{FD} Trump travel ban to be heard by federal appeals court

President Donald Trump’s updated travel ban is headed back to a federal appeals court in Virginia.

{FD} Appeals court hears case of Russian Taliban fighter

A former Russian military officer who received a life sentence for leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2009 was a soldier, not a criminal, and should have been treated as a lawful combatant, his lawyer argued before a federal appeals court Tuesday.

{FD} Crime draws unwanted attention to remote Virginia mountain

The 1975 disappearance of two young Maryland sisters was one of the most painful and enduring mysteries in the suburbs of Washington.

{FD} Sex offender sentenced in 1975 girls’ murder case that alarmed DC suburbs

A man charged with killing two young sisters from Maryland is expected to plead guilty Tuesday, more than four decades after the girls vanished during a trip to a local shopping mall.

Fallen forensics: Judges routinely allow disavowed science

Two hairs that looked like the victim’s; some dirt on a truck like that taken from the crime scene; a pattern on the bumper that resembled a design on the victim’s popular brand of jeans.

{FD} Woman to be sentenced in teen texting suicide case

A Massachusetts woman who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to “get back in” a truck filled with toxic gas faces up to 20 years in prison when a judge sentences her on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

{FD} What’s next for woman convicted of manslaughter in suicide

The unprecedented manslaughter conviction of a young woman who as a teenager sent text messages encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself seems destined to be appealed after it sparked intense debate over free speech, virtual presence and modern forms of communication.

{FD} Verdict in texting suicide trial to be announced Friday

Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III are both sad figures in a teenage tragedy that ended with Roy killing himself and Carter charged with manslaughter.