Beginning this fall, police across the nation will have a new weapon holstered onto their belts: A small attachment that weighs about 12 ounces turns an ordinary iPhone into a state-of-the-art biometric scanner.The device allows officers to scan a suspect's irises or face, or his fingerprints, and i
There has been a lot for supporters of gay marriage to celebrate this year, including a new law that permits same-sex nuptials in New York.Back in February, the Justice Department said it would no longer defend the federal law that restricts marriage to heterosexual couples, citing doubts about its
Baseball pitching star Roger Clemens, winner of a record seven Cy Young awards, sat silently in federal court on Wednesday, as his trial opened on charges of perjury and obstruction of Congress — charges that carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.Clemens remained expressionless as the prosec
A court order for the Pentagon to stop enforcing "don't ask, don't tell" is likely the last gasp of the 17-year policy that was repealed by Congress in December but remained temporarily in effect, experts and activists said Thursday.A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S.
In the fall of 1984, in a rain-soaked alley in Washington, D.C., a street vendor found a tiny woman lying dead on the floor of a garage.She was Catherine Fuller, a mother of six, who left home to run a quick errand and never came back.