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  • Details, questions emerge on homeless man shot by LA police

    For months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, with few or no one he encountered knowing anything about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or that even the false name he lived under had been purloined from a Frenchman years earlier.
  • Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

    A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday. A law enforcement official identified...

    Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery

    Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery
    Like so many residents of Los Angeles' skid row, the homeless man shot and killed by police on Sunday had a complicated past marred by mental illness and crime. That past seemed even more complicated Tuesday, as authorities tried to figure out who...

    Rights body scolds France over corporal punishment of kids

    A top European human rights body said Wednesday that France isn't doing enough to prevent spanking and other kinds of corporal punishment of children. The 47-member Council of Europe said France is violating the European social charter because French law...

    Nuclear company Areva in turmoil after billions in losses

    Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil. The French government said Wednesday it's working closely with Areva to...