FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — "blunt impact projectiles" that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that's the goal.
Police have long had what they considered "no ... (full story)
BANGKOK (AP) — Investigating a crime with little forensic evidence, no clear motive and no claim of responsibility — like the Bangkok bombing that killed 20 people — would challenge anyone. Yet the Royal Thai Police department is handicapped even in the best of circumstances by a legacy of corruption, brutality and ... (full story)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — On a farm here in 1642, a piglet with a deformed eye was born, stirring chatter among the townsfolk about whether a farmhand with one good eye fathered the animal.
The farmhand denied paternity at first, but changed his story after he was locked up and interrogated. Once found guilty of bestiality at ... (full story)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.
An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high ... (full story)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen seated around him in the therapy session.
He'd rarely spoken about his secret, the story of the little girl who wound up in hi ... (full story)