Obama Clears The Way For Hostages' Families To Pay RansomThe president announces important changes in U.S. hostage policies. It comes after several American hostages have been killed in the Middle East, including a Maryland man whose family had been praying for his safe return.
U.S. Won't Prosecute Hostages' Families Who Pay RansomIn a softening of longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution -- part of a broad review of U.S. hostage guidelines that will be released Wednesday.
Police: 10-Year-Old Stabbed, Torched In DC MansionNew details in the horrifying mansion murder that left a family and their housekeeper dead. The man suspected of torching their home is now in police custody, but investigators don't believe he's the only suspect.
Authorities: More Than 1 Person Responsible For DC Mansion MurdersA court document made public Friday after the arrest on a murder warrant of Daron Dylon Wint says authorities believe "the crimes required the presence and assistance of more than one person."
D.C. Mansion Murder Suspect CapturedMajor new developments in the brutal murders of a Washington, D.C. businessman, his wife, ten-year-old son and a housekeeper inside their home.
3 Charged In Kidnapping For Ransom, Murder In 2009Baltimore police say three people have been charged in the kidnapping and slaying of a man whose body was found in the Patapsco River.