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 ...

In big test, young Baltimore prosecutor moves swiftly on charges

May 2, 2015

In big test, young Baltimore prosecutor moves swiftly on charges

Baltimore’s chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, moved swiftly Friday to address the biggest challenge of her career when she announced charges including second-degree murder against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State’s ...

Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system 'out of balance'

Apr 30, 2015

Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system 'out of balance'

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. criminal justice system has gotten “out of balance” and must be restored through steps such as the use of body cameras by every police department in the country. “It’s time to change our approach,” Clinton said ...

| Apr 29, 2015

Baltimore: a U.S. city of haves and have-nots

In the 1950s Baltimore was the sixth-largest city in the United States with a peak population of nearly 950,000. Now the riot-hit metropolis ranks 26th on that measure and scores as one of the less equal American cities when measured by income and educational ...

Apr 26, 2015

U.S. serviceman held in alleged attack on student in Okinawa

Police arrested a U.S. serviceman in Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday for allegedly assaulting and injuring a male university student. Jereth Adrian Davis, 28, who is stationed at the U.S. Air Force’s Kadena base, was arrested by prefectural police. Davis has denied the charges, police ...

U.S. dispels rumors Islamic State leader was wounded in airstrike

Apr 22, 2015

U.S. dispels rumors Islamic State leader was wounded in airstrike

U.S. forces have no reason to think Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike against an Iraqi target last month, the Pentagon said Tuesday. British daily The Guardian had earlier reported that the militant, who styles himself caliph of the ...

Apr 19, 2015

U.S. officer who refused to shoot suspect praised for restraint

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me.” WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports that the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder. ...