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May 20, 2015

Saudi Arabia advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars

Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014. The civil service ministry said that no qualifications were necessary and that applicants would be exempted ...

FTC accuses four U.S. cancer 'sham charities' of $187 million fraud

May 20, 2015

FTC accuses four U.S. cancer 'sham charities' of $187 million fraud

Four organizations claiming to help cancer patients allegedly siphoned off more than $187 million to pay for lavish salaries, luxury vacations and other goods in what could be one of the largest cases of U.S. charity fraud, authorities said Tuesday. The U.S. Federal Trade ...

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

May 19, 2015

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ban police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that U.S. law enforcement has become too militarized. After controversy over the policing of high-profile protests in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, ...

Rival U.S. biker gangs clash over turf, leaving nine dead

May 18, 2015

Rival U.S. biker gangs clash over turf, leaving nine dead

A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday. The violence erupted shortly after noon at a busy shopping center ...

U.S. woman accused of removing dead rival's body parts

May 16, 2015

U.S. woman accused of removing dead rival's body parts

A woman accused of slashing the corpse of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend at a funeral home last month is now accused of removing body parts of the deceased woman. Prosecutors added a fourth felony charge against 26-year-old Shaynna Sims on Thursday, accusing her of removing ...