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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 ...

May 2, 2015

Baltimore homicide charges could face swift initial court test

The chief Baltimore prosecutor, who came out swinging on Friday with charges against six police officers in the death of a 25-year-old man, could be quickly asked to disclose some of the potential evidence she has collected. At a news conference Friday, Marilyn Mosby ...

In big test, young Baltimore prosecutor moves swiftly on charges

May 2, 2015

In big test, young Baltimore prosecutor moves swiftly on charges

Baltimore’s chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, moved swiftly Friday to address the biggest challenge of her career when she announced charges including second-degree murder against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State’s ...

U.S. announces $20 million police body-camera program

May 1, 2015

U.S. announces $20 million police body-camera program

U.S. officials on Friday announced a $20 million pilot program to help equip law enforcement agencies across the country with body cameras. The program is part of a general push by American police agencies to outfit officers with cameras to provide clear recordings of ...