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The Latest: Prosecutor grateful for ex-cop's conviction

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of a white former Oklahoma police officer in the fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend …

Crime

Bjork Details Danish Director’s Alleged Sexual Harassment

Björk detailed her own account of sexual harassment in the film industry in a post on the singer’s Facebook page.<p>“I am inspired by the women …

It's Official: These Are the 10 Most Vegan-Friendly Cities In The World

Whether it is for ethical or health reasons, the number of vegans around the world continues to grow by leaps and bounds. And while nowadays vegan …

Quincy Jones Looks Back on the Making of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’

Quincy Jones had already built an exceptional, prolific and wide-ranging career in multiple genres by the time he met Michael Jackson. He toured with …

Kashmir’s trendy new cafes offer more than just freshly-brewed coffee to young customers

In a modest café named Winterfell on the bank of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, tucked away from the glances of intrusive passers-by and the dangers that rule Kashmir’s streets, a few young Kashmiris have managed to create an oasis of sorts.<p>It is easy to get bored if you are young in Kashmir, …

The US is as divided about its pop stars as everything else

It was Stevie Wonder who once crooned, “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” But Stevie Wonder was wrong.<p>America’s music tastes, as with its politics, actually swing wildly by region, with coastal areas tuning into entirely different artists and genres than rural …

Ariana Grande

Trump Is Wrong if He Thinks Symphonies Are Superior

“We write symphonies,” President Trump proclaimed on July 6 during a speech in Warsaw.<p>When this curious quotation first circulated among music lovers, it seemed a bit baffling coming from a leader who had not previously evinced much affection for the classical repertoire. Alas, taken in context, …

How To Read A Record Deal

So you were offered a record deal. Congratulations! But the only problem is that now you have to read it. And there’s a lot in there. Although the …

17 Independent Labels That Prove It's Always Better To Do It Yourself

A rundown of the most influential independent labels in music<p>As music fans, all of us have grown up seeing the iconic logos of record labels like <b>Def</b> …

Is your town a run-down time-warp, a squalid cess pit, or a herpes-infested s***hole? Revealed, the ten WORST places to live in England as chosen by their not-so-proud inhabitants

It is often said that home is where the heart is - and that there's no place like it.<p>But a new league table of the worst places to live in England …

England

3 Chicago Officers Accused of Coverup in Laquan McDonald Case

CHICAGO — Three longtime police officers were charged on Tuesday in connection with the death of Laquan McDonald, the black teenager whose fatal shooting in 2014 at the hands of a white Chicago officer ignited intense scrutiny over police conduct and transparency.<p>Unlike the officers accused in a …

Official: Los Angeles officer had dozens of illegal guns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer who was arrested last week and suspected of having sex with a teenage cadet had dozens of illegal …

Los Angeles

How to Buy the Best Home Recording Studio Equipment: A Beginner’s Guide

For aspiring artists interested in making music at home, there has never been a better time to get started. The options are plentiful, and prices are a fraction of what they once were: A basic bedroom studio, put together on the cheap, can yield the kind of results that would have required booking …

Changes in Policing Take Hold in One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Cities

CAMDEN, N.J. — Every few months, the police chief here asks which officers wrote the most tickets.<p>Elsewhere, this might lead to praise, but in Camden — where 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line, the murder rate compares to that of El Salvador and one of the most interesting …

Law Enforcement

Does Having More Black Officers Reduce Police Violence?

The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the death of Michael Brown in summer 2015 drew renewed scrutiny to police violence and revealed just how little the public knew about its pervasiveness. At first, there were widespread calls to address what officers <i>looked</i> like since Brown was African-American …

Law Enforcement

Police: Florida deputy tried to kill elderly woman, frame it as suicide

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 79-year-old woman's interaction with a longtime Sarasota, Florida, deputy sheriff began with a simple call for help.<p>It ended with that officer allegedly forging checks and attempting to kill the woman and frame it as a suicide, according to a legal affidavit and a law enforcement official.<p>…

Crime

Moscow didn’t do anything in America’s last election that Washington hasn’t done elsewhere in the world

Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency last November, perhaps no issue has consumed America's political class more than the question of whether Russia interfered in the U.S. election. The White House, the FBI, and the rest of the intelligence community says it did, although the government has …

National Security Agency (NSA)

AP Interview: Lynch says US must hold police accountable

BALTIMORE (AP) — As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. As …

America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign | Medea Benjamin

According to new figures, the US dropped nearly three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Dare we think how Donald Trump will continue this legacy?<p>Most Americans would probably be astounded to realize that the president who has been painted by Washington pundits as a reluctant warrior has actually …

Family sues over fatal shooting of unarmed man by off-duty Chicago cop

The sister of an unarmed man shot to death by an off-duty Chicago police officer Monday has sued the department, alleging the officer threatened and detained the man and then shot him without justification.<p>Police have said Jose Nieves, 38, was not armed when the officer shot him to death after a …

Chicago cop who shot unarmed man is stripped of police powers

A Chicago police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on the Northwest Side on Monday has been stripped of his police powers by Superintendent Eddie Johnson, the department said Tuesday.<p>The measure represents the "strongest step a department can take" during an open investigation, according to …

Obama's hesitant approach to foreign policy resulted in the biggest stain on his legacy

Barack Obama's impending departure from the White House has put many Americans in an elegiac mood.<p>Despite an average approval rating of only 48 percent— the lowest, surprisingly, of our last five presidents — he has always been beloved, if not revered, by the scribbling classes.<p>Just as many …

Geopolitics

Saving New Zealand's murder capital: 'We don't want to be defined by death'

Kaitaia has seen four homicides and six suicides in a single year. Now the locals are trying to save their community<p>Ringed by golden beaches and temperate Pacific seas, Kaitaia is unconscionably pretty, dotted with flaming red pohutukawa trees and blessed by year-round blue skies.<p>The town of 5,000 …

Chicago's bloody 2016 ends with 762 homicides — the biggest spike in 60 years

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended Sunday with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined.<p>CHICAGO (AP) — One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended Sunday with a sobering tally: 762 …

Law Enforcement

Why Did Obama Pander to the UN’s Stunning Anti-Israel Bias?

There are horrific injustices all over the world, including and especially in the Muslim world, but those are ignored by an institution obsessed with …

NYPD suspends cop who allegedly posted Snapchat of handcuffed family

<b>(CNN) —</b> Waking up with a gun to her face, handcuffed along with her family and having the incident posted on Snapchat, was not how Kimberly Santiago expected to start her morning.<p>Santiago, 28, of Brooklyn, New York, claimed police broke into her mother's third floor apartment in Brownsville on …

Obama cozied up to China and battled Putin. Trump is doing the exact opposite.

Get ready for some turbulence.<p>President Barack Obama has spent his two terms in office working to build closer ties with China while seeking to isolate and punish Vladimir Putin’s Russia.<p>Eight years later, Moscow is subject to painful US sanctions and continued public criticism from Obama and his …

Jury awards $22 million in damages to wrongly convicted ex-El Rukn

A federal jury on Thursday awarded a whopping $22 million in damages to a former El Rukn gang member who alleged two Chicago police detectives framed him for an infamous 1984 double murder that sent him to death row.<p>The Tribune has chronicled the case in several front-page stories over the past two …

Will Obama regret not doing more for black Americans?

<b>(Getty/Bill Pugliano)</b><p>The racial double standard that Obama has faced is real, but so are the challenges African-Americans face daily<p>D. Watkins<p>December 14, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>Does Barack Obama owe African-Americans anything? My friends like to toss this question around. My answer is no. He’s a …