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Jul 29, 2014

Defense for Blackwater guards claims U.S. suppressed evidence

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the U.S. government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen says that “a series of innocent oversights” led ...

Jul 29, 2014

Three officers wounded in Manhattan shootout; suspect killed

Three New York law enforcement officers were wounded Monday in a shootout in Manhattan with an individual who was killed in the exchange of fire, authorities said. The incident occurred shortly after noon in the heart of the West Village, setting off a massive ...

Jul 28, 2014

Driver seriously injures woman during San Diego Zombie Walk

A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said. The 48-year-old driver and his family, who are all deaf, had waited for several minutes at a downtown intersection Saturday as ...

Jul 25, 2014

In U.K., sham marriages more prevalent: MPs

Sham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of lawmakers warned on Friday. The number of suspect couples referred to the interior ministry each year had more than ...

Jul 25, 2014

More than 50 U.K. Catholic priests were defrocked for sex abuse

More than 50 Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for sex abuse since 2001, the Church’s child protection watchdog revealed on Thursday. Some 52 priests have been laicised, or stripped of their ministry, the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) said, ...

Berlusconi seeks resurrection of political power

Jul 22, 2014

Berlusconi seeks resurrection of political power

Silvio Berlusconi’s acquittal in a high-profile sex-for-hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister’s determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation in the corridors of power. The 77-year-old’s conviction to seven years in jail for paying for sex with an ...

Jul 22, 2014

Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million after doc taped pelvic exams

A “rogue” gynecologist’s secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients’ sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said on Monday. Dr. Nikita Levy was fired after 25 ...

Jul 21, 2014

Taiwan student facing firing squad over subway massacre

Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway. Cheng Chieh, a 21-year-old college student, was charged with four accounts ...