Saying that their client is not a “monster,” attorneys for Ariel Castro have told Cleveland’s WKYC-TV that the man accused of kidnapping three young women, holding them captive and repeatedly raping them over the course of about a decade will plead not guilty to all charges if he is indicted by a grand jury.
Three witnesses billed as whistle-blowers appeared before a House committee Wednesday to challenge the Obama administration’s explanation of what transpired on Sept. 11, 2012, as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked and the ambassador and three others killed.
The officer in charge of the sexual prevention and response branch for the Air Force was arrested and charged with sexual battery over the weekend.
People in Boston and across Massachusetts will pause for a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. ET Monday — marking the time exactly one week before when the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 170.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not yet been questioned — but officials’ decision not to read him his Miranda rights before interrogation is the subject of much debate.
A police sergeant in Port Canaveral, Fla., has been fired after he brought targets bearing images resembling Trayvon Martin — a silhouetted figure in a hooded sweatshirt, holding a canned drink — to a police target practice session.
For the first time ever, the United States is deploying a solid-state laser weapon. The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) successfully destroyed a drone in flight during a test run and will head to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Ponce as part of what the military is calling an “at-sea demonstration.”
John N. Marvin, Jr. sentenced to two consecutive terms of 99-years in prison
For the first time in four decades of polling, a majority of Americans support legalizing the use of marijuana.
A University of Colorado Denver psychiatrist warned campus police that James Holmes, who is accused of opening fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colo., was a threat to the public.