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The unsealing of the indictment of 36 cyberfraud defendants last week shone some light on the activities of those who buy and sell stolen information, in an underground industry that costs victims around the world millions of dollars in losses.
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2.16.2018
1:39pm
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Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
by Eric Tucker, Associated Press
2.16.2018
1:34pm
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A Florida man who thought he was texting his wife but instead nervously messaged a detective "I think they are going to arrest me" was charged with murder in the death of his live-in girlfriend, authorities said.
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2.16.2018
1:31pm
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William Lunger, the former Sussex County sheriff's officer accused of having an affair with a drug court participant and sentenced to just under a year in the Somerset County jail after admitting to conspiring with the woman to defraud a drug test, is...
by Lori Comstock, New Jersey Herald
2.16.2018
1:28pm
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Local Colorado police served a search warrant on an apartment in Trinidad, Colo., on Tuesday as part of an ongoing “computer crime investigation,” potentially linked to a nationwide child porn sting. But the police searching the apartment found something...
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2.15.2018
1:17pm
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A study seeking to examine the costs and benefits of collaborative and separated eyewitnesses found that interviewing witnesses together saved time but decreased the amount of correct information yielded—but also revealed a “category clustering recall”...
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2.15.2018
12:59pm
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A prisoner who mounted an extraordinary escape from Peruvian jail by swapping places with his visiting twin brother has been recaptured. The arrest of Alexander Jheferson Delgado Herrera marks the end of more than a year on the run from authorities.
by Daniel Hurst, The Guardian
2.15.2018
12:48pm
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A Wisconsin man charged with homicide in his diabetic son's death did not check his son's glucose levels or seek medical help even after the son was sick and vomiting all day, court records say.
by Karen Madden and Laura Schulte, Wausau Daily Herald
2.15.2018
12:22pm
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Students and neighbors describe the suspect in the deadly rampage at a Florida high school as a troubled teenager who threatened and harassed peers, talked about killing animals, posed with guns in disturbing photos on social media, and bragged about...
by Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press
2.15.2018
12:14pm
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The changes wrought in RNA of certain tissues in the recently-dead can be a critical marker to determine post-mortem interval, according a paper by a Spanish and Portuguese team in the journal Nature Communications.
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2.14.2018
12:25pm
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Letters written by the patient at the center of an abuse investigation at Whiting Forensic Division show the alleged abuse may have gone on for more than a decade.
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2.14.2018
12:09pm
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A University of Connecticut scientist was arraigned Tuesday on charges that she murdered her husband, a UConn doctor whose body may have been left inside their home since June.
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2.14.2018
11:42am
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A team led by Vrizlynn Thing at the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), in collaboration with the Singapore Police Force, has developed an impressive new system that reliably estimates the time of recordings by identifying small fluctuations in...
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2.14.2018
11:38am
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A coalition of activists has sued the city of Los Angeles alleging officials have failed to comply with a public records request seeking information about a controversial “predictive policing” strategy in use for years.
by Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
2.14.2018
10:49am
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A little over a year ago, Alexis Manigo’s life changed when it was publicly revealed that she was the missing infant known as Baby Kamiyah, and that the woman who had raised her from infancy, Gloria Williams, had stolen her from a hospital when she was...
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2.13.2018
12:59pm
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A new study in the Journal of Forensic Sciences assesses a kit made by a Japanese company that allows DNA analysts to test small chips of bone, instead of powder. The Sam Houston State University team found that the TBone Ex kit, made by the Tokyo-based...
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2.13.2018
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A man was charged Monday with providing the gun used to kill two Ohio policemen, as the officers' bodies were escorted in a procession to funeral homes in the suburban community they served. Gerald Lawson, 30, of suburban Cleveland, is accused of buying...
by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
2.13.2018
10:47am
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A man convicted in Kansas of attempted murder and other charges during a series of crimes in several states has been brought back to Mississippi to face murder charges.
by Jeff Amy, Associated Press
2.13.2018
10:41am
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Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is one of the world’s largest and most violent street gangs. It is also one of the least understood, making it difficult for policymakers and law enforcement to confront. A new report by InSight Crime and American University’s...
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2.13.2018
10:31am
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Crossing the line from law enforcers to law breakers, members of Baltimore's Gun Trace Task Force had become thugs with badges, stealing cash, reselling seized narcotics, sticking illegal GPS trackers on the cars of their robbery targets and lying under...
by David McFadden, Associated Press
2.13.2018
10:19am
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged his continued opposition to marijuana legalization and sanctuary cities in a meeting with the members of the National Sheriffs’ Association this morning.
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2.12.2018
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A man arrested in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Colorado woman told investigators she hired him to kill her, court records said.
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2.12.2018
12:54pm
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Although voice recognition can already be presented as legal evidence, there is still skepticism around its scientific grounds. The EU-funded SIIP (Speaker Identification Integrated Project) aims to discard these doubts with an innovative probabilistic,...
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2.12.2018
12:43pm
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It will now be easier, faster and cheaper to catch athletes who take performance-enhancing drugs. A new way of testing blood and urine developed by University of Waterloo researchers cuts down the time required to analyze samples from 30 minutes to 55...
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2.12.2018
12:36pm
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A bill now in the Virginia General Assembly, similar to laws enacted in Texas and California, seeks to give people wrongfully convicted long ago on what has since been found to be faulty forensic science an avenue to challenge their convictions in court.
by Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch
2.12.2018
12:32pm
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Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old landscaper in Toronto, was arrested and charged with the murders of two missing men on Jan. 18. Since then, investigators are examining hundreds of missing persons cases in and around the country’s largest city—and...
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2.9.2018
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In a new paper published in the current issue of Criminal Justice Ethics, Dr. Katerina Hadjimatheou of the University of Warwick tests some of the arguments used by the police to defend secrecy in the face of calls for disclosure, and explores whether...
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2.9.2018
12:55pm
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State and federal law enforcement officials announced Thursday they seized some 77 pounds of various illicit drugs in the Boston area—including more than 30 pounds of fentanyl—as the result of "Operation High Hopes." They say it's "one of the longest,...
by Peter Martinez, CBS News
2.9.2018
12:47pm
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New Mexico lawmakers may set up a community task force as they consider restricting public access to body camera recordings of police interactions with people with mental illnesses.
by Morgan Lee, Associated Press
2.9.2018
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An appeals court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for state law to require that every person convicted of DUI through a blood or breath test pay a fee that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is dependent upon to fund testing operations.
by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press
2.9.2018
10:22am
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Anticipated cyber threats to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics range from financially-motivated data stealing to politically-motivated hacktivism, as all eyes are on South Korea amidst a menagerie of political tensions.
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2.8.2018
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The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year, according to data reviewed by The Associated Press, in the latest example of the armed forces' persistent struggle to root out such...
by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
2.8.2018
1:29pm
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday delayed the execution of a killer set to die next week, citing a letter he received from a juror who asked that the inmate be spared.
by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
2.8.2018
1:27pm
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FBI officials said the investigation into the November death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has yielded no evidence that there was a "scuffle, altercation or attack" more than two months after President Donald Trump and others used the suggestion of an...
by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
2.8.2018
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A foot doctor helped solve a violent robbery in Wayne County. More than a year after the crime, three men are now behind bars, thanks to Dr. Michael Nirenberg. Now, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is being credited for being the first in the United...
by Stephanie Langston, WKRN
2.8.2018
1:03pm
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Wolfram Meier-Augenstein, a German-born scientist working in the United Kingdom, has used isotopes to help identify murder victims, to trace illicit international goods, and even to show where a person lived over the course of their entire life. Now...
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2.7.2018
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Chinese police are using dark sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology to spot criminal suspects. The glasses, which are being worn by police at a busy train station ahead of the Chinese New Year travel rush, are linked to a central...
by Neil Connor, The Telegraph
2.7.2018
1:08pm
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The body of a 14-year-old girl remains in the Milwaukee County morgue nearly two months after she died because of a dispute between her mother, who is charged in her death, and her father in Texas.
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2.7.2018
12:54pm
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Blacks, especially women, are more likely to have been unarmed when killed by police than non-blacks, and that risk appears to increase in police departments with a greater presence of non-white officers, according to a new study of nationwide data from...
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2.7.2018
12:49pm
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Smuggled cellphones and a micro SD card hidden inside a Bible are at the center of what prosecutors describe as a sprawling investigation into child pornography distribution behind the walls of a federal prison in South Jersey.
by Thomas Moriarty, NJ.com
2.7.2018
12:40pm
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