Jul 18, 2015

2009 Philippine massacre suspect Ampatuan dies

The patriarch of a warlord clan who is on trial for the Philippines’ worst political massacre has died, his lawyer said Saturday, days after he slipped into a coma. Andal Ampatuan Sr. and seven other members of the powerful Ampatuan clan are among 100 ...

Jul 14, 2015

Chinese police say they fatally shot 3 Uighur 'terrorists'

Police in northeastern China said they fatally shot three minority Muslim Uighurs Monday, calling them terrorists who were using knives to resist arrest. Police also injured a fourth suspect during the incident Monday in Shenyang, police said in a statement on their microblog. A ...

New York reaches $5.9m settlement in chokehold death

Jul 14, 2015

New York reaches $5.9m settlement in chokehold death

New York announced Monday it had reached a $5.9 million settlement with the family of a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold, sparking a bitter nationwide debate about police tactics and racism. Eric Garner, 43, a father of six, was ...

Confederate flag taken down at South Carolina Statehouse

Jul 11, 2015

Confederate flag taken down at South Carolina Statehouse

South Carolina pulled the Confederate flag from its place of honor at the Statehouse on Friday, marking a milestone in how America commemorates the Civil War, which tore the United States apart 150 years ago. Many people believed the rebel banner would fly forever ...

Confederate flag's days are numbered in South Carolina

Jul 9, 2015

Confederate flag's days are numbered in South Carolina

More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, the state is getting ready to remove the rebel banner. A bill pulling taking down the flag and its flagpole from the Capitol’s front ...