Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shootingA University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.



Wreckage may be first trace of missing Flight MH370

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La ReunionInvestigators are treating debris found on an Indian Ocean island as a "major lead."



Donald Trump amuses us to death

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James Holmes's revealing courtroom behavior

In this image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, James Holmes, background fifth from left in white shirt, stands along with others as the jury enters the courtroom, during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)As James Holmes watched his father being cross-examined on the witness stand Wednesday, the convicted Colorado theater shooter reverted to what has become his routine during many of the trial’s more contentious moments: He swiveled.



Judge sets $1 million bond for Ohio officer charged in murder

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's body camera shows his handgun drawn in CincinnatiBy Steve Bittenbender CINCINNATI (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday set a bond of $1 million for a former University of Cincinnati campus police officer charged with the murder of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing license plate. Ray Tensing, 25, pleaded not guilty at the arraignment before Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan in Cincinnati. Tensing was indicted on Wednesday on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the July 19 death of Samuel Dubose, 43, who was shot in the head during a traffic stop.



NY federal judge to hear U.S. football star Brady's appeal

NFL: New England Patriots-Training CampThe National Football League players union filed the petition in the midwestern state on Wednesday on behalf of Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion. The union wanted the case to be heard in Minnesota, where U.S. District Judge David Doty has a history of ruling in favor of players in labor cases against the NFL.



Water parks and piano class: Colorado movie gunman's childhood

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialDefense lawyers trying to save the life of Colorado movie rampage gunman James Holmes have called witness after witness to take the stand just feet from where he sits, tethered to the floor, expressionless. At the beginning of his trial in late April, defense lawyers said they would show how Holmes was a normal, happy, social child who could have belonged to any of the jurors, before he was struck by severe mental illness.



N.H. thumbs its nose at Fox News

The GOP primary forum next Monday will be more of a grilling than a debate.



Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, center, listen as Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.



Virginia’s Gilmore makes 17 GOP presidential candidates



Dentist sends apology letter after killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Dentist Walter James Palmer sends patients apology letter after killing Zimbabwe lion CecilWalter James Palmer wrote a letter to his patients at River Bluff Dental in Minnesota to apologize after the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.



Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, Afghan officials say

Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, ABC News reportsThe reclusive leader, whose regime sheltered Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda before the September 11th attacks, had not been seen in years.



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