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At least 53 dead as Taliban’s audacious courthouse raid ends in bloody standoff
Dozens of civilians have been killed in Afghanistan after Taliban fighters staged a co-ordinated assault on a courthouse in the drug-smuggling hotbed of Farah. This is the deadliest terrorist attack in the country since 2011.

03.04.2013 16:21

'Not a crime to make known crime of a state': Senior Swedish judge backs Assange
A top Swedish judge has defended the release of classified information by WikiLeaks, pointing out the case against Assange has turned into a legal “mess.”

03.04.2013 14:24

College student faked rape report after hiring man to beat her - prosecutors
California prosecutors say a woman who claimed to have been raped in February made the story up. Morgan Triplett, a 20-year-old student, is accused of posting an online ad promising sex to a man who beat her badly enough to leave visible bruising.

03.04.2013 03:39

Documents show Homeland Security spies on peaceful demonstrators
Doubts over Department of Homeland Security surveillance are nothing new - especially after a Senate committee found “fusion centers” were breaching civil liberties. Now, documents show the agency spies on peaceful demonstrations "as a matter of policy."

03.04.2013 03:39

Connecticut 'Monsignor Meth' admits to drug trafficking charges
Former Monsignor Kevin Wallin, who was suspended from his parish in Bridgeport, Connecticut following reports of cross-dressing and inappropriate behavior in the rectory, has admitted to conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, with intent to distribute.

02.04.2013 23:53

Two Texas Latinos suing cops over 39 days' jail without charge, confiscated cash
Two Latino men are suing a Texas police department they say locked them in jail for 39 days “with no charges, no hearing, and no probable cause” after a March 2011 traffic stop. They also claim cops seized $14,000 in cash they had saved to buy a car.

02.04.2013 21:25

Prosecutors in Aaron Swartz case targeted with threats
Documents pertaining to the federal investigation of Aaron Swartz will soon be made public, but first they’ll likely be redacted amid fears that those who aided in the prosecution of the late Internet activist will become the targets of harassment.

02.04.2013 16:02

Lawmakers arrested for attempting to rig NYC mayoral election
A New York state lawmaker has been arrested for allegedly financially bribing Republican Party leaders to put him on the 2013 ballot as a contender for the new mayor. Five other politicians have also been charged in the scheme

02.04.2013 14:48

California city becomes America's largest, latest to enter bankruptcy
A federal judge has ruled that Stockton, California will be allowed to enter bankruptcy. The city, located near San Francisco and home to 300,000, is the largest yet in the US to file for bankruptcy, marking a new low point in a trend sweeping California.

02.04.2013 00:55

NYPD boss said stop-and-frisk designed to 'instill fear' in minorities - Senator's testimony
A New York State Senator testified in federal court Monday that New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly explained the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk program as a means of instilling fear in young African American and Hispanic men.

02.04.2013 00:26

FBI loses appeal in StingRay surveillance case
The Federal Bureau of Investigation lost an appeal Monday to delay a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a privacy advocacy group that's suing the agency for information related to its StingRay cellphone surveillance technology.

01.04.2013 21:43

Couple suing Kansas police after pot raid finds only tomatoes
Two former CIA employees are suing Kansas police, claiming a raid on their home was unfounded. They say a SWAT team descended on their home in April 2012 without a warrant in search of contraband, only to find vegetables growing in their basement.

01.04.2013 21:43

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