Torture

Rights groups slam UN on planned Egypt conference

8 hours ago   |   ABC News

Egyptian rights groups call on UN agency to rule out Egypt as host of its planned conference on torture
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Carnegie man who tortured, killed downstairs neighbor dies in prison

Carnegie man who tortured, killed downstairs neighbor dies in prison

2 days ago   |   Post Gazette

Jake Wesley, who killed Susan Jill Creighton in 1994, was found unresponsive in his cell. The death is under investigation.
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Orange County kidnap-torture case: Verdict expected for man accused in sexual mutilation of dispensary owner

6 days ago   |   ABC

A verdict is expected to be announced in the case of a 40-year-old man charged in connection with the kidnapping and sexual mutilation of a marijuana dispensary owner in...
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Country Music Should Be Political. After All, It Always Has Been

Country Music Should Be Political. After All, It Always Has Been

7 days ago   |   Time

He was falling apart. Brilliant and tortured, devout and driven, Johnny Cash had been discovered in the Memphis of Sun Records-the musical milieu that gave America Elvis...
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How to Torture Trump

7 days ago   |   NY Times

Who's less popular than Elton John?
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Brazil court says amnesty law doesn't cover ex-soldier

7 days ago   |   ABC News

For the first time in Brazil, a federal appeals court has ruled that torture committed during the country's military dictatorship does not fall under an amnesty law
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Jailed Saudi activist refuses to deny being tortured in exchange for freedom

Jailed Saudi activist refuses to deny being tortured in exchange for freedom

7 days ago   |   Think Progress

It's been over a year since women have been allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, but several of the activists who brought about that change are still locked up awaiting trial. And...
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Analysis: Saudi activist rejects release deal

8 days ago   |   Al Jazeera

Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying she was tortured in custody.
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The Strange Case of the C.I.A. Interpreter and the 9/11 Trial

8 days ago   |   NY Times

During a hearing in 2015 at the Guantánamo war court, a defendant recognized an interpreter from the black-site prison network where the United States tortured detainees. What...
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Extremism Under Sisi

8 days ago   |   Foreign Affairs

Anyone seeking evidence of creeping Islamist radicalization in Egypt under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's repressive regime need look no further than the bombing of the...
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Reports: Man crushed to death when apartment elevator suddenly drops

Reports: Man crushed to death when apartment elevator suddenly drops

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Patriots safety Patrick Chung indicted for cocaine possession

Patriots safety Patrick Chung indicted for cocaine possession

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung was indicted on Aug. 8 for cocaine possession, according to multiple reports. According to the Boston Herald, the Belknap County... Read more ...

Gov. Jay Inslee Quits the Race

Gov. Jay Inslee Quits the Race

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020... Read more ...

AP sources: Sprint star Christian Coleman could face ban

AP sources: Sprint star Christian Coleman could face ban

Gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman's Olympic prospects might be in jeopardy after three missed drug tests, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. Read more ...

Steelers name Ray Sherman, a former offensive coordinator, as interim wide...

Steelers name Ray Sherman, a former offensive coordinator, as interim wide receivers coach after death of Darryl Drake

Ray Sherman was Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator in 1998. He has been with the Steelers at training camp this summer. Read more ...

The ‘climate candidate' is out of the 2020 race, but his issue is gaining...

The ‘climate candidate' is out of the 2020 race, but his issue is gaining traction

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is no longer vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, bringing an end to a candidacy devoted almost entirely to climate action. But his... Read more ...

Mexican court says cocaine use is legal - for two people

Mexican court says cocaine use is legal - for two people

This is the first time cocaine use has been made legal in Mexico, but the ruling still needs to be ratified by a higher court. Read more ...

FIBA World Cup 2019: Team USA tops Australia in exhibition before 50,000 in...

FIBA World Cup 2019: Team USA tops Australia in exhibition before 50,000 in Melbourne

Team USA, led by captain Kemba Walker's game-high 23 points, pulled away from Australia in the second half en route to a 102-86 victory. Read more ...

GOP fundraises off Greenland flap: 'Support President Trump and his efforts...

GOP fundraises off Greenland flap: 'Support President Trump and his efforts to help America grow!'

House Republicans' campaign arm is not only standing behind President Donald Trump's bid to buy Greenland - it's fundraising off it. The National Republican Congressional... Read more ...

Tesla jumps after Volkswagen's CEO reportedly says he would invest in the...

Tesla jumps after Volkswagen's CEO reportedly says he would invest in the company if he could

Tesla shares rose than 2% in early Tuesday trading after a report from Manager Magazine said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess would invest in the company if he could, according to... Read more ...