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A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.
Four Blackwater security guards have rested their defense in the shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqis seven years ago in Baghdad.
A newly disclosed memo reveals a warning by a State Department investigator that contractors for Blackwater Worldwide saw themselves as above the law and that the contractors, rather than department officials, were in command.
The founder of the private security firm Blackwater Inc. is writing a memoir.
The North Carolina-based company formerly known as Blackwater is facing a legal fight over its most recent name.
A federal judge has dismissed Blackwater founder Erik Prince from a civil lawsuit alleging his former security firm cheated the government in bills it submitted for protecting government employees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Former US Attorney General John Ashcroft is joining the security firm once known as Blackwater.
Lawyers for several Iraqis have accused North Carolina-based Blackwater Worldwide of shredding documents related to federal investigations into the company.
A senior House Democrat has called for a wide-ranging federal investigation into North Carolina-based Blackwater Worldwide.