Nation Jan 16

US-CRIME-RELIGION-JUDAISM
British man identified as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

Malik Faisal Akram was shot and killed after the last of the hostages got out at around 9 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel near Fort Worth. In a statement, the FBI said there was no indication that anyone else…

Nation Jan 15

US-CRIME-RELIGION-JUDAISM
Man takes hostages at Texas synagogue

Authorities say a man apparently took hostages Saturday during services at a synagogue near Fort Worth, Texas. The Colleyville Police Department tweeted Saturday afternoon that it was conducting SWAT operations at the address of Congregation Beth Israel.

Nation Dec 23

A view of the George Floyd mural at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue a day before opening statements in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., March 28, 2021. Photo by Octavio Jones/REUTE
Texas board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd

A Texas board has withdrawn a unanimous pardon recommendation for George Floyd over a 2004 drug arrest in Houston. The Texas Board of Pardon and Paroles says it had identified "procedural errors" in how pardons were issued this year.