Stephen Lawrence’s racist killer ‘befriends black inmates and says he was framed’

“Not many believe him and he’s pretty hated. But Warren Hill is everyone’s ticket to freedom and they’d get shipped back to a Category A if they touched him.”

‘Drug smuggler’ cat caught with heroin and SIM cards escapes high-security prison

Police believe the cat was trained by the same drug traffickers linked to a recent case involving an eagle that was found transporting drugs in a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo.

Pakistani military says soldier killed in cross-border raid

The attack took place in Bajur, a former tribal region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the country’s northwest, according to a military statement. It said insurgents attacked the post from across the Afghan border and fled the scene. The military provided no further details.

​Chicago cop charged with murder in killing of black teen

Van Dyke, 37, a 14-year veteran of the force has been stripped of his police powers since the shooting, pending the result of state and federal investigations. A judge ordered the dash-cam recording of the shooting to be released by Wednesday after city officials had argued for months it couldn’t be made public until the […]

Turkey sentences 74 to life in prison over attempted coup

Rights groups and Turkey’s Western allies have voiced concern about the scope of the purges, saying Erdogan had used the coup as a pretext to quash dissent.

Morning Digest: 20 killed as AI flight skids off Calicut airport runway; India registers highest daily COVID-19 cases in the world, and more

2011 report flagged unsafe conditions at Calicut airportAccording to an aviation safety report submitted to the Ministry of Civil Aviation in 2011, the runway at Calicut International airport where an Air India Express flight from Dubai overshot the runway resulting in the death of at least 11 persons, was unsafe for flight operations due to […]

Officer’s killing: Report finds violations in parole case

GOP leaders said all current Parole Board members should resign, or be fired by Gov. Ralph Northam if they refuse. Republicans also want Martin’s parole immediately repealed and Martin returned to prison to await a new board’s decision on whether he should be set free.

Air India repatriation flight crash-lands, at least 17 killed

KOZHIKODE, India — At least 17 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic overshot the runway in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode on Friday, officials said.

Texas O-lineman Kamron Scott talks top schools

Scott’s senior season has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. If things go as planned, Judson will start its season in early October against Dallas-area Class 6A power DeSoto High School. Scott said he plans to make a decision during the season, and that he’s looking for “a coaching staff that’s going to push me […]

Death toll rises, mass power outages after storm destruction

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least nine people, including a 5-year-old girl with autism, were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina. Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after felled trees downed power lines.