The Justice Department announced Tuesday criminal charges have been filed against Jose Padilla - the U.S. citizen who had been held without charge for over 3 years in solitary confinement on a military brig in South Carolina.
The Bush administration decided to charge Jose Padilla with less serious crimes because it was unwilling to allow testimony from 2 senior members of Al Qaeda who had been subjected to harsh questioning.
Released a phone-book-thick proposed rule that would give the federal government new powers to track the comings and goings of individual travelers and greater efforts by airlines and others to obtain personal contact information from travelers
The Mirror, a UK publication which reported Tuesday on an alleged US plan to bomb an Arab TV station seen as anti-US, has been gagged from reporting any further on the memo and its contents by Attorney General Lord Goldsmith.
Britain has warned media organizations they are breaking the law if they publish details of a leaked document said to show President Bush wanted to bomb Arabic television station Al Jazeera.
The orientation and underlying concept of police enforcement in America have, indeed, been changing, but changing so quietly as to be hardly noticeable except by a few careful observers. The traditional orientation of police enforcement has been loca
If you're looking for courage, then you've got to look for those individuals who denounced injustice while it was happening. R.C. Hoiles' near-singular voice in denouncing the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II has becom
On a busy night at the New York Players Club in upper Manhattan, vice squad officers wearing bulletproof vests and raid jackets dealt the underground poker scene a losing hand.
Joe Foss is a 90-year-old Medal of Honor winner, born and raised in South Dakota. Ahmad A. Ahmad is a 22-year-old Jordanian native who has lived in the U.S. legally for twelve years. Each of them can describe, from personal experience, the cultivated
What does it actually mean to be free, and what is the legitimate role of government in a free society? Our Founding Fathers brought into existence the most unusual society in history. No income taxation, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare
Capping another tough week for President Bush and top Republicans in Congress, a bipartisan backlash yesterday forced congressional leaders to shelve a bill to extend provisions of the USA Patriot Act that expire at the end of the year.
Chinese authorities have arrested a priest and 10 seminarians from that nation's underground Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Yang Jianwei and the seminarians were detained Nov. 12 in Xushui City. 6 of the seminarians were later released, but Yang
"If further changes are not made, we will work to stop this bill from becoming law." Many parts of the Patriot Act are to expire by year's end if Congress does not renew them.
The attorneys general of 32 states are asking Hollywood's major movie studios to place an anti-smoking announcement on DVDs, videos and other home entertainment products to combat teen tobacco use.
A civil rights group sued police in Miami and south Florida for what it called unlawful arrests and use of excessive force during a regional free-trade meeting in the city two years ago.
The mayor called for better police record-keeping and training after a newspaper reported that officers stopped and frisked citizens thousands of times but reported only 11 such stops to state authorities in the past year.
In what some legal scholars are calling a crucial test of a controversial provision of the Patriot Act, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) was named an enemy combatant today and transferred to the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo, Cuba.
House and Senate negotiators struck a tentative deal on the expiring Patriot Act that would curb FBI subpoena power and require the Justice Department to more fully report its secret requests for information about ordinary people, according to offici
French deputies approved legislation for a three-month extension of its state of emergency, despite the country's almost return to normal after nearly three weeks of suburban unrest.
The Colorado Supreme Court said a sheriff's office can refuse to release videotapes and writings made by the Columbine gunmen before their massacre.
Britain ordered the extradition of a British national, Babar Ahmad, for trial in the United States on charges that he used the Internet to raise funds and give other aid for terrorist attacks.
Police in New York beefed up security in the city's subways on Monday by using bomb-detection devices to search passengers' bags on top of the random searches of backpacks and packages already underway.
As the Senate prepared to vote Thursday to abolish the writ of habeas corpus, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jon Kyl were railing about lawyers like me. Filing lawsuits on behalf of the terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Terrorists! Kyl must have said the word
Police have invoked emergency powers to ban public meetings in Paris, amid rumours of plans to bring France's smouldering suburban violence into the centre of the capital.
The Senate voted Thursday to bar foreign terror suspects at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from filing lawsuits in American courts to challenge their detentions, despite a Supreme Court ruling last year that granted such access.
The Chinese government last week issued new guidelines that seek to limit the use of cell phones for text messaging. It is illegal to send short text messages that can have “massive influence.”Chinese leaders fear text messaging could be used for pro
An incident in which New Orleans police killed two suspected snipers accused of firing at officers in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina will be reviewed by prosecutors.
New York quickly deployed police special forces to protect hotels and hunted for evidence at hotel bombings in Amman in case the suicide attacks in Jordan's capital presaged future strikes here.
Paracha was forced into a false confession after he was taken to a Manhattan hotel room with no access to a lawyer or the outside world. He was "subject to continuous interrogation for 72 hours" by FBI agents who "slept in the same roo
Congress is moving to curb some of the police powers it gave the Bush administration after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, including imposing new restrictions on the FBI's access to private phone and financial records.