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Man Pleads Guilty in $55 Million Cyberattacks Case

March 2, 2016 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Turkish man who led three cyberattacks against global financial institutions that caused more than $55 million in losses pleaded guilty Tuesday.

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Slain Virginia Officer Lauded for Bravery, Intelligence

February 29, 2016 11:17 am | by Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Comments

A routine call on a Virginia police officer's first day on patrol took a horrific turn when the officer was fatally shot and two of her colleagues were wounded.

Suspected Serial Killer Linked to Student's 1965 Killing

February 26, 2016 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A suspected serial killer has been linked to the death of a New Jersey high school student whose naked, battered body was found alongside a highway 50 years ago.

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Georgetown Receives $10 Million for Forensic Research on the Holocaust

February 26, 2016 10:09 am | by Georgetown University | Comments

Georgetown announced a $10 million gift that will endow a program on the forensic study of the Holocaust at its Center for Jewish Civilization, located in the School of Foreign Service.

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Virginia Inmate, Serving 100 Years for Rape Based on Hair, to Get New DNA Testing

February 25, 2016 12:05 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

A Virginia man convicted of raping and beating a 10-year-old girl in 1990, will get new DNA testing of evidence that was never analyzed, a judge ruled this week.

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Forensic Specialists to Probe Death of Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda

February 25, 2016 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An international team of genomics experts and forensic specialists said Wednesday it will study the remains of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda to try to solve the cause of his death.

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Justice Dept. to Do 'Stress Test' of FBI Forensic Sciences

February 25, 2016 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Justice Department is reviewing forensic sciences practiced by the FBI to ensure that experts are not overstating their findings against criminal defendants, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates said Wednesday.

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Convicted Cop Killer Sent Back to Parole Board by N.J. Supreme Court

February 24, 2016 11:45 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

A man convicted of killing a state trooper by the side of a New Jersey highway was sent back to the state parole board by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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Phoenix Police ID Dead Gunman who Shot Parents, 2 Sisters

February 24, 2016 9:23 am | by Terry Tang and Paul Davenport, Associated Press | Comments

Authorities trying to rescue a family begging for help after their 26-year-old son opened fire in their Phoenix home arrived to a chaotic crime scene they could not prepare for.

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Lawmakers Poised to Allot $1.5 Million to Help State Police Process Sexual Assault Kits

February 24, 2016 9:12 am | by Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian | Comments

State lawmakers are poised to set aside $1.5 million to help Oregon state police hire more crime lab technicians to process sexual assault kit evidence as part of Melissa's Bill.

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Human Remains Suspected to Be Missing 13-year-old Boy Headed for Forensics Testing

February 24, 2016 9:02 am | by Paul Hackbarth, The Rolla Daily News | Comments

Human remains found near a creek south of St. James where a 13-year-old boy with autism went missing last summer were scheduled to be taken to Columbia Tuesday to begin forensics testing.

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FBI, Families of San Bernardino Victims Oppose Apple’s Encryption Stand

February 23, 2016 11:16 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The ongoing back-and-forth between the FBI and Apple over the encryption on the work iPhone of one of the alleged San Bernardino killers continues – with experts and the American public divided on the concepts of safety and privacy when it comes to their mobile data.

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Bringing Up the Bodies in Guatemala

February 23, 2016 10:05 am | by Saul Elbein, Al Jazeera America | Comments

In February 2012, Edgar Hernandez walked with a team of archaeologists beneath the lush cypress forests of a military base in Coban, a city of 250,000 that sits in a high misty valley in the mountains of central Guatemala. They cleared grass from areas where the land seemed to dip, as though the soil had been disturbed decades before. Then, surrounded by soldiers, the archaeologists staked out thin exploratory trenches and began to dig.

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Mom's Trial for '91 Killing Highlights Cold Case Challenges

February 23, 2016 9:53 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | Comments

An anonymous tip that went nowhere and a 25-year-old blanket could be responsible for solving one of New Jersey's most enduring murder mysteries — was 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey killed by his own mother?

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Justice Scalia's Unexamined Death Points to a Problem

February 22, 2016 10:25 am | by Judy Melinek, CNN | Comments

When my husband called and told me the news that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died, the first question that came out of my mouth was, "Where?"

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