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Women in CA prisons forced to undergo illegal, coercive sterilizations: audit

A California state auditor blasted both state and federal authorities for performing sterilization procedures on female prison inmates without obtaining the consent of the women. According to State Auditor Elaine Howle, 144 tubal ligations were performed on inmates for the years 2005-06 to 2012-13, with more than a quarter performed…

Justin Bieber under investigation for theft: report

Police are investigating Justin Bieber over allegations he tried to steal a cell phone from a woman he thought had taken pictures of him with it, a newspaper said. The incident happened Monday at a miniature golf course in the San Fernando Valley area……

Catholic parish in Missouri raided after child porn downloads

Federal and state authorities on Tuesday raided a Catholic parish in Independence, Missouri as part of an investigation into child pornography. A spokesperson for the Catholic Dioceses of Kansas City-St. Joseph said that investigators tracked down child porn downloads to an IP address used by an unsecured wireless network at…

Watch live: LAPD update on Dorner investigation

Authorities hold a news conference to brief journalists on the latest in the investigation of ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner following yesterday’s shootout and cabin fire. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 13. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Kuwait keeps ‘Iran-flag burner’ behind bars

KUWAIT CITY — Police on Sunday extended the detention of a Kuwaiti arrested last week for allegedly burning an Iranian flag in protest at a Shiite tweeter’s apparent insult to the Prophet Mohammed, a legal source said. Nahar al-Hajeri, who was arrested on Thursday, was questioned and then sent to…

Schumer: DOJ should expand investigation into ‘Stand Your Ground’

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday morning that he would urge the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expand their investigation into the “Stand Your Ground” laws that have become a major subplot in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, Schumer indicated that he would be sending…

Russia probes ‘arson’ deaths of 7 children

Police opened a murder investigation on Friday after alleged arson killed a couple and seven children during a house fire in a village near the central Russian city of Perm. “According to the preliminary results of an examination of the scene, the cause of the fire was arson,” the Russian…

Indian student shot dead in Britain: police

LONDON — An Indian student was shot dead Monday in Manchester by a white man, police said, announcing an investigation. Anuj Bidve, 23, was murdered in the early hours as he walked with friends from his hotel in Salford, an area to the west of Manchester, towards the city centre.…

First ‘computer hacking’ arrest in Murdoch paper probe

LONDON — Police investigating the scandal that closed the News of the World tabloid made a first arrest Thursday over alleged computer hacking, extending the probe from phone hacking. Officers from London’s Metropolitan Police arrested a 52-year-old man in Milton Keynes, northwest of London. He was held “on suspicion of…

Murdoch fallout spreads: Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton resigns

Les Hinton, the chief operating officer of Dow Jones, which publishes The Wall Street Journal, is resigning, the newspaper’s website said late Friday. Word of Hinton’s resignation comes amid an unprecedented wave of scandals that has rocked News Corporation’s British newspaper holdings, forcing the resignation of News International CEO Rebekah Brooks…

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