Curfew in India state after rebels kill 63

Dec 25, 2014

Curfew in India state after rebels kill 63

Hundreds of survivors of a brutal rebel attack that killed at least 63 people in northeastern India sought shelter Wednesday in a church and school while security forces imposed a curfew in a bid to contain the latest bout of ethnic violence. Long-simmering land ...

Dec 24, 2014

India separatists blamed for killing 52 tribesmen

Long-simmering land and ethnic disputes erupted in bloodshed in northeastern India when rebels launched coordinated attacks on tribal settlers in Assam state, killing at least 52 people, officials said Wednesday. The killings took place in five attacks late Tuesday targeting tribal settlers known as ...

2012 Aurora movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

Dec 20, 2014

2012 Aurora movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threatened violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the flick’s big-screen life was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible ...

Los Angeles to give 7,000 cops body cameras

Dec 17, 2014

Los Angeles to give 7,000 cops body cameras

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 police officers with on-body cameras by next summer, making the city’s police department the largest law enforcement agency in America to move forward with such an ambitious expansion of the technology. The ...

Dec 16, 2014

Despite robust truce, Russia plots pain for Ukrainian economy

Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery. In a detailed Op-Ed piece Monday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ...

U.S. torture report med with a shrug in Middle East

Dec 11, 2014

U.S. torture report med with a shrug in Middle East

This week’s revelations about the CIA’s harsh treatment of terrorism suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks have been met with a collective shrug in most parts of the Middle East, where they merely reinforced a long-held view of American brutality — ...