Retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis cut an arresting figure in his crisp uniform, dark blue cap -- and a sign demanding "the truth".
The man who shot dead Beatles star John Lennon was denied parole for an eighth time after being deemed likely to violate the law again.
National Guard troops withdrew from a US town gripped by nearly two weeks of protests over the fatal police shooting of a black teenager.
The midwestern US town of Ferguson was recovering from another night of violence.
Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old gunned down by a white officer in a suburb of St Louis was shot at least six times.
Several hundred people protested in New York against police brutality after the shooting death of a black teenager in Missouri .
Missouri police arrested two journalists reporting on the unrest about an unarmed black teenager that was shot dead by police.
The FBI opened investigation after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager led to rioting in a Missouri and stirred racial tensions.
A lone gunman killed at least six people, most of them children, during a domestic dispute in Texas that triggered a tense ongoing standoff with armed police.
At least nine people were murdered in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend in an explosion of gun violence branded "simply unacceptable" by its mayor.
The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style contract killing has retracted his confession to ordering the shooting, saying he did not fully understand police.
Gunmen opened fire at a mosque in insurgency-hit southern Thailand, killing one man and injuring another a day after Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan, police said.
A journalist with Russian public television has been shot dead in east Ukraine where pro-Moscow separatists are battling Ukrainian forces, the media worker's employer Channel One said.
A French court ordered the extradition to Belgium of a man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, but his lawyer said he would appeal the ruling.
Eight suspected illegal gold miners were found shot dead at a disused mine near Johannesburg at the weekend, police said.
Chinese police shot dead 13 people in the restive Xinjiang region after they drove into a police building and set off an explosion on Saturday, regional authorities said.
Unknown gunmen shot dead a popular female singer in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar in the latest attack against women artists, officials said.
The US Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to buy a gun on behalf of someone else who did not go through the background check.
A rifle-toting gunman killed a 14-year-old student at an Oregon high school Tuesday, the latest in a spate of US shootings that prompted a renewed warning from President Barack Obama.
A gun-toting couple possibly linked to anti-government militias killed two US cops execution-style and left a swastika on the bodies, in America's latest chilling shooting rampage, police said.
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