CNN to pull plug on flopping Piers Morgan show

Feb 24, 2014

CNN to pull plug on flopping Piers Morgan show

CNN chief Jeff Zucker has decided to end television host Piers Morgan’s show after its ratings plunged, sources at the network said Sunday. The former British tabloid editor — who irked conservative Americans after launching somewhat of a crusade for greater gun control measures ...

U.S. man guilty of lesser charges in 'loud music' shooting

Feb 16, 2014

U.S. man guilty of lesser charges in 'loud music' shooting

A 47-year-old software developer was convicted Saturday of attempted murder for shooting into a car full of teenagers after an argument over loud music, but jurors were left struggling to agree on the more serious charge of first-degree murder. After more than 30 hours ...

Odd rule sends killings by Brazilian police plummeting

Feb 6, 2014

Odd rule sends killings by Brazilian police plummeting

The number of people killed by police in Brazil’s biggest state has plunged 40 percent, and experts are crediting what seems an unlikely reason — a new rule that forbids officers from transporting or otherwise helping shooting victims. They say it makes the summary ...

Moscow teen kills 2 in school shooting

Feb 4, 2014

Moscow teen kills 2 in school shooting

A 10th-grade student with two rifles burst into his Moscow school on Monday, killing his geography teacher and a policeman in front of about 20 students, investigators said. His father played a key role in freeing those students before police stormed the classroom and ...

Mexico OKs vigilantes, nabs drug lord

Jan 28, 2014

Mexico OKs vigilantes, nabs drug lord

Mexico on Monday essentially legalized the country’s growing “self-defense” groups Monday, while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which the vigilante groups have been fighting for the last year. The government ...

Jan 18, 2014

Girl, 4, shoots dead 4-year-old cousin

A 4-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her 4-year-old cousin with a rifle she found under a bed at their grandfather’s U.S. home, police said Friday. The girl was playing and watching TV on Thursday with the boy when she found the gun, Detroit ...

Official warns armed Mexican vigilantes could copy cartels

Jan 17, 2014

Official warns armed Mexican vigilantes could copy cartels

Armed vigilantes who have taken control of territory in lawless Michoacan could turn into the very sort of organized crime forces they are fighting, a Mexican official assigned to clean up the violence-racked state said Thursday. Alfredo Castillo, the federal government’s new envoy to ...

Newtown killer blamed society for chimp attack

Jan 17, 2014

Newtown killer blamed society for chimp attack

Adam Lanza, the man who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown apparently called a radio station a year earlier to discuss the 2009 mauling of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee. The caller, believed to be Lanza, speaks softly on ...

Mexican forces face off with militias

Jan 15, 2014

Mexican forces face off with militias

Mexican soldiers and federal police kept a tense standoff with vigilantes Tuesday after a new government campaign to stop violence in western Michoacan state turned deadly. There were widely varying reports of casualties. Associated Press journalists saw the bodies of two men reportedly killed ...