Aug 22, 2014

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state’s death penalty takes too long ...

Aug 21, 2014

Marijuana supplier named 'Pot Playboy' gets 27 years

A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York’s biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the “Pot Playboy” was sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said. Jimmy Cournoyer pleaded guilty in May 2013 ...

U.S. changing no-fly list rules

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. changing no-fly list rules

The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge’s ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, ...

Texas Gov. Perry indicted over alleged abuse of powers of office

Aug 16, 2014

Texas Gov. Perry indicted over alleged abuse of powers of office

A grand jury on Friday indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor ...

FedEx indicted on new criminal charges in online pharmacy case

Aug 16, 2014

FedEx indicted on new criminal charges in online pharmacy case

FedEx Corp. faces a new charge of conspiring to launder money in a U.S. criminal case over the company’s drug deliveries for rogue online pharmacies despite warnings from law enforcement. The latest indictment, filed in court on Friday, said FedEx accepted payment from several ...

Aug 15, 2014

Life in prison for killer of India's 'Bandit Queen'

The upper-caste killer of India’s famous “Bandit Queen” was sentenced Thursday to life in prison by a court for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes. Phoolan Devi long roamed central India’s desolate valleys, allegedly stealing from ...

Aug 14, 2014

Couple accused of abusing children arrested after five-year manhunt

A couple accused of leaving their severely injured 2-year-old daughter at a hospital and keeping their other adopted children in putrid conditions were arrested after a five-year manhunt, authorities said Wednesday. The search for Janet and Ramon Barreto began when they skipped bail in ...

Aug 14, 2014

Florida man pleads guilty in global toxin shipping scheme

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to making deadly toxins and shipping them to customers across the globe, among them a British woman plotting to kill her mother, a London magistrate, U.S. authorities said on Wednesday. Jesse Korff, 19, of LaBelle, northwest of Miami, ...