justice Sotomayor Chastises U.S. Attorney For Race Baiting In Drug CaseUsually when the United States Supreme Court refuses to hear a case, it does so without a lengthy opinion.

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMAThe Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.