May 28, 2015

U.S. state abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday in a landmark veto-override vote backed by an unusual coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 to override Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports the death penalty. The vote ...

Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

May 25, 2015

Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

A man charged with killing two people in Osaka three years ago pleaded guilty as his trial started Monday, after the proceedings had been delayed so he could undergo two rounds of psychiatric evaluations. Kyozo Isohi, 39, told the Osaka District Court he stabbed ...

May 24, 2015

Ohio patrolman not guilty in 2 deaths in 137-shot barrage

A white Ohio patrolman who fired through the windshield of a suspect’s car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that killed the two unarmed black occupants was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer ...

Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in a box

May 22, 2015

Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in a box

A Missouri woman who escaped captivity from a wooden box three weeks ago was found dead in a home on Thursday, along with her teenage son, and police are searching for the man suspected both of locking her up and killing her. Officers found ...

May 19, 2015

Yokohama teen admits killing mother, grandmother

A 15-year-old boy in Yokohama has been arrested on suspicion of killing his mother and grandmother, investigators said. The high school student went to the police Monday and said he stabbed the two with a knife at his home around 8 a.m. in a ...

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

May 15, 2015

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

Canada’s high court Thursday rejected Ottawa’s bid to treat former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who was just 15 when he was captured on an Afghan battlefield, as an adult criminal. The government had brought the legal challenge to prevent Khadr’s transfer from a Canadian ...

May 12, 2015

Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack since February, police said. “Attackers wearing masks hacked Ananta Bijoy Das with machetes in Sylhet city at around 8:30 a.m. this morning. We ...