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Deadly suicide bombing hits Nigerian city

A suicide bomb attack by a young girl in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri has killed 19 people, while another a bomb-laden car exploded in Yobe state, killing a further two people, police said.<p>The first blast happened at about 12:40pm local time (11:40 GMT) on Saturday near the live chicken …

Bill Bratton Confirms NYPD Slowdown; Zero Tickets Given On New Year's Eve

A million people watched the ball drop in New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve amid 2,000 pounds of confetti, thousands of police officers and …

Idaho gunman kills 3 in multiple shootings

A gunman killed three people and wounded another during a shooting spree Saturday at three locations in Moscow, Idaho, the authorities said.<p>The …

Connecticut teen fighting state justices' ruling on forced chemotherapy

For about a month, 17-year-old Cassandra C. has found herself isolated in a Connecticut hospital room under 24/7 observation.<p>A week into her stay, she said, she was strapped to a bed by her wrists and ankles and sedated. When she awoke, she found a port surgically placed in her chest.<p>"She hasn't …

Explosives strapped to girl kill 20 people at Nigerian market

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Explosives strapped to a girl detonated at a crowded marketplace in Nigeria, killing at least 20 people and injuring 18 others, according to police.<p>The police estimate differed from the local hospital's estimate, which counted 51 people with blast injuries.<p>The blast happened …

Mom Gets 25 Years For Encouraging Boyfriend To Sexually Assault 4-Month-Old Daughter

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri mother has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for encouraging her boyfriend to sexually assault her 4-month-old daughter in an attack that later killed the child.<p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1Kw6KNc ) reports that 26-year-old Jessica Lynn Howell, of …

Police say gunman in Idaho shooting spree had multiple weapons

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A 29-year-old man who killed three people and critically wounded another during a shooting spree in the northern Idaho city of Moscow had five weapons in his car, police said on Sunday.<p>John Lee, 29, was arrested after the Saturday shootings when he crashed his car during a …

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Haiti protesters urge president's departure

Protesters have burned tyres and thrown rocks and glass bottles at riot police during another anti-government demonstration in Haiti's capital amid a political stalemate over long-delayed elections.<p>The demonstration of mostly young men reached a peak of about 1,500 in downtown Port-au-Prince as …

Austria Detains Teenage Girls Who Wanted to Marry ISIS Fighters

VIENNA — Austria has detained two teenage girls after they tried to travel to Syria to marry fighters of the jihadist group ISIS, a spokesman for the prosecution said Sunday. The girls, ages 16 and 17, were sent back to Austria from Romania, where they had been picked up by authorities on a train …

Former CIA chief facing potential charges for leaking secret to his mistress

Prosecutors have recommended charges against David Petraeus but the US attorney general must make final decision<p>David Petraeus, the former head of the CIA and one of America’s most celebrated military commanders, is facing potential criminal charges over allegations that he leaked state secrets to …

Obama To Propose Laws On Hacking Notification, Student Privacy

President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus.<p>A White House official said Obama would announce the …

Two more girl suicide bombers hit north Nigeria town

Boko Haram believed to be behind latest in a wave of attacks featuring children fitted with explosives as President Jonathan Goodluck prepares for elections next month<p>Two suspected child suicide bombers blew themselves up in a market in north-east Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said, killing three …

New York City To Pay $17M To Settle Cases Of Wrongful Conviction Against 3 Brothers: Report

New York City comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, has reportedly agreed to pay $17 million to settle cases of wrongful conviction against three brothers, …

NYPD, other law enforcement on alert after ISIS threat resurfaces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The New York City Police Department and other law enforcement personnel responded to a threat from ISIS after someone re-released a September 2014 message that tells followers to "rise up and kill intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians."<p>The threat named the United …

Terrorism

New York Cops Sometimes Use Chokeholds First, Report Says

A new report on chokehold incidents involving NYPD officers has found that the department routinely declined to discipline officers who used the …

Virginia fraternity that was focus of rape story reinstated

RICHMOND (Reuters) - The University of Virginia on Monday reinstated a fraternity at the center of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine story about a 2012 gang rape.<p>An investigation by the Charlottesville Police Department has “not revealed any substantive basis” for the November story of an …

Crime

Two suspected child suicide bombers hit north Nigeria town

French Intelligence Warns That There Might Be Worse Attacks to Come

Peter Dejong—AP<p>Philippe Wojazer—Reuters<p>Christopher Furlong—Getty Images<p>Eric Gaillard—Reuters<p>Julien WarnandJ—EPA<p>Dan Kitwood—Getty Images<p>Stephane …

Erdogan jabs French intelligence over surveillance

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Monday he sees hypocrisy in the West's reaction to last week's terror attacks in Paris and asked why two of …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

U.S. justices indicate support for Arizona church in free speech case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared likely to side with a church in Arizona that objected to a local ordinance that restricted what it could say on signs notifying the public about worship services.<p>The phrase "Equal Justice Under Law" adorns the west entrance to the …

U.S. Supreme Court

Boston Bombing: Tsarnaev Brothers' Buddy Set to Plead Guilty

A friend of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers who was accused of trying to impede the investigation is set to plead guilty, court papers show. The new filings in the case of Khairullozhon Matanov come while prosecutors and defense lawyers are trying to pick a jury for the trial of Dzhokhar …

Switching tack, prosecutors seek to ban James Risen from testifying in CIA trial

After pushing for years to get testimony from a recalcitrant New York Times reporter in a CIA leak case, prosecutors launched an unsuccessful last-minute attempt on Monday to bar journalist James Risen from testifying at all.<p>Federal prosecutors filed a motion on Monday saying that neither …

Oklahoma death row prisoners fail to block executions

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request by four Oklahoma death row inmates for a stay of execution, paving the way for the state’s first lethal injection since a problematic execution in the spring.<p>A three-judge panel of the 10th US circuit court of appeals in Denver denied an emergency …