Justice

The extraordinary arrogance of Trump interviewing US attorneys

<b>(CNN) —</b> So much for avoiding the appearance of impropriety. President Donald Trump is personally interviewing United States attorney candidates, including those in New York and Washington.<p>Throwing out the rule book of tradition in this area is dangerous for many good reasons. The main one is that …

Opinion

Chicago freezer death was a 'sad' accident, police chief says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities have closed the investigation into the death of a young Chicago woman whose body was found in a hotel's walk-in freezer, saying it was accidental and there was no reason to suspect foul play.<p>Police in Rosemont, a suburb northwest of Chicago, had been investigating the death of …

Crime

Las Vegas massacre: Families, investigators still asking why

<b>(CNN) —</b> Athena Castilla struggles to concentrate, the words slipping from her sentences as she tries to describe her sister, Andrea.<p>"She was just so silly all the time, happy, constantly taking videos and pictures and recording her life," says Athena. "Always just full of life."<p>Andrea Castilla was …

News

'Trump is messing with the wrong woman'

The president has never feuded with a politician quite like Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.<p>Of President Trump’s many opponents in Congress, none looks or sounds remotely like Rep. Frederica Wilson, the Miami Democrat known for her bedazzled, sequined-blinged hats, her vibrant matching outfits and …

Politics

She took her life, but he's accused of helping her and filming it. Is it murder?

<b>(CNN) —</b> On May 5, 16-year-old Jchandra Brown hanged herself at a campground in Payson, Utah. Her friend Tyerell Przybycien is accused of helping her by buying the rope and tying the noose she put around her neck, and the compressed air she used to knock herself out before dying.<p>Przybycien …

Crime

8 times Bernie Sanders made a total fool of Ted Cruz during their town hall debate

The Vermont senator was in vintage form Wednesday night<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>After failing miserably to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have set their sights on tax reform, confident that if there's one thing the party can agree on, it's tax cuts for …

Liberal View

Killers meant to 'send a message,' sheriff says of 1983 slaying

<b>Griffin, Georgia (CNN) —</b> Timothy Coggins was stabbed multiple times, likely in the field where hunters found his body in Sunny Side, Georgia, on October 9, 1983, investigators at the time told the local newspaper.<p>The state crime lab determined that both of Coggins' lungs were punctured, …

Crime

Why You Don't Know Anybody in the Military

Getting rid of the draft has something to do with it, but not everything.<p>There were a lot of complicated things going on in White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's statement Thursday about the combat deaths of servicemen and women and how the nation (and his boss) responds to them. But along the …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Research shows inequality is solved with wealth redistribution, not tax cuts

Combating Inequality<p>More so than ever before, the vast majority of wealth is held by a minuscule minority of people. Although this systemic …

Social Justice

NYPD cops try to smear rape accuser

The two NYPD cops who admittedly had sex with a teenager while on-duty — and are now facing potential rape charges — are desperately trying to avoid …

Crime

Marriage equality opponents call for broad right to discriminate

Exclusive: ‘No one should be coerced to used their creative talents,’ no campaign’s Coalition for Marriage says<p>The no campaign in the marriage law postal survey has pushed for broad exemptions to discrimination law to allow service providers to refuse any weddings that send “a message with which …

Equality

This Is Why You Should Never Judge People Without Hearing Their Full Story First

“I understand the reality of privilege, I’ve benefited off that system my whole life. What I don’t understand is this approach to gaining allies via …

Social Justice

London now more dangerous than New York, crime stats suggest

London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic.<p>The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital …

Ed Miliband

Man accused of recording teen's suicide

Tyerell Przybycien is accused of encouraging Jchandra Brown to hang herself, court documents say. Now he is being charged with first-degree murder in her death.

Crime

Trump’s economists say a corporate tax cut will raise wages by $4,000. It doesn’t add up.

The UK cut corporate rates and wages still dropped.<p>The President’s Council of Economic Advisers claims that slashing the corporate tax rate to 20 percent would boost the average American’s wages by $4,000 per year (“very conservatively”) — and perhaps by as much as $9,000. If true, that would be a …

Economics

Congress doesn’t know enough to stop people enriching themselves at the public expense. Here’s how to fix this.

Brink Lindsey and Steve Teles’s new book, The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth and Increase Inequality, looks to build a new account of how rent-seeking shapes the U.S. political economy, and what we can do about it. I asked Lindsey (who is vice-president at …

Politics

Senate Republicans Are Trying to Give the 1 Percent a $1.9 Trillion Tax Break

The Senate voted Thursday to massively increase income inequality in the United States by using the power of the federal government to redistribute …

Liberal View

The slow death of the North Charleston Police Department’s federal review

In May 2016, then-U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles joined North Charleston officials and members of the Justice Department to announce the launch of a …

Charleston

Same-sex marriage: Angry bride tells No campaign rally move from wedding venue

An angry bride has told an anti-same-sex marriage rally to move from outside the front of the Sydney cathedral where the wedding was being held.<p>A …

Equality

Roy Moore Is Rising in Alabama. Here's How He Could Disrupt Trump's GOP

Roy Moore has been talking with God. It's a brilliant October afternoon in downtown Montgomery, Ala., and inside the weathered brick home serving as …

Equality

Prominent Chefs Oppose Baker In Major Gay Rights Case

<b>WASHINGTON (AP)</b> — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a cake for …

Equality

NYC Data Show Summonses for Minor Offenses Down 90 Percent

In the first 16 weeks of a new law that downgraded penalties for minor offenses such as public urination, public drinking and littering, the city has …

Bill de Blasio

Graham Pitches Minimum Wage Hike as Part of Tax Reform Effort

Suggests raising the wage to $10.10 with business tax cuts<p>One Republican senator has an unusual idea for ensuring that the effort to overhaul the tax …

Politics

Incarcerated Women, the Fastest-Growing Population Behind Bars, Face Unique Challenges

A new study offers an in-depth analysis of the 219,000 women incarcerated in the U.S. to find out why they are locked up in different confinement …

Jim Carrey to take stand in ex’s wrongful death trial

After months of stalling, Jim Carrey will finally be forced to answer questions about his late girlfriend and her suicide in a sworn deposition next …

Jim Carrey

Ice rink boosters, St. Louis County officials meeting with Department of Interior officials

Local officials believe the project was unfairly prejudged by officials at the National Park Service Midwest Office in Omaha.

St. Louis

Thousands rally for gay marriage before Australian postal vote closes

SYDNEY - (Reuters) - Thousands of people rallied around Australia on Saturday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, one week before final ballots can be submitted in a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country.<p>The largest crowd was in Sydney, where organizers said …

World News

Trump incorrectly suggests link between terrorism and rising UK crime rate

<b>London (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump incorrectly suggested there is a link Friday between rising crime rates in the United Kingdom and the "spread of Radical Islamic terror."<p>"Just out report: 'United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.' Not good, we must keep …

Politics

'I Can't Breathe': An Excerpt From Matt Taibbi's New Book on the Eric Garner Killing

Taibbi's book explores the roots and repercussions of Garner's killing by the New York City police<p><i>Bang bang bang!</i><p>At about 2:45 p.m. on April 2, 2014, …

Politics

Federal Court Ponders Constitutionality of Prostitution Ban

Domina Elle/TwitterA federal court heard arguments yesterday challenging California's criminalization of prostitution, in a case that could have …

Law