Police: Buffalo shooter aimed to keep killing if he got away

BUFFALO, NY (AP) — The white gunman charged with massacring 10 black people in a racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket planned to continue killing if he escaped, the police commissioner said Monday, as the possibility of federal hate crime or domestic terrorism charges loomed. The shooter, who had traveled across the state to target … Read more

Feds Charge Person For Evading US Sanctions with Crypto

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) As pressures mount for crypto on the world stock exchangeprosecutors and the courts aren’t too far behind looking to slap down the crypto free-for-all. In a nine-page opinion approving of a still unannounced criminal prosecution, Washington DC Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui said an unnamed defendant used an US IP address … Read more

Hungary’s military finds mission in life for abused dog

Hungary’s military has found a new mission in life for a talented dog who was rescued from abusive owners By JUSTIN SPIKE Associated Press May 14, 2022, 7:56 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s military has found a new mission in life for a talented … Read more

Mob kills student for ‘blasphemy’ at college in northern Nigeria | Religious News

Instances of mob attacks due to alleged profanity occur intermittently in Nigeria, particularly in the north. A college in Sokoto State in northwestern Nigeria has been closed indefinitely after a female student at the school was killed for alleged blasphemy. The as-yet-unidentified student was accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, which led to harassment that … Read more

Catholic cardinal, others arrested under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. The arrests further expand a … Read more

AG Letitia James says ‘spikes in crime’ don’t warrant changes to bail

State Attorney General Letitia James suggested she’s a strong booster of New York’s controversial no-cash bail law and said legislators should be “resisting the urge to overreact to spikes in crime” — by tightening the law without credible data. James, the stop’s top law enforcement officer, was publicly mute this year during the bruising debate … Read more

Reports: Hong Kong arrests Roman Catholic cardinal and others

Reports say a Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security ByThe Associated Press May 11, 2022, 2:21 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article HONG KONG — Hong Kong … Read more

Messenger: Jury foreman pleads for leniency in case where law, not facts, dictated outcome | Tony Messenger

Jason Cummings voted to convict an “innocent” man of second-degree murder. So did the other jurors he led as foreperson in a trial in St. Louis in February. That’s what Cummings wrote to Circuit Court Judge Katherine Fowler in a letter asking her to go easy when she sentences 52-year-old Robert D. Smith on May … Read more

Sydney man given 12 years for murder of American gay man in 1988

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison on Tuesday for the 1988 murder of an American who fell from a Sydney cliff known as a gay hangout. Mathematician Scott Johnson’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but his family have been pushing for a further … Read more

Oklahoma governor signs bill to make abortion illegal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes it a felony to perform an abortion, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states across the country to scale back abortion rights. Tea bill, which takes effect 90 … Read more