Ex-Ku Klux Klan leader charged in Kansas Jewish center killings

Apr 15, 2014

Ex-Ku Klux Klan leader charged in Kansas Jewish center killings

The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City is a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of spewing vitriol against Jews, law enforcement officials said Monday. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, faces local ...

Nevada rancher claims victory in standoff with U.S. government

Apr 13, 2014

Nevada rancher claims victory in standoff with U.S. government

U.S. officials ended a standoff with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert Saturday, calling off the government’s roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals back to the rancher who owned them. The dispute ...

Apr 12, 2014

Armed pro-Russians seize eastern Ukraine police station

Several dozen armed men seized a police station in a city in eastern Ukraine and hoisted the Russian flag above the building Saturday as tensions in the country’s Russian-speaking regions intensify. The city of Slovyansk is about 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of the ...

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

Apr 9, 2014

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the ...

Tearful Pistorius details terrified, sleepless nights since shooting

Apr 8, 2014

Tearful Pistorius details terrified, sleepless nights since shooting

His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense Monday, saying the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. The disabled South African track star, on trial for ...

Portrait of Fort Hood shooter starts to emerge

Apr 4, 2014

Portrait of Fort Hood shooter starts to emerge

When Ivan Lopez’s mother died last year, he told friends the U.S. Army had given him just one day to attend her funeral in Puerto Rico. That appeared to compound his grief over a personal double loss. The death in October of his mother, ...

U.S. Army names Fort Hood shooter, says had mental illness

Apr 4, 2014

U.S. Army names Fort Hood shooter, says had mental illness

The soldier suspected of shooting dead three people before killing himself at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas was identified as Ivan Lopez, a man battling mental illness when he went on a rampage, the base commander said on Thursday. No motive was ...

Police admit Pistorius evidence may be tainted

Mar 13, 2014

Police admit Pistorius evidence may be tainted

As Paralympian Oscar Pistorius battled Wednesday to discredit forensics that could prove he lied about the night his girlfriend was killed, his defense lawyer forced police to admit they had mishandled key evidence. In his testimony, Col. Gerhard Vermeulen admitted that the toilet door ...

Pistorius fired 'hollow-point' ammo designed for maximum damage

Mar 11, 2014

Pistorius fired 'hollow-point' ammo designed for maximum damage

The bullets that killed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend were of a type that has been the subject of repeated, though largely unsuccessful, bans since the 19th century. A pathologist who performed an autopsy on Reeva Steenkamp the day after she died told the court ...

Athlete Pistorius pleads not guilty at start of murder trial

Mar 3, 2014

Athlete Pistorius pleads not guilty at start of murder trial

Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, marking the start of the Olympian’s murder trial that was being broadcast live on TV. The first witness, a neighbor of Pistorius, was called before even an hour had ...