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New York police end Muslim surveillance program

Apr 16, 2014

New York police end Muslim surveillance program

A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terrorist threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been ...

Boston bombing marked with defiant memorial

Apr 16, 2014

Boston bombing marked with defiant memorial

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, along with other leaders and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, shared messages of thanks and defiance Tuesday at a tribute to the three people killed and 264 wounded in the attack exactly one year ago. From Patrick Downes ...

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Apr 15, 2014

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they will press murder charges against the owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 garment workers last April, the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history. Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the ...

Stargazers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Apr 15, 2014

Stargazers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event Tuesday when the Earth’s shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 a.m. EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth’s shadow. A little ...

Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east

Apr 15, 2014

Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east

Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh barricades as Ukrainian tanks were seen within 70 km of one city controlled by pro-Moscow gunmen. Roads into Slovyansk, a city some 160 km east ...

Pulitzers uphold watchdog tradition

Apr 15, 2014

Pulitzers uphold watchdog tradition

Coverage of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance program that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday follows a tradition of bucking the U.S. government on top secret intelligence matters. Revelations about the NSA’s secret collection of information about Americans’ phone and email ...

Apr 15, 2014

Kiev's grip loosening on restive eastern regions

Staff working for Serhiy Taruta, the steel baron appointed by Kiev as governor of the restive Donetsk region, say he is hard at work in the regional capital, but cannot disclose where, exactly, for security reasons. The governor is in an “operational headquarters suitable ...

In Ukraine, Russia tests Obama resolve

| Apr 15, 2014

In Ukraine, Russia tests Obama resolve

With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations. Obama has vowed repeatedly to enact biting sanctions against Russia’s ...