British singer Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex crimes

Feb 6, 2015

British singer Gary Glitter found guilty of child sex crimes

British former glam rocker Gary Glitter could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty at a London court on Thursday of historic sex abuse against three young girls. Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted of ...

Feb 3, 2015

Spain proposes life in prison for deadly terror attacks

Those who commit deadly terror attacks in Spain could face possible life sentences under a new anti-terror law announced Monday by the country’s two main political parties. The current maximum prison sentence for any crime in Spain is 40 years, though it is rare ...

Canada to criminalize public terrorism threats

Jan 31, 2015

Canada to criminalize public terrorism threats

Canada announced a new law Friday that will make it a crime for people to call for a terrorist attack, even if they don’t make a specific threat. The law will also allow anyone suspected of being involved in a terrorist plot to be ...

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Jan 27, 2015

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll. Prosecutor Maria Navarro ...

Jan 21, 2015

U.N. panel on North Korean rights says report still stands

The head of the U.N. commission that produced a damning report on North Korean rights abuses has dismissed Pyongyang’s claim that doubts about the credibility of a prominent witness made the panel’s findings “invalid.” “The partial retraction of Shin Dong-hyuk of the testimony he ...

Jan 21, 2015

Egypt's el-Sissi says protest rights are secondary to stability

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday that those questioning his government over human rights and freedom of expression are ignoring the fact that his country of 90 million lacks development, investment and desperately needed stability. Speaking during festivities to celebrate National Police Day Tuesday, ...

New lashing of injured Saudi blogger postponed

Jan 17, 2015

New lashing of injured Saudi blogger postponed

Saudi Arabia on Friday postponed the next round of flogging for a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam because his wounds from the previous week’s beating had not yet healed, his wife said. The public flogging of Raef Badawi, who is also ...

Hurdles abound for Guantanamo closure, 13 years later

Jan 12, 2015

Hurdles abound for Guantanamo closure, 13 years later

Thirteen years after terror suspects first arrived in Guantanamo, the United States is sending inmates out at a faster rate than ever before — but hurdles remain in the effort to shutter it entirely. In 2014, 28 detainees were freed in “the largest single-year ...

Former Virginia governor gets two years for corruption

Jan 7, 2015

Former Virginia governor gets two years for corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once on the short list to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate during the 2012 presidential race, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement. A jury in September ...

'Real Housewives' star makes prison her new home

Jan 6, 2015

'Real Housewives' star makes prison her new home

One of New Jersey’s “Real Housewives” has entered prison. Teresa Giudice entered the facility north of New York City on Monday, a spokesman for the Federal Correctional Institution confirmed. Giudice pleaded guilty last year to a federal indictment and is serving a 15-month sentence ...