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Suspected Paris attacks mastermind dead

The suspected mastermind of the attacks that killed 129 in Paris was among those killed in a police raid in a suburb of the French capital on Wednesday, the Paris prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian militant, who had boasted of mounting attacks in...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:57pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.As you dreamed of meeting your Prince Charming, Britain's charismatic Prince Harry revealed he'slooking for a wife. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince packed his bags for a U.S. visit, and our very own pop royal –Prince –debuted his track for Baltimore.WikiLeaksfounder Assange'...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:49am

While you were sleeping...

Good morningAfter you turned off the TV last night, Freddie Gray van reports emerged as did a body in a Baltimore van. Nepal's quake death toll topped 6,200.Boxer Floyd Mayweather said he'd grown up, while NFL pick Jameis Winston was selected despite scandals.Tesla showed us the future of home...

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 6:08am

What happened in Freddie Gray van? Conflicting accounts as city probes

Bloomberg –As protesters marched in several cities, Baltimore officials asked for patience while prosecutors decide whether to charge six officers involved in the arrest of a black man who later died of injuries he sustained while in custody.The office of Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney, will...

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 4:31am

No cheers for Baltimore Orioles as they win first fan-free MLB game

Reuters –It was a perfect April afternoon to take in a ball game, but the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played before a sea of 45,971 empty seats on Wednesday afternoon, setting an unenviable record of sorts in a sport driven by statistics.After a night on turmoil in the streets of...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:32pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.After you went to bed on time last night, Baltimore protesters stayed out after their curfew, and a man was shot at a Ferguson demonstration.Saudi Arabia granted soldiers bonuses while Indonesia put drug smugglers in front of a firing squad.Times New Roman was revealed as the "...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:43pm

Shooting at night-time protest near Ferguson Michael Brown death site

Reuters –A man was shot and wounded, and a suspect quickly taken into custody at a Tuesday night protest in Ferguson, Missouri, near the site where unarmed black teen Michael Brown was shot dead by police last summer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.The newspaper said it was unclear if the...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 1:16pm

Police fire rubber bullets as Baltimore rioters defy curfew

Reuters –Thousands of police in riot gear and National Guard troops patrolled Baltimore to enforce a curfew on Tuesday night, dispersing protesters with pepper spray a day after the city was shaken by the worst rioting in the United States in years.With helicopters overhead and armored vehicles on...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:28pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.As you slept, a part of Baltimore burned and Maryland's governor activated the National Guard after 15 police officers were injured after peaceful protesters and rock-throwing youngsters took to the streets on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral.On the other side of the world, Nepalese...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:19pm

Baltimore in state of emergency as Freddie Gray protests turn into riots

Reuters –Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and at least 15 police officers were injured following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody.The riots broke out blocks from where the...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:32pm

Michael Brown's family set to file wrongful death lawsuit

The family of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old killed in Ferguson last summer by a white police officer, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, attorneys for the family said on Wednesday.Brown's shooting by officer Darren Wilson last August sparked a wave of angry demonstrations and...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:15am

Night 2 of Freddie Gray protests as arresting cops give statements

Reuters –Five of the six officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody gave voluntary, recorded statements the night of the incident, a lawyer for the Baltimore police union said on Wednesday.The lawyer, Michael Davey, contradicted comments from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 5:08am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.Before you left home this morning, more migrant shipwreck survivors arrived on shore.A Chicago couple got time after putting their murder victim in a suitcase, while a Nazi accountant faced trial for inspecting victims' suitcases before they were murdered.Baltimore cops were suspended...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:02am

Inquiry as black Baltimore man dies in custody after brutal arrest

Reuters –A black man died in a Baltimore hospital on Sunday, a week after he was arrested and dragged into a police van by white patrol officers, authorities said on Sunday, raising questions about how he sustained his injuries and prompting an investigation.Freddie Gray, 27, died at the Shock...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:03am

Oklahoma cop in manslaughter charge for shooting unarmed man

Reuters –Oklahoma prosecutors charged a sheriff's reserve deputy with second-degree manslaughter on Monday in the fatal shooting of a black man this month in Tulsa, the most recent in a series of U.S. cases that have raised questions about race relations and policing.Reserve deputy Robert Bates, 73...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:31am

Activists plan national shutdown to oppose police violence

Family members of people who have been killed by police are expected to gather with protesters in Union Square on Tuesday to rally against police brutality in a national day of action.Stop Mass Incarceration Network organized the rally following the shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man,...

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:58pm

Town hall planned for Brooklyn Monday night

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel are hosting a town hall meeting Monday evening aimed at strengthening police and community relations.The talk, which starts at 6 p.m. Monday at the New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Ave. in East New York, was planned in...

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:56pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning! Before you schlepped to work, a cop was charged for murdering a black man, while black councilmen were elected in Ferguson.Chicago stuck with its mayor, while a North Korean urged political change through comedy.Kanye said sorry for a camera snatch.A killer cop was chargedA white...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 3:31pm

South Carolina cop charged with murder for shooting man in back

Reuters –Activists planned to protest in South Carolina on Wednesday after a white police officer was caught on video fatally shooting a 50-year-old black man in the back as he ran away following a traffic stop.The officer has been charged with murder and the FBI and U.S. Justice Department are...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 1:42pm

Ferguson residents elect two black candidates to city council

Reuters –Residents elected a black man and a black woman to Ferguson's city council on Tuesday in the Missouri city's first municipal election since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teen, triggering months of sometimes violent protests.Like the police force in Ferguson, two-...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 1:25pm