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1 hr ago | Yahoo!

N.C. death-row inmates' convictions overturned

One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing.


Related Topix: Robeson County, NC, State Prisons, Raleigh, NC

5 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned a video apparently showing a US journalist being beheaded

David Cameron has condemned as "despicable and barbaric" the apparent slaughter of a second US journalist by Islamic State extremists - as it emerged that a British hostage is also under threat.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Iraq, Middle East

6 hrs ago | 12NewsNow.Com

Jury to decide fates of former Blackwater contractors charged in Iraq shooting

Ali Abdul Razzaq's life was just getting started when a bullet to the head killed the 9-year-old on September 16, 2007.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Life, Self Defense

7 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Chris Christie, US Governors, Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

8 hrs ago | WHAS11

Court: US can withhold Guantanamo detainee images

A federal appeals court has upheld a decision allowing the U.S. government to keep secret photographs and videotapes of a Guantanamo detainee.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

9 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Justin Bieber arrested in Canada

Justin Bieber was arrested Friday in Canada after allegedly crashing his ATV into a minivan, then brawling with the other driver.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Justin Bieber, California, Entertainment

11 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Mexico turns to army, drones for security

The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces.


15 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

In this June 11, 2014, file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten enters a taxi cab as he leaves federal court in Washington, after the start of his trial.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

15 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Cameron sets out plans to counter jihadi risk

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his battle plan to counter the threat posed by Islamist extremists returning to Britain after fighting with terror groups overseas.


Related Topix: Terrorism

19 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails

This screenshot shows a July 3, 2014 tweet by the hacking group LulzSecPeru after it claimed to have hacked Peru's government's CERT network emergency center.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, World News, Peru

Mon Sep 01, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Pentagon: US military conducts operation in Somalia

U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa, Terrorism

Parents of son with cancer refuse UK return

The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a Southampton Hospital told a judge they will not return to the UK voluntarily, according to a Madrid court where they appeared on Monday.


Related Topix: Spain, World News, Opinion


Prosecutors want death penalty for man accused of killing cellmate

Prosecutors have filed notice that they intend to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his cellmate in prison.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, State Prisons, Central Utah Correctional Facility, Utah

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Americans detained in N. Korea ask for help

Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Bill Clinton, History in the News, South Korea,

Tay AM

Charles Bronson Jailed For Attack On Governor

One of Britain's most notorious and violent inmates, the 61-year-old sat in a secure dock surrounded by six prison guards.


Alabama Live

Alabama death row inmate Jason Sharp seeks new trial in 1999 rape-murder

Jason Sharp is led from Judge Laura Hamilton's courtroom by Madison County Sheriff deputies after being sentenced to the death penalty on Sept.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Alabama, Madison County, AL, Death Penalty

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WNDU-TV South Bend

State closing NW Indiana paramilitary boot camp

The Indiana Department of Correction says it plans to close a paramilitary style boot camp in northwestern Indiana by Oct. 1 to save money and because juvenile offenders are spending less time in the prison system.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Camp Summit

Bangor Daily News

Libyan armed faction takes over US Embassy annex in Tripoli

Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated its staff last month, U.S. officials said Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WAND-TV Decatur

Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prison

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, University of Wisconsin Madison

Boise Weekly

Eastern Oregon Prison On Lockdown Following Shooting Death of Inmate

An Eastern Idaho prison is on lockdown after an inmate was shot dead from a yard tower following an assault.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Violent Crime, Idaho Government, Idaho, State Prisons, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution