02/28/2013 - A university erred in failing to release reports of sexual assaults on campus. A GAO report attempts to measure spillover violence from the southwest border. And efforts to curb human trafficking are underway.
02/27/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case yesterday on whether DNA can be collected by law enforcement without a warrant for comparison in unsolved crimes. A shooting spree has occurred at a plant in Switzerland. Prosecution will not proceed against the owner of an Internet streaming site accused of piracy.
02/26/2013 - After private government audits, the laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been cited for improperly securing potential bioterror agents and for a lack of training given to employees who work with them.
02/22/2013 - The government urges federal contractors to use criminal background screening sparingly. The GAO says that physical security at government facilities could be improved. And all government agencies must develop policies to deal with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the workplace.
02/13/2013 - Pentagon looks at using smartphones to scan faces; EPIC pursues its case against FBI using cellphones for tracking; statistics on gun permit and transfer denials show history since Brady law.
01/14/2013 - While most of the measures aim to reduce this violence by controlling ammunition or access to automatic weapons, two bills take the opposite approach and would allow concealed weapons on school grounds.
12/21/2012 - More than 1,100 firearms surrendered in a New Jersey city one day after Sandy Hook. The first major storm of the season drops snow on the Midwest. One of two prisoners who escaped a federal prison is back in custody. And more.
12/17/2012 - Congress has presented a Coast Guard authorization bill and a bill on airline baggage screening to President Obama for his signature. The President is expected to sign both measures into law.