KMT government might have been behind martial law-era homicide of Taiwanese dissident's family: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report concerning the triple homicide of family members of prominent Kaohsiung Incident dissident Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) suggests that the authoritarian Kuomintang (KMT...

American convicted of Yonghe murder sentenced to life in prison in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American man convicted of being the mastermind behind the grisly Yonghe murder has been handed a life sentence, while his accomplices have received sentences ranging f...

Indian police rescue 23 children held hostage by criminal

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Authorities rescued 23 children after killing a man who held them hostage for nearly 11 hours after inviting them to his home for his daughter’s birthday party in northern India,...

Man accused of killing missing wife remains hospitalized

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Officers investigating an apparent suicide attempt by a Connecticut man charged with murdering his long-missing wife were at his house Wednesday for a second day, police said....

Judge: Jurors can't hear of ex-astronaut's DUI in crash case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has barred prosecutors from telling jurors about a former astronaut's drunken driving conviction during his upcoming trial over a wreck that killed two young sisters in...

Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the year since an Ohio hospital system announced an intensive care doctor had ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died, the allegations led to murde...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...

Suspect behind grisly murder of Malaysian woman found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News ) — The suspect behind the grisly murder and dismemberment of a Chinese Malaysian woman was found dead inside an apartment in Keelung on Sunday evening (Jan. 12). After po...

Sri Lanka's top police sleuth suspended over phone calls

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police have suspended a leading investigator who probed the killing of journalists and alleged abductions during the government of the current president's brother ...

Mississippi DA leaves murder case after multiple trials

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor filed a court order Monday indicating he won't be the one to decide whether to try a man a seventh time in a quadruple murder case. Dis...

Investigator says teen admitted shooting sheriff

HAYNEVILLE. Ala. (AP) — A teenager admitted to fatally shooting an Alabama sheriff who was attempting to disperse loiterers at a gas station, a state investigator testified Monday. L...

Yonghe murder suspect found guilty by New Taipei court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei City court last week found the main suspect of the gruesome murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher guilty. When the Taiwan New Taipei Distr...

N. Taiwan man who sexually assaulted, killed teenager avoids death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday (Dec. 24) commuted the death sentence of one of the five principal offenders who sexually assaulted and beat a mentally challenged teenage...

Refugee paroled in California murder case, detained by ICE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Cambodian refugee who drew support from immigrant groups was released Monday from a California prison after being granted parole in a murder case, then immediately turned o...

Netflix series examines 'perfect storm' that felled NFL star

BOSTON (AP) — More than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's story still fascinates — and now it's heading back to the small screen. ...