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The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

At hearing, Sheriff Joe Arpaio says his lawyer investigated judge's wife

The contempt proceeding involving Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio was always going to come down to a test of wills with the federal judge whose order in a racial profiling case had been spurned by the headstrong law enforcement chief.<p>But the hearing took a startlingly personal turn Thursday when the …

Immigration

Delayed gratification is key feature of new Hipstamatic photo app

Many smartphone photographers use Hipstamatic as a way to articulate their personal vision. But the quest for beautiful photos need not be so solitary.<p>The iPhone app that lets you apply a vintage aesthetic from any era of photography now has a social component called DSPO.<p>Appearing in the iTunes …

Undercover Police Officer Points Gun At California Protesters

A plainclothes police officer photographed aiming his gun at protesters in Oakland, California, on Wednesday was protecting himself and his partner from a "mob" that had encircled them, according to a California Highway Patrol official.<p>The two officers were walking among the crowd of about 50 to …

Obama Signs Order to Secure Government Credit Cards From Data Breaches

President Obama signed an executive order Friday to improve security measures for government credit and debit cards, equipping them with microchips …

Dallas Mayor: We may have more Ebola cases

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington …

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Won't Budge On Darren Wilson Prosecutor

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) held a meeting with the state legislature's black caucus on Sunday in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting, but he said he is sticking by the prosecuting attorney in the case despite complaints from many black leaders.<p>"I repeated what I said over the …

This is not the Ferguson I thought I grew up in

There was a pear tree to the rear of our house when I grew up in Ferguson, Missouri, more than 50 years ago. As I’ve struggled to understand the violence that has plagued my old hometown in recent weeks, it has come to symbolize for me much of what was going on in that far-away time.<p>The grass …

African-American News

Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges

WASHINGTON -- A Ferguson police officer who helped detain a journalist in a McDonald's earlier this month is in the midst of a civil rights lawsuit because he allegedly hog-tied a 12-year-old boy who was checking the mail at the end of his driveway.<p>According to a lawsuit filed in 2012 in Missouri …

Basketball's turban ban 'discriminatory'

Two US politicians have launched a campaign urging the basketball association FIBA to reconsider its policy after two Sikh players were asked to remove their turbans during an international basketball match.<p>In a letter sent on Tuesday to International Basketball Federation (FIBA) president, Yvan …