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Thursday, April 17, 2014
A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.
Police on Tuesday dropped their yearlong pursuit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former right-hand man for alleged bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
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A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.
Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing anniversary
Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
Police detonated two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tuesday night and arrested a suspect on the anniversary of last year's deadly bombings, media reported.
Fur flies as US gets to grips with rising problem of feral cats
It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats — rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria
Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising.
Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set up outside one eastern city now controlled by armed men.
Fight continues against wildfires at Chilean port
With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the hilltop shantytowns of this picturesque port city.
Authorities say a U.S. woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in the garage of her home in the western state of Utah.
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