Amnesty International’s report says the U.S. has failed to eradicate “widespread” torture in its jails in Iraq, Afghanistan and Cuba. Also, no senior U.S. officials have been held accountable for the practices.
The Mexican president will sign a bill that drastically weakens penalties for possession of personal amounts of drugs like pot, coke, ecstasy and acid. But local judges can still detain or deport those found with the drugs.
In the wake of even more plagiarism allegations against the Ivy League sophomore, publisher Little, Brown and Co. has canceled her $500,000 two-book deal and permanently pulled copies of her book from store shelves.