A 24-year-old woman suspected of a string of robberies at jewelry stores across the South has been arrested in Atlanta. She’s facing up to 20 years behind bars, so now is certainly not the time to feel a little inspired, maybe, or to consider that capitalism is the real thief, in a way?
Every school in the Los Angeles Unified School District was shuttered on Tuesday after an unspecified, wide-ranging threat was called in.
A 57-year-old Washington man has been arrested and charged in federal court with threatening employees of StemExpress, the biotech firm that used to work with Planned Parenthood to collect fetal tissue donations. Scott Anthony Orton, 57, allegedly wrote on FoxNation, “Kill StemExpress employees. I’ll pay you for it.”
In a press conference Friday afternoon, the FBI announced that the mass shooting perpetrated in San Bernardino by a married couple, Tashfeen Malik and Syez Rizwan Farook, is now being investigated as a terrorist attack.
On Friday morning, reporters from what seemed like every major media company, including CNN, CBS News, and MSNBC, flooded into the apartment of Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the couple responsible for Wednesday’s massacre in San Bernardino. Meanwhile, cable news broadcasters stood by agog asking the question…
Lawyers for ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert told a federal judge this morning that he will plead guilty later this month in a case where he’s accused of bank fraud and lying to the FBI. Several media outlets have reported that Hastert is suspected of agreeing to pay a man millions to cover up sexual abuse.
ABC’s diversity train is not slowing down with the debut of Quantico, an FBI crime drama starring Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra as a steely female agent. It’s a feminist series led by an Indian actress, which is groundbreaking in itself. Let’s see whether the thriller does, or does not, make viewers tune in.
We’ve finally reached the Abortion Foe Event Horizon, the point at which all Republican candidates, in their ceaseless quest to prove they hate abortion the very most, have begun collapsing into a black hole of their own hyperbole. First up: Mike Huckabee, who said when he becomes president, he’ll send in the American…
The FBI has just announced that Dylann Roof was allowed to purchase the .45-caliber handgun he used to shoot and kill nine members of the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC last month due to a “background check failure.”
When it was announced Thursday that former House speaker Dennis J. Hastert has been indicted on blackmail charges, nobody had any idea what the hell was going on. The plot has thickened rapidly: Hastert is accused of paying roughly $1.7 million in hush money since 2010, and the L.A. Times is reporting it was to cover…
Looking back, it sometimes seems a third of my childhood was spent sitting in front of the TV, rewinding and fast-forwarding VHS tapes. Often, this was just to skip over the FBI’s anti-piracy warning, which—to my baby mind—seemed to occupy more screen time than the movie I was trying to watch. In fact, “The FBI…
My fellow Americans: Apparently Russian spies think American college girls are just too damn difficult to work with, which is something they would have known in advance if they'd ever tried to plan a spring break trip to Cabo sophomore year with their besties.
A 66-year-old Californian is currently in the custody of the FBI, after he allegedly "sexually groped and propositioned" a 15-year-old girl seated next to him on an airplane. Jesus.
After pleading guilty to computer hacking and extortion, the punk who tried to "sextort" nude pics from Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and others has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. The webcams of the world are a little safer, though your case of the creeps probably persists.
A sex trafficking ring which forced juveniles as young as 13 to work as prostitutes for the Super Bowl has been shut down by law enforcement.
Today the FBI indicted Hunter Moore and an accomplice on charges of "conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and seven counts of aggravated identity theft," in connection to his former revenge porn website Is Anyone Up.
The law enforcement search for James Lee DiMaggio, the man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson from San Diego County, ended like a scene lifted out of the Manhunter reel yesterday when FBI agents shot and killed DiMaggio in, the LA Times explains with an ominous flourish, “the Idaho wilderness.” …
As of yesterday, former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army Assata Shakur became the first-ever woman to be added to the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. She is currently 66 years old and living in Cuba where she has been granted political asylum.
Was General John R. Allen, who succeeded General David Petraeus as lead commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, actually sending inappropriate emails to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley? (If you still don't know who these people are, read our explainer here.)
She looks so much like a modern day Jane Austen character, it's hard to believe this wasn't staged. Poor Jill Kelley, perhaps she should take to bed before she comes down with consumption. This is all so fucking Greek tragedy/Desperate Housewives, I can hardly stand it.