U.S. Sen. Al Franken says a report showing the U.S. brutalized scores of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks is a reminder that torture is immoral. Franken reacted Tuesday to the Senate Intelligence Committee report accusing the CIA of misleading political leaders about what it was doing with its interrogation tactics.
Four men have been indicted on charges alleging they kidnapped and tortured two men they suspected of stealing drugs and money from a St. Paul “stash house,” federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. The kidnappers released their victims, but not before nearly severing one victim’s finger while interrogating him in the house, court papers allege.
A former Republic Airlines pilot has pleaded guilty to threatening to torture and kill the company’s CEO and his family. The U.S. attorney’s office says 37-year-old Matthew Richard Walker, of Faribault, Minn., entered the plea Monday in federal court in Kansas City. Prosecutors said one threatening letter was discovered in August 2012 in the cockpit of an aircraft that was parked at Reagan National Airport in Washington.
A 23-year-old St. Cloud man has received a life sentence in prison for torturing and sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman, according to the Stearns County Attorney’s Office.
Former VP Dick Cheney will likely have one of the most popular books of 2011. The controversial figure has a new book, he spoke with NBC News.