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Chicago gun violence may cost ‘Rahmbo’ his job
A particularly violent July in Chicago - following years of staggeringly-high numbers of homicides in the city - has drawn attention to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign, raising questions about his chances of surviving a challenge in 2015.

25.07.2014 14:08

Michigan cops go on trial after shooting dog in front of owner (VIDEO)
The fatal shooting of a dog by law enforcement officers in Michigan late last year was premeditated, according to the attorney of the pet’s owner.

24.07.2014 16:44

'Means of pain compliance': Point-blank police Taser use under fire
Police Tasers are under scrutiny in the UK after a report revealed they are frequently deployed at point-blank range, contrary to official training, leading to a spike in complaints. The report called the practice “purely a means of pain compliance.”

22.07.2014 08:53

US confident surface-to-air missile brought down MH17 - Obama
President Barack Obama called for a cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east of Ukraine to allow a complete investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

18.07.2014 15:03

​FBI warns driverless cars could become new 'lethal weapon' for terrorists
Self-driving cars are being assessed as a “game changing” vehicle and a potential “lethal weapon” according to an internal FBI report, and could be exploited by criminals or terrorists seeking to program explosive-stuffed cars to be self-driving bombs.

16.07.2014 18:20

London must stop Britons joining Syria ‘onslaught’ – Syrian FM
Britain's policy towards Syria has been branded “stupid” by Damascus’s deputy foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad. The minister said that it is London’s own duty to prevent Britons from going to the Arab country and kill or be killed in the “onslaught.”

14.07.2014 11:49

UN must urgently investigate war crimes in Israeli-Gaza conflict – Amnesty Intl
Amnesty International (AI) has urged the UN to urgently mandate an independent international investigation into Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as well as Palestine’s indiscriminate shelling of Israel, and hold accountable those responsible for war crimes.

12.07.2014 05:57

Despite accusations of excessive force, Albuquerque police purchase 350 AR-15 rifles
​The Albuquerque (New Mexico) Police Department has ordered a cache of high-powered rifles despite reprimands from the US Department of Justice, as well as widespread community protests, over the department’s recent record of excessive force.

11.07.2014 17:36

Blackwater awarded over $1bn from State Dept. since threat on investigator's life
The US State Department has allocated more than a billion dollars in contracts to the security firm Blackwater and its later manifestations since a top official for the company threatened a government investigator’s life in 2007.

11.07.2014 16:25

Man who shot 6 in Texas was not victims’ father
Police have backed away from earlier claims that the man who shot dead two adults and four children in a Houston suburb was their father, but confirmed that he was going through a divorce from the sister of the victims’ family.

10.07.2014 13:36

Texas shooting: Man kills 4 of his children, 2 adults in suburban town
A father went on a shooting rampage near Houston, Texas, killing 6 people - four of them were his own children. He also critically wounded his 15 year-old daughter before surrendering to police officials.

10.07.2014 03:09

California cop spared charges for killing 13-year-old boy carrying toy gun
Prosecutors in Northern California will not bring criminal charges against a sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy for carrying a plastic replica of an assault rifle which the officer mistook for an actual firearm.

08.07.2014 14:48

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