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England and Wales prisons 'close to bursting point'

The Chief Inspector of Prisons has warned that jails in England and Wales are so overcrowded there is a risk to prisoners and the public.<p>Nick Hardwick accused ministers of a "political and policy failure" after the government told 40 prisons to find space for hundreds of extra inmates.<p>Gary …

Seattle school names scholarship after student who stopped gunman

Seattle Pacific University has named a scholarship after the student who heroically tackled a gunman who opened fire on campus earlier this month.<p>University President Dan Martin said Saturday that an engineering scholarship will be named after Jon Meis, the 22-year-old senior electrical engineering …

Border Patrol Union Mocks Immigrant Children On Twitter

The union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents appeared to mock immigrant children in a tweet on Saturday morning.<p>The tweet has since been deleted, but the union's Twitter account later defended the group from charges of racism.<p>Nearly 50,000 children have been caught crossing the border without …

UN: S Sudan children face starvation

More than 50,000 children in South Sudan face death from disease and hunger, the United Nations has warned while seeking over $1bn to support those hit by six months of civil war.<p>"The consequences could be dire: 50,000 children could die this year if they do not get assistance," UN aid chief for …

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U.S. evacuates embassy as bombs, fighting rock Iraq

BAGHDAD – Islamic militant insurgents captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar early Monday, its mayor and residents said, striking another blow to the nation's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory in the country's north.<p>The town has a population of roughly …

Large Portion of One Denomination Votes to Urge Its Churches to Boycott Washington Redskins

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A major sector of the United Church of Christ is calling for a boycott of the Washington Redskins until the team changes its name.<p>The Central Atlantic Conference passed a resolution Saturday to become the latest organization …

Mob sex assaults on women overshadow Egyptian inauguration

Uniformed Egyptian police pull a woman in nothing but her underclothes from a frenzied mob.<p>"Get back boy! Get back!" the officers say as one lifts his pistol into the air.<p>Large patches of skin on the victim appear bloodied and raw as she struggles to walk toward a police van with hordes of men …

Man in custody after woman shot and suspect exchanges fire with police in downtown Vancouver

Police say a suspect is in custody after a man shot a woman and then exchanged gunfire with police outside a tourist attraction in Vancouver.<p>Police said in a statement Tuesday that shortly after 11 a.m. police responded to shots being fired outside a Starbucks downtown. Police say they found a …

Seattle campus gunman wrote down plans for shooting, prosecutor says

The gunman who killed one student and wounded two others at a small Seattle college last week had stopped taking his medications because he "wanted to feel the hate", and he detailed his plans in a handwritten journal for two weeks before the attack, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.<p>"I just want people …

30 Norwalk homes evacuated in standoff between armed man, police

About 30 homes were evacuated in Norwalk on Tuesday evening after a man armed with a rifle and wearing a bullet-proof vest barricaded himself inside a residence at a mobile home park.<p>The 38-year-old suspect is on federal probation for bank robbery and pointed the weapon at law enforcement …

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Syrian woman survives 700 days of blockade

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and …

Top Filipino terror suspect captured near airport

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine security forces on Wednesday captured a top Filipino commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group who is on a …

The Bloemhof incident: Affirmative action on death row | South Africa

A water crisis in South Africa's northwestern town of Bloemhof has led to the deaths of three infants and scores of children and adults admitted to hospital for severe diarrhoea. Preliminary results indicate that the area's main reservoir was contaminated with the E. Coli bacteria which causes …

Moncton suspect’s friend to remain in custody over death-threat allegations

A friend of the Moncton shooting suspect will remain in custody for allegedly uttering death threats to law-enforcement officers last month, ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation before his next bail hearing.<p>Jasper Stam is accused of making the verbal threats between May 10 and May 18. …

Blackwater guards face trial in Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards went on trial Wednesday in the killings of 14 Iraqis and the wounding of at least …

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Oregon shooting leaves student dead, teacher hurt

In a deadly school shooting in Troutdale, Oregon, a 14-year-old student was killed and a teacher wounded. The gunman was identified as a student at the high school. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

Madeleine McCann: Police complete search of three sites

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Man shot and killed in scuffle with Colton police

Colton police shot and killed a man after receiving a call about a man with a gun at a truck stop, authorities said Wednesday.<p>Police found the man near Hunts Lane and Steel Road about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, and a struggle began, ending with an officer shooting the man. One officer suffered a minor …

Boy, 8, critically injured in plane crash that killed LAFD paramedic

An 8-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after being injured in a plane crash that killed a veteran Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic.<p>Sebastian Joshua Grewal underwent a second surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, the Victorville Daily Press reported.<p>The Hesperia boy …

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A Campaign To House The Homeless Reaches A Milestone

Mallyveen Teah, 53, has been homeless or couch surfing on and off for the past 25 years. Now, he walks from his job at a construction site in Arlington, Va., to his new home, a one-bedroom apartment.<p>"Something as simple as giving a person a set of keys to their own place makes a huge difference in …

Sexual violence in conflict: ‘We will go after perpetrators and we will get them’ – video

UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura, warns that those who commit crimes against women will be found and prosecuted

State Department to Americans: Stay Out of Iraq

The U.S. State Department is warning Americans against traveling to Iraq as major cities in the country’s heartland have fallen to Islamist militants.<p>…

Court rules collecting cellphone location without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment

Quartavious Davis was sentenced to nearly 162 years in prison, without the possibility of parole, for a string of armed robberies in the Miami area several years ago. After having his day before the Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit, much of that severe punishment stands. Davis will likely …