Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday sent some 3,000 troops into the streets of the capital of Caracas to crack down on rampant crime that has made the OPEC nation one of the most dangerous in the world.
Five men accused of robbing bank customers were sentenced to life in prison for murder on Monday for killing the child of a pregnant woman who was chased down by motorcycle gunmen and shot twice as she begged for mercy.
U.S. President Barack Obama learned on Monday what can happen to presidents caught up in allegations of scandal: they have to address them instead of anything else.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
known gunmen opened fire at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans Sunday, wounding 19 people in an incident the FBI attributed to “street violence.”
A seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at the U.S. consulate in Libya that was attacked last year defended his scathing assessment Sunday but absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The three women who had been imprisoned in a Cleveland home for the past decade thanked their supporters in a statement on Sunday and asked for privacy so they could reconnect with their families after their stunning captivity and rescue.
When U.S. tax agents started singling out nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny in 2010, they looked at first only for key words such as “Tea Party,” but later they focused on criticisms by groups of “how the country is being run,” according to investigative findings reviewed by Reuters on Sunday.
A U.S. high-tech researcher whose family claims he was murdered in Singapore was under treatment for depression and left suicide notes before he was found hanged, a public inquiry was told Monday.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt spent his first full day as a convict Saturday in a 16-by-13-foot cell with a small bed, bathroom and window, after receiving a landmark 80-year sentence for genocide and crime against humanity.
Pope Francis on Sunday gave the Catholic church new saints, including hundreds of 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, as he led his first canonization ceremony Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square.