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Dec 24, 2014

U.S. charges five over airline gun smuggling conspiracy

Five Americans have been charged in connection with a plot to sell 153 guns and smuggle them into New York in carry-on bags on 17 commercial flights, prosecutors said Tuesday. The airline security breach put hundreds of travelers at risk and was allegedly aided ...

Dec 24, 2014

CCTV captures acid attack on Indian woman in busy market

Shocking video footage on Tuesday showed two men throwing acid on a woman in a busy market area in New Delhi, the latest in a series of attacks on women in India. The incident took place in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden market early Tuesday ...

Dec 24, 2014

Canada dismemberment killer gets life in prison

A Canadian man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country. Luka Magnotta was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of Jun Lin ...

Dec 23, 2014

Unlicensed doctor held in Cambodia HIV outbreak

An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said. Yem Chhrin was charged with murder carried out with cruelty, intentionally spreading ...

Fired Milwaukee cop not charged in fatal shooting

Dec 23, 2014

Fired Milwaukee cop not charged in fatal shooting

A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won’t face criminal charges, the county’s top prosecutor said Monday. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Christopher Manney won’t be charged because he shot ...

In wake of fatal ambush, New York police on edge

Dec 22, 2014

In wake of fatal ambush, New York police on edge

On Dec. 13, as thousands of protesters mobbed the New York streets, Yuseff Hamm, an NYPD police officer, was monitoring the demonstrations from a mobile command unit near the Brooklyn Bridge. As the protest drew near, Hamm and his fellow officers could hear the ...

Dec 22, 2014

Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

Prosecutors described a Toronto man’s massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the ...

NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

Dec 22, 2014

NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, ...