Philadelphia's district attorney calls verdict in the priest abuse case a historical victory for victims.
The highest-ranking Catholic Church cleric charged and convicted in the landmark Philadelphia child sexual abuse trial was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison Tuesday.
The highest-ranking Catholic Church cleric charged and convicted in the landmark Philadelphia child sexual abuse trial is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday.
Fourteen mothers, whose children prosecutors say were sexually abused by a Los Angeles teacher facing 23 felony charges, sued the school district on Tuesday seeking damages for "generalized shock and trauma."
A California jury Thursday acquitted a man charged with assaulting a retired Catholic priest, in a case that prosecutors had described as a vigilante attack.
A man is on trial for beating a priest he claims sexually abused him more than 30 years ago when he was a child.
Attorneys for Monsignor William Lynn will return to court Monday to argue that the cleric, who was convicted of child endangerment, be put under house arrest rather than jailed until his sentencing in August.
Monsignor William Lynn, the highest-ranking cleric accused of imperiling children by helping cover up sexual abuse, was found guilty Friday of one count of child endangerment.
Norway mass killer Anders Breivik should be considered sane and acquitted for the attacks that left 77 people dead, his lawyer said in closing arguments Friday.
CNN's Diana Magnay says the man accused of mass murder in Norway showed no emotion as the charges were read.
The defense team for Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period, rested on Wednesday without the former assistant football coach taking the stand.
Jerry Sandusky's attorney told reporters Tuesday to "stay tuned" to see if his client will testify in a child rape case that has upended Penn State University and its football program.
Joe Johns looks at how the perjury case against Roger Clemens fell apart, leading to his acquittal.
Closing arguments in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse trial could begin as soon as Thursday, Judge John Cleland said Monday.
CNN's Susan Candiotti reports that lawyers are ready to mount Jerry Sandusky's defense.
Dueling scientists, a former trainer, friends and family are among the witnesses whose testimony a jury will consider as they decide if famed baseball pitcher Roger Clemens lied to Congress during an investigation of steroid use among major league players.
Deliberations resume Monday in Philadephia in the landmark trial of Monsignor William Lynn, the highest-ranking cleric charged with endangering children by allegedly helping cover up sexual abuse.
Susan Candiotti reports on the trial of a church official accused of covering up sex abuse of children by priests.
Jury deliberations could start Friday in Philadelphia in the landmark trial of Monsignor William Lynn, the highest-ranking cleric charged with endangering children by allegedly helping cover up sexual abuse.
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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.
Two men accused of murdering an Irish teacher on her honeymoon last year pleaded not guilty when they appeared in court in Mauritius on Tuesday, police on the Indian Ocean island said.
Jurors resumed deliberations Thursday in the trial of a man accused of killing the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of entertainer Jennifer Hudson.
Entertainer Jennifer Hudson testifies in the trial of a man accused of killing her family. CNN's Ted Rowlands has more.
A California judge ordered Wednesday that two Fullerton police officers stand trial in the beating death last year of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man with a mental illness.
Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of entertainer Jennifer Hudson.
One of the two Philadelphia priests on trial in a landmark child sexual abuse and conspiracy case admitted in 2008 that he allowed a 14-year-old to view pornography and sleep in the same bed with him during an overnight visit in 1996, according to testimony given to church investigators.
A former altar boy molested in a church sacristy testified Wednesday in the child sexual abuse and conspiracy trial of two Philadelphia priests.
Attorneys in the child sexual abuse and conspiracy trial of two Philadelphia priests debated Monday over which potential witnesses jurors would be allowed to hear regarding a third defendant who pleaded guilty to molesting boys just days before opening remarks.
An Oklahoma judge entered not guilty pleas Monday for two men accused of killing three people in a shooting spree in a predominately African-American neighborhood in Tulsa this month, according to an attorney for one of the suspects.
Opening arguments started Monday in the first case in which a Roman Catholic archdiocese official is accused of covering up evidence of suspected sexual abuse of children.
A former Rutgers University student accused of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate by use of a hidden webcam was found guilty Friday of all counts -- including invasion of privacy and the more severe charges of bias intimidation -- in a case that thrust cyberbullying into the national spotlight.
Jury begins deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate, who later killed himself by jumping off New York's George Washington Bridge.
The defense and prosecution provide closing statements in the Rutgers roommate-spying trial.
The defense and prosecution wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate, who later killed himself by jumping off New York's George Washington Bridge.
A federal court jury in Houston found former financier R. Allen Stanford guilty Tuesday on 13 of 14 counts of running a Ponzi scheme.
Jose Baez defends a judge's decision to dismiss the murder case against a man accused in the death of his newlywed wife.
An Alabama judge on Thursday abruptly dismissed the murder case against a man accused in the scuba-diving death of his newlywed wife off Australia's coast.
A jury late Wednesday recommended a prison sentence of 26 years for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the death of his ex-girlfriend.
A former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of fatally beating his ex-girlfriend contributed to her death, but did not kill her and had no intent to do so, his attorney argued Saturday.
The prosecutor sounded like the narrator of a hard-boiled police drama as he carefully laid out pieces of the puzzle that led detectives to arrest one of their own in a 23-year-old cold case.
A U.S. military judge sentenced a Marine squad leader charged with alleged war crimes in Iraq to a maximum of 90 days in prison and a reduction in pay and rank.
After years of delay, the court-martial of the last of eight Marines charged in the shooting deaths of 24 Iraqis in the village of Haditha in 2005 ended in a guilty plea to one count of negligent dereliction of duty, officials said Monday.
A.J. Hammer of "Showbiz Tonight" speaks with Nik Richie from thedirty.com about his financial offer to Casey Anthony.
Casey Anthony told a psychiatrist and a psychologist she believed she was drugged at a 2004 party and became pregnant with her daughter, Caylee, in whose death four years later she was tried and acquitted.
Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in the hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the man accused of committing the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history.
Lawyers for accused WikiLeaks source Pvt. Bradley Manning raise questions about whether he had a female alter ego.
After four days of testimony and 20 prosecution witnesses, Pfc. Bradley Manning's defense attorney spent only 35 minutes Wednesday questioning just two witnesses before resting their case.
Jurors will continue deliberations on Friday on whether Joshua Komisarjevsky will be put to death for his role in a deadly Connecticut home invasion in 2007.
Jurors will continue deliberations Thursday on whether Joshua Komisarjevsky will be put to death for his role in a deadly 2007 Connecticut home invasion.
Jurors were unable to reach a decision Wednesday on whether Joshua Komisarjevsky will be put to death for his role in a deadly 2007 Connecticut home invasion.
The man accused of killing four New Yorkers during a violent stabbing spree in February has pleaded guilty to several counts of murder, according to the Kings County, New York, district attorney's office.
The defense and prosecution rested Tuesday in the sentencing phase of the trial for Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second man convicted in a deadly 2007 Connecticut home invasion.
Months after a jury couldn't decide his fate, a Southern California teen has agreed to plead guilty for gunning down a gay classmate three years ago in their junior high classroom.
A man who allegedly raped his ex-girlfriend and then framed her for a series of armed robberies is standing trial in New York.
An Army staff sergeant accused of leading a rogue "kill squad" charged with murdering three Afghan civilians took the stand Friday during his court martial and denied carrying out the killings. Yet he admitted to cutting off body parts as part of what prosecutors called a gruesome practice of keeping battlefield "trophies."
A worker at a west Philadelphia abortion clinic has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and may testify against Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the doctor accused of performing illegal late-term abortions, court officials said.
Attorneys representing Casey Anthony invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 60 times during a deposition given in a civil suit against her, according to a transcript of the proceedings.
Casey Anthony's civil attorney says if her deposition video is released it can harm her, because of the media attention.
It may be December before the second man convicted in a 2007 deadly Connecticut home invasion learns if he will die for his role in a crime that drew worldwide attention.
Former baseball great Lenny Dykstra reached a deal with prosecutors, pleading no contest Wednesday to three counts of grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
Reacting to the guilty verdict again Joshua Komisarjevsky, Dr. William Petit fondly remembers his daughter Michaela.
Jurors began deliberations Wednesday in the case of Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second man to be tried in connection with a deadly Connecticut home invasion in 2007.
Jurors heard lawyers' final pleas Tuesday in the case of Joshua Komisarjevsky, with a prosecutor casting him as the mastermind behind a vicious 2007 home invasion that ripped apart a Connecticut family while the defense insisted "he did not want anyone to die."
A teenager accused of gunning down a gay classmate execution-style in their Southern California junior high school classroom in 2008 will be retried on murder charges, the Ventura County district attorney's office said Wednesday.
Although the judge has limited what Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers can argue about Michael Jackson's health and state of mind in the months before his death, the defense will "put on a good case," one of Murray's lawyers said Monday.
The lone survivor of a deadly home invasion wrapped up his testimony Tuesday afternoon after taking the stand against the second man charged with brutally killing his wife and two daughters.
The father of a murdered Connecticut family testifies at trial for second suspect. CNN's Deb Feyerick reports.
The 17-year sentence given to convicted terrorist plotter Jose Padilla was ruled too lenient by a federal appeals court on Monday, a legal victory for the Obama administration.
A New York man pleaded guilty Thursday in the Father's Day shooting deaths of four people at a Long Island pharmacy, authorities said.
The family of an African-American man who was killed when he was beaten and run over with a truck has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a group of teens alleged to have been present at the time of the attack.
A Los Angeles County judge on Thursday denied the defense's request to sequester the jury for the coming trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician accused in Michael Jackson's death.
Lenny Dykstra, a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star who led the New York Mets to a World Series championship, appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday shackled, unshaven and slumped in a chair to answer multiple counts of attempted grand auto theft, among other charges.
Warren Jeffs' nephew and niece testified Saturday during his sentencing phase about the alleged abuse they suffered at his hands.
A Texas jury finds polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs guilty on two counts of sexual assault.
A Florida judge on Monday signed amended court documents mandating that Casey Anthony return to Orlando to serve a year of probation stemming from her check fraud conviction.
The judge in the check fraud case orders Casey Anthony back to Orlando. HLN's Dr. Drew and guests discuss.
The defense rested Tuesday in the case of alleged Ohio serial killer Anthony Sowell, who is accused of sexually assaulting, killing and dismembering 11 Cleveland-area women between 2007 and 2009.
The detectives who built the murder case against Casey Anthony said Tuesday they stand behind their evidence but urge the public to respect the jury's acquittal of her.
Don't be surprised if Casey Anthony walks out of jail a free woman after her sentencing Thursday, legal experts say.
CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look back at the key moments in the closely watched murder trial of Casey Anthony.
The Florida mom was found not guilty of murdering her daughter - but was the decision surprising?
The Florida jury acquits her of abusing and murdering 2-year-old daughter Caylee
CNN's David Mattingly recaps some of the closing arguments given by both sides in the Casey Anthony case.
Jurors in the Casey Anthony capital murder trial ended their first day of deliberations Monday without reaching a decision as to whether she is guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2008.
Jury selection will begin on Wednesday in U.S. v. Roger Clemens, a trial that could close the door on the steroid era in baseball and lead to arguably the best pitcher in the last 30 years being sentenced to prison. Michael McCann breaks down what to expect.
As Casey Anthony alternately cried, glared and shook her head, prosecutors in her capital murder trial told jurors in closing arguments Sunday that evidence in the case points to only one conclusion -- that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
Three years after 2-year-old Caylee Anthony was last seen alive, the murder trial of her mother is nearing an end.
The prosecution wrapped up its rebuttal phase in the Casey Anthony murder trial late Friday afternoon, suggesting judgment was near for the Orlando woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter then lying to authorities.
What had been planned as an extended weekend work day in the Casey Anthony murder trial abruptly ended Saturday morning as the judge overseeing the case ordered a recess over the sudden emergence of what one analyst said must be a major issue.
In court, Cindy Anthony testifies that Caylee could climb the pool stairs, but could not move the ladder at the pool.
Cindy Anthony testified that she's the one who searched for chloroform on the house computer.
Casey Anthony's mother, Cindy Anthony, testified Thursday that she, not her daughter, conducted Internet searches for key words including chloroform and alcohol on the Anthony family computer in March 2008.
Casey Anthony defense witnesses discuss the presence of gasoline in the car trunk and drug testing on hairs.
The kind of insect evidence found by investigators in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car does not prove that a body was stored inside, a bug expert for the defense testified Friday in the Orlando woman's murder trial.
Casey Anthony's defense attorneys are seeking to question a convicted felon who served prison time for kidnapping, claiming in court documents he is linked to Anthony's father through cell phone records.
Casey Anthony's defense team adds an Orlando felon convicted of kidnapping to its witness list. Vinnie Politan reports.
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