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Review: Driver brings 6,700 pages to life in ‘The Report’

Nov. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EST

Of all the statistics involving the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program — better known as the “Torture Report” — let’s focus on this for a second: It had 38,000 footnotes. This mammoth piece of work,...

In 'The Report,' setting the record on torture straight

Nov. 12, 2019 6:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The unredacted Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and enhanced interrogation program runs approximately 6,700 pages and includes some 38,000 footnotes. It doesn't exactly scream Hollywood. But from an early stage, writer-director Scott Z. Burns was drawn to the...

Egypt lawmaker refutes UN report about ex-president's death

Nov. 11, 2019 2:58 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian lawmakers said Monday that the late President Mohammed Morsi was treated well in prison, just days after a U.N. report attributed Morsi's death to "brutal" conditions inside the country's jails. Alaa Abed, head of the Parliament's human rights committee, told The Associated Press that...

UN experts: 'Brutal' prison killed Egyptian ex-president

Nov. 8, 2019 2:39 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — U.N. rights experts say Egypt's ex-President Mohammed Morsi endured "brutal" prison conditions that contributed to his death in custody. They also warn that thousands more prisoners are "at severe risk" from "gross violations" in Egyptian prisons. Morsi, Egypt's first democratically...

Navy employee gets 40 years in prison for child pornography

Nov. 8, 2019 9:20 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who was employed by the U.S. Navy when he coerced children into sending him sexually explicit videos and photos has been sentenced in Maryland to 40 years in federal prison. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Grimm also on Thursday sentenced 36-year-old Spencer Steckman to lifetime...

Prison nurse accused of starving inmate faces discipline

Nov. 7, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Board of Nursing has proposed suspending the license of a nurse practitioner accused of basically starving an inmate who collapsed and later won a $1.5 million settlement from the state. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the agency plans to impose a 90-day suspension...

Former Mississippi prison officer admits inmate assault

Nov. 4, 2019 5:27 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman who worked as an officer in a Mississippi prison has pleaded guilty to beating an inmate. A statement from federal prosecutors says 29-year-old Sharalyn McClain pleaded guilty Monday to violating the rights of a prisoner who was assaulted at the Central Mississippi...

Inmate says he was told to wash, reuse disposable catheters

Nov. 1, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brad Vanzant uses a wheelchair, has one kidney, and since 2015 has relied on catheters to drain his bladder. He's also an Idaho prison inmate, which means his medical supplies must be approved and provided by the state's private health care contractor, Corizon Health. So when a Corizon...

Prosecutor reviewing Russia probe known for tenacity, ethics

Nov. 1, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The man leading the inquiry into the origins of the Russia probe is no stranger to politically sensitive investigations. In his 41-year career as a prosecutor, John Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, has led investigations into the FBI's cozy relationship with Boston mobsters...

Germany charges 2 suspected former Syrian secret police

Oct. 29, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged two suspected former members of Syria's secret police with crimes against humanity in a case that human rights campaigners say marks a major step in the fight to hold to account Syrian officials responsible for atrocities in the country's...