The Justice Department is investigating the Internal Revenue Service for targeting tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.
O.J. Simpson won a small victory on Tuesday when he returned to court for Day 2 of his attempt to win a new trial in his robbery case: A judge said he could have one hand unshackled to drink water and take notes.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
"Once you see a large attack like this, that they made off with $45 million, that's going to wake up the cybercrime community." _ Ken Pickering, who works in security intelligence at CORE Security, after U.S. prosecutors say a worldwide gang of criminals stole millions by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining ATMs around the globe.
The Navy for the first time Tuesday launched an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from a warship in the Atlantic Ocean, as it wades deeper into America's drone program amid growing concerns over the legality of its escalating surveillance and lethal strikes.
Prosecutors argued that a dying, paralyzed man identified his shooter by "decisively" blinking his eyes, while the defense said the blinks weren't conclusive in closing arguments Tuesday in an Ohio murder trial.
A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive in his grimy clinic agreed Tuesday to give up his right to an appeal and faces life in prison but will be spared a death sentence.
Britain's Prince Harry toured two New Jersey shore communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy, shaking hands with emergency personnel and construction workers before spending Tuesday afternoon in New York City at events promoting tourism and philanthropy.
The retiring president of Virginia Tech says he plans to write a book that will reflect in part on the April 2007 campus massacre and the resiliency of the Blacksburg community after that "unprecedented tragedy."
An attorney for a Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after federal agents accused him of lying about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker says his client knew nothing about the device's use in Boston Marathon bombings.