Msgr. William Lynn heckled after court as he begins house arrest

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Monsignor William Lynn, released after his child endangerment conviction was overturned, was heckled as he left a Philadelphia court hearing.

Monsignor convicted of enabling abusive priests wins appeal

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court reversed the conviction Thursday of Monsignor William Lynn, the first Catholic official found guilty of enabling abusive priests.

Former altar boy allegedly molested by priest dies of overdose

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The case against a former Philadelphia priest is being reconsidered following the drug overdose death of a 26-year-old alleged victim, prosecutors said.

Priest, teacher guilty of molesting boy

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A Catholic priest and a former parochial school teacher Wednesday were convicted in Philadelphia of molesting an altar boy in the late 1990s.

Monsignor: I helped 'as best I could'

PHILADELPHIA, May 24 (UPI) -- A high-ranking U.S. Catholic cleric charged with hiding priest sex abuse and moving priests to unwary parishes said he did the "best I could" to help victims.

Trial begins in Philadelphia abuse case

PHILADELPHIA, March 26 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia prosecutor charged Monday protecting the church was more important than protecting children to Monsignor William J. Lynn.

Report: Cardinal shredded priest memo

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Court documents alleged Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua ordered aids to shred a list of 35 Philadelphia-area priests suspected of child abuse.

Philly priests, church official, on trial

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jury selection in the trial of a former Archdiocese of Philadelphia official and two Catholic priests, which began Tuesday, could take a month, officials say.

New threat from cyberattacks, U.S. says

OTTAWA, June 15 (UPI) -- Groups launching a cyberattack on the United States or Canada have very little to lose, the U.S. deputy defense secretary said in Ottawa.

Threats to U.S. changing, officials say

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Shifting the U.S. defense posture while fighting wars on two fronts won't be an easy endeavor, U.S. defense officials said in Los Angeles.

U.S. wary of ballistic missile threat

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- The most immediate threat facing the United States is the threat from ballistic missiles in the hands of regional actors, U.S. defense officials said in Washington.

Pentagon must adapt to evolving threats

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. defense strategists are overhauling the way warfighters engage their enemies as the nature of warfare is changing with technology, defense officials said.

Pentagon No. 2 confirmed after critics take their shots

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- William Lynn's nomination by President Obama to be No. 2 at the Pentagon was confirmed by the full Senate Wednesday after a debate that revealed dramatically different perceptions about his record.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Effectiveness of Obama's Pentagon pick could be limited by ethics rules

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- William Lynn, whose nomination by President Obama to be No. 2 at the Pentagon is expected to be confirmed by the Senate this week, has recused himself from making decisions on six major defense programs that he lobbied on last year when he worked for giant defense contractor Raytheon. And the forest of ethics restrictions that will hedge around his decision-making authority is already leading some to question whether he will be able to effectively do his job.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Levin supports Lynn ethics waiver

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he supports the nomination of William Lynn to serve as the deputy U.S. secretary of Defense.

Questions raised about one of Obama's defense picks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- William Lynn, whose nomination as deputy secretary of defense will be considered Thursday by the Senate Armed Services Committee, may face questions about his record as the Pentagon's top budget manager under President Bill Clinton.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Obama taps Clinton vets for defense posts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama named his picks for four top defense positions Thursday, continuing a pattern of choosing centrist Washington insiders from the Clinton era for his government's top posts.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Court rejects S.C. abortion rules dispute

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Monday left in place a lower-court ruling that upheld South Carolina's hefty regulations on abortion clinics.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent