November 26, 2013 The value of the stolen art was estimated at more than $24 million when officials obtained insurance for the paintings. The works have not been recovered; some were destroyed, officials say.
November 21, 2013 The two girls drew the authorities' attention in September, after a 12-year-old girl who had been taunted and bullied jumped to her death. Police say that the girls will receive counseling.
November 12, 2013 Bethany Arceneaux's family managed to find and rescue her, days after she was kidnapped in Louisiana. Her alleged captor was shot and died, leading legal experts to cite a "defense of others" concept in state law.
November 12, 2013 Criminal lawyers increasingly turn to brain science to explain their clients' actions. It's a tactic that's kept defendants out of jail. But neuroscientists say scans can be easily misused or misinterpreted. Now judges must decide whether the evolving science is being used in a sensible way.
October 29, 2013 When Becky Reina discovered that someone had taken a pumpkin carved for her 2-year-old son, she put a sign on her porch to tell the thief just what she thought. The photo's gotten quite a bit of attention. She hopes the person responsible feels bad about it now.
October 27, 2013 Four children were killed in a stabbing attack that took place in Brooklyn Saturday night, New York officials say. Police have taken a person of interest into custody.
October 25, 2013 The prosecutor in the case of the murdered 6-year-old pageant queen refused to sign the indictment charging her parents with two counts each of child abuse.
October 12, 2013 In France, adults who ordered children to commit more than 100 robberies have been sentenced to jail terms, after a court found members of three Croatian Roma families guilty of using the kids to carry out crimes.
September 19, 2013 People who show up wounded at a hospital often don't tell police. When a hospital in Cardiff, Wales, shared that information without naming names, the toll of violence dropped, and the city saved $11 million a year on health care and policing. Other British cities are adopting the program.
September 9, 2013 Monroe Isadore had been asked to move out of an Arkansas home and into an apartment, his roommate says. The roommate, Pauline Lewis, says the centenarian was very angry.
September 8, 2013 Monroe Isadore held off Arkansas police after being accused of aggravated assault. He reportedly died after exchanging fire with a SWAT team.
August 9, 2013 Miami police say Derek Medina has been charged with first-degree murder. The message, and a "gruesome photo" of a woman's body, were on Facebook for more than five hours Thursday. The social media site removed them later in the day.
August 6, 2013 Accused of 19 murders and racketeering, the infamous gangster has been on trial for nearly 9 weeks. Now 83, he was captured two years ago after 16 years on the run.
July 31, 2013 Two thieves entered the Kronometry shop in Cannes, France, and reportedly threatened staffers with a gun and a hand grenade. Three days earlier, a gunman slipped into the nearby Carlton Intercontinental hotel and made off with $136 million in valuables.
July 25, 2013 For decades, the Watts neighborhood has been notorious for gang violence and strained relations between residents and police. But violent crime and homicide have fallen dramatically in recent years, and a community policing effort is helping to ease tensions between cops and the community.