The District of Columbia took a defiant step in its attempt to legalize marijuana. The City Council chairman sent the ballot measure approving pot legalization to Congress for legislative review, despite Republicans passing a law to prevent such an act.
It’s not justified to conclude anything from the Ukrainian bus tragedy before the investigation is over, says Dmitry Babich, political analyst for Voice of Russia. It’s also not clear why the rebels would attack a bus with people from the Donbass region.
A lawsuit claims New York police engaged in a discriminatory policy when it carried out surveillance on Muslims in New Jersey after 9/11. While a federal district court dismissed the suit a year ago, lawyers are now seeking a reversal in appeals court.
A young Chicago man accused of trying to aid Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria pleaded not guilty to federal charges, while his mother heavily criticized terror organizations around the world for trying to recruit young people for their cause.
Montana police have released a graphic dashcam video of a Billings police officer sobbing after killing an unarmed man who was high on methamphetamine last April. The jury in a coroner’s inquest found the officer was justified in the shooting.
The man accused of creating the black market website Silk Road admitted in court that he did invent the website, but added that he is not the one responsible for turning it into an enormous online drug empire.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen will not be asked to testify at the upcoming trial of a suspected source, former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling, ending for now the writer’s seven-year-long ordeal with the Department of Justice.
Given the UN’s acceptance of Palestinian ratification of major international treaties, it’s difficult to see how Western countries can continue to hold out on recognizing the existence of a Palestinian State.
Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair was questioned on Tuesday by a House of Commons committee on his role in sending letters to scores of fugitive IRA members, informing them they were no longer being pursued by police.
Two New Mexico police officers accused of killing a homeless man will be charged with murder, the state's district attorney announced on Monday. They are the first charges against Albuquerque officers in connection with shootings.