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Aug 27, 2015

Danish tax agency possible victim of billion-dollar scam

Denmark’s tax authority said Wednesday it had alerted police after foreign companies appeared to have drained 804 million euros from the system in what would be the country’s biggest-ever tax fraud. “Over the summer we became suspicious after receiving information from a foreign authority,” ...

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

Aug 27, 2015

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

It almost looked like a first-person shooter video game: A handgun in a man’s grasp comes into view. A woman appears in the gunman’s sights. Shots are fired. But this was no game. It was the chilling video by a killer of him stalking ...

Aug 26, 2015

Two journalists at Virginia TV station fatally shot on air

The general manager of a TV station in Virginia says two of its staff were fatally shot on air in central Virginia. Jeffrey A. Marks, general manager of WDBJ-TV, identified the two killed as Alison Parker and Adam Ward. The station says in tweets ...

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

Aug 26, 2015

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in a prison colony on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, Western rights groups and top film directors. Oleg Sentsov, 39, was convicted of masterminding arson attacks on pro-Kremlin ...

Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Aug 26, 2015

Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal. Police have long had what they ...

Aug 26, 2015

U.S. users sue Ashley Madison cheating website

Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released personal and detailed information on them and millions of other users, including credit card numbers and sexual preferences. The lawsuits were filed between last month ...