Osaka woman, father fatally stabbed; boyfriend suspected

Jun 13, 2016

Osaka woman, father fatally stabbed; boyfriend suspected

A 42-year-old woman and her father were fatally stabbed at their home in Osaka Prefecture on Monday, with police saying the victim’s boyfriend who later committed suicide was likely responsible. The police said the boyfriend was found dead in a hospital parking lot two ...

Jun 11, 2016

Ex-cop sues after being fired over Confederate flag underwear

A former South Carolina police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer, claiming he was unjustifiably fired over a photo of himself posing in Confederate flag underwear during last summer’s swirling debate over the flag and other Confederate symbols. In his ...

Duterte's spokesman denies endorsement of summary killings

Jun 11, 2016

Duterte's spokesman denies endorsement of summary killings

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte does not endorse extrajudicial killings, his spokesman said Saturday following scathing criticism from the U.N. chief over his plans for thousands of people to die in an unprecedented war on crime. Duterte won last month’s elections by a landslide largely ...

Jun 7, 2016

Over 70 indicted in China over murder-for-compensation scams

Prosecutors in northern China have indicted 74 people for murder and other charges related to scams in which the deaths were staged to look like mining accidents in order to win compensation from mine owners. The Inner Mongolia regional prosecutor’s office said on its ...

Jun 4, 2016

Fetus, two children among 117 bodies in Mexico mass grave

A fetus, a 2-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were among 117 human remains recovered from a mass grave made by Mexican authorities in 2014, officials said Friday. It took 12 days for forensic experts to dig the pit in the central state of ...

Murder-suicide forces lockdown at UCLA

Jun 2, 2016

Murder-suicide forces lockdown at UCLA

Hundreds of heavily armed officers swarmed the sprawling UCLA campus Wednesday following a shooting that forced thousands to barricade themselves in classrooms and offices, some using belts and chairs to secure doors, until authorities determined the gunman and the professor he shot were dead. ...