The courtroom in The Hague on Friday as the International Court of Justice prepared to rule on emergency measures against Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 26, 2024
World Court orders Israel to prevent acts of genocide
South Africa brought the case to the International Court of Justice earlier this month, asking it to grant emergency measures to halt the fighting.
Visitors walk through the gas chamber during a tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 2013.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2024
U.S. judge allows first nitrogen-gas execution to proceed
U.S. states have found it increasingly difficult to obtain barbiturates used in lethal-injection execution protocols, in part because of a European ban.
NRA chief Wayne LaPierre speaks at the National Rifle Association annual convention in Indianapolis last April.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2024
Powerful NRA chief Wayne LaPierre resigns ahead of graft trial
LaPierre, 74, chief executive since 1991, steps down just as New York state Attorney General Letitia James brings a corruption trial against the NRA.
Police vehicles are parked outside the Perry Middle School and High School complex following a school shooting, in Perry, Iowa, on Thursday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 5, 2024
Sixth-grade student killed in Iowa school shooting, suspect dead
Police also discovered an improvised explosive device when searching the high school.
Demonstrators hold signs protesting Jeffrey Epstein as he awaits arraignment in the Southern District of New York on charges of sex trafficking of minors in 2019. While Epstein died by suicide that same year in a Manhattan prison cell before he could stand trial, his crimes have continued to resonate across Wall Street.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 4, 2024
Confidential Jeffrey Epstein documents unsealed in New York
Many of the people whose names will be unsealed are already known to have associated with the disgraced financier, and some have been named in similar litigation as well.
U.S. police speak to a Chinese exchange student near the site where he was found in the mountains near Brigham City, Utah, on Sunday after being reported missing.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 2, 2024
Chinese student found in U.S. woods after 'cyber kidnapping' scam
Cyber kidnappers have been targeting foreign exchange students recently, and in particular, Chinese foreign exchange students, Riverdale police said.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in Waterloo, Iowa, on Dec. 19.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2023
Trump ballot fights put pressure on Supreme Court to act soon
The case would be unprecedented and brings Trump’s conduct after losing the 2020 election back to the forefront of his likely 2024 rematch with Biden.

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