The panel's first review of the US record on preventing torture since 2006 followed racially-tinged unrest in cities across the country sparked by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for the fatal shooting
Prosecutors seeking an indictment against police officer Darren Wilson repeatedly questioned witnesses about victim Michael Brown's marijuana usage, bringing it up 44 times in grand jury questioning, reports the St. Louis Dispatch.
If you're the kind of person that tends to notice these things, a fair weather weekend stroll in any Chinese city or town lacks a distinct sound: the buzzing of light propeller aircraft in the sky.
No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army private.
It takes a while for Jamal Ali to regain his composure over the phone. The deep sobs go through the headset and through me. It is anguish, a soul-stirring pain I hear and feel.
Race to be the new Concorde! Supersonic jets battle to become first aircraft to cut flight times in HALF... reaching speeds of 1,200mph.
Following our recent report of a Chinese company printing 10 houses in a day, the potential for architects to essentially click-and-print complex large-scale projects on a regular basis has moved a step closer to reality. This week, the UK's Loughbor
TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Ever since a civil war split the two sides more than 60 years ago, China has viewed Taiwan as a renegade province that needs to be absorbed into the mainland. To that end, the legion of Taiwanese businessmen working in Ch
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's finance minister called for deep-rooted reforms to stamp out corruption in a military that collapsed in the face of an Islamic State advance, as he prepares to spend nearly a quarter of the 2015 budget on defense.
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about to be released.
Drunk driving is a major cause of accidents and deaths in India. To do its bit for the society and spread awareness about the menace, Mission Sharing Knowledge (MSK), which is an open editorial platform, has released a short, hard-hitting film, in pa
The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the ten
The ongoing events in Ferguson, MO, illustrate Thomas Pynchon's point that "if they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers."
These are fair questions, and the people of Ferguson deserve a truthful answer.
New Zealand authorities claimed that the Megaupload founder "has breached bail conditions by having indirect contact with one of his accused; that he is a flight risk because he has the money to skip the country; and that he has been dishonest about
The Massachusetts State Police will be conducting a "tactical response drill" at the State House in Boston during the day on Saturday. Hmm, they just had a similar drill in May. Are they expecting something to occur soon?
James "Jimmy Frank" Robertson passed away over the weekend from a sudden and unexpected heart attack. Robertson was the brother of Phil and Si Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame as well as a veteran journalist and author of "The Legend of the
The annual holiday Christmas party will be the 2nd weekend in December this year. Please come and enjoy some holiday cheer, good company with fellow liberty-lovers and activists, and a chance to touch base with friends you may not have seen for a whi
"Are we being detained? We're not detained. You haven't explained that we've been suspected of committing a crime, therefore, we are free to go."
University of Adelaide forensic anatomy researchers are making advances in the use of "body recognition" for criminal and missing persons cases, to help with identification when a face is not clearly shown.
When the Pentagon's managers and their forces secure weapons and systems based on these advances, they will be in a position to become far more totalitarian than today. They will be able to send robots into battle. They will gain
The UK's advertising regulator has not found grounds to investigate this year's Christmas ad from supermarket Sainsbury's, despite the commercial sparking 727 complaints claiming it was "offensive" because it uses a World War I tale to promote the br
There's nothing as profound as seeing Earth from space.
AUSTIN -- Police officers across the state will no longer be able to draw the blood of DWI suspects without a warrant the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday.
Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander
The Supreme Court's conservative firebrand, Antonin Scalia, explicitly laid out the role of grand juries in the 1992 Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, and it is in stark contrast with what Prosecutor McCulloch did.
So, when Ferguson got the grand jury ruling they didn't like, they showed how interested they were in justice by burning down the businesses of people that had nothing at all to do with it.
Numerous Taliban attacks rocked the Afghan capital city of Kabul today, with explosions and gunfire reported several times across the Wazir Akbar Khan district, where many foreign embassies are.
A police captain in Denver was demoted after video of him repeatedly shoving a Colorado Rockies fan at Coors Field went viral. Officer Joe Black confronted Rockies fan Alex Buck and shoved him 3 times before handcuffing him.
Even before the tragic kidnapping of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers' college in late September, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto was already teetering on the brink. His neoliberal reform agenda, systematic repression of protests a
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday he would propose constitutional changes to simplify the country's chaotic policing structure following the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers
New York (AFP) - Banks Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Standard Bank and a unit of chemical producer BASF conspired to manipulate platinum and palladium prices, according to a US lawsuit filed this week.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering creating a government-backed financing arm for weapons exports, a move that would accelerate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shift away from the country's pacifist past and strengthen Tokyo's regional security ties
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's president announced plans Thursday to replace the country's corruption-plagued municipal police officers with state-wide forces, amid a crisis over the role of gang-linked police in the presumed massacre of 43 students.
Plague is a new social networking app with a fun twist that could just work.
America's Original Terrorists.
Thanksgiving Message From Ron Paul.
I'd urge everyone who believes in zero tolerance for NFL employees caught beating their wives or girlfriends to direct as much attention--or ideally, even more attention--at police officers who assault their partners.
A PINAC investigative reporter stood on a public sidewalk in Florida, taking pictures of the facilities and inmates, he noticed 2 unattended state inmates washing what appeared to be personal vehicles of prison staff.
Asset forfeiture may be the greatest scam perpetuated on the American people by their government -- and it's all legal. For the most part, assets seized translate directly to monetary or physical gains for the agencies doing the seizing,
Obama Contends He Has Shown Restraint on Immigration President Obama characterized GOP critics of his Executive Order granting new rights to illegal immigrants as "excessively whiny. I've been really quite restrained compared to what I could hav
Get your first look [maybe ... its a teaser] at Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the new 88-second teaser. Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015.
Next holiday season, let's show everyone the power of alternatives...November 27th, 2015. We will be taking this next year to populate the Freedom's Phoenix Marketplace with many agorist, free-market, liberty loving businesses
Well it's been awhile since I have written a blog. I'm just going to get into it. I had a baby. We named him Neo. He was born free in a hospital without a government birth certificate or a slave number (ss#). We've been adjusting to our n
I was wrong. Dead wrong. Tamir Rice was executed. The police drove up to within feet of a 12-year-old boy, and the office alit from his cruiser and shot him dead. It was immediate. There were no observations as claimed, no attempt
Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis for the Oil Price Information Service, said without a substantial cut to mollify selling pressure, crude prices are likely to continue falling.
Crude oil just broke $70 for the first time since June 2010.
All three of their babies have been taken away from them and placed in the care of strangers. Levi was 10 months old when his mother, local singer and songwriter Erica May Rengo, gave birth to his twin brother and sister, at their home in Bellingham,
'Off switch' for pain discovered: Activating the adenosine A3 receptor subtype is key to powerful pain relief.
With friends like this, who needs Republicans.