Feb 16, 2015

Hyogo teen in hot water for making lethal air gun

A teenager in Hyogo Prefecture was arrested Monday on suspicion of making an air gun capable of killing a person and possessing three such weapons, police said. The first-year high school student has admitted to the charges, the police said. His name was withheld ...

Feb 11, 2015

Serial flight stowaway jailed in Florida, nabbed at beach resort

A woman notorious for sneaking onto commercial flights has been jailed in North Florida, where she was caught checking into a beach resort under a false name, authorities said on Tuesday. Marilyn Hartman managed to board a flight from Minnesota to Jacksonville, Florida, on ...

Feb 4, 2015

Wine-tasting U.S. couple 'left toddlers in freezing car'

A couple allegedly left their two toddlers marooned in a car and strapped into their seats in near-freezing temperatures while attending a wine-tasting event in an upmarket Washington restaurant, U.S. police said. Jennie Chang, 46 — who works for the U.S. Food and Drug ...

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Jan 27, 2015

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll. Prosecutor Maria Navarro ...

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

Jan 23, 2015

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

One of New York state’s most powerful politicians was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. The 70-year-old New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken ...

Jan 22, 2015

Pakistan arrests Islamic State militant in Lahore: officials

Pakistani security forces have arrested a member of the Islamic State jihadi group and two accomplices in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said Wednesday. “A Pakistani Syrian man named Yousaf Al-Salafi and two of his accomplices have been arrested two days ago,” a ...

Jan 16, 2015

Germany arrests suspected Islamic State fighter after return from Syria

German police arrested a suspected supporter of the insurgent group Islamic State who was recently in Syria and raided his apartment in the state of Lower Saxony, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. The 26-year-old suspect, who has German and Tunisian citizenship, was suspected of ...

Jan 6, 2015

Wainscott founder Gilbert's son charged in father's slaying

The son of Wainscott Capital Management founder Thomas Gilbert Sr. was charged with murder after allegedly having staged the shooting death of his father to look like suicide, New York Police Department officials said. Thomas Gilbert Jr., 30, was taken into custody about 11 ...

Dec 31, 2014

Two Boston police officers attacked by teenagers

Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were attacked by six teenagers related to a person they were arresting, authorities said Tuesday. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the officers, a woman and a man, were “pretty banged up” in Monday’s attack but ...