Myanmar court convicts Suu Kyi on new corruption charges

BANGKOK — A military-run court in Myanmar on Monday convicted the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on further corruption charges, adding six years to her 11-year prison sentence, a judicial official said. The trial was held behind closed doors, with no access for the media or the public, and his lawyers were prohibited … Read more

China announces new drills in Taiwan during US delegation visit

Taipei, Taiwan– China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the island’s president met members of a new US congressional delegation on Monday, a further sign of support from US lawmakers for the self-governing island that Beijing claims as the his. The visit came less than two weeks after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip … Read more

School shooter’s brain exams to be subject to court hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — A defense mental health expert in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz can determine when he realized the 23-year-old mass murderer was still having ‘irrational thoughts’ – the the two spoke little when Cruz began to outline plans for a possible life outside prison. Wesley Center, a Texas … Read more

U.S. women’s soccer equal pay deal approved by judge

ANGELS — The proposed $24 million settlement between the American soccer players and the sport’s governing body received preliminary approval on Thursday from a federal judge, who scheduled a hearing on Dec. 5 for final approval. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner granted the motion for approval filed by the players. “Most importantly, the unopposed … Read more

Suspected IS ‘Beatles’ member charged with terrorism in UK

LONDON — A suspected member of an Islamic State cell dubbed ‘The Beatles’ who tortured and killed Western hostages was charged with terrorism offenses in Britain on Thursday after being deported from Turkey. Aine Davis, 38, was arrested at Luton Airport in north London on Wednesday evening after arriving on a flight from Turkey and … Read more

3 dead in shooting at Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida

EDGEWATER, Florida — A man went to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida and shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend before turning the gun on himself, police said Tuesday. Quinton Hunter brandished the gun shortly after entering Monday night’s meeting, Edgewater Police Chief Joseph Mahoney said at a news conference on Tuesday. About … Read more

North Carolina Sheriff’s Stocking Schools with AR-15 Rifles

MARSHALL, North Carolina — When schools in one North Carolina county reopen later this month, new safety measures will include stockpiling AR-15 rifles for school resource officers to use in the event of an active shooter. Spurred on by the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 children and two teachers in May, … Read more

Officer charged in Freddie Gray case promoted

BALTIMORE– One of six police officers charged in the fatal 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray has been promoted from lieutenant to captain. The Baltimore Sun reports that Alicia White will serve as captain of the department’s performance standards section, which conducts audits and inspections to ensure the agency is following its policies correctly. She held … Read more

GoFundMe scammer who used homeless vet’s story gets 5 years

A New Jersey man who made up a story about a homeless veteran helping his then-girlfriend and used the story to solicit more than $400,000 in online donations was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday. ‘State. Mark D’Amico had pleaded guilty in December 2019 and admitted to concocting the feel-good story in late … Read more