Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote
WASHINGTON (AP) Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee within days.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:22:55 -0400
Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:48:11 -0400
Boston bomber's attack 'essence of terror': prosecutor
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing was the "essence of terror," a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday as the government began making its case that convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death for the 2013 attack and its aftermath. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, was found guilty on April 8 of killing three people and injuring 264 at the marathon finish line and fatally shooting a police officer as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, prepared to flee three days later. "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev murdered each one of them in a way that they had time to feel pain," said Nadine Pellegrini, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, in the prosecution's opening statement of the sentencing phase.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:11:54 -0400
Baltimore police name officers suspended over suspect's death
Baltimore police on Tuesday identified six officers suspended over the death of a black man in police custody, a case that has renewed concern about U.S. law enforcement's treatment of minorities. Freddie Gray, 27, was arrested by white officers on April 12 and died on Sunday after slipping into a coma.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:05:15 -0400
White House says has concerns about Drug Enforcement Administration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that it still has concerns about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration following a recent Justice Department report alleging agents had participated in sex parties. White House spokesman Josh Earnest did not comment on media reports that the agency's director, Michele Leonhart, is expected to soon resign. (Reporting By Julia Edwards)
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:09:16 -0400
CDC: 10 listeria illnesses now linked to Blue Bell foods
HOUSTON (AP) Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:23:02 -0400
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