Charles Manson's cult left seven dead and also killed a dream

Jan 5, 2017

Charles Manson's cult left seven dead and also killed a dream

The seven grisly murders carried out by Charles Manson’s disciples during the summer of 1969 did more than turn the hippie cult leader into the leering face of evil on front pages across America. To many, the bloodbath exposed the scary underside of the ...

Manson alive amid reports he was hospitalized, official says

Jan 4, 2017

Manson alive amid reports he was hospitalized, official says

A California prison official says cult leader Charles Manson is alive following reports that he was hospitalized. TMZ reported Tuesday that Manson was taken to a hospital in Bakersfield, about 60 miles south of the California prison where he has been incarcerated. California Department ...

Chinese middle class in uproar over alleged police brutality

Dec 29, 2016

Chinese middle class in uproar over alleged police brutality

The relatives of a Chinese man who died in a high-profile case involving alleged police brutality have decided not to sue, citing immense pressure, their lawyer said Thursday. The move comes despite thousands of middle-class Chinese signing online petitions to protest the dropping of ...

In Venezuela, lynchings kill one person every three days: report

Dec 29, 2016

In Venezuela, lynchings kill one person every three days: report

Roughly one person is being lynched in crisis-ridden Venezuela every three days as frustrated residents take revenge on suspected criminals, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. The Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (OVV), which monitors crime, said mob killings have become a generalized phenomenon across ...

Uruguay's last dictator, Gregorio Alvarez, dies at 91

Dec 29, 2016

Uruguay's last dictator, Gregorio Alvarez, dies at 91

Uruguay’s last military dictator, Gen. Gregorio “El Goyo” Alvarez, died Wednesday at age 91 of heart failure, a defense ministry official said. Alvarez, who played a central role in a 1973 coup that installed a military regime in Uruguay, ruled the country from 1981 ...