Family confirms Islamic State beheaded captive American journalist

Aug 20, 2014

Family confirms Islamic State beheaded captive American journalist

A grisly video shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist. After the video ...

Aug 14, 2014

Couple accused of abusing children arrested after five-year manhunt

A couple accused of leaving their severely injured 2-year-old daughter at a hospital and keeping their other adopted children in putrid conditions were arrested after a five-year manhunt, authorities said Wednesday. The search for Janet and Ramon Barreto began when they skipped bail in ...

Aug 14, 2014

Florida man pleads guilty in global toxin shipping scheme

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to making deadly toxins and shipping them to customers across the globe, among them a British woman plotting to kill her mother, a London magistrate, U.S. authorities said on Wednesday. Jesse Korff, 19, of LaBelle, northwest of Miami, ...

Aug 12, 2014

Girl held in Sasebo slaying faces psychiatric tests during probe

The Sasebo branch of the Nagasaki District Public Prosecutor’s Office on Monday moved the 16-year-old girl being held for killing her classmate and dismembering her body to a medical facility for psychiatric tests. According to investigators, the girl, whose identity has been withheld because ...

Aug 9, 2014

Sasebo girl detained for psychiatric testing

The Sasebo Summary Court has ordered that the 16-year-old girl held on suspicion of killing a classmate last month and dismembering her body remain detained for psychiatric evaluation, her lawyers said. The court granted the prosecution’s request to detain the first-year high school student ...

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 6, 2014

Sasebo suspect reportedly kept cat head in fridge

The 16-year-old schoolgirl in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, who has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering a classmate kept a severed cat head in her refrigerator, according to a media report. The teen was arrested last week on suspicion of murdering Aiwa Matsuo, 15, after ...

Israel says it arrested suspect in killing of three teenagers

Aug 6, 2014

Israel says it arrested suspect in killing of three teenagers

Israeli authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of being involved in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June. Hussam Kawasme, a 40-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Hebron, was arrested on July 11 in connection with ...

Aug 5, 2014

Video shows 'unspeakable acts' carried out by Nigerian soldiers: Amnesty

Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko Haram suspects and dumping their bodies in a mass grave. Nigeria’s military is battling an increasingly vicious Islamist insurgency by Boko Haram, ...