Fallout from Ferguson shooting spurs police interest in wearable cameras

Aug 25, 2014

Fallout from Ferguson shooting spurs police interest in wearable cameras

The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new ...

Aug 22, 2014

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state’s death penalty takes too long ...

Another American hostage at risk of beheading by Islamic State

Aug 20, 2014

Another American hostage at risk of beheading by Islamic State

Extremists with the Islamic State group are threatening to kill another hostage after beheading American journalist James Foley in a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, U.S. officials say. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an ...

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 ...