French prosecutor Brice Robin, with Gendarmerie General David Galtier, attends a news conference at the Marignane Airport near Marseille on Thursday. He said the co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing  150 people  appears to have brought the flight down deliberately. Photograph: Reuters

One man who heard the cockpit voice recording from the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 described noticing the personality of the copilot, Andreas Lubit(...)

An armed US marshall stands outside federal court in Brooklyn before the court appearance of Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

A US air force veteran has appeared in court accused of trying to support the Islamic State.Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh (47) from New Jersey pleaded (...)

Hand-in-hand with increased customer traffic on the Darknet comes increased focus by law enforcement agencies

“Congratulations!” shout the large green letters printed across the computer screen. You can now browse the internet anonymously. Welcome to the Darkn(...)

William J. Maxwell: ‘Poring over novels, stories, essays, poems, and plays as well as political commentary and intercepted correspondence, the FBI acted as a kind of half-buried readers’ bureau with aboveground effects on the making of black art.’

The official and respectable inspiration behind my new book, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature, involv(...)

 A police dog sniffs near news cameras outside  the entrance to the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse during the trial of  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in relation to the 2013 Boston marathon bombings.  Photograph: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

A man who became one of the lasting images of the Boston Marathon bombing when he was wheeled away, ashen-faced, his legs severely injured, has told a(...)

 Police arresting a demonstrator protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19th, 2014,  in Ferguson, Missouri, US. File photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have routinely violated the constitutional rights of the city’s black residents, the US Justice Department has (...)

Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel produce Farabi Shafiur Rahman (c), arrested over the alleged machete murder of an atheist American blogger. Photograph: Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladeshi security officials have arrested a suspect in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hack(...)

Reporters  outside flats in west London believed to be where Mohammed Emwazi used to live. Photograph: PA

The British man named as the extremist glorying in the beheading of journalists and aid workers had been known to intelligence agencies for five years(...)

Musicians Common and John Legend address the audience after accepting the Oscar for Best Original Song “Glory”. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

“Tonight we honour Hollywood’s best and whitest – sorry brightest” – Host Neil Patrick HarrisRacial representation proved a particularly contentious i(...)

In a damning court ruling last month Mr Drumm was found to have systematically transferred assets, property and cash to his wife Lorraine (left) to hinder, delay and defraud his creditors. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has hired one of Boston’s top white-collar criminal defence lawyers to fight his bankruptcy appeal(...)