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Chinese woman found dead after month trapped in elevator

Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese woman died after being trapped in an elevator for a month because maintenance workers shut off the power supply after failing to properly check if anyone was inside, state media reported Sunday.
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Ex-Black Panther freed after 43 years in solitary confinement

Chicago (AFP) - A former Black Panther activist who spent a record 43 years in solitary confinement was freed from a US prison after decades of legal battles to prove his innocence....
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Umberto Eco, author of 'The Name of the Rose,' dead at 84

MILAN (AP) — Umberto Eco catapulted to global literary fame three decades ago with "The Name of the Rose," a novel in which professorial erudition underpinned a medieval thriller that sold some 30 million copies in more than 40 languages....
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Man kills mom 2 days after finishing 30-year murder sentence

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing his mother two days after he completed a 30-year prison sentence for killing a neighbor....
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Teen who killed 5 family members to be sentenced as juvenile

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated....
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9 Ways to Stop Cooperating with the Ruling Elite’s Control System

Done sneakily, or under the illusion of democracy, in recent times more oppressive laws have been made than ever before. ...
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FBI: Man said Masons 'playing with the world like a game'

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Samy Mohamed Hamzeh wanted to shoot up a Milwaukee Masonic event center in the name of Islam because he thought the group that owns it is "playing with the world like a game," according to federal authorities....
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Meet Wantwaz Davis, the ex-con who tried to save Flint

FLINT, Mich. – On a cloudy April day in 2014, Flint City Council members and other elected officials gathered in the city’s once-defunct water treatment plant to celebrate....
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All you need is the love between this monkey and his new adopted puppy

The animal kingdom has one thing in common — everyone loves puppies....
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Florida killer put to death in first U.S. execution of year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A former carnival worker convicted of killing three women in Florida was executed on Thursday after multiple overturned convictions and retrials, the first U.S. execution of 2016....
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