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Gunman in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness

Jul 25, 2015

Gunman in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness

A 59-year-old man once hospitalized for psychiatric care was identified by authorities on Friday as the gunman who fatally shot two people in a rampage at a central Louisiana movie theater before killing himself as police closed in. John Russell Houser, who bore a ...

U.S. man who spied for Israel could be freed from prison soon

Jul 25, 2015

U.S. man who spied for Israel could be freed from prison soon

Jonathan Pollard, an American who was convicted of spying for Israel in a sensational espionage case that inflamed public sentiment, could be released from federal prison within months, his lawyer and the Justice Department said Friday. Pollard becomes eligible for parole in November, on ...

Jul 24, 2015

'Unprecedented' life sentence sought for exec in peanut salmonella case

Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called “unprecedented” for a food-poisoning case. The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corporation of America ...

Jul 23, 2015

More than 200 teachers arrested in Iran during protest, say activists

More than 200 teachers were arrested on Wednesday during a protest outside the parliament in Tehran, an activist group said. The teachers were demanding the release of their colleagues from jail. Authorities launched a crackdown after over 2,000 teachers from across Iran gathered outside ...

Video of teen's gun-shooting drone triggers U.S. federal investigation

Jul 22, 2015

Video of teen's gun-shooting drone triggers U.S. federal investigation

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it was investigating a viral Internet video showing a home-made “drone” firing a handgun in the Connecticut countryside. The 14-second video called “Flying Gun,” which has been viewed over 2 million times, has sparked fresh debate about the ...

Texas airs video of arrest of black woman who died in jail

Jul 22, 2015

Texas airs video of arrest of black woman who died in jail

Texan authorities released footage Tuesday showing a white police officer, during a routine traffic stop, argue with and arrest an unarmed black woman who later died in jail. And a state senator said the same day she should never have been taken into custody. ...