Questions surrounding the ‘Russian hack’ of DNC computers remain unanswered

U.S. 07/26/19, 21:42

A group of retired intelligence-community veterans has called into question whether a Russian agent actually hacked into Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers in July 2016. The alleged hacking has been one of the underlying premises of the FBI Russia investigation. The intelligence group, which calls itself Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity ...

Graves of 30 US servicemen found on Pacific WWII battlefield

U.S. 06/26/19, 00:02

A nonprofit organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. A team working on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa ...

Remains found in Arkansas identified as Maleah Davis

U.S. 06/03/19, 11:28

The remains of a child found in Arkansas last week are those of a missing 4-year-old Texas girl, Maleah Davis, a medical examiner said Monday. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said it had positively identified the remains found in a garbage bag near a freeway outside the town of ...

Tennessee church shooter suffered ‘severe mental illness’

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:39

A Tennessee man convicted of murder for shooting up a Nashville church in 2017 was suffering from severe mental illness. That's according to testimony from a Vanderbilt University forensic psychiatrist during a Tuesday sentencing hearing.Emanuel Kidega Samson faces life in prison for killing Melanie Crow and wounding seven other people ...

Argentina: Bodies of 600 disappeared wait to be identified

America 04/04/19, 23:21

Bonnie and Daniel Loedel walked into a mausoleum with an urn holding the bone remains of their sister Isabel, who had been unidentified for four decades after being forcibly disappeared during Argentina's military dictatorship. Delivering the simple wooden box was the last step of an arduous identification process that they hope ...

Doctor: Florida man believed he was ‘half-man, half-dog’

U.S. 03/29/19, 07:01

A forensic psychologist says a former college student believed he was "half-dog, half-man" when he fatally attacked a man and woman at their home and was found biting one of their faces. The Palm Beach Post reports Dr. Phillip Resnick made the conclusion in a 38-page mental-health report released this week ...

Investigators start studying Ethiopian jet’s voice recorder

World 03/16/19, 08:11

Investigators have started studying the cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet.The French air accident investigation agency BEA tweeted that technical work on the recorder began Saturday. The BEA also said work resumed on the flight's data recorders.The recorders, also known as black boxes, were sent to France ...

Autopsy: Tourist died of traumatic brain injury in Guatemala

Science 03/12/19, 16:54

An English tourist whose body was found near a Guatemala highland lake popular with travelers died of hemorrhaging resulting from a traumatic brain injury, according to an autopsy report completed Tuesday.In a statement, the National Institute of Forensic Sciences of Guatemala also said 23-year-old Catherine Shaw had died four to ...

Autopsy: George Foreman’s daughter died by suicide in Texas

U.S. 03/12/19, 11:12

A Texas medical examiner confirms that Freeda George Foreman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman, died by suicide.Emergency crews found the 42-year-old woman while responding to a suburban Houston home on Friday. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences listed her official cause of death on its website ...

Police: Man executed in Texas in 1999 killed Oregon woman

U.S. 01/31/19, 18:28

A convicted murderer called the "Animal," who was executed by the state of Texas in 1999 has been identified by DNA as the person who killed a young woman in Portland, Oregon, nearly 40 years ago.Anna Marie Hlavka, 20, was killed in an apartment on July 24, 1979. Authorities said ...

Update: Alabama man’s family ‘devastated’ by autopsy

U.S. 12/03/18, 12:25

The Latest on the police killing at an Alabama shopping mall (all times local):12:15 p.m.A lawyer for the family of a black man shot to death by an Alabama police officer on Thanksgiving night says they're devastated by his autopsy.Their lawyer said Monday that a forensic pathologist hired by the ...

Discovery of bones near Vatican embassy revives 1983 mystery

Europe 10/30/18, 18:42

The Vatican said Tuesday that human bones were found during renovation work near its embassy to Italy, reviving talk about one of the Holy See's most enduring mysteries — the fate of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who disappeared in 1983. In the latest twist in a case that ...

A look at the science used to find mail-bomb suspect

U.S. 10/26/18, 18:52

A 56-year-old Florida man was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats. Experts had predicted that forensic evidence left behind by the bomb maker would help law enforcement track down a suspect. Here are some of the issues involved:EXAMINING THE DEVICESThe innards of the devices — the ...

Experts: Bomber likely left behind a mass of forensic clues

New York 10/25/18, 01:01

Investigators examining the explosive devices sent to high-profile targets in Washington and New York will be working to glean forensic clues to help identify who sent them, gathering fingerprints and DNA evidence while tracking the origin of the packages and the components used to make the bombs.Larry Johnson, a former ...

Experts: Bomber likely left behind trove of forensic clues

Politics 10/24/18, 17:26

Investigators examining the explosive devices sent to high-profile targets in Washington and New York will be working to glean forensic clues to help identify who sent them, from fingerprints and DNA evidence to tracking the origin of the packages and the components used to make the bombs.Former Secret Service special ...

Groups seek US help in identifying migrant remains

U.S. 10/05/18, 17:37

Representatives of dozens of U.S. and Latin American advocacy groups pressed their case Friday for access to an FBI-run DNA database to help them locate and identify the remains of thousands of migrants thought to have disappeared over the last several decades while crossing the Mexican border into the United ...

Chicago officer’s defense questioning autopsy on teenager

U.S. 09/24/18, 17:15

Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald opened their defense case Monday with a witness questioning the thoroughness and accuracy of the autopsy.Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens during the fourth day of his first degree murder trial ...

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