A new play, based around the lies and deceit of a ‘national treasure,’ the serial sex attacker Jimmy Savile, has raised questions about whether it’s right to turn such a chilling story into entertainment.
A Miami police officer shot and killed a homeless African-American man in front of up to 60 witnesses including children attending summer camp. Police officials said the violent suspect refused to drop a metal pipe he was holding.
Russian teenager Varvara Karaulova arrived in Moscow from Turkey, where she was caught allegedly en route to Syria to join the Islamic State. The girl will be questioned by Russian police, who will decide whether to open a criminal case against her.
Police in San Diego, California arrested a teenager for making bomb threats against an area high school. The minor was linked to an online gaming group responsible for bomb threats and “swatting” incidents in five other states and a Canadian province.
Trade unionists and campaigners will hold a protest on Friday in solidarity with a young South Yorkshire man who was “horrendously tortured” in Sri Lanka. Despite this trauma, he faces possible deportation by the UK government.
A Virginia woman going to court to turn herself in and face charges for leaving a child in a hot car locked her kids in a vehicle outside the courthouse. She picked up an additional charge, has been arrested and denied bail.
An Idaho Republican wants public schools to use the Bible as a reference book for such disparate subjects as art, geology, foreign languages and more. She even mentioned the Constitution and Bill of Rights ‒ specifically freedom of speech ‒ in her bid.
UN peacekeepers deployed in Haiti engaged in “transactional” sexual relationships for food and medicine with over 200 women and underage girls, a draft report seen by the Associated Press suggests, noting that many cases of abuse remain underreported.
Cleveland community leaders are bypassing the criminal justice system and taking the law into their own hands in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, using an obscure Ohio statute to ask a judge to request murder charges against the officers who shot him.
Suicides among prisoners in solitary confinement have hit their highest level since 2004/5, with Britain’s prison watchdog warning jails to stop using “18th-century” punishments on convicts deemed disorderly or a danger to fellow inmates.