A federal appeals court declined Friday to block the decision by a district court judge that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional, marking an end to outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bid to reverse the ruling.
Violent “knockout” attacks – where people randomly approach strangers on the street and punch them in the head – are spreading across the United States, and New York State lawmakers are asking the federal government for help.
All but one of the 30 Greenpeace activists detained after a protest at Russia’s Prirazlomnaya oil rig in September have been granted bail, and over half of them have left custody. They will stay in Russia until legal proceedings are concluded.
While much of the American public and international community have expressed alarm at the far-reaching US National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, the FBI has quietly avoided scrutiny while carrying out intelligence programs of its own.
A Washington news organization has filed a court motion asking a federal judge to order the US Coast Guard to turn over the documents it confiscated from a reporter’s house when Coast Guard officials were conducting an unrelated search of the home.
Prosecutors have accused Ross Ulbricht of negotiating six murders-for-hire plots in their response to a bail request from the alleged Silk Road owner. None of the murders were carried out, yet the court filing mentions four previously unknown plots.
A court in Milan said that former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi had sexual relations with underage dancer Ruby “in exchange for considerable sums of money and other items." The court released a document explaining the 7-year sentence handed down in June.
The US will insist that an Afghan Security Pact includes immunity for crimes committed by its soldiers in the country, highlighting the colonial nature of its intervention, Michael Prysner, an Iraq veteran and anti-war activist, told RT.
BP is embroiled in a new controversy after accusations that the British corporation hired a public relations firm to harass and intimidate Facebook users who condemned the company for its handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The Supreme Court of Belgium has ordered internet service providers throughout the nation to begin proactive efforts to search and censor proxy services for the Pirate Bay, the most popular file-sharing site in the world.