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Jan 19, 2015

Seeking death penalty appears set in Boston bombing trial

The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack. With testimony expected to start later this month, the Justice Department has given no indication it is ...

U.S. teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Jan 19, 2015

U.S. teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, Kentucky authorities said Sunday. Grayson County Sheriff officials said in a statement that 18-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old ...

Jan 18, 2015

Myanmar woman screams her innocence before Saudi beheading

A Myanmar woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing her husband’s young daughter is seen screaming her innocence in a video posted on the Internet on Saturday. Saudi authorities have arrested someone for filming the incident, said local newspapers. They did not say what ...

Mother accused of setting newborn on fire in a road

Jan 18, 2015

Mother accused of setting newborn on fire in a road

A New Jersey woman who authorities say put her newborn girl in the middle of a road and set her on fire was charged Saturday with murder. Burlington County prosecutors said Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, was jailed on $500,000 bail. Police responded ...

Jan 17, 2015

Dutch 'horror dentist' sent to French psychiatric unit

A Dutch dentist suspected of mutilating dozens of patients in France has been detained in a special prison psychiatric unit, a judicial source said. Dubbed the “horror dentist” by the media, Mark van Nierop, 50, claims to suffer from “psychological problems” including gender identity ...

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gay couples can marry

Jan 17, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gay couples can marry

The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution, setting up a potentially historic ruling on one of the country’s most sweeping social issues in a generation. The justices will take up ...

Jan 17, 2015

Twitter hackers announce 'World War III' on news sites

Hackers took over Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International on Friday, writing bogus messages, including about hostilities breaking out between the United States and China. One tweet posted under the UPI account quoted Pope Francis as saying, “World War ...

New lashing of injured Saudi blogger postponed

Jan 17, 2015

New lashing of injured Saudi blogger postponed

Saudi Arabia on Friday postponed the next round of flogging for a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam because his wounds from the previous week’s beating had not yet healed, his wife said. The public flogging of Raef Badawi, who is also ...

Jan 16, 2015

Germany arrests suspected Islamic State fighter after return from Syria

German police arrested a suspected supporter of the insurgent group Islamic State who was recently in Syria and raided his apartment in the state of Lower Saxony, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. The 26-year-old suspect, who has German and Tunisian citizenship, was suspected of ...

Iranian revolutionary court will hear case of detained U.S. journalist

Jan 15, 2015

Iranian revolutionary court will hear case of detained U.S. journalist

The case of a U.S.-Iranian correspondent for The Washington Post who has been detained since July is to go before the Islamic republic’s revolutionary court, Tehran’s prosecutor general said Wednesday. “With the investigation closed, the charge sheet has been drawn up and the case ...