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1 hr ago | Washington Times

Missouri governor Jay Nixon names new public safety director

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, 9, Riot

2 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, California, ACLU

2 hrs ago | Harvard Hillside

Venice Watch: Fest supports imprisoned filmmakers

VENICE, Italy - The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red-carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city.


Related Topix: Italy, World News, Pieta

2 hrs ago | The China Post

US man who may have joined IS allegedly killed in Syria

Minnesota An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State , a U.S. official said.


Related Topix: Minnesota

6 hrs ago |

Journalist held in Syria returns to US

The American writer flew Tuesday from Tel Aviv, Israel, to the United States -- stopping first in Newark, New Jersey, before reuniting with his mother in Boston, his family said in a news release.


Related Topix: Journalism, Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Cambridge, MA, Opinion

7 hrs ago | WHAM-AM Rochester

Nurse Gets Prison Time for ID Theft Scheme

A hospital nurse has been sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison for an identity theft scheme using patient information.


Related Topix: State Prisons

12 hrs ago | Fox News

US criticizes prison terms against 3 Vietnamese democracy activists on 'bogus' traffic charges

Human rights groups have described the charges used to convict Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh to 3 years, 2 years and 2 1/2 years respectively on Tuesday as "bogus."


Related Topix: Vietnam, World News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Republic

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

A former hit man for Pablo Escobar , who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin's army of assassins, was freed from prison on Tuesday amid angry protests by his many alleged victims.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Maximum Security, State Prisons,

ABC News

US Navy Pulls Protesting Nurse From Guantanamo

A Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Tuesday.


Related Topix: US Military, US Military Prisons, Cuba, US Navy, World News, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Newport, RI

ABC News

US Transfers 2 Yemenis Held in Bagram Prison

Yemeni security officials say that two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan have been handed over to Yemen.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

Brandon Sun

Miley Cyrus' date to MTV awards show wanted by Oregon police on criminal trespassing charges

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.


Related Topix: Oregon

Fox News

Man accused of running investment fraud scheme sentenced in Georgia to 5 years in prison

A judge has sentenced a man accused of running an investment fraud scheme that lost millions in investor dollars to serve five years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Proctorville, OH, University of Georgia

Daily Mail

Burglar falls 100ft to his death after trying to use a telephone...

Stranded Man! Stunning aerial pictures show tens of thousands marooned at the gates of Burning Man as festival is POSTPONED after rare heavy rains turn desert site into a quagmire Moment Michael Brown was shot dead 'caught on audio recording': FBI handed potentially damning tape of ELEVEN rounds being fired - including final volley of 'kill shots' ... (more)


Related Topix: Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston

Brandon Sun

News organizations sue Oklahoma prisons director over blocked view of botched execution

Oklahoma prison officials violated the Constitution's First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.


Related Topix: Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, OK, State Prisons

Participants take part in a rainswept Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

A 33-year-old Pc was taken to hospital after being attacked while trying to make an arrest during the event in West London.


Related Topix: Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Drugs

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Cybercast News Service

US: Bin Laden son-in-law must get life in prison

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law should be sentenced to life in prison for his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept.


Related Topix: Terrorism

Star Tribune

Before Foley killing, lawyers sought to distance embassy bombing defendant from terror attacks

An Egyptian lawyer charged in the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa is trying to distance himself from other acts of terrorism even as British investigators reportedly look at his son in the killing of an American journalist.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Europe, World News, United Kingdom


Inmate's death reported 17 months later

Colorado prison officials waited 17 months to report the death of a mentally ill inmate to state health officials, which has delayed an outside review into policies and procedures that may have led to the death that was videotaped by guards.


Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, San Carlos Correctional Facility, State Prisons

Brandon Sun

Nunavut prison still squalid, drug-ridden a year after watchdog's report

You won't see it on the itinerary for Stephen Harper's annual northern tour, and it's somewhere the prime minister would probably rather not be seen, anyway.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

Ontario man declared dead in 1986 found alive in United States: police

A man missing for almost 40 years and declared dead by the courts has been confirmed alive by Ontario Provincial Police.


Related Topix: Canada,