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Apr 30, 2016

U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015

The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a long-standing trend, a Justice Department document showed. The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the ...

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Apr 30, 2016

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Regime aircraft pounded rebel areas of Syria’s second city Aleppo, which was left out of a deal to “freeze” fighting from Saturday despite international outrage over renewed violence. Shelling and air raids in Aleppo over the past week have killed more than 230 civilians ...

Apr 30, 2016

U.N. proposal demands combatants protect hospitals

A U.N. resolution that could be adopted in the coming week demands that all parties to conflicts protect medical workers and facilities against violence — and face justice if they don’t. The draft resolution, circulated Friday, expresses concern that the number of attacks is ...

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Apr 30, 2016

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state’s Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported. The protest just outside San Francisco ...

Apr 29, 2016

Hawaii police arrest man seen attacking endangered seal in video

Authorities in Hawaii have made an arrest in connection with an attack on an endangered monk seal that was caught on video. The Department of Land and Natural Resources said 19-year-old Shylo Akuna of Eleele, Kuaui, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. The department ...