• Chicago awaits more protests over police shooting

    Mostly peaceful protests followed the release of the video of a black teen's slaying. […]

  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Moscow. […]

  • Clinton promises never to say 'illegal immigrants' again


  • Brussels schools and metro reopen despite terror alert

    Brussels struggled to return to normal Wednesday after four days on maximum terror alert, with schools and the metro reopening despite two suspects from the Paris attacks still being at large. "It's not very reassuring, is it?," said Sarah, who runs a private nursery in Brussels. The Brussels metro system had been closed since Saturday and gradually returned to service, but with many stops still […]

  • Lawyer for Chicago police officer says video 'distorts images': CNN

    The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged in the 2014 murder of a black teenager said on Wednesday his client feared for his life and that dashboard camera footage released by police is unreliable because video "distorts images." Daniel Herbert told CNN that Officer Jason Van Dyke arrived at the scene 18 minutes after a suspect carrying a knife was reported to have threatened […]

  • Chicago charges officer in black teen's death, releases video of shooting

    A white Chicago policeman was charged with murdering a black teenager on Tuesday, hours before authorities released a graphic video showing the youth walking away from officers as he is shot 16 times. The footage of last year's shooting, taken from a camera mounted on the dashboard of a police car and made public under orders from a judge, prompted mostly peaceful street demonstrations in […]

  • Kabbalah Center follower wins $177,000 in sexual misconduct suit

    A woman who brought a sexual misconduct suit against the former co-director of the Kabbalah Center, a spiritual group whose brand of Jewish mysticism has drawn many celebrity devotees, was awarded $177,500 in damages by a jury on Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Superior Court jury found Yehuda Berg, 43, known in Hollywood as "a rabbi to the stars," liable for inflicting emotional distress on a […]