Law and order Headlines

  • Not guilty verdict in death of indigenous teen in Canada

    A man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River was found not guilty of second-degree murder on Thursday in a case that prompted outrage from Canadian indigenous leaders.

    Washington Post
  • The Latest: Official: Inmate scream not from execution drugs

    The Latest on Florida Execution (all times local): 9 p.m. Authorities say they don't believe the loud scream that came from the mouth of a Florida inmate as he was being put to death in Florida for a 1993 rape and murder was caused by the lethal injection procedure. ...

    ABC News
  • UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

    Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime, Scotland Yard said Thursday.

    Washington Post
  • Not guilty verdict in death of indigenous teen in Canada

    A man accused of killing a 15-year-old indigenous girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg's Red River has been found not guilty of second-degree murder. Tina Fontaine's remains were discovered eight days after she was reported missing in August 2014. Raymond Cormier was charged more than a...

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  • UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

    Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime, Scotland Yard said Thursday. The Metropolitan Police force said "a package containing a substance" was delivered to St. James's Palace, where Harry has his...

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  • Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother. In sparing the life of Thomas "Bart" Whitaker about an hour before he was scheduled for lethal injection,...

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  • Victims given a chance to have their voices heard

    A low but unmistakable moral outrage burned throughout John Worboys:

    The Telegraph
  • Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015. Greitens has acknowledged an...

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  • Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

    Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    Washington Post
  • Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

    Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The journey of Yevgeny Prigozhin from troubled youth to ex-con...

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  • Haiti suspends Oxfam pending investigation into sexual abuse

    Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government official said Thursday.

    Washington Post
  • Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassy

    Argentine officials say that a police officer and a Russian diplomatic official were arrested after authorities seized a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires.

    Washington Post
  • Trump's ending immigrant program racially motivated: Lawsuit

    Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants sued President Donald Trump on Thursday, arguing that the Republican administration's decision to end special protections shielding them from deportation was racially motivated. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston seeks to block the administration...

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  • Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot

    A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website were handed prison sentences Thursday for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain.

    Washington Post
  • Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassy

    Argentine officials say that a police officer and a Russian diplomatic official were arrested after authorities seized a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said Thursday that 860 pounds (389 kilograms) of the drug were hidden...

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  • Florida to execute man in 1993 slaying of college student

    Florida is preparing to execute a man convicted of raping and killing a college student in 1993 so he could steal her car. Barring a last-minute stay, 47-year-old Eric Scott Branch will be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison. Branch was convicted...

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  • Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case

    Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction.

    Washington Post
  • Egyptian court sentences 21 to death on terrorism charges

    An Egyptian court sentenced on Thursday 21 people to death and seven others to up to life in prison over belonging to a group believed to be affiliated with the extremist Islamic State group, the state-run MENA news agency reported.

    Washington Post
  • Egyptian court sentences 21 to death on terrorism charges

    An Egyptian court has sentenced 21 people to death and seven others to up to life in prison on terrorism-related charges. Thursday's verdict, reported by the state-run MENA news agency, can be appealed. Out of the 28 on trial, only 12 are in custody while the others — 16 suspects — are...

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  • Bangladesh High Court accepts appeal by ex-PM in graft case

    Bangladesh’s High Court has accepted an appeal by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia of her five-year prison sentence in a corruption case.

    Washington Post
  • Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case

    Dutch prosecutors said Thursday they will not open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, saying such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction.

    Washington Post
  • France plays catch-up coping with radicalized prisoners

    If there were ever a time for France to seriously tackle Islamic radicalism in its overpopulated, understaffed and underfunded prisons, it would be now.

    Washington Post
  • France plays catch-up coping with radicalized prisoners

    If there were ever a time for France to seriously tackle Islamic radicalism in its overpopulated, understaffed and underfunded prisons, it would be now. Radicals in the general prison population can quickly start influencing other inmates and endanger prison staff. The problem that has...

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  • Colombia arrests cop who got Escobar for money laundering

    The Colombian cop who commanded the operation that killed drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has been arrested for laundering money on behalf of a demobilized right-wing militia.

    Washington Post