Charleston gunman will not use mental health to avoid death penalty

Dec 18, 2016

Charleston gunman will not use mental health to avoid death penalty

Convicted murderer Dylann Roof will not ask jurors to take his mental health into consideration next month during the death penalty phase of his trial for killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. In a handwritten note filed in a South Carolina federal ...

Mexican narcos beat the heat in air-conditioned tombs

Dec 12, 2016

Mexican narcos beat the heat in air-conditioned tombs

Some drug lords take their ostentatious lifestyle literally to the grave: A cemetery in Mexico is blooming with two-story tombs fitted with living rooms, air conditioning and bulletproof glass. Mexico marked on Sunday 10 years since the government deployed troops in a drug war ...

Dec 10, 2016

Mexico quietly marks 10 years of drug war

Ten years after Mexican troops were unleashed against drug cartels, the country will mark the anniversary without fanfare on Sunday, with murders rising again and the military eager to return to barracks. President Enrique Pena Nieto, who inherited the drug war when he took ...