William G ritton

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Syria rebels seek unity against Russian 'occupation'

Dozens of Syrian rebel groups have called for unity in response to Russian air strikes and vowed to attack Russian forces in Syria.<p>Forty-one groups, including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham faction and some units fighting under the Free Syrian Army, condemned "the Russian-Iranian alliance occupying …

Middle East

Police: Missouri gunman kills 7 in town of 50 then himself; was cousin to 2 slain couples

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small Missouri town's discovery that a gunmant killed seven people and injured another Thursday night began when a girl managed to flee a residence where she heard gunfire.<p>She ran to a neighbor's house and called police, say investigators in Tyrone, Missouri.<p>Authorities then found a trail …

Law Enforcement

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …


Court rules: Adultery no longer a crime in South Korea

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> For 62 years, if you cheated on your husband or wife in South Korea, you could end up in prison.<p>Not anymore.<p>South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a law that made adultery a crime, saying it violates the East Asian nation's constitution.<p>"The …


Picasso painting declared as $37 Christmas present intercepted by US customs

A stolen Picasso painting worth millions was nabbed by U.S. customs authorities in Newark, New Jersey who didn’t believe the Fed Ex package was a Christmas gift worth only $37.<p>The cubist oil-on-canvas, called “La Coiffeuse” — or “The Hairdresser” in English—was painted in 1911 and belongs to the …

Fine Art