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Following a year of high-profile data breaches, foreign cyberattacks come to light and the implementation of the GDPR, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance are using this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness...
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10.19.2018
1:36pm
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Up to 4,000 California inmates serving life sentences for nonviolent convictions will have a chance at parole following the state's decision to let stand a judge's ruling saying those prisoners are eligible for freedom under a voter-approved law.
by Don Thompson, Associated Press
10.19.2018
1:31pm
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A major global report confirms gun-related homicides, suicides and accidents are falling in Australia after the introduction of anti-gun laws, and that the effect of such tough laws is similar elsewhere.
by James Cook University
10.19.2018
1:28pm
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Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims' advocates say is the first such probe ever...
by Maryclaire Dale and Eric Tucker, Associated Press
10.19.2018
1:24pm
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Shortly after Hurricane Katrina flooded the Gulf Coast area, sending thousands fleeing for survival, Roland J. Bourgeois Jr. was staked out in his New Orleans neighborhood with a hateful mission — to shoot any African-American who crossed his path.
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10.18.2018
1:10pm
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A Tennessee inmate who won a last-minute reprieve sparing him from execution last week may be running out of options, and a new date with the death chamber could be set as early as the end of the month, court records show.
by Travis Loller, Associated Press
10.18.2018
12:11pm
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A recent study found that many young adults who tried fentanyl test strips reduced overdose risk by using less, going slower or using with someone else present.
by Brown University
10.18.2018
12:08pm
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For the first time in at least a quarter-century, New York City made it through a weekend without anyone getting shot.
by Evan Simko-Bednarski, CNN
10.18.2018
11:28am
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The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct.
by Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays, Associated Press
10.18.2018
11:23am
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A doctor suspected of killing and dismembering dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi trained at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne after being sponsored by the Saudi Government.
by Nino Bucci, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
10.18.2018
11:16am
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Accused New Jersey killer Lamont Stephenson was added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List for the slaying of Olga DeJesus and her dog, federal authorities announced last week.
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10.17.2018
12:35pm
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A Russian official said a student attacked a vocational college Wednesday in Crimea, a rampage that killed 17 other students and left more than 40 people wounded, before killing himself.
by Vladimir Isachenkov and Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press
10.17.2018
9:26am
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The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child's grandmother, authorities said.
by Jeff Amy, Associated Press
10.17.2018
9:23am
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Authorities found approximately 130 guns inside the South Carolina home of a man who set up his house in an upscale neighborhood to ambush police officers coming to question his son about a possible child sex assault, the sheriff investigating the case...
by Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press
10.16.2018
4:46pm
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The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen.
by Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press
10.16.2018
4:37pm
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Six DNA contamination incidents have been counted in a widespread recent internal audit at the Sorenson Forensics laboratory. The Texas Forensic Science Commission, a watchdog agency, has an investigative panel looking into the incidents, and the...
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10.16.2018
12:00pm
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A man who is suing the Little Rock Police Department for blasting his door down and raiding his apartment without probable cause during a drug raid said Monday that he feared for his life.
by Hannah Grabenstein, Associated Press
10.16.2018
11:37am
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Police who searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, as authorities prepared to search the consul’s residence nearby after the diplomat left the...
by Fay Abuelgasim, Suzan Fraser and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
10.16.2018
11:31am
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A girl resembling a missing teenager whose parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home has been spotted at a gas station in south Florida, police said.
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10.16.2018
11:19am
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A Southern California man wrongly convicted of murdering his lover two decades ago has been exonerated and new arrests have been made in the case, authorities said Monday.
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10.16.2018
11:16am
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Wisconsin should establish its own commission to ensure a watchdog is overseeing forensic science in the Midwestern state, according to a new paper in the Journal of Science Policy and Governance authored by group of academics and scientists.
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10.15.2018
12:18pm
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A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn't commit was targeted because his mother rebuffed a homicide detective's sexual advances and was convicted after a bogus police investigation, according to a lawsuit.
by Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press
10.15.2018
12:09pm
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The Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it’s seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation’s third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago’s 12,000-officer police...
by Michael Tarm, Associated Press
10.15.2018
12:06pm
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Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago, a pro-government Turkish newspaper reported Saturday.
by Zeynep Bilginsoy and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
10.15.2018
11:39am
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U.S. states with high levels of household gun ownership have higher rates of fatal shootings of civilians by police than states with lower gun prevalence, according to a new study led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and...
by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
10.15.2018
11:31am
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Roughly 60 percent of Americans of European ancestry — including at-large killers responsible for unsolved cold cases — can be identified by forensic genealogy using the scope of current public DNA databases, according to a new study.
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10.12.2018
12:16pm
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Words come back to haunt you, especially when uttered in court. It started with a fraction of an inch: A well-known Arizona forensic medical examiner misstated the size of a bullet hole in a 1996 trial.
by Michael Kiefer, Arizona Republic
10.12.2018
12:01pm
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Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment.
by Rachel La Corte and Gene Johnson, Associated Press
10.12.2018
11:52am
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A former Missouri jail guard persuaded her terminally ill father to fatally shoot her estranged husband to resolve a custody dispute and then kill himself so it appeared to be a murder-suicide, authorities allege.
by Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press
10.12.2018
11:43am
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Thousands of additional drug cases tainted by a former chemist authorities say was high almost every day she worked at a state drug lab for eight years must be dismissed, Massachusetts' highest court ruled Thursday.
by Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
10.12.2018
11:00am
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A top cop in Northern Ireland said the investigations of hundreds of murders during “the Troubles” will be hobbled by the very law that helped end the decades of intermittent sectarian strife.
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10.11.2018
12:37pm
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A new system improves the speed and accuracy of fingerprint scanning and matching by using 3D technology. No pressing required.
by Hong Kong Polytechnic University
10.11.2018
11:29am
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Malaysia's new government said it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move against capital punishment in Asia that human rights groups hailed Thursday as a major advance.
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10.11.2018
11:22am
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Nine skeletons from Rat Island in Gosport, England were brought back to the laboratories at Cranfield Forensic Institute for further analysis. The aim was to understand if they were male or female, their age-at-death, their stature, diet, health status...
by Dr. Nicholas Márquez-Grant, Cranfield University
10.11.2018
11:15am
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Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound (90-kilogram) bomb they say he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington.
by Jim Mustian, Associated Press
10.11.2018
11:00am
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An algorithm can predict someone’s height based off their DNA, a new Michigan State study presents.
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10.10.2018
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The operator of a limousine company involved in a crash that killed 20 people was arrested Wednesday, state police said. It wasn't immediately clear whether the charges were related to the deadly wreck.
by Michael Hill, Associated Press
10.10.2018
1:09pm
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A new police task force targeting people who aren’t allowed to have guns has led to 35 arrests and the seizure of more than 100 firearms since June, officials announced Tuesday while acknowledging that an ever-increasing backlog of prohibited possessors...
by Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
10.10.2018
12:59pm
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Michigan police found nearly 500 videotapes in the home of a rape suspect and now have to modernize them in order to see if he is responsible for assaults going back decades, officials said.
by David K. Li, NBC News
10.10.2018
12:55pm
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The state of Tennessee has denied the request by Tennessee inmate Edmund Zagorski to die in the electric chair, his attorney says, and plans to proceed with plans to execute him Thursday by lethal injection.
by Travis Loller, Associated Press
10.9.2018
4:01pm
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