The Philadelphia doctor whose late-term abortions were carried out in an alleged "house of horrors" was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder Monday.
Prosecutors in New York say a worldwide organization, including highly skilled cyberthieves and a network of people making fraudulent withdrawals from ATMs, stole $45 million from prepaid debit cards.
An inadvertent leak that the federal government was able to listen to phone calls made by the wife of one of the Boston bombers has exposed the government's enormous, and invasive, ability to collect all such data from every citizen in the country.
A Cleveland woman who has been missing for over 10 years made the most important call of her life on Monday. “Help me. I’m Amanda Berry,” she told a 911 dispatcher. “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.” Berry’s phone call led police to a home in a densely populated section of Cleveland, where Berry and two other women had been held captive for a decade.
State lawmakers in Florida are under fire from across the political spectrum after approving a controversial $1 million “hotline” and “violence-prevention unit” for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office aimed at encouraging citizens to report neighbors, friends, and family members to authorities. A national outcry ensued after a quote from Sheriff Ric Bradshaw in a news article suggested a resident who “hates the government” and expresses violent sentiments should be reported under the new program.
The scheme, which was approved by Florida lawmakers as part of the state government’s massive new budget, has sparked furious controversy. Critics are demanding that it be vetoed by GOP Gov. Rick Scott.