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Newly reported vulnerabilities in two very widely used email encryption standards, S/MIME and OpenPGP, have some security experts warning users that their emails are no longer secure.
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5.18.2018
1:52pm
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Pennsylvania's highest court peppered a defense lawyer and a prosecutor with questions Thursday about the police interrogation of a man later convicted of killing one state trooper and wounding another to act out his anti-government beliefs.
by Mark Scolforo, Associated Press
5.18.2018
1:03pm
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In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children.
by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
5.18.2018
1:00pm
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Researchers searching for a possible mass grave from a racial massacre in 1887 said they picked up signals Thursday of disturbed earth at a south Louisiana site, but they cautioned they don’t know yet what ground-penetrating radar detected.
by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press
5.18.2018
12:55pm
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At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said.
by Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
5.18.2018
12:25pm
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An international team of academics have pushed out a new webtool for predicting eye color, hair color and skin tone that they say is pushing new boundaries for the science—especially since it is free of charge and available to all law enforcement...
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5.17.2018
1:34pm
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is adding more than 300 new prosecutors around the nation to fight the opioid epidemic, violent crime and immigration violations. The 311 new assistant attorney positions are set to be announced Thursday and will mark...
by Christal Hayes, USA TODAY
5.17.2018
11:17am
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The neighborhood that a person recently released from prison lives in is a key factor in whether that person will eventually return to prison, according to a study by two professors.
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5.17.2018
11:08am
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A day of reckoning for two cousins accused of brutally killing four young men on a farm last summer was upended Wednesday when one of them reneged on a plea deal, a stunning turn that had prosecutors seeking the death penalty and considering his cousin...
by Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
5.17.2018
10:48am
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Attorneys for a British cybersecurity expert credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus last year told a federal judge Wednesday that the FBI agents who arrested him for allegedly creating malware used deception when interrogating him and those...
by Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
5.17.2018
10:42am
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In this era of active shooters, police shootings and global terrorism, a patchwork of technology around the country can make the experience of calling 911 vastly different depending on where you live.
by Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press
5.17.2018
10:29am
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Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500 million to more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, the university announced Wednesday.
by David Eggert and Ed White, Associated Press
5.16.2018
12:54pm
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A man was shot in the head during a violent protest in South Africa, but survived. The victim sued in 2014, saying a cop had fired the round. A team of ballistics and chemistry experts have now demonstrated exacting computed tomography (CT) methodology...
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5.16.2018
12:50pm
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Two Texas death row inmates are pushing for the state to ban forensic hypnosis in criminal cases. Hypnosis played a critical part in the arrest and conviction of Charles Don Flores, 48, and Kosoul Chanthakoummane, 37, the Dallas Morning News reported....
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5.16.2018
11:09am
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Children who participate in gun safety programs often ignore what they learned when encountering a real firearm, according to a Rutgers School of Nursing study.
by Rutgers University
5.16.2018
11:01am
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Police officers are trampling over vital forensic evidence, are under-trained, and often do not know what they are looking for, MPs investigating digital disclosure problems have been told.
by Owen Bowcott, The Guardian
5.16.2018
10:42am
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A Missouri man convicted of killing of a bar owner in 2000 despite a total lack of physical evidence linking him to the crime has been freed from prison after the state's top prosecutor decided not to retry him.
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5.16.2018
10:34am
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Jennifer Bastian, 13, was riding her bike in a local park one summer evening when she went missing. Her body was found three weeks later in a wooded area off a trail. Now, as a result of a “voluntary” DNA swab, the accused killer has been tracked down in...
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5.15.2018
12:27pm
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You probably know where your Social Security card, birth certificate and other sensitive information is being stored, but what about your genetic material? If you or your child was born in California after 1983, your DNA is likely being stored by the...
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5.15.2018
11:39am
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Neuroscientists have shown by using brain scans of drug users that heroin stimulates a more pleasurable response when taken at home but cocaine is more pleasurable outside the home, such as in a club.
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5.15.2018
11:30am
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A Northern California woman denied that she or her husband abused their 10 children after authorities said the kids suffered puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun.
by Jonathan J. Cooper and Janie Har, Associated Press
5.15.2018
10:54am
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Providing eyewitness accounts may be easier—and more accurate—in a virtual environment than in traditional face-to-face interviews.
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5.15.2018
10:36am
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Eight years after Illinois abolished the death penalty, the state's Republican governor on Monday proposed reinstating the punishment for mass killers and people who gun down police officers.
by John O'Connor, Associated Press
5.15.2018
9:55am
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A former Louisiana death row inmate will get a new trial because his attorney went against his client’s wishes, based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued this morning. Robert McCoy was convicted of three first-degree murder counts—and sentenced to die...
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5.14.2018
12:44pm
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Alleged misconduct by a New Jersey crime lab technician has prompted charges against 1,160 criminal defendants to be marked for dismissal because purported drug evidence in those cases was destroyed, according to a judge supervising cases impacted by the...
by Charles Toutant, New Jersey Law Journal
5.14.2018
12:32pm
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The father of a Washington woman who was fatally shot says the state Department of Corrections did nothing when his daughter’s alleged killer failed to show up for court-ordered inpatient drug treatment a week before her slaying.
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5.14.2018
12:25pm
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An investigation by an Australian TV news program suggests the pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared with 239 people aboard more than four years ago, deliberately crashed into the Indian Ocean.
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5.14.2018
11:53am
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South Dakota voters enthusiastically passed "Marsy's Law" in 2016, joining several states that embraced the constitutional amendments giving crime victims such rights as being notified of developments in their cases. Now voters are being asked to support...
by James Nord, Associated Press
5.14.2018
11:06am
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Gun control advocates are hailing New Jersey's release of near-real-time firearms trafficking data as a trailblazing use of federal information, but Second Amendment advocates and skeptical Republicans question whether the report amounts to a way around...
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5.14.2018
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A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty to 25 federal crimes in connection with one of the most wide-ranging cyberstalker campaigns in recent memory. Ryan S. Lin, 25, targeted his former roommate and a half-dozen other people with more than a hundred hoax...
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5.11.2018
1:14pm
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Heather Mahalik is a digital and mobile forensics expert who has worked in the field for over 14 years. Last week, she spoke with Forensic Magazine about her career, changes in digital forensics over the years, and her passion for following the newest...
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5.11.2018
12:46pm
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There's new information in a 34-year-old cold case homicide in Vernon County, Wisconsin. On Wednesday, the Vernon County Sheriff's Department said that the clothing the unidentified woman wore was tested for pollen. Based on that evidence, the pollen...
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5.11.2018
11:50am
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A man who prosecutors say was one of California's most elusive serial killers was charged Thursday with four additional counts of murder, leaving him now facing a dozen murder charges across the state.
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5.11.2018
11:30am
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Nevada prison officials got the go-ahead Thursday to execute the state's first death-row inmate in 12 years, after the state Supreme Court ruled that defense lawyers and a rights group used the wrong process to try to stop the lethal injection.
by Ken Ritter, Associated Press
5.11.2018
11:26am
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A family of seven including four children was found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what could be the country's worst mass shooting in 22 years, police and news media said.
by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
5.11.2018
11:22am
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The defense’s DNA data in a Washington, D.C. rape case was thrown out by a judge in 2015, due to technical errors by a Pennsylvania forensic laboratory. Now the Texas Forensic Science Commission has cited the laboratory’s failings in an extensive report...
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5.10.2018
12:58pm
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U.S. border authorities cannot search the cellphones of travelers without having some reason to believe a particular traveler has committed a crime, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
by Denise Lavoie, Associated Press
5.10.2018
12:46pm
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A helicopter was dispatched to where a 29-year-old man was barricaded inside a home on the top of a hill. During the hours-long standoff, Anthony Soderberg fired at SWAT officers and they fired back from the helicopter, fatally striking him. This week,...
by Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
5.10.2018
12:43pm
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A jury in Oklahoma found the younger of two brothers guilty late Wednesday night of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings. Bever was 16 when authorities said he and brother Robert Bever, 21, killed their parents, two younger brothers and 5-...
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5.10.2018
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As the bloody drug war engulfed a hardscrabble Mexican border city in 2010, unclaimed dead were buried in a mass grave at the edge of town, week after week, month after month. In the first project of its kind in Tamaulipas, archaeologists and forensic...
by Aaron Nelson, Houston Chronicle
5.10.2018
12:31pm
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