U.S., U.N. fear mass killings in Syria

Syria

U.S., U.N. fear mass killings amid fighting

The United States accused the Syrian government of using "new horrific tactics" Monday, as U.N. observers reported Syrian helicopters were firing on rebel areas and concerns mounted that civilians were trapped in besieged cities. Activists reported more than 50 people killed across Syria, with clashes between military forces and rebels in Homs, Idlib and Latakia provinces.

Montgomery, ala.

Suspect in killings may be surrounded

Authorities have converged on a Montgomery home where they believe Desmonte Leonard, a suspect in a fatal weekend shooting at Auburn University, may be located. Leonard has been charged with three counts of capital murder in the Saturday night shooting during a pool party at University Heights apartments.

Newark, N.J.

Ukrainian held in child porn ring

Maksym Shynkarenko, a 33-year-old Ukrainian man who federal prosecutors said may be the most significant distributor of child pornography ever prosecuted in the United States, was charged in New Jersey on Monday with operating a network of child porn websites.

New Brunswick, N.J.

Ex-student appeals web-spy conviction

Attorneys for Dharun Ravi are appealing the ex-Rutgers student's conviction on bias intimidation charges for spying on a gay liaison involving his roommate, who later committed suicide. In March, Ravi was convicted of 15 counts including bias intimidation, invasion of privacy, witness tampering and hindering.

New york

Maid's lawyers seek documents

Attorneys representing a New York hotel maid suing former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in civil court are asking a judge to issue subpoenas to prosecutors and police. Nafissatou Diallo seeks documents and records compiled by the prosecutors and police during their investigation into allegations Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her.

Washington

Court won't hear detainee appeals

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear appeals from seven of the 169 men being held in the military prison at a U.S. naval base in Cuba. The action signaled that the court is not ready to intervene in determining the legal rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Times wires

U.S., U.N. fear mass killings in Syria 06/12/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:07am]

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