Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

Aug 27, 2014

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

A former hit man for Pablo Escobar, who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin’s army of assassins, has been freed from a maximum security prison under heavy police guard. John Jairo Velasquez, better known by his nickname “Popeye,” was ...

Aug 27, 2014

Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday. Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said at a news conference that the three other victims ...

Aug 26, 2014

Teen arrested for killing roommate's baby in Tokyo

An 18-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly murdering the 3-month-old daughter of a woman she lived with in Tokyo, police said Tuesday. The girl, from the city of Nagano, is suspected of strangling the baby on Nov. 1 at their apartment in Shibuya ...

Fallout from Ferguson shooting spurs police interest in wearable cameras

Aug 25, 2014

Fallout from Ferguson shooting spurs police interest in wearable cameras

The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new ...

Aug 22, 2014

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state’s death penalty takes too long ...

Another American hostage at risk of beheading by Islamic State

Aug 20, 2014

Another American hostage at risk of beheading by Islamic State

Extremists with the Islamic State group are threatening to kill another hostage after beheading American journalist James Foley in a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, U.S. officials say. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an ...