Police allege Missouri teen shot by officer robbed store

Aug 16, 2014

Police allege Missouri teen shot by officer robbed store

Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly ...

Aug 12, 2014

U.S. Navy commander in court over bribery scandal

A U.S. Navy commander appeared in court Wednesday, charged over a bribery scandal involving prostitutes, luxury travel and multimillion-dollar government contracts. Cmdr. Jose Luis Sanchez, 41, made his first appearance in a San Diego courtroom after being arrested on Nov. 6 and charged with ...

The Crane Pavilion

Aug 9, 2014

The Crane Pavilion

by Mark Schreiber

The 12th full-length novel by German-born author I.J. Parker to feature crime-solving government official Sugawara Akitada, “The Crane Pavilion” takes place in Kyoto in the latter part of the Heian Period (794-1185). The Crane Pavilion, by I.J. Parker.I-J-P Books, Fiction. While posted to Kyushu ...

Aug 8, 2014

British police raid pub in search for 'Holy Grail'

British police raided an English country pub this week in search of a stolen wooden relic believed by some to be the Holy Grail — a cup from which, according to the Bible, Jesus is said to have drunk at his final meal before ...

After three decades, remains of Jonestown bodies found

Aug 8, 2014

After three decades, remains of Jonestown bodies found

More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape drink — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in the U.S., officials said ...

U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

Aug 8, 2014

U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

A jury convicted a man of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday after he shot an unarmed young woman on his porch last year after she pounded on his door. It rejected his claim that he was afraid for his life and had acted in ...

Aug 1, 2014

Man expelled from Croatia for punching endangered monk seal

A man has been fined and expelled from Croatia after he punched a Mediterranean monk seal, one of the world’s most endangered species, reports said on Thursday. Dozens of tourists and locals had gathered on the beach at Gortan bay on the northern peninsula ...

Jul 16, 2014

Taco Bell worker shoots customer with BB gun

Police say a Taco Bell employee used a BB gun to shoot a customer who was enraged when no one came to the drive-thru window to take his order. Twenty-six-year-old Steven Noska was to be arraigned Tuesday on charges including assault and battery with ...