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Supreme Court snubs challenge to death penalty constitutionality

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a direct challenge to the constitutionality of the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment, rejecting an appeal by a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of … Continue reading

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Diversity Reigns at the Oscars While Celebs Take Aim at Trump

Donald Trump was a major target throughout the Academy Awards Sunday night in a ceremony that celebrated diversity while mocking and criticizing some of the president’s policies. Best Picture Flub Hands ‘Moonlight’ Oscar To ‘La La Land’ – But Who’s … Continue reading

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House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is questioned by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nunes said Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based … Continue reading

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Ash Monday celebration

Greeks traditionally celebrate Clean Monday, or Ash Monday, with a “flour war” in which revelers throw colored flour at each other on the streets. Clean Monday marks the beginning of Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Church calendar, and the start … Continue reading

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Minnesota officer pleads not guilty in shooting death of black motorist

By Timothy Mclaughlin (Reuters) – A Minnesota police officer pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter on Monday for the fatal shooting of a black motorist that sparked outrage when the moments that followed were broadcast on social media, according to … Continue reading

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Syria opposition seeks clarity from power-broker Russia at Geneva talks

By Yara Abi Nader and John Irish GENEVA (Reuters) – The main opposition group at Syrian peace talks in Geneva wants to meet Russian envoys to discuss what it says are Moscow’s broken ceasefire promises, a move diplomats say aims … Continue reading

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Germany sees "alarmingly high" number of anti-migrant crimes

BERLIN (AP) — Migrants and their homes in Germany faced more than 3,500 attacks in 2016, a number that is “alarmingly high and cause for concern,” a German official said Monday, while adding that the crimes are being aggressively prosecuted … Continue reading

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President Trump to boost defense spending by $54 billion, slash other agencies' budgets

Doc Savage: “”The standards of decency have evolved since this court last considered the broad question of the constitutionality of capital punishment,” Reed’s petition said.” He killed three people over dope and a game, and he talks about ‘decency”?

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Philippines condemns 'barbaric beheading' of German hostage

By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines and Germany condemned on Monday the beheading of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $600,000 ransom … Continue reading

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Mom Arrested After Allegedly Leaving 3-Year-Old in Supermarket Parking Lot

A Florida woman has been charged with child neglect after she allegedly left her 3-year-old alone in a grocery store parking lot. Witnesses called police to the Publix parking lot in Brevard County Thursday, saying cars were nearly hitting the … Continue reading

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