Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
  • Chicago creates police task force after officer charged with murder

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the creation of a police accountability task force following days of unrest over the alleged murder of a black teenager by a white policeman. The announcement came a week after the officer, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. "The […]

  • Obama: Climate action an economic and security 'imperative'

    US President Barack Obama said Tuesday global warming posed economic and security risks that had to be tackled immediately, but insisted the climate problem could be solved. If global warming continues, "then before long we are going to have to devote more and more of our economic and military resources not to growing opportunity for our people but to adapting to the various consequences of a […]

  • AirAsia crash due to faulty component, crew response: probe

    Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said a major factor was a fault with a system that helps control the rudder's movement. […]

  • Human Rights Watch demands U.S. criminal probe of CIA torture

    The other officials include former Vice President Dick Cheney, former CIA Director George Tenet, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Human Rights Watch argued that details of the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation program that were made public by a U.S. Senate committee in December 2014 provided enough evidence for the Obama […]

  • Obama: U.S. has power to prevent gun homicides like shooting in Colorado

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the United States has power to do more to prevent gun homicides like last week's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. "We are rightly determined to prevent terrorist attacks wherever they occur, whether in the United States or with friends and allies like France," he said at a news conference during an international summit on climate change. […]

  • Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. The Supreme Court found it overly broad two days after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection. The defense in August asked that Tsarnaev be re-tried […]

  • Police shooting of black teen cited in U of Chicago threat

    Federal authorities said an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday targeted whites and was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager, video of which was released ... […]