Currently browsing tag

law enforcement agencies

Nepal’s top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s first female Supreme Court chief justice was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in Parliament accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers. Sushila Karki, who held one of the highest positions ever held by a woman in Nepal, was suspended automatically after …

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. The issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including …

Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt

PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge’s order in a racial-profiling case, leaving the 84-year-old lawman in a tough spot two weeks before Election Day as he seeks a seventh term. The U.S. Department of Justice promised two …

Colombian media’s airing of secret sex tape stirs debate

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The broadcast of a secretly shot video in which a prominent Colombian politician discusses sexual encounters with other men is prompting a fierce debate about homophobia and journalistic ethics in this conservative South American country. President Juan Manuel Santos and other figures have sharply criticized radio …

63 police officers fired over corruption in Kenya reforms

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Sixty-three senior police officers, including a police spokesman, have been fired for “corruption and integrity issues,” an official of the Kenyan National Police Service Commission said Thursday. The investigations have revealed a hierarchy in the way proceeds of corruption are shared among police officers, Johnstone Kavuludi …