Mar 10, 2015

Atlanta-area police officer kills unarmed, naked black man

A white, Atlanta-area police officer shot dead a naked and unarmed black man acting erratically in his apartment complex and who was possibly suffering from a mental illness, the county police chief said. A Dekalb County police officer responded to a caller who said ...

Mar 10, 2015

China nabs man who sold photos of aircraft carrier

A Chinese man who sold 500 pictures of the country’s first aircraft carrier has been detained in a spying investigation, local media reported, the latest Web user allegedly exploited by foreign intelligence agencies. The man, surnamed Zhang, began taking pictures of the Liaoning — ...

Major survey shows U.S. gun ownership in decline

Mar 10, 2015

Major survey shows U.S. gun ownership in decline

The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans ...

Two Chechens charged in slaying of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Mar 9, 2015

Two Chechens charged in slaying of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Russian authorities said Sunday they had charged two men over the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and said one of them was a former senior policeman from the mainly Muslim region of Chechnya who had confessed to involvement in what they described as ...

Russia detains two more men in Boris Nemtsov murder inquiry

Mar 8, 2015

Russia detains two more men in Boris Nemtsov murder inquiry

Russian police have arrested another two men over the killing of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in the center of Moscow, state media reported Sunday, bringing the number held to four. Albert Barakhoyev, secretary of the Security Council of the Russian ...

Veteran police officer kills unarmed black teen in Wisconsin

Mar 8, 2015

Veteran police officer kills unarmed black teen in Wisconsin

A 19-year-old black man who died after being shot by a white police officer was unarmed, the Madison police chief said Saturday, assuring protesters who earlier in the day had chanted “Black Lives Matter” that his department would defend their rights to gather while ...

U.S. home pelted by eggs for a year; police can't crack case

Mar 7, 2015

U.S. home pelted by eggs for a year; police can't crack case

An 85-year-old man says his Ohio home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, but police haven’t been able to crack the case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells as evidence. The homeowner ...

Knife attack wounds nine people at Chinese railway station

Mar 6, 2015

Knife attack wounds nine people at Chinese railway station

At least two assailants armed with knives attacked bystanders at a train station in southern China on Friday, injuring nine, officials said. Police fatally shot one of the suspects and detained another, officers in the city of Guangzhou said in a statement. “Someone with ...