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Mar 27, 2015

Illinois National Guardsman, cousin accused of trying to aid Islamic State

An Illinois National Guard specialist and his cousin were arrested on federal charges that they conspired to aid Islamic State terrorists. Guardsman Hasan Edmonds, 22, was picked up Wednesday at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. Jonas Edmonds, 29, was apprehended at his Aurora, Illinois, home, ...

Official: U.S. military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

Mar 26, 2015

Official: U.S. military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years will be court-martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior ...

Mar 25, 2015

Court doubles penalty on government over Isahaya floodgate closure

The Saga District Court has doubled the penalty imposed on the central government until it opens the floodgates in the controversial dike in Isahaya Bay in Nagasaki Prefecture. With the ruling Tuesday, the government is now required to pay a penalty of ¥20,000 a ...

Mar 25, 2015

World's first anti-organ trafficking treaty opens

Starting Wednesday nations will be able to sign what backers say is the first ever international treaty to take on human organ trafficking. The agreement would make it illegal to take organs from people living or dead without their free and full consent, according ...

Mar 25, 2015

French elementary school principal admits sexually assaulting pupils

An elementary school head teacher confessed Tuesday to having tricked blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on experiencing new tastes, according to prosecutors. The confession followed earlier revelations the suspect obtained his job working with young children despite a 2008 conviction for ...

Mar 25, 2015

Former senior Mizuho Bank employee arrested over fraud

Police arrest former senior Mizuho Bank employee Mikio Oikawa and two others on suspicion of defrauding a doctor out of ¥115 million, with authorities suspecting Oikawa may have also swindled dozens of others out of billions of yen.

Vermont cops tipped on Durst in '12 in student disappearance

Mar 25, 2015

Vermont cops tipped on Durst in '12 in student disappearance

A 2012 tip led investigators to look into whether millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst played a role in the 1971 disappearance and presumed death of a first-year Middlebury College student, police said Tuesday. The tip was not connected with the producers of the ...

Mar 24, 2015

U.S. broadband trade group sues FCC over net neutrality rules

A U.S. trade group representing broadband providers on Monday appealed in court the Federal Communications Commission’s recently approved net neutrality rules, marking the first of several anticipated legal challenges. U.S. Telecom has filed the lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court of Appeals ...