April 19, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was arrested and placed in police custody Friday, a day after commandos whisked him away from an Islamabad courthouse where he faces charges of illegally detaining dozens of judges while in power. Musharraf, who only a few weeks ago presented himself as a patriotic savior returning to his homeland from self-imposed exile, was being held at police headquarters at least until his next court appearance, which was expected within 48 hours.
April 5, 2013 |
Mississippi authorities confirmed Friday that a Jackson police detective was shot with his own service weapon in what investigators say was a murder-suicide at police headquarters. At the time of the Thursday night incident, Detective Eric Smith was questioning Jeremy Powell, 23, who was a suspect in a slaying. "The detective was overpowered and shot with his own weapon," Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, told The Times. Citing the ongoing investigation, Strain would not comment on whether other people were in the interrogation room or whether Smith was allowed to have a weapon in the room.
January 21, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - At least two police officers were killed Monday when five gunmen armed with suicide vests and rocket-propelled grenades stormed the headquarters of the Kabul traffic police department, setting off a firefight that lasted more than eight hours, Afghan officials said. It was the second brazen assault in less than a week in the Afghan capital, which has enjoyed a measure of safety compared with other parts of the country in recent years. The national intelligence agency was attacked Wednesday.
December 23, 2012 |
As we approach the end of the year, we tend to think about making changes. Think you can't change? These hotels did. Many of them started as one thing and wound up another. They may inspire you to the point of prayer, drink (water or something harder), a life of crime or even going underground. Here are some that intrigued us. (Note that rates do not include applicable taxes.) Malmaison Glasgow, Scotland If neoclassical architecture makes your heart shout "Hallelujah!," this former Episcopal church may bring you to your knees in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city.
December 5, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY -- Questions are dogging police this week after nearly 100 people were detained and at least 100 others injured -- two seriously -- during hours of raucous demonstrations in central Mexico City as Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in as president of Mexico . In scenes captured on video or transmitted live via Internet streams, demonstrators with their faces covered clashed Saturday with federal police officers outside the San...
September 21, 2012 |
The man holding a hostage in a Pittsburgh office building on Friday surrendered to authorities without any violence, police said. Police Chief Nate Harper announced that the suspect, identified as Klein Michael Thaxton, 22, had turned himself in to authorities and had released his hostage. During the almost six-hour standoff, Thaxton had updated his Facebook page, on which friends had urged him to end the confrontation peacefully. “The suspect is in custody. The hostage gentleman is safe.