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May 7, 2015

Chicago police torture victims to be awarded $5.5 million

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the mostly African-American victims of the city’s notorious police torture scandal that also includes a formal apology and a promise to teach schoolchildren about one of the darkest chapters in Chicago’s ...

Four Afghans sentenced to death over mob killing of woman

May 6, 2015

Four Afghans sentenced to death over mob killing of woman

An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March — a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women’s rights to ...

Florida man ID'd as longtime Ohio fugitive via fingerprint ploy

May 6, 2015

Florida man ID'd as longtime Ohio fugitive via fingerprint ploy

A convicted killer escaped from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, then was allowed to slip away from law enforcement in 1975 and disappeared until a ruse to get his fingerprints led to his arrest in Florida this week, investigators said Tuesday. Frank Freshwaters, ...

Mayor lifts Baltimore curfew six days after riots

May 4, 2015

Mayor lifts Baltimore curfew six days after riots

Six days after the death of a young black man at the hands of police sparked riots in Baltimore, the city’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday morning, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry ...