April 25, 2018

Officer who stopped suspect in Toronto van attack does not want to be called a hero

Cole Burston/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- The police officer who stopped the man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Toronto on Monday does not want to be called a hero. Officer Kenny Lam apprehended the suspect, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, without firing a single shot. Minassian is accused of killing 10 people and injuring 14 when he plowed a rented van through a busy street in the Canadian city. Toronto Police Deputy Chief Peter Yuen told reporters this afternoon that Lam believes he was merely ..
April 25, 2018

Pope invites Chilean sex abuse victims to Vatican for private meetings

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis had invited three Chilean victims of clerical sexual abuse to visit him at his residence in the Vatican this weekend and meet with him in private. The pope thanked the men -- Juan Carlos Cruz, James Hamilton and Jose Andres Murillo -- for having accepted his invitation, saying he will "ask for their forgiveness, share their pain for what they suffered, and above all, listen to all their suggestions to ..
April 25, 2018

Russia cries foul after US inspectors enter shuttered Seattle consulate

iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- U.S. inspectors have swept the Russian consulate in Seattle after the Trump administration ordered Russia to vacate the property in a dramatic response to Russia's alleged poisoning of an ex-spy in the United Kingdom. The security sweep took place Wednesday after the U.S. gave Russia extra time to hand over control of the facility -- but it was met by Russian protests and claims the U.S. was violating international agreements. The Trump administration commanded..
April 25, 2018

State Dept team investigating alleged atrocities against Rohingya as US weighs new sanctions

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A team of U.S. investigators has been on the ground with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, conducting interviews and gathering evidence for a possible criminal case against Myanmar's government for allegedly committing atrocities against the Rohingya. The inquiry is the latest sign the U.S. is considering doing more, including possible new sanctions, to punish Myanmar after more than 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from their homes and into neighboring Bangla..