Dozens of arrests made in Seattle as police clear out CHOP zone

U.S. 07/01/20, 17:07

Police in Seattle are under orders to clear out the CHOP areas, and so far, as of Wednesday morning, July 1, dozens of arrests have been made. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) gave the direction to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to move protesters from the “autonomous” zone, known as the ...

‘Misguided politics’ blamed for release of accused rapists and murderers held in sanctuary counties

U.S. 11/25/19, 02:31

A federal agency responsible for enforcing immigration and countering transnational crime criticised two Maryland counties for preventing foreign nationals from being detained for serious criminal offenses on Nov. 22. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has asked Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties to reconsider their non-cooperation policies that compel the ...

More than 450 Oklahoma inmates walking out of prison doors

U.S. 11/04/19, 18:16

More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. The release of inmates, all with convictions for low-level drug and property crimes, resulted from a bill signed by new Republican ...

Thousands protest as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails

Asia & Pacific 10/06/19, 04:42

Shouting "Wearing a mask is not a crime," tens of thousands of protesters braved the rain Sunday to march in central Hong Kong, as a court rejected a second attempt to block a ban on masks aimed at quashing violence at pro-democracy rallies. Police fired tear gas in several areas amid ...

New York City police officer shot and killed in the Bronx

New York 09/29/19, 05:37

A New York City police officer was shot and killed in a struggle early Sunday in the Bronx. The NYPD identified the slain officer as 33-year-old Brian Mulkeen. Mulkeen was patrolling the streets around the Edenwald Houses just after midnight as part of the Bronx Borough Anti-Crime Unit, which was in ...

Jury urges death for killer of family of 4 found in desert

U.S. 06/24/19, 18:45

A jury on Monday recommended the death penalty for a Southern California man convicted of killing a family of four with a sledgehammer and burying their bodies in shallow desert graves. Jurors in San Bernardino made the recommendation for Charles "Chase" Merritt, 62, in a case that puzzled investigators for years ...

Nuevo Laredo says it will receive migrants returned from US

U.S. 06/24/19, 18:44

The border city of Nuevo Laredo is to begin receiving migrants returned from the United States as early as this week to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims wind their way through U.S. courts, Mexican officials said Monday. Mexico and Washington agreed to expand the program often referred to as ...

Cyprus court sentences serial killer to 7 life terms

Europe 06/24/19, 09:22

A Cyprus criminal court on Monday sentenced an army captain to seven life terms in prison after he pleaded guilty to the premeditated murder and kidnapping of seven foreign women and girls. In handing down the sentence, the three-judge panel said that Nicholas Metaxas appeared to have mounted a "campaign of ...

Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

U.S. 06/23/19, 09:47

The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, said in a sentencing ...

Feds say 2 gang leaders ran drugs from California prison

U.S. 06/19/19, 14:26

Authorities are charging leaders of a prison gang with running a crime ring from behind bars.It comes two weeks after authorities accused suspected leaders of a different gang with organizing drug trafficking and murders from their California prison cells.U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday ...

Search warrant cites synagogue shooter’s hatred of Judaism

U.S. 06/17/19, 11:45

The sole gunman in a Southern California synagogue shooting in which a woman was killed told an investigator he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack, according to a federal search warrant.John T. Earnest, 19, also told a San Diego Sheriff's detective that that he was ...

Police: 4 family members shot, killed in West Des Moines

U.S. 06/16/19, 14:12

Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children, with gunshot wounds at their home in central Iowa, police said. The bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the home in West Des Moines, The Des Moines Register reported. Authorities identified the victims as 44-year-old Lavanya Sunkara, 41-year-old Chandrasekhar Sunkara, and ...

Alabama orders ‘chemical castration’ of some child molesters

U.S. 06/16/19, 07:57

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and it appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order ...

Family: Baby cut from slain Chicago woman’s womb dies

U.S. 06/14/19, 09:42

An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman's womb with a butcher knife died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since the April attack that killed his mother, family spokeswomen said. Family spokeswoman Cecilia Garcia confirmed a family statement posted on Facebook that 19-year-old ...

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