The judges ruled 2-to-1 that two US citizens can bring a civil suit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for their alleged torture while they were held in a US military prison in Iraq in 2006.
Sanford Wallace, the so-called 'Spam King,' faces federal fraud charges for allegedly luring Facebook users to third-party websites that collected personal information for spam lists. He's already been convicted of compromising Facebook servers once before.
In 2010, a judge ordered that Casey Anthony complete one year of probation for writing fraudulent checks. Now, it's unclear whether she satisfied that requirement while awaiting her murder trial in jail or whether she needs to serve one more year of probation.
$180 million worth of cocaine in a semisubmersible vessel was seized off Honduras two weeks ago, the Coast Guard said. It was the first such craft, until now used along the Pacific coast, to be spotted in the Caribbean.
D.B. Cooper, as he has since become known, in 1971 hijacked a plane bound for Seattle, got $200,000 and a parachute in ransom for passengers, then jumped out into a stormy night. D.B. Cooper has never been found. The FBI says it has a new clue.
Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs. Defense lawyers have suggested they may argue that his actions are consistent with his sincerely held religious beliefs.
Federal funds can support research using human embryonic stem cells, ruled a D.C. district court Wednesday. Two scientists had sued President Obama and the NIH in efforts to overturn their regulations.