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The Republican candidate in the nationally-watched election Thursday for Montana's sole congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground.
by Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press
5.25.2017
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Dani Mathers earned fame posing as a nude model. She gained notoriety on the other side of the camera when she snapped a photo of an unwitting and unwilling subject—a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room.
by Brian Melley, Associated Press
5.25.2017
11:04am
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Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur—called the "Houdini" of death row by some after he got seven prior execution dates postponed—is scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening. Arthur, 75, was convicted in the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker.
by Kim Chandler, Associated Press
5.25.2017
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DNA testing in 431 cases of collected but previously untested biological evidence recovered in Virginia rape cases has resulted in 44 DNA database “hits.” The results are being turned over to law enforcement for possible investigation.
by Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch
5.25.2017
10:26am
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British security forces raided an apartment building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated "a network" of people allegedly behind the city's concert bombing. Four additional arrests have been made in Britain, and members of the deceased...
by Jill Lawless, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz, Associated Press
5.24.2017
2:49pm
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Violent pornography prosecutors say a defendant imitated during attacks on two women will be allowed as evidence in a Kansas rape trial, a Jackson County judge ruled Monday. Videos of women being hit, choked, degraded and abused were watched by defendant...
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5.24.2017
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Scientists at Sam Houston State University have completed one of the most thorough looks into the nitty-gritty workings of the illicit drugs known as "bath salts"—and the work netted a doctoral student a major award for her part on the project.
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5.24.2017
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Kansas received reports that a boy who ultimately was murdered and fed to pigs was being physically abused several years before his death, according to documents released Tuesday that also show a social worker was in contact with his father and...
by Allison Kite and John Hanna, Associated Press
5.24.2017
10:29am
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A Las Vegas criminal defense attorney is facing multiple felony counts after authorities accused her of providing at least one cellphone to inmates at the Clark County Detention Center. According to a criminal complaint, Alexis Plunkett allowed two...
by David Ferrara, Las Vegas Review-Journal
5.24.2017
10:19am
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An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for violating the...
by University of California-San Diego
5.24.2017
9:29am
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Defense lawyers are urging the courts to dismiss all cases related to the misconduct of Sonja Farak, the forensic chemist who stole from narcotics samples to feed her addiction, in a move similar to the resolution of cases related to another drug lab...
by Shawn Musgrave, The Boston Globe
5.23.2017
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The suicide bomber who killed 22 and injured 59 with an improvised explosive device at a pop concert in Manchester last night died in the blast. But the Greater Manchester Police Department has arrested a 23-year-old man as part of their investigation—...
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5.23.2017
11:43am
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Police believe human remains found in the back yard of a Spanish Fork home Monday may help solve a 1988 missing-persons case. A resident and a friend dug down into the dirt floor of a cement cellar on the property and located a human skull.
by Mariah Noble, The Salt Lake Tribune
5.23.2017
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Investigators found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates who had once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he...
by Jason Dearen and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
5.23.2017
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A New Jersey couple is speaking out after they say they found a handwritten note signed by America’s first serial killer inside a family Bible. It was a note signed with the distinctive signature of H.H. Holmes, a man who admitted to killing at least 27...
by NBC10
5.23.2017
10:01am
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Alaska authorities found one shell casing after a man tried to shoot and kill himself but the bullet passed through his head and took the life of his girlfriend, a prosecutor said Monday. Victor Sibson survived the shooting and was charged with second-...
by Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press
5.23.2017
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A nationwide Blue Alert network has been rolled out by federal agencies. Like an Amber Alert for cops, the Blue Alert is intended to warn of specific suspects who are cop killers, or who may pose deadly danger to law enforcement.
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5.22.2017
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Some archivists are experimenting with a new computer called FRED, or Forensic Evidence Recovery Device. It's similar to what police use when handling digital evidence in suspected crimes. Archivists, like police, must ensure that nothing is altered or...
by Blair Sanderson, CBC News
5.22.2017
11:26am
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A man now charged in connection with two rapes and one attempted rape in uptown Athens, Ohio over a 10-year period starting in 2006 managed to avoid DNA collection when he was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for a felony firearm offense in...
by David DeWitt, The Athens News
5.22.2017
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Lawyers this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to spend two weeks or more sequestered nearly 300 miles from home, in the sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby. The case has attracted worldwide publicity the judge hopes to...
by Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
5.22.2017
9:51am
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A century-old document found inside a box of unarchived records in a southern New Mexico county is shedding a little more light on the shooting death of the Old West lawman who gained fame for killing Billy the Kid.
by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
5.22.2017
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A crucial $1 million in funding from the federal National Institute of Justice was removed earlier this year, and state and local agencies can no longer get the free testing they have come to expect. Previously, investigators who had unknown bodies could...
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5.19.2017
12:44pm
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Hundreds of thousands of computers in approximately 150 countries were held hostage last weekend after the so-called WannaCry ransomware exploited a Microsoft vulnerability that had been patched two months prior. Not all users installed the patch, so...
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5.19.2017
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Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges in connection with his online communications with a...
by Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press
5.19.2017
12:18pm
For the past four years, a forensics team from the University of Indianapolis has traveled to Texas to exhume and conduct forensic analyses on the remains of migrants who died making the treacherous journey into the United States.
by University of Indianapolis
5.19.2017
11:52am
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Do you think you have the right mix of skills and temperament to be a high-performing fingerprint examiner? If so, you can take a new interactive quiz on the website of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The questions in the quiz were...
by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
5.19.2017
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A special state subcommittee Friday will be fine tuning a proposal for New York State to use familial searching, an emerging DNA technique used to solve cold case homicides around the country. Under proposed guidelines, special DNA analysis will be...
by Anthony M. DeStefano, Newsday
5.19.2017
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The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) is asking for public comment on three new standards. The data format for biometrics, the technique for comparing pieces of glass and a method to match pieces of tape are all up...
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5.18.2017
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The DNA sample taken from a Catholic priest who died in 2001 does not match evidence from the unsolved 1969 killing of Baltimore nun Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, Baltimore County police said Wednesday. The announcement came days before the premiere...
by Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun
5.18.2017
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A suspect in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Ireland was identified after his DNA was taken when he was arrested for a traffic offense. The breakthrough in the case was revealed in a report by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI), which detailed...
by Shane Phelan, Irish Independent
5.18.2017
11:41am
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Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the ultra-violent street gang MS-13.
by Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
5.18.2017
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A forensic scientist at the Arizona state crime lab intentionally hid her backlog of cases for years, failed to test DNA submitted in 40 cases and kept evidence from those cases in her possession, according to a Department of Public Safety audit.
by Wendy Halloran and Elizabeth Wiley, KPNX
5.18.2017
10:38am
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A jury on Wednesday acquitted a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year when she killed an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head. Betty Shelby testified that she fired her weapon out of fear because the man,...
by Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press
5.18.2017
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A massive murder investigation that involved more than 15,000 DNA samples to catch the killer of a 13-year-old Italian girl was awarded the “DNA Database Hit of the Year” by an influential lobbying firm. The case involved a series of sophisticated DNA...
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5.17.2017
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A man who subjected two backpackers to a violent attack on a remote Australian beach was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison. Roman Heinze, 61, was previously found guilty on six charges including indecent assault, aggravated kidnapping and...
by Associated Press
5.17.2017
10:33am
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Shortly after the turn of the millennium, a strange phenomenon started. The tropical forests of some Central American countries began disappearing at an ever-increasing rate. Cocaine is the cause, says a new study in the journal Environmental Research...
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5.17.2017
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A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring a Tennessee county from enforcing a policy that allows even young children accused of minor infractions to be locked up until a hearing. The order stems from a suit filed by the parents of...
by Sheila Burke, Associated Press
5.17.2017
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Attorneys squared off in a New Jersey court Friday over access to an ex-Rutgers football player's cellphone, as the judge weighed a motion that could affect more than a dozen other cases connected to the string of alleged armed robberies.
by Craig McCarthy, NJ.com
5.17.2017
9:44am
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Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, was released from a Kansas military prison early Wednesday after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence.
by Jim Suhr, Associated Press
5.17.2017
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A forensic analyst has conceded in the Western Cape High Court that it’s highly unlikely that hair found in the clenched fist of axe attack survivor, Marli van Breda, belongs to her brother Henri. Henri van Breda stands accused of murdering his parents...
by ENCA, South Africa
5.16.2017
12:57pm
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