May 2, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Friday signed into law a bill that creates new restrictions on who may own guns in the state of Vermont. Under the new law, which will go into effect July 1, people with certain criminal convictions will be prohibited from possessing a gun. Those who violate this ...[read more]
April 28, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
A UN independent board of inquiry announced Monday that it uncovered evidence that at least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at UN locations during last year's Gaza war. The investigation also found that at least 227 Palestinians were injured. In response to the ...[read more]
April 26, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
Indonesia notified nine convicted of drug traffickers--four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil, France and Indonesia--that their executions will be carried out within 72 hours. The executions will be carried out by firing squad in Besi prison on ...[read more]
April 24, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A Romanian court sentenced former Senior Judge Stan Mustata to 10 years and eight months in prison on Friday for granting favorable verdicts to defendants in exchange for money. Mustata was convicted of six counts of taking bribes from October 2013 until his arrest in April 2014. Mustata claims to ...[read more]
April 22, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that time limits under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) are subject to equitable tolling. In a 5-4 vote in United States v. June and United States v. Wong, the justices ruled that the deadline for filing suit against the federal government for negligence ...[read more]
April 20, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Kuwait's supreme court on Monday ordered the release on bail of former opposition leader Musallam al-Barrak, accused of insulting the country's leader. Al-Barrak has a hearing scheduled for May 18 in which the court will render a final judgment on his charges. Bail was set at 1,000 dinars (USD ...[read more]
April 20, 2015
by William Helbling
An Egyptian Criminal Court in Giza on Monday sentenced 22 people to death for their involvement in the storming of a police station and killing of an officer on the day Mohamed Morsi was overthrown. The defendants are alleged to be Morsi supporters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The ...[read more]
April 18, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday condemned the targeting of the Ibn Khaldun Hospital in Yemen by combatants. Rebel soldiers and pro-government forces fortified near the hospital, and the resulting combat forced the hospital to evacuate all but those receiving emergency treatment in violation ...[read more]
April 17, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
The Mexican Congress approved legislation on Thursday that gives the public access to data from almost all institutions that receive government funding. The legislation passed the lower house of Congress 264-68 and will go to the president for his signature. President Enrique Pea Nieto posted on ...[read more]
April 16, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A French court on Thursday permitted four lesbian women to adopt their wives' children born in foreign countries through artificial insemination. France has legalized same-sex marriage and adoption, but only heterosexual couples are authorized to have medically assisted fertilization. In April ...[read more]

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