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El Chapo's Ex-Bodyguard
Gives Graphic Testimony
Jan 25, 2019 7:01 AM CST
El Chapo's Ex-Bodyguard Gives Graphic Testimony
He tells court he saw drug lord kill 3 men
- Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was the kind of boss who wasn't afraid to pitch in and get his hands bloody, a former bodyguard testified Thursday at the drug lord's trial in New York. In what the BBC describes at the trial's most gruesome testimony yet, Isaias...
UN Calls Trump's Move on
Border Separations a Fail
Jun 23, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
UN Calls Trump's Move on Border Separations a Fail
And says in some cases the separations may amount to 'torture'
- The United Nations had already called the separations of immigrant children from their parents at the US border "arbitrary and unlawful," and now the intergovernmental group is labeling them something else: possible torture. Per the Independent , the UN's human rights arm issued a statement Friday noting that...
Votes to Endorse
Haspel as CIA Director
May 16, 2018 10:50 AM CDT
Senate Panel Votes to Endorse Haspel as CIA Director
Full Senate will now vote on Haspel's confirmation
- Gina Haspel won the endorsement of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday, with the panel voting 10-5 to advance her nomination as CIA director to the full Senate. Haspel, who would be the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency and the second person to lead the agency after being...
and Stupid' Is
This Is Just
sunday talk shows
May 13, 2018 11:50 AM CDT
Sanders: 'Crude and Stupid' Is One Thing. This Is Just 'Beyond'
Staffer's joke about John McCain gets airtime on Sunday
- Bernie Sanders didn't mince words Sunday when discussing the White House reaction to a staffer who made fun of John McCain's brain cancer , reports CNN . "It is one thing in the White House for somebody to say something crude and stupid and disrespectful about an American hero,...
Family of CIA 'Salt Pit' Victim:
Where Is His Body?
Apr 19, 2018 9:50 AM CDT
Family of CIA 'Salt Pit' Victim: Where Is His Body?
No one's been told what happened to Gul Rahman's remains after he died in Afghan prison in 2002
- He died "starved, sleepless, and freezing" more than 15 years ago in an Afghan prison cell, and now his family wants to know where his body is. In what an ACLU attorney calls a "failure of basic human decency," the CIA is being accused by relatives of...
Apr 18, 2018 2:50 PM CDT
'Russia's Elon Musk' Was Tortured, Raped Before Dying: Report
Valery Pshenichny, 56, suffered horribly
- An entrepreneur known as "Russia's Elon Musk" was apparently raped and tortured in prison before he died—a finding that casts doubt on the official account of his death,
reports. Valery Pshenichny, 56, was awaiting trial on charges of embezzlement when he was found hanging in his...
Sister: Mom of Captive Kids
Had 'Awakening' 9 Years Ago
Jan 23, 2018 7:11 AM CST
Sister: Mom of Captive Kids Had 'Awakening' 9 Years Ago
Louise Turpin's siblings describe life of sexual experimentation, drinking
- More disturbing details on the California couple accused of abusing and torturing their 13 children , now from the sister of the children's mother. Teresa Robinette, sister of 49-year-old Louise Turpin, appeared on
Megyn Kelly Today
on Monday and said she received a few odd phone calls between 2008 and...
Cops: Calif. Parents Shackled
Their 13 Kids, Ages 2 to 29
Jan 16, 2018 12:54 AM CST
Cops: Calif. Parents Shackled Their 13 Kids, Ages 2 to 29
A bizarre and disturbing story out of California
- An ordinary house in a California subdivision concealed a bizarre and disturbing case of torture and child abuse, police say. In a press release , the Riverside County Sheriff's Office says a 17-year-old girl called 911 early Sunday morning after escaping a home in Perris and told police her 12...
She's Charged in Child's Death.
Officials Think It Goes Deeper
Dec 4, 2017 12:47 PM CST
She's Charged in Child's Death. Officials Think It Goes Deeper
'Cult leader' Anna Young arrested over 1980s death of toddler
- An indictment related to the death of a child is always a grim happening, but in the case of Anna Elizabeth Young, it might be the start of something much more awful. The
reports the 75-year-old was arrested Friday near Atlanta in connection with the late 1980s death...
Coroner: We May Never
Know What Happened
to Otto Warmbier
Sep 28, 2017 4:24 AM CDT
Coroner: We May Never Know What Happened to Otto Warmbier
She says cause of brain damage can't be determined
- The death of Otto Warmbier is a mystery and it will probably stay that way unless somebody from North Korea comes forward with information, Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco says. At a press conference in Cincinnati Wednesday, the coroner said the American student's death was caused by complications from...
Coroner's Report Deepens
Otto Warmbier Mystery
Sep 27, 2017 6:21 AM CDT
Coroner's Report Deepens Otto Warmbier Mystery
Body did not show signs of extensive torture
- Something terrible clearly happened to Otto Warmbier while the American student was in North Korean custody—but an Ohio coroner found nothing to back up accounts that he was severely tortured. In a coroner's report seen by the
, Hamilton County medical officials say the 22-year-old's teeth...
Otto Warmbier Made 'Inhuman
Sounds' While in Coma
Sep 26, 2017 11:19 AM CDT
Otto Warmbier Made 'Inhuman Sounds' While in Coma
'North Korea is not a victim,' says dad Fred Warmbier
- If anyone is feeling sympathetic toward North Korea as its war of words with the US ramps up, Otto Warmbier's family has a message: "North Korea is not a victim. They're terrorists." In their first lengthy comments since Warmbier's death days after the 22-year-old University...
Settlement Reached in
Landmark Torture Lawsuit
Aug 17, 2017 1:37 PM CDT
Settlement Reached in Landmark Torture Lawsuit
ACLU sued 2 psychologists who designed the harsh CIA interrogation program
- A settlement was announced Thursday in a landmark lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror, the AP reports. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Trial had been scheduled for Sept....
Report Finds Extreme Torture
in Yemen Prisons
Jun 22, 2017 12:57 PM CDT
Report Finds Extreme Torture in Yemen Prisons
Americans involved in interrogations but deny abuses in AP investigation
- Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme—including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a...
Gitmo 'Guinea Pig' to Describe
May 11, 2017 3:12 AM CDT
Gitmo 'Guinea Pig' to Describe 'Unspeakable Torture'
Abu Zubaydah expected to testify next week
- The Guantanamo detainee known as the CIA's "guinea pig" for its post-9/11 interrogation program is going to testify on his brutal treatment for the first time later this month, his lawyer says. Abu Zubaydah, an alleged al-Qaeda member who was captured in Pakistan in 2002 but has never...
Son Alleges Stepmom Spent
5 Months 'Dehumanizing' Him
Mar 8, 2017 1:15 PM CST
Son Alleges Stepmom Spent 5 Months 'Dehumanizing' Him
Austin McIntosh testified against Jessica Cox Tuesday
- "She wanted me to feel dehumanized," Austin McIntosh told a Tennessee jury Tuesday in a trial against his own stepmother. Jessica Cox faces child abuse and aggravated child neglect charges after allegedly starving, beating, and abusing him and his younger brother, Justin, over a five-month period in 2013,...
After a Torture-Filled
Abduction, a Survivor Speaks
Feb 15, 2017 4:03 AM CST
After a Torture-Filled Abduction, a Survivor Speaks
Nicholas Kollias: 'I didn't want to die and give in to these people'
- A University of Rochester student who endured a nearly two-day abduction in late 2015 is still getting his legs back after the terrifying incident, and while it hasn't been easy, Nicholas Kollias is determined to persevere. The
revisits how the classical pianist and athlete from the Chicago...
CIA's New No. 2 Ran a
Secret Prison in Thailand
Feb 3, 2017 4:00 AM CST
CIA's New No. 2 Ran a Secret Prison in Thailand
Gina Haspel is the first female to hold the position
- Gina Haspel ran a "black site" CIA prison in Thailand where detainees were tortured—and now she's a step away from running the entire CIA. The veteran officer was named Thursday as deputy director, making her the first female spy to hold the No. 2 position, reports Reuters...
Long-Lost Diary of Secret Jew
in 16th-Century Mexico Found
Jan 3, 2017 1:22 PM CST
Long-Lost Diary of Secret Jew in 16th-Century Mexico Found
Private collector spotted the manuscript, is paying to return it to National Archives
- On Dec. 8, 1596, 48 people were burned at the stake in what Haaretz calls one of the "most dramatic" autos-da-fe the New World had seen. Among those to die was 30-year-old Luis de Carvajal the Younger, born in Spain to a family of Jewish "conversos"—forced...
155 Years for
Dec 23, 2016 9:30 AM CST
Man Gets 155 Years for Crime 'Worse Than Homicide'
Torture of college students 'almost indescribable': prosecutor
- A 27-year-old man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after two college students were lured to a Rochester, NY, home by two women, then tied up and beaten over 40 hours in a horrifying crime that could have come from the script of a Quentin Tarantino movie,...
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