‘This is a no-brainer’: Police chiefs around US call for background checks for all gun purchases

‘This is a no-brainer’: Police chiefs around US call for background checks for all gun purchases

Reuters Police chiefs from across the United States called on Monday for universal background checks for firearms purchases, saying opinion polls consistently show that most Americans support such restrictions. The proliferation of firearms is one of the factors behind a rise in homicide rates in many U.S. cities this year, according to senior law enforcement

Drug smuggling, rape and torture: These 5 Saudi royals all did things commoners would be executed for

Drug smuggling, rape and torture: These 5 Saudi royals all did things commoners would be executed for

David Ferguson The recent arrests of two Saudi Arabian princes — one for smuggling literal tons of illegal drugs in his private plane and one for a series of sexually abusive incidents involving his employees — call attention to a long and august tradition of fabulously wealthy people from the highly religious Islamic monarchy acting in

Goldman Sachs worker likely faces jail amid rare criminal charges for a banker

Goldman Sachs worker likely faces jail amid rare criminal charges for a banker

Rupert Neate, The Guardian A Goldman Sachs banker is expected to be jailed over the leaking of confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the investment banker’s former employer. Federal prosecutors are preparing to this week announce criminal charges against the banker, Rohit Bansal, and an employee of the regulator, according to

No rape charges for Colorado deputy who admitted to ‘sexual misconduct’ while on-duty

No rape charges for Colorado deputy who admitted to ‘sexual misconduct’ while on-duty

David Ferguson Prosecutors in Adams County, Colorado have said they will not press charges against a 25-year-old sheriff’s deputy who was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman. According to the Denver Post, prosecutors said that the Sheriff’s Department’s investigative team assigned to former deputy Brandon Donahue’s case failed to follow proper procedure. The

‘I’d rather hang’: Washington gun nut faces 30 days in jail after rejecting $50 ticket for courthouse stunt

‘I’d rather hang’: Washington gun nut faces 30 days in jail after rejecting $50 ticket for courthouse stunt

Travis Gettys A Washington state man was convicted Monday of failure to comply with police orders during an armed protest earlier this year outside a federal courthouse. Anthony Bosworth, a member of the III Percent militia group and an unsuccessful candidate for Yakima County sheriff, carried an AK-47 and 9mm handgun Feb. 25 onto the