As prosecutors weighed charges in the Boston Marathon bombings, the same laws used successfully in deadly terrorist acts such as the Oklahoma City bombing and the first World Trade Center attack were at the top of their list.
With two schools near a plant storing ammonium nitrate -- the fertilizer used in the Oklahoma City bombing -- West, Texas, Superintendent Marty Crawford said he had always worried about an explosion like the one that happened last week.
Jared Lee Loughner is to appear in court to face charges of attempting to assassinate U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murdering U.S. District Judge John Roll in a Jan. 8 shooting spree at a Tucson, Arizona, shopping mall that killed six and wounded at least 13 others.
After the slaughter last month of 20 schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, cynics said the response wouldn’t be any different from those to the many mass killings that came before. After the tiny caskets disappeared, so would the shock, the grief and the resolve. Emotion, after all, is no match for the National Rifle Association.
President Barack Obama took a step toward siding with environmental and safety advocates -- and against industry -- in laying out a broad plan to tighten security measures at chemical plants yesterday.
Prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombings have begun to grapple with the daunting task of assembling evidence from multiple crime scenes and around the world to explain to jurors the story behind the attack, as the latest example of terror on American soil moves to a courtroom.