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U.S. court reinstates Blackwater Iraq shooting case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge erred in dismissing all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007, an appeals court ruled on Friday. The unanimous three-judge panel reinstated the charges and sent the case back to the judge for more proceedings,…

BP managers may face manslaughter charges: report

Managers who were onboard the doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig may face manslaughter charges over the deaths of 11 workers in last year’s mega-disaster that swamped the Gulf of Mexico with tar and crude. “People familiar with the matter” reportedly informed Bloomberg News of the possible charges. They also said…

Witness: Dr. Tiller’s alleged killer fired without saying a word

A man accused of killing a prominent abortion doctor wordlessly pumped a single gunshot into his victim’s head and threatened two other men before fleeing a Kansas church, witnesses said Monday. Scott Roeder, 51, is on trial for first-degree murder in the 2009 shooting death of Dr. George Tiller, one…

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