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Defendant can withdraw U.S. terror plea due to warrantless surveillance: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Albanian man who pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge can withdraw his plea after the U.S. government disclosed it monitored his communications without a warrant, a federal judge in Brooklyn has ruled, likely setting up a rare constitutional challenge to the controversial …

Search for suspected cop killer yields pipe bombs

Investigators found two fully functional pipe bombs and believe that a three-week manhunt may be taking a toll on suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Tuesday.<p>"Over the last few days we have found several items that undoubtedly confirm Eric …

Video shows white S.C. state trooper shooting unarmed black man

On Sept. 4, Levar Edward Jones was stopped by a South Carolina state trooper in Columbia, S.C., and asked to produce his driver's license.<p>As Jones reached inside the open driver's door of his SUV to retrieve the license and then turned back toward the trooper, the officer shot at him four times.<p>"I …

‘Romanian Nuremberg’ trial for Communist labour camp commander

A trial that some have dubbed the “Romanian Nuremberg” opens on Wednesday in Bucharest, with the head of a brutal Communist-era labour camp charged with crimes against humanity.<p>Alexandru Visinescu, 88, is accused of running an “extermination regime” at the notorious Ramnicu Sarat prison in the east …

Texas ‘Anti-Upskirting Law’ Struck Down in Court Thanks to Vague Wording

If you’ve been following photography news — and given you’re reading this we’d say there’s a good chance that’s the case — you’ve probably heard …

Suspect in Pennsylvania trooper slaying planned for months, police say

The self-taught survivalist accused of killing one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another planned the ambush for months, police said.<p>Authorities continue their search for suspect Eric Matthew Frein on Sunday but were yet to have cornered him in a wooded area around the Pike and Monroe …

'Date rape' drug allegations investigated

A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put "date rape" drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police.<p>Police started investigating after three women and a man were hospitalized after consuming …

Police capture last of five escaped California inmates

(Reuters) - Police have recaptured the last of five inmates, described as armed and dangerous, who escaped from a jail near Fresno, California, authorities said on Sunday.<p>The five men, three of whom were accused of attempted murder, escaped on Friday shortly after 9 p.m. from the Madera County …

Anti-Islam ad campaign to run on New York City buses and subways

Controversial blogger and activist Pamela Geller has paid $100,000 to place advertisements on New York City buses and in subway stations that feature anti-Islamic messages and images including one of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by Isis in August.<p>The campaign, which is being funded …