FBI spy planes flew 10 times over Freddie Gray protests: documents

FBI spy planes flew 10 times over Freddie Gray protests: documents

Reuters The FBI deployed at least 10 flights of surveillance planes equipped with advanced aerial surveillance technology, including infrared and night-vision cameras, to monitor the Baltimore riots earlier this year, according to government documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union. The flights, totaling more than 36 hours and involving at least two planes, occurred

One killed in partial building collapse in New York

One killed in partial building collapse in New York

Reuters A building undergoing demolition work in New York partially collapsed on Friday, killing one person and trapping another in the rubble, authorities said. Approximately 65 firefighters responded to the collapse, which occurred about 10:30 a.m. in the rear of a multistory building on West 38th Street in midtown Manhattan, a fire department spokesman said.

Man arrested in St. Louis area church fires

Man arrested in St. Louis area church fires

Reuters A 35-year-old man was arrested in connection with a string of suspected arson fires at St. Louis-area churches, police said on Friday. Federal and local authorities are investigating seven fires set at doors of churches with primarily black congregations in the area since Oct. 8. St. Louis Metropolitan police said the man they had

Bible-citing Marine raises religious freedom questions in appeal of court-martial conviction

Bible-citing Marine raises religious freedom questions in appeal of court-martial conviction

McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina-based Marine will now get to challenge a court-martial conviction that raises tricky questions about military discipline and religious freedom. Reinforced by members of Congress and some leading conservative lawyers, former Lance Cpl. Monifa F. Sterling this week convinced the nation’s highest military appeals court to hear a case that started with…

GOP official admits to faking threats — and an innocent man may have spent 18 years in prison for it

GOP official admits to faking threats — and an innocent man may have spent 18 years in prison for it

Tom Boggioni A former Republican candidate for Congress has admitted to a judge that she was the author of threatening letters she sent to herself during her campaign in 2013 and 2014, reports Sacramento news outlet Fox40. Former Stanislaus County clerk recorder Karen Mathews Davis, who claimed she stood up to terrorists in the 1990s, admitted to

Twitter hilariously mocks RNC ‘babies’ for talking tough about Putin — but fleeing NBC debates

Twitter hilariously mocks RNC ‘babies’ for talking tough about Putin — but fleeing NBC debates

Bethania Palma Markus On Friday, the head of the Republican National Convention notified NBC that the party will be “suspending” its February primary debate in Houston because of so-called “gotcha” questions asked by CNBC moderators on Wednesday. “While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates’ visions and policies for the future of

Hundreds of Spring Valley students walk out of class to support ‘Officer Slam’ — who attacked classmate

Hundreds of Spring Valley students walk out of class to support ‘Officer Slam’ — who attacked classmate

Travis Gettys Hundreds of students walked out of class Friday morning to support a school resource officer who was fired for slamming a classmate to the floor when she didn’t immediately put away her cell phone. Deputy Ben Fields was fired Wednesday by the Richland County, South Carolina, sheriff for violating department policy by picking