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  • Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem

    A few years ago, I spoke at a human-rights conference at George Mason University. I had documented the number of unarmed African-American males killed by American police as well as the high rate of black men who are being held in county, state and federal...
  • Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury hearings begin

    U.S. Atty. General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old...
  • DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues

    DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues
    In Washington 21/2 years ago, the nation's top civil-rights enforcer, Thomas Perez at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with Sanford's mayor, city manager and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and promised to investigate whether Trayvon Martin was the victim...
  • Prosecutors push to link Jason Austin to fatal shooting of cop

    Prosecutors push to link Jason Austin to fatal shooting of cop
    Troy Davis had described in detail how his drug dealer friend had killed the off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion on the West Side in 2008. Just days after the murders, Davis told investigators Jason Austin had walked up to an SUV,...
  • Ex-cop gets new hearing in fatal Bangor motorcycle crash

    A former New Jersey police officer serving a state prison sentence for a fiery drunken-driving crash in Bangor that killed two motorcyclists and injured four others in July 2011 will get another day in court. The Pennsylvania Superior Court on...
  • Officer in fatal Missouri shooting finds pockets of support

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a community wracked by racial unrest, police officer Darren Wilson is vilified by protesters for shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. Away from the front lines, however, a small...
  • Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Bridgeport

    Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Bridgeport
    An elderly man and his wife were found shot to death in their bedroom Tuesday night in an apparent murder-suicide in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood. Police were called about 9 p.m. to the 900 block of West 31st Street after the couple's relatives...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87 - state media

    * Champion of women's rights, opponent of death penalty * Nominated for Nobel literature prize * Feared dying abroad, chose not to emigrate By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free...
  • Teen murder suspect convicted of killing suburban man

    Teen murder suspect convicted of killing suburban man
    A man who was 15 when he was accused of murder has been found guilty and now faces 20 years to life in prison. Edwin Paniagua, now 19, was found guilty of heinous murder with wanton cruelty in the 2010 death of Jean Wattecamps of Mount Prospect. The...
  • Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]

    Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This article has been updated from an earlier version Criminal trials typically end once the jury returns its verdict. The attorneys move on to their next cases, unless appeal is pursued, and the debate ends. Unfortunately, that has not...
  • Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly

    Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly
    In the years before she would be implicated in the beating death of her mother on the resort island of Bali, Heather Mack was accused of locking her mother in a closet, stealing thousands of dollars from her, punching and biting her repeatedly, and once...