Crime & Justice

What Reid Endorsing Schumer As Top Democrat Means

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is not seeking reelection in 2016, but he is leaving no room for a leadership fight. He's throwing his support to his top lieutenant and message maestro.

Reid Backs N.Y.'s Schumer To Succeed Him As Senate Democratic Leader

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid made the endorsement on Nevada Public Radio after saying earlier today that he won't seek re-election in 2016.

He, She Or Hen? Sweden's New Gender-Neutral Pronoun

The latest edition of the dictionary of the Swedish language contains a new pronoun among its 13,000 new words — hen, to go along with he (han) and she (hon).

Saudi Arabia Pounds Rebel Targets In Yemen On 2nd Day Of Air Campaign

Airstrikes and anti-aircraft fire rocked the capital, Sanaa, while Houthi rebels continued their push into southern Yemen. Meanwhile, Arab foreign ministers gathered in Egypt.

Indiana Suspends Ban On Needle Exchanges To Combat HIV Outbreak

The state's governor says he would temporarily OK a program in one county after dozens of new infections were reported stemming from the injection of the prescription drug Opana.

Is There Any Way To Screen The World's Pilots For Suicidal Tendencies?

There are questionnaires that aim to identify people at risk of killing themselves. But the tests are flawed — and it's not at all clear they'd be effective in assessing the mental state of pilots.

Airlines Worldwide Rush To Adopt '2-Person' Cockpit Rule

In the wake of the apparently deliberate crash of a German airliner, carriers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia say they will emulate a U.S. rule requiring two people in the cockpit at all times.

Sen. Harry Reid Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

The Democratic leader later told Nevada Public Radio he was endorsing Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate's No. 3 Democrat, to succeed him as minority leader when his term ends in 22 months.

WATCH: Obama, A 'Wire' Superfan, Talks To Show's Creator David Simon

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.

Stretching One Great Teacher Across Many Classrooms

A Nashville middle school is test-driving a big idea: To put a great teacher in charge of multiple classrooms.

In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial, Prosecution Close To Wrapping Up

March 27, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston, Dec. 18, 2014. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Monday will be the last day for the prosecution to make its case in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

What We Know About The Germanwings Co-Pilot

March 27, 2015
This is an undated image taken from Facebook of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in San Francisco California. (AP)

A German prosecutor said Andreas Lubitz apparently tore up a doctor’s note excusing him from work on the day of the crash.

Police Make Arrest In Courthouse Bomb Threat

March 27, 2015

Police have arrested a man they allege called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the courthouse where the trial of Aaron Hernandez is being held. Police say the threat had nothing to do with the Hernandez trial.

Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man During Domestic Disturbance

March 27, 2015

District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says 40-year-old Neil Seifert, of Charlton, fired two rounds from the double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun at about 1 a.m. Friday.

Aaron Hernandez Trial Resumes After 9 Jurors Questioned

March 27, 2015

After the questioning, they argued about what prosecutors can ask Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, before she took to the stand.

Week In The News: Germanwings Crash, Ted Cruz 2016, Yemen Unravels

March 27, 2015
Rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. (AP)

The co-pilot and the plane in the Alps? Ted Cruz announces 2016 bid. Heinz buys Kraft. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Tsarnaev Jurors Hear Testimony On Victims’ Deaths, Examine Bomb Replicas

March 27, 2015

Jurors are hearing from medical examiners testifying about the deaths of three victims near the finish line. On Day 14 of the trial, the prosecution also had jurors touch replicas of the bombs.

Boston Woman Charged With Marathon Injury Fraud

March 27, 2015

A Boston woman has been indicted on charges of fraudulently receiving tens of thousands of dollars in benefits by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Key Moments Day 14 Of Tsarnaev Trial Testimony: How The Bombs Were Built

March 26, 2015

Testimony in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday focused on how the bombs used on Boylston Street and in Watertown were built.

Jury Shown Graphic Autopsy Photos Of Boston Bombing Victim

March 26, 2015

A medical examiner testifying Thursday described in graphic detail the devastating injuries that ravaged the body of Krystle Campbell and caused her to bleed to death on the pavement.

In Tsarnaev Trial, Jurors Hear From FBI Bomb Reconstruction Expert

March 26, 2015
A damaged yellow jacket, worn by Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jessica Kensky during the blast, is displayed to the media alongside a can containing remnants of a bomb. (AP)

Edward Knapp, a supervisory special agent with the FBI, has spent much of the day testifying about how the bombs were made and the destruction they left in their wake.

Trying To De-Radicalize French Prisons

March 26, 2015

French prisons have come under the spotlight as a key recruiting ground for Islamist extremists.

Hernandez Trial Resumes After Courthouse Bomb Threat

March 26, 2015

A bomb threat called in to the courthouse where the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is being held has temporarily halted proceedings.

What We Know – And Don’t Yet Know – About The Germanwings Crash

March 26, 2015
Airbus A320 of Germanwings taking off from Barcelona Airport. This aircraft crashed on March 24, 2015 in the French Alps as Germanwings Flight 9525. (Sebastien Mortier/Wikimedia Commons)

More details are emerging about crash that killed 150 people. Authorities say the co-pilot brought the flight down intentionally.

Top Court Officials Sound Alarm Over Baker Budget

March 26, 2015
Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget would lead to more severe service cuts in the Judiciary than during the “darkest days” of the Great Recession, requiring hundreds of layoffs and court closures, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants told House and Senate budget writers Wednesday.

Bowe Bergdahl’s Hometown Quiet After Desertion Charges

March 26, 2015
One faded yellow ribbon remains at Zaney's cafe in Hailey, Idaho. The cafe was awash in yellow ribbons and Bowe Bergdahl posters during his captivity. (Jessica Robinson/Northwest News Network)

Jessica Robinson visits the soldier’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho, where people have become reluctant to speak publicly about him.

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