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Oct 14, 2014

Mexican activist gunned down during weekly radio broadcast

Two gunmen walked into a radio station and killed a local activist while he was giving his weekly radio program, prosecutors in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa said. It was the first on-air killing in recent memory in Mexico. The victim, Atilano Roman ...

Oct 13, 2014

Tax fraud trial looms for former UBS high-flier

A former top-level UBS banker will stand trial in the United States this week accused of helping rich Americans evade millions of dollars in taxes. Five years after being charged with conspiracy to commit tax fraud, Raoul Weil, 54, the former head of the ...

Oct 13, 2014

Two arrested in Venezuela lawmaker's murder

Two men have been arrested in Venezuela for the murder of a ruling party lawmaker and his assistant, a high-profile crime with political overtones, the country’s supreme court said Sunday. In a statement, the high court identified the suspects as Eduwin Torres and Carlos ...

Oct 12, 2014

Thousands protest police shootings in St. Louis

Thousands of people gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings. Several dozen protesters in St. Louis chanted on the sidewalk as Cardinals baseball team was hosting the San Francisco Giants in ...

Oct 11, 2014

Arrest made in rape of 100-year-old-woman in Wichita

Police in Wichita have arrested a suspect in the rape of a 100-year-old woman during a break-in at her home. The Wichita Eagle reported the 35-year-old man was being held Friday on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary. Police have not released the suspect’s ...

Oct 10, 2014

New mass graves found in case of missing Mexican students

The case of 43 Mexican students missing since an attack by gang-linked police took another grim turn Thursday with the discovery of new mass graves where suspects said some were buried. Four new suspects took investigators to the site of the four pits, 200 ...

Oct 10, 2014

No charges over Palin family drunken Alaska birthday brawl: police

Anchorage prosecutors declined to file criminal charges over a bloody, booze-fueled brawl involving the family of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at a birthday party, police said on Thursday as they released a report describing the melee. The Palins made national headlines after the ...

Oct 10, 2014

Mexico arrests Juarez drug cartel leader

Mexican police have captured suspected Juarez drug cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, whose gang engaged in turf wars that have left thousands of people dead, authorities said Thursday. Carrillo Fuentes, alias “El Viceroy,” was arrested by federal police in Torreon, a city in the ...

Oct 10, 2014

St. Louis shooting reignites anger among activists

Two months after a Ferguson officer killed Michael Brown, setting off intense national debate about law enforcement treatment of minorities, the shooting death of another black 18-year-old by police in nearby St. Louis has reignited anger among activists already planning weekend protests. Police say ...

Oct 10, 2014

Student held in school threat in California; arms trove found

A student with a cache of weapons has been arrested for investigation of threatening to shoot, stab and assault staff members at his high school in the California desert community of Yucca Valley, authorities said. The arrest came Wednesday after staff at Black Rock ...