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The terror of Babar Ahmad | Victoria Brittain

As Stephen Lawrence‘s parents sat in court this week, they were a reminder to us of how their son became the trigger for a self-critical look into the dark side of British institutional racism, thanks to Lord Macpherson’s inquiry. Eighteen years after the Lawence murder, the case of Babar Ahmad may be poised to trigger […]

‘Improper care’ given to Jackson

31 October 2011 Last updated at 23:08 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Dr Paul White said during cross-examination that he had never heard of propofol being used in a bedroom Dr Conrad Murray deviated from accepted medical standards in his care for Michael Jackson, a medical expert said. Dr Paul […]

Michael Jackson’s doctor stands trial for involuntary manslaughter

Prosecution and defence lay out opening statements on first day of the trial of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, in Los Angeles. Murray denies the involuntary manslaughter of the singer by providing him with a lethal dose of the anaesthetic propofol and other sedatives without the proper lifesaving equipment or skills

Amanda Knox was a ‘faithful woman in love’ says defence lawyer

There was “no trace” of either Amanda Knox or her former Italian boyfriend in the room where Meredith Kercher was murdered, a court hearing their appeal was told on Tuesday. Knox, who was depicted as a witch at the previous hearing, was more like Jessica Rabbit in the 1988 animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, […]

Casey Anthony’s Defense Expected to Rest Case

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The defense for Casey Anthony is expected to rest Thursday after calling its final witnesses, though it’s still not known if the central Florida mother will take the stand to answer questions about whether she killed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. On Wednesday, the defense may have been dealt a blow when […]

‘Whitey’ Bulger, Accused Mobster, Seeks Court-Appointed Lawyer

James “Whitey” Bulger, the accused Boston mobster arrested in California with $800,000, was given three days to show why a lawyer should be appointed to represent him at taxpayer expense. Bulger, 81, and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, 60, made initial appearances in federal court in Boston Friday after a trip from California. Bulger, who was […]

2 House Members Want to End Federal Ban on Pot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House members have introduced a bill that would remove marijuana from the list of federal controlled substances and cede to the states enforcement of laws governing pot. The legislation would eliminate marijuana-specific penalties under federal law, but would maintain a ban on transporting marijuana across state lines. It would allow individuals […]

Petraeus: I’ll Leave Army Behind as CIA Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday that if confirmed as CIA director, he would arrive alone at the agency’s Langley, Va., headquarters, leaving his Army uniform and extensive military staff behind, as he shifts to the head of the “silent service.” Petraeus assured senators that he will not impose a military hierarchy at […]

2 Guilty in Murder of Journalist Checking Muslim Group

OAKLAND, Calif. — A jury on Thursday found the leader of a financially troubled community group and another man guilty of murder in the daytime shooting of the first American journalist killed on U.S. soil for reporting a story in more than a decade. Yusuf Bey IV, former head of Your Black Muslim Bakery, also […]

Experts: Anthony Defense Team Faces Uphill Battle

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say they’re roughly halfway done presenting their murder case against a Florida woman accused of killing her daughter. The bulk of their forensic evidence is still to come, but it’s unclear if it will be enough to propel the highly circumstantial case against Casey Anthony to a conviction. Prosecutors are […]