May 24, 2015

Ohio patrolman not guilty in 2 deaths in 137-shot barrage

A white Ohio patrolman who fired through the windshield of a suspect’s car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that killed the two unarmed black occupants was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer ...

May 23, 2015

Thai police detain student protesters 'for talks'

Dozens of Thai students who were dragged away and held overnight by police after they staged an anti-coup protest in Bangkok on Friday evening were “merely invited for talks,” a senior police officer said Saturday. The student protest was one of a handful of ...

May 20, 2015

Environmentalists slam Iceland whale meat shipment to Japan

Environmentalists reacted angrily Tuesday to a controversial shipment of fin whale meat to Japan by an Icelandic whaling company, saying it flouted international conservation agreements. The Icelandic whaling company Hvalur HF plans to ship 1,700 tonnes of whale meat via Luanda in Angola, repeating ...

Justice Department launches own investigation of Baltimore police practices

May 9, 2015

Justice Department launches own investigation of Baltimore police practices

The Justice Department waded anew Friday into big city police-community relations, with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch declaring the subject “one of the most challenging issues of our time.” She announced a wide-ranging investigation into Baltimore’s police. The federal civil rights investigation, which city ...

May 2, 2015

Baltimore homicide charges could face swift initial court test

The chief Baltimore prosecutor, who came out swinging on Friday with charges against six police officers in the death of a 25-year-old man, could be quickly asked to disclose some of the potential evidence she has collected. At a news conference Friday, Marilyn Mosby ...

Thousands of South Koreans protest government labor policies

May 2, 2015

Thousands of South Koreans protest government labor policies

South Korean police said Saturday that they detained 40 people when protests over government labor policies and the handling of a year-old ferry disaster spiraled into violence late Friday. Thousands of demonstrators, many of them carrying banners and wearing yellow jackets, the color identified ...