Monthly Archives: November 2014

UK expands powers in new anti-terror legislation

The British government said Monday that it would introduce legislation giving the police the power to seize the passports of British and foreign citizens suspected of traveling to participate in terrorism-related activities and would make it easier for security services to track suspects online. The home secretary, Theresa May, announced the legislation on Monday […]

MI5 drops investigation a month before murder

Two suspects, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, were jailed in February for an attack, in which British soldier Lee Rigby was run over by a car in broad daylight and then stabbed to death in the Woolwich area of southeast London. A report Tuesday conceded that the two attackers had, between them, appeared in […]

NYC police shoot and kill innocent unarmed man

A rookie New York City police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in a darkened stairwell in Brooklyn late Thursday night, according to the police. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the shooting appeared to be unprovoked. “We don’t know enough yet, but it does appear to be an accident,” the mayor said […]

Artist admits CIA sculpture has hidden meaning

The artist who created the enigmatic Kryptos, a puzzle-in-a-sculpture that has driven code breakers to distraction since it was installed 24 years ago in a courtyard at C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, Va., has decided that it is time for a new clue. By 1999, nine years after it went up, Kryptos fans had deciphered […]

Federal agencies entrapping would-be criminals

Three men who were caught in a federal sting operation had gathered in a Los Angeles warehouse, bringing a 12-gauge shotgun, a .38 revolver, zip ties for handcuffs and a duffel bag to carry the 20 to 25 kilograms of cocaine, worth more than $500,000 wholesale, they expected to steal. The men had criminal […]

Obama hides details of torture from Senate

In a tense confrontation with President Obama’s closest adviser on Thursday, a group of Senate Democrats accused the White House of trying to censor significant details in a voluminous report on the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency. During a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill with Denis R. McDonough, the White House […]

Protesters use data in the face of police brutality

One month after a Latino youth died from a gunshot as he sat handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser here last year, 150 demonstrators converged on Police Headquarters, some shouting “murderers” as baton-wielding officers in riot gear fired tear gas. The police say the youth shot himself with a hidden gun. But […]