WASHINGTON (AP) — As a U.S. Marine, Daniel E. DeSmit swore to live by a code of honor. Semper fidelis, always faithful. But DeSmit shattered that pledge repeatedly — directing dozens of live Internet videos of children having sex with each other.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium may be famed for its chocolate and beer, but the lockdown imposed on the capital because of the highest-level security alert is leaving a bad taste for many visitors and businesses.
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man was sentenced by a U.S. judge to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for plotting to bomb a shopping center in England, as part of an al Qaeda plan to carry out attacks in Europe and the United States. Abid Naseer, 29, had faced up to life in prison following his conviction by a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York, in March on charges including that he provided material support to the Islamic militant group. Naseer, who at trial denied involvement with al Qaeda, sought leniency from U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie, saying he was "not nor have I been a career criminal." But while Dearie gave Naseer a path to leaving prison someday, he said the evidence established his guilt.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 23 about a shooting in a New Orleans park, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a professor. His name is Peter Scharf, not Sharf. The story also should have made clear that he studies crime at the Louisiana State University School of Public Health.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials are quite sure someone knows the identities of the shooters who opened fire on each other in a crowd of hundreds of people during a block party — and they are urging them to come forward.
A Baltimore judge on Tuesday ordered that jurors remain anonymous in the trial of a policeman charged in the death of a black man from an injury while in custody, an incident that triggered protests and rioting. Officer William Porter, 26, is the first of six Baltimore officers to face trial separately over the death of Freddie Gray in April. Judge Barry Williams denied a defense motion to sequester jurors, but agreed to have them stay anonymous to prevent potential coercion or attempts to sway them.