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Oct 10, 2014

New mass graves found in case of missing Mexican students

The case of 43 Mexican students missing since an attack by gang-linked police took another grim turn Thursday with the discovery of new mass graves where suspects said some were buried. Four new suspects took investigators to the site of the four pits, 200 ...

Oct 10, 2014

No charges over Palin family drunken Alaska birthday brawl: police

Anchorage prosecutors declined to file criminal charges over a bloody, booze-fueled brawl involving the family of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at a birthday party, police said on Thursday as they released a report describing the melee. The Palins made national headlines after the ...

Oct 10, 2014

Mexico arrests Juarez drug cartel leader

Mexican police have captured suspected Juarez drug cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, whose gang engaged in turf wars that have left thousands of people dead, authorities said Thursday. Carrillo Fuentes, alias “El Viceroy,” was arrested by federal police in Torreon, a city in the ...

Oct 10, 2014

St. Louis shooting reignites anger among activists

Two months after a Ferguson officer killed Michael Brown, setting off intense national debate about law enforcement treatment of minorities, the shooting death of another black 18-year-old by police in nearby St. Louis has reignited anger among activists already planning weekend protests. Police say ...

Oct 10, 2014

Student held in school threat in California; arms trove found

A student with a cache of weapons has been arrested for investigation of threatening to shoot, stab and assault staff members at his high school in the California desert community of Yucca Valley, authorities said. The arrest came Wednesday after staff at Black Rock ...

Oct 10, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court's halting of gay marriages in Nevada laid to mistake

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy mistakenly blocked the start of same-sex marriage in Nevada in an order that spawned confusion among state officials and disappointment in couples hoping to be wed. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed this mix-up Thursday, saying Kennedy’s order issued ...

Oct 10, 2014

U.N. resolution: Refer North Korea to criminal court

A draft resolution for the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee encourages the Security Council to consider referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court. A copy obtained Thursday by The Associated Press says the council should follow the recommendations of ...

U.S. judge hears of Guantanamo force-feeding techniques

Oct 9, 2014

U.S. judge hears of Guantanamo force-feeding techniques

Hunger-striking prisoners who are force-fed at Guantanamo Bay can choose from several flavors, including strawberry, for the liquid meal they must ingest, while well-behaved inmates are sometimes force-fed communally, a U.S. court heard Wednesday. In remarkable testimony outlining procedures at the U.S. military base ...

U.S. appeals court to decide if chimps are 'legal persons'

Oct 9, 2014

U.S. appeals court to decide if chimps are 'legal persons'

A New York state appeals court on Wednesday heard arguments on whether chimpanzees held in captivity should be recognized as “legal persons” entitled to live in freedom. Animal charity The Nonhuman Rights Project is petitioning courts to move four chimpanzees held in confinement in ...

Oct 9, 2014

Several U.S. banks attacked by hackers who hit Chase

Several U.S. financial institutions were targeted by the same computer hackers who breached the systems of JPMorgan Chase earlier this year, sources said Wednesday. While the location of the hackers was not clear, the sources told AFP that numerous intrusion attempts were made at ...