Nigeria: More women and children freed from Boko Haram

Nigeria's military says it has rescued at least 160 more women and children who had been abducted by Boko Haram and were being held in the Sambisa Forest, considered to be the armed group's last stronghold. Colonel Sani Usman, an army spokesperson, said in a statement on Thursday that those rescued include around "60 women of various ages and around 100 children". "They have... - Photown News Read more [...]

Autopsy shows Baltimore man died from spinal injury, but no force found

A 25-year-old man who died after he was taken into custody by Baltimore police, suffered a significant and fatal spinal injury, but there is no physical evidence showing the use of force, according to details of an autopsy released Monday by Baltimore police officials.
Nation – Los Angeles Times

IRS Seeks Record $2 Billion In Back Taxes From Prominent Businessman And Philanthropist Sam Wyly

They say you don't get rich by writing a lot of checks. And if you believe the IRS, failing to pay billions in federal taxes may explain how two brothers and Texas businessmen amassed a fortune worthy of landing them among the Forbes 400 Richest Americans. Sam Wyly, who along with his [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Obama moves to remove Cuba from terror list

Barack Obama has submitted to Congress a “report and certifications” indicating that the United States plans to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step to normalising relations between the two nations. The move follows the December announcement of policy changes related to Cuba, in which… – Photown News

Civil rights leaders to discuss fallout from S.C. shooting

The shooting of Walter Scott as he ran from a white police officer has reignited questions about race, the use of force by police, the speed of public response and the power of video to change the public agenda.
Nation – Los Angeles Times

Rose makes return from latest knee injury vs. Magic (Yahoo Sports)

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is back from his latest knee injury. The Bulls star started Wednesday against the Orlando Magic played just over 6 minutes in the first quarter before taking his first break. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game that he expected Rose to play about 20 minutes in his first appearance since Feb. 23. Guard Kirk Hinrich also was activated after missing two games because of a hyperextended left knee. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]