Aug 27, 2014

Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday. Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said at a news conference that the three other victims ...

Aug 27, 2014

China's top judge lauds Zhou corruption probe

China’s top judge has said the ruling Communist Party’s decision to investigate former senior leader Zhou Yongkang demonstrates clearly that no party member is above the law, the semiofficial China News Service reported. The investigation “fully illustrates that in socialist China, no power exists ...

Fukushima court rules against Tepco in suicide case

Aug 26, 2014

Fukushima court rules against Tepco in suicide case

The Fukushima District Court ruled Tuesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. was responsible for a woman’s suicide following the March 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering the utility to pay ¥49 million in damages in a landmark ruling that could set a precedent for other claims ...

Aug 24, 2014

German man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop

A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set as a sex prop in his apartment late at night. The court in Munich said Friday the unidentified man installed the “very old” ...

Aug 23, 2014

Two French girls are investigated as would-be jihadi fighters

Two French girls, ages 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering traveling to other countries to join jihads. The action is one example of how France is taking judicial action ...

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 ...