Spanish National Police said Friday they have seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in an operation that they said thwarted an attempt by Mexican drug dealers allied with the Sinaloa drug cartel to establish a foothold in Europe.
A Mexican presidential candidate taps a Colombian general as drug war adviser.
One of the most high-profile women accused of connections with Mexico's drug trade was extradited to the United States Thursday, officials said.
Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in last year's mass shooting outside an Arizona supermarket in Tucson that killed six people and wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 19 charges in exchange for the government not seeking the death penalty.
CNN's Kyung Lah reports on a hearing where Jared Lee Loughner was charged in the Tucson, Arizona shooting.
CNN's Anderson Cooper recounts how the deadly shooting spree in a Wisconsin gurdwara unfolded.
Community members are coming together to seek emotional healing in the wake of Sunday's shooting spree that killed six people and wounded four at a religious service in a Milwaukee suburb.
Two Pennsylvania pizzeria workers who were held up early Sunday told police their assailants recorded the incident on a cell phone and claimed they were taping for a reality TV show called "We Just Got Robbed," authorities said Monday.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said it is not confirming or denying reports that Jared Loughner will plead guilty in last year's shooting rampage outside a Tucson, Arizona, supermarket.
Residents of Tucson remember the victims of a shooting rampage that claimed the lives of six people one year ago.
A 48-year-old professor accused of setting fires at the Southern California high school that his son attended prior to the boy's suicide was also planning to kill students and administrators at the school, authorities said Tuesday.
On his website, Ronald William Brown posed with puppets, boasted about birthday party performances and offered workshops for school groups.
Brooke Baldwin reports on a puppeteer who chatted online about killing, kidnapping and eating a boy from his church.
"Dark Knight Rises" star Christian Bale makes a surprise visit to the victims of the Aurora theater shooting.
Two more instructors charged with having sex with female recruits. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
An Air Force instructor convicted of rape, aggravated sexual assault and other charges against 10 female recruits was handed a 20-year prison sentence Saturday in a military scandal that spurred investigators to examine the extent of the abuse.
A heavily armed gunman killed at least 14 people and wounded 50 more during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.
An arrest has been made in the attempted abduction of a child in Philadelphia after a massive police manhunt.
A 17-year-old student is allegedly at the center of a marijuana drug ring in Ohio that grossed $20,000 per month.
Kidnappers in Egypt have released two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide, a security official said.
Egyptian security services in North Sinai are intensifying efforts to get a pair of kidnapped Americans and their tour guide released, state media reported Saturday.
Two American tourists and their guide were kidnapped Friday in the Sinai region of Egypt, authorities said.
Affiliate KGUN reports drug smugglers would cut tunnels through parking spaces in Nogales, Arizona, to transfer drugs.
Mexico's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. border patrol agent of fatally shooting a Mexican citizen over the weekend.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia barred two more priests from ministry on Friday amid allegations of child sexual abuse, bringing the tally to nine clergymen banned from the embattled church since May.
As Mexicans elect a new president, CNN discusses if now is the time for a new strategy in the fight against drug cartels.
Four aid workers, who were abducted from Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border last week, were freed late Sunday during a shootout with kidnappers, a military official said..
Four aid workers are free after a shoot-out in southern Somalia. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Sandusky found guilty in 45 of 48 child sexual abuse charges. Now some allege there was a cover up at Penn State
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin responds to jurors in the Jerry Sandusky case finding him guilty on 45 sex abuse counts.
The defense rests in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, with the defendant not taking the stand.
One cannot choose to not be a pedophile, but one can choose to not be a child molester.
Mark Geragos, Marcia Clark and Louis Kraus analyze the strategy used by Jerry Sandusky's defense team.
Little of the reported testimony from the Jerry Sandusky trial surprises me. I have heard these stories thousands of times over the past 25 years.
A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law's author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.
CNN's Randi Kaye speaks with a former military officer who says she was sexually assaulted while serving.
If you serve in the U.S. military and you rape or sexually assault a fellow service member, chances are you won't be punished. In fact, you have an estimated 86.5% chance of keeping your crime a secret and a 92% chance of avoiding a court-martial.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks to photojournalist Robert King, who has risked his life capturing the horror of Syria.
Syrian security forces, soldiers and pro-regime militias used sexual violence to torture people in detention and sexually abused women and girls as young as 12 in raids, a new report said Friday.
After following a cyber trail stemming from an ongoing investigation into possession of child pornography, federal officials in New Jersey said Thursday they now have custody of a Ukrainian man they believe is behind one of the largest international child porn distribution rings.
The man immortalized by Martin Scorsese's film "Goodfellas" has died.
Seven members of Mexico's Zetas cartel were arrested Tuesday after a U.S. indictment accused a total of 14 cartel members of laundering drug money through the breeding and racing of American quarter horses in the United States, authorities said.
A Texas man releases a YouTube video announcing he will join Anonymous in the fight against a drug cartel in Mexico.
Federal agents arrested dozens of airline workers and baggage handlers at Puerto Rico's busiest airport, targeting what authorities say are two drug smuggling rings working together to move cocaine into the United States aboard commercial aircraft.
A 23-year-old man was supposed to be under house arrest when police say he opened fire this weekend inside a busy Toronto shopping mall, killing one and leading to injuries to seven others.
The suspect in a Toronto mall shooting remained on the loose Sunday, one day after he allegedly opened fire in a busy food court, killing one person and injuring seven.
As a gunman opened fire inside a cafe in Seattle, a patron jumped into action, hitting the shooter twice with a stool and saving three lives, police said.
A hero hurled barstools at a gunman as he opened fire inside a Seattle cafe, police said Thursday.
Two American tourists kidnapped Thursday in Egypt's Sinai region have been released, an official in South Sinai said.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on two American tourists who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt's Sinai region.
A suspect in the shooting spree at a Seattle cafe shot himself as investigators closed in on him Wednesday, police said.
May 25, National Missing Children's Day, is a day on which we honor and remember missing children. This date was chosen specifically because it is the date in 1979 when 6-year-old Etan Patz went missing on his way to school in New York.
The highest-ranking cleric to be charged with child endangerment testified Wednesday in the landmark child sexual abuse and conspiracy trial in which he and another Philadelphia priest are defendants.
A priest who assisted Monsignor William Lynn investigate clergy sex abuse claims testified Tuesday that it was not the archdiocese's policy to contact law enforcement or other victims of abuse.
Male guards at an Alabama women's prison engaged in the widespread sexual abuse of female inmates for years, a nonprofit group alleged in a formal complaint filed with the Justice Department on Tuesday.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a 24-year-old former Marine charged with a "serial thrill-kill spree" that killed four homeless men and a mother and her son, the Orange County, California, district attorney said Monday.
A bombing at a school in Italy was likely "the isolated action of a single man" and not tied to the mafia, an official said Sunday.
A woman wearing a wedding or formal dress was found stabbed to death in her bathtub in Illinois.
Nearly one of every 10 state prisoners is sexually victimized during confinement, according to a Justice Department study released Thursday.
Florida Republican Sandy Adams' personal story could help the GOP in its efforts to woo women voters.
The House of Representatives passed the Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act on Wednesday, despite strong opposition from Democrats.
More than four years since he and Roger Clemens gave contradictory testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Brian McNamee appeared before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton over the last two days to answer questions from government prosecutors. In doing so, he provided the most pivotal testimony yet in U.S. v. Clemens. McNamee also set the table for a contentious showdown with Clemens' lawyers as they cross-examine him late this afternoon and into tomorrow.
One of the men controversially pardoned earlier this year by Mississippi's outgoing governor could land back behind bars after being charged with driving drunk and causing an accident that killed an 18-year-old woman.
Anderson Cooper looks at the accusations against ex-Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour for the pardons to convicts.
An American aid worker kidnapped by al Qaeda in Pakistan pleads for his life. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
In a three-minute video posted to the internet, Warren Weinstein begs the U.S. President to meet the demands of his Pakistani kidnappers in return for his life.
Four gang members potentially face life in prison without parole after being convicted Friday of using violence and intimidation to extort "rents" from drug dealers and suppliers on their Los Angeles turf, a federal prosecutor's office said.
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the death of his 9-year-old half-sister, whose body was found attached to a rope hanging from a tree, Alabama authorities said Friday.
Tax refund fraud is rampant, and officials blame the IRS for not doing enough to stop it. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.
Criminals who file fraudulent tax returns by stealing people's identities could rake in an estimated $26 billion over the next five years because the IRS cannot keep up with the amount of the fraud, Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George said Tuesday.
A top Colombian drug trafficker who partnered with Mexican cartels to smuggle cocaine into the United States turned himself in to U.S. authorities in Aruba, Colombian police said.
Philadelphia's Catholic archbishop announced Friday that five priests will not be reinstated following a church investigation into accusations of child sex abuse, though the men have a right to an appeal.
The mayor of a Montana college town Wednesday welcomed a federal investigation into allegations that sexual assault and rape complaints were improperly handled.
The mother of a rape victim in a viral video says the South African government failed her. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports
I am a journalist. I am a teacher. I am a black woman. I am a witness to prejudice.
U.S. v. Roger Clemens -- take two -- starts today in the D.C. chambers of U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton. SI.com legal analyst Michael McCann answers the key questions.
Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the trial of former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens, nine months after the previous one ended in a mistrial.
Stephanie Schroeder joined the U.S. Marine Corps not long after 9/11. She was a 21-year-old with an associate's degree when she reported for boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina.
Military women say once they reported sexual assault, they were booted from the military. Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates.
Two murderers are issued driver's licenses and buy cars before being pardoned. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
For more than three months, Linda Smith has wondered how the man who police say was driving drunk and involved in a crash last year that killed her daughter could be pardoned for a previous felony drunken driving offense.
A locksmith hired to help in the process of evicting a California tenant was shot dead, along with the sheriff's deputy serving the eviction notice, police said Friday.
Reports of violent sexual crimes against U.S. troops have leveled off in the military since 2009, according to a new study released by the Pentagon on Friday.
CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on the arrests of two suspects in the shootings of five people in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The 19-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma, man whose Facebook page lamented his father's death "at the hands of a f--king n----r" told investigators he shot three of the African-Americans injured or killed in a Friday shooting spree, according to police documents.
A Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela has been freed, Venezuela's minister for justice and the interior said Tuesday.
Authorities are investigating the kidnapping of a Costa Rican diplomat in Venezuela, officials said Monday.
Police are investigating whether the shootings of five African-Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were a hate crime after the weekend arrests of two white suspects in the case, local authorities said Sunday.
The police chief of Tulsa, Oklahoma, offered a stern, succinct message Saturday to the man he believes killed three people and critically wounded two others in a spate of seemingly random shootings: "We're coming for you."
A federal judge Wednesday sentenced five former New Orleans police officers to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for the shootings of unarmed civilians in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, prosecutors said.
A 21-year-old Mississippi State University student was found shot to death on campus. Affiliate WAPT reports.
Three white Mississippi men pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes Thursday in connection with the 2011 beating death of an African-American man in Jackson, the Justice Department announced. Deryl Dedmon, John Aaron Rice and Dylan Butler each admitted to conspiracy and violating the 2009 federal hate-crimes law in last June's killing of James Craig Anderson. They face sentences of up to life in prison and $250,000 in fines, federal prosecutors said.
White teen faces possible hate crime charges in the killing of a black man. CNN first reported the story in 2011.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday night put the country's southwest region on the highest possible security alert level, hours after a teacher and three children were gunned down at a Jewish school in Toulouse.
Two Brazilian tourists, their guide and a police officer who were kidnapped by Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's southern Sinai Peninsula all have been freed, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Monday.
Venezuelan investigators have detained 12 police officials following the shooting death of a Chilean diplomat's teenage daughter.
In a series of floor speeches Thursday, a group of mostly Democratic women senators made a high-profile and at times emotional appeal to Republicans to support an expanded Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In doing so, they suggested Republicans were blocking the bill because it would extend its protections to illegal immigrants as well as gays and lesbians.
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