PITTSBURGH (USA Today) — David Hickton's suburban Catholic grade school, says the retired chief federal prosecutor for western Pennsylvania, "was ground zero of the clergy sexual abuse scandal."
WASHINGTON (USA Today) Investigators believe the suspect is responsible for the bulk of the threats transmitted against Jewish institutions in the past several months.
(USA Today) Juan Thompson, who was picked up in St. Louis on Friday (March 3), is accused of making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish institutions in New York
WASHINGTON — She is charged with conspiring to hold an American aid worker Kayla Jean Mueller in the couple's homes where she was subjected to repeated sexual abuse by ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
WASHINGTON — A 30-year-old Maryland man faces a series of terror-related charges involving his alleged receipt of nearly $9,000 in wire transfers from Islamic State terror group contacts, federal authorities said Monday.
WASHINGTON -- Director Joseph Clancy described the security effort as "unprecedented'' in scale, largely because of the enormous swath of the East Coast that must be secured.
The law enforcement officials, who are not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said the boy's alleged activities in part involved the distribution of information on explosives through social media.
The 33-count indictment charges Roof, who authorities said opened nine people at a Bible study at the black church, with singling out victims for their race and to "interfere with their exercise of their religion.''
"People disaffected, people being radicalized online. Roof picked this racial hatred theme and that's what fueled him. Others picked the ISIL theme, and that's what fuels them."
WASHINGTON – Federal authorities have identified more than 150 U.S. residents who have sought to join the ranks of the terror organization or rival groups in Syria.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The 72 death sentences issued in 2014 represents the fewest in 40 years, according to a leading anti-death penalty advocacy group.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Taking aim at the Boy Scouts of America's continuing ban on gay adult leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder called the prohibition "a relic of an age of prejudice and insufficient understanding."
WASHINGTON (RNS) The campaign to abolish the death penalty has been freshly invigorated this month in a series of actions that supporters say represents increasing evidence that America may be losing its taste for capital punishment. By Kevin Johnson/USA Today.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In the more than three decades since the national moratorium on the death penalty was lifted, there is no reliable research to determine whether capital punishment has served as a deterrent, according to a review by the National Research Council. By Kevin Johnson / USA Today.