Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The construction of Nicaragua's controversial US$50 billion canal linking the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean begins Monday, with workers breaking ground on the secretive project that is opposed by some farmers and native peoples.
New York reeled Sunday after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man whom investigators say told bystanders to “watch what I'm going to do” just before the killings.
New York City's subways — the biggest U.S. mass transit network — serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
WikiLeaks on Sunday released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover while using false documents as they crossed international borders.
A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a police officer and then ran him over, killing the officer, police said.
Monday, December 22, 2014
An African American gunman with an apparent grudge killed two New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack after weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men.
The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion.
A mass of demonstrators chanting “Black lives matter” converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused at least part of the mall to shut down on one of the busiest days for holiday shopping.
Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.