The bill signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signals the death knell for a traditional Chinatown delicacy: shark fin soup.
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Singer Morrissey reacts to news of the death of former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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Is the death penalty on death row in Maryland?
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Julio Acevedo, wanted in the death of a young couple, says he was ‘scared’ so he fled. By Michael Daly.
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The suspensions came after the death of a man whom the officers are accused of binding to a vehicle and dragging through a busy street in a videotaped incident.
Continue reading South Africa Suspends 8 Police Officers Accused of Dragging Man
Our Welsh friend Tom Doran comments on the White House's rejection of the Death Star petition
Continue reading We Aren’t Building a Death Star, Ctd.
The death of a young woman savagely assaulted and raped in the national capital has mushroomed into a volatile crisis that has touched a deep chord of discontent.
Thirty-six years after the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty, its use is waning; new data show 80 death sentences were handed down in 2012, about a third of the total in 2000.
Continue reading Use of Death Sentences Continues to Fall, Numbers Show
The only officer implicated in the death of Danny Chen, the Chinese-American infantryman who killed himself while he was deployed in Afghanistan, will be dismissed from the military.
Continue reading Army Officer Reaches Deal in Private Chen’s Suicide
The death of Heriberto Lazcano, known as El Lazca and the main leader of the Zetas, was confirmed through fingerprint analysis, the navy said. But in an odd twist, two Mexican newspapers reported that the corpse had gone missing.
Continue reading Mexican Navy Says It Killed Ruthless Gang Kingpin
A fourth arrest is made in connection with the death of a teenager stabbed outside a house party in Essex.
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The new UN and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, tells the UN the death toll in the conflict is “staggering” and the destruction “catastrophic”.
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The book, written under a pseudonym by a member of Seal Team Six, will be published on Sept. 11 and offer a “blow-by blow narrative” of the raid that ended in the death of the Qaeda leader.
Lois Ann Goodman, 70, was taken into custody in connection with the death of her husband in April. Prosecutors say she bludgeoned him to death with a coffee mug.
A south London council will conduct a serious case review following the death of Tia Sharp, who lived in the borough.
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A 63-year-old man is detained by police over the death of a man who was found lying in a Dundee street in the early hours of the morning.
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A High Court judge has been appointed to hold the inquest into the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned in London in 2006.
Continue reading Judge to run Litvinenko inquest