The U.S. attorney general suggested Thursday that the government could allow the NSA whistle-blower to return home from Russia under negotiated terms.
In a disturbing new report, two academics argue that incentives -- from career gains to lab test payments -- may be leading to high numbers of false convictions in American courts. They call for more study, but also for a systemic overhaul.
After working out a plea bargain that shortened his time in prison from a life sentence to 24 years, Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty Thursday to deliberately killing Afghan civilians last year and agreed to talk about his alleged Army accomplices.
Prediction: It's the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, not Iraq, that will unravel the Bush empire. Abramoff will follow the lead of his partner, Michael Scanlon, in copping a plea bargain with prosecutors, whose likely targets include Tom DeLay, many other congressional Republicans and key players in the administration.