Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

May 19, 2015

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ban police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that U.S. law enforcement has become too militarized. After controversy over the policing of high-profile protests in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, ...

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 ...

Rival U.S. biker gangs clash over turf, leaving nine dead

May 18, 2015

Rival U.S. biker gangs clash over turf, leaving nine dead

A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday. The violence erupted shortly after noon at a busy shopping center ...

U.S. woman accused of removing dead rival's body parts

May 16, 2015

U.S. woman accused of removing dead rival's body parts

A woman accused of slashing the corpse of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend at a funeral home last month is now accused of removing body parts of the deceased woman. Prosecutors added a fourth felony charge against 26-year-old Shaynna Sims on Thursday, accusing her of removing ...

May 12, 2015

China investigating police shooting of man at train station

China’s Public Security Ministry is investigating a shooting in which a police officer killed an unarmed traveler in front of his elderly mother and three small children at a train station, the ministry said Tuesday. Local railway police said the officer pulled the trigger ...

May 12, 2015

Spanish police arrest 2 for Islamic State propaganda

Spanish police have arrested two people in the northeastern city of Barcelona for allegedly posting pro-Islamic State group videos and propaganda on the Internet. An Interior Ministry statement on Tuesday said the two used several Internet identities to promote the armed Islamic group’s jihad. ...