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Survivors recount in court horrors of Colorado theater massacre

Apr 29, 2015

Survivors recount in court horrors of Colorado theater massacre

Katie Medley, nine months pregnant and crouching between the seats of a movie theater filling with tear gas, gunfire and screams, looked at her husband Caleb’s bloody face and told a friend, “He’s dead, he’s dead.” Prodeo Et Patria was 14 that night, and ...

In divided Supreme Court weighing gay marriage, Kennedy sends mixed aignals

Apr 29, 2015

In divided Supreme Court weighing gay marriage, Kennedy sends mixed aignals

A pivotal justice sent mixed signals as the U.S. Supreme Court divided along ideological lines during arguments in a historic case that could legalize gay weddings nationwide. Justice Anthony Kennedy said same-sex couples were seeking the same “dignity” and “ennoblement” as heterosexual couples. Yet ...

20 Somalis found guilty of migrant trafficking by Italian court

Apr 28, 2015

20 Somalis found guilty of migrant trafficking by Italian court

A court in Sicily on Monday convicted 20 Somalis who had received political asylum in Italy of a role in a vast criminal organization focused on migrant-smuggling. Prosecutors in Catania said that the defendants were part of an international migrant-smuggling ring that demanded “large ...

Apr 27, 2015

U.S. may ease penalties for those who pay hostage ransoms

U.S. officials are expected to stop prosecuting families of American hostages who communicate with kidnappers abroad or raise funds and pay ransoms, ABC News reported Sunday. A National Counterterrorism Center advisory group, ordered by the White House, is expected to recommend what would mark ...

Violence erupts at Baltimore police death protest

Apr 26, 2015

Violence erupts at Baltimore police death protest

Protesters targeted businesses and smashed police cars in downtown Baltimore on Saturday as the biggest demonstration yet over the death of a young black man in police custody turned violent. More than 1,000 people had joined an orderly 90-minute rally at City Hall demanding ...

Romanian robbers dressed to kill, trained to steal: investigators

Apr 25, 2015

Romanian robbers dressed to kill, trained to steal: investigators

Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to steal luxury items in Romania and the European Union. The alleged leader was among those detained and prosecutors have asked for their arrest. “They ...

Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

Apr 24, 2015

Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

More than two decades and lots of therapy have done little to heal Ana Horvatinec’s trauma of wartime rape by her neighbors in the Croatian town of Vukovar. “There were six of them. . . . I had to watch what they did to ...