US general facing sex charges heads to trial While denying that accusation, lawyers for the married father of two have said he carried on a three-year extramarital affair with the junior officer during war tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The admission of an affair will almost certainly end his Army career.March 4, 2014
Charges filed in Mpls. murder Prosecutors say Shane Maurice McPike, 35, took part in the murder of 34-year-old Adrian Carr of St. Louis Park on Feb. 23, according to the charges.March 3, 2014
Courts take a kinder look at victims of child sex trafficking The numbers are staggering. The Justice Department estimates that each year at least 200,000 children are trafficked for sex in the U.S., and it is said to generate upward of $32 billion a year.
Across the country, teens are being picked up on prostitution charges. It's a stunning contradiction in the law: Girls who are too young to legally consent to sex are being prosecuted for selling it.March 2, 2014
27 dead in knife attack at SW China train station A group of knife-wielding men left at least 27 people dead and another 109 injured, the official Xinhua News Agency said, making it one of the deadliest attacks in China in recent years.March 1, 2014
As police monitor social media, legal lines become blurred Social media monitoring started in the world of marketing, allowing companies to track what people were saying about their brands. But now, with software that allows users to scan huge volumes of public postings on social media, police are starting to embrace it as well.February 28, 2014
Boy's death from infected rat spurs Petco suit Attorney John Gomez told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his firm filed the lawsuit Monday in San Diego County seeking an unspecified amount for the suffering endured by the Pankey family, whose son, Aidan, died June 12, 2013, hours after he was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pains.February 26, 2014