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May 2, 2015

Baltimore homicide charges could face swift initial court test

The chief Baltimore prosecutor, who came out swinging on Friday with charges against six police officers in the death of a 25-year-old man, could be quickly asked to disclose some of the potential evidence she has collected. At a news conference Friday, Marilyn Mosby ...

In big test, young Baltimore prosecutor moves swiftly on charges

May 2, 2015

In big test, young Baltimore prosecutor moves swiftly on charges

Baltimore’s chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, moved swiftly Friday to address the biggest challenge of her career when she announced charges including second-degree murder against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State’s ...

U.S. announces $20 million police body-camera program

May 1, 2015

U.S. announces $20 million police body-camera program

U.S. officials on Friday announced a $20 million pilot program to help equip law enforcement agencies across the country with body cameras. The program is part of a general push by American police agencies to outfit officers with cameras to provide clear recordings of ...

May 1, 2015

U.S. House bill for curbing bulk surveillance advances

A U.S. House of Representatives committee advanced a bill Thursday to scale back bulk surveillance efforts following leaks of the programs by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The USA Freedom Act, which was approved on a bipartisan 25-2 vote, would end large-scale data collection ...

Apr 30, 2015

Argentina to compensate victims of 1994 Jewish center bombing

Argentine politicians passed a law Wednesday aimed at providing financial compensation to the victims of the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center. The bombing at the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA) killed 85 people and wounded 300, in the deadliest terror strike ...

Apr 30, 2015

France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect. The French probes follow an initial United Nations investigation into the allegations a year ago — all of which were kept ...

Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system 'out of balance'

Apr 30, 2015

Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system 'out of balance'

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. criminal justice system has gotten “out of balance” and must be restored through steps such as the use of body cameras by every police department in the country. “It’s time to change our approach,” Clinton said ...