08/08/2011 - A verdict is passed in the trial of the New Orleans police officers accused of shooting civilians after Katrina. Authorities make the second largest drug bust in South Carolina's history. Commercial use of aerial drones. And more.
06/10/2011 - The second of seven jihadist arrested in North Carolina submits a guilty plea. Congress looks at problems with Customs and Border Protection corruption and internal investigations. Prescription drug abuse examined. And more.
01/18/2011 - A Boston city councilor has filed an ordinance to require city business-license seekers who interact with the public to submit to fingerprinting and a national background check to ensure they are not violent criminals.
10/26/2010 - A bill (H.B. 275) pending in the Massachusetts General Court would require that employers conduct criminal history checks on employees who work as security staff in bars, clubs, or other establishments that serve alcohol. In the bill “security staff” is defined as bouncers, doormen, floor staff, or other workers performing duties related to the admission of patrons or maintaining safety and order. The background check should focus on “violent criminal history or other incidents that are strictly related to the duties of the position,” according to the bill.