New York City to Pay $26 Million Over Wrongful Convictions in Malcolm X’s Murder

New York City to Pay  Million Over Wrongful Convictions in Malcolm X’s Murder

New York City is paying $26 million to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of two men who were wrongfully convicted of the 1965 murder of Black civil rights leader Malcolm X.  Muhammad A. Aziz and the estate of Khalil Islam will each receive $13 million, according to the city and lawyers for the men. A … Read more

Iran Protests Spread With Uprising at Prison

Iran Protests Spread With Uprising at Prison

The protest movement sweeping Iran spread to a Tehran prison known as a symbol of political repression in a new challenge to the Islamic Republic, with detained dissidents chanting antigovernment slogans before violence erupted and a deadly fire engulfed the facility, activists said. Authorities said the fire killed four inmates and blamed a planned escape … Read more

12 Books to Read: The Best Reviews of September

12 Books to Read: The Best Reviews of September

A selection of the month’s most noteworthy books, as discussed by The Wall Street Journal’s reviewers. In their brief ascendancy, cars have dominated every aspect of public and private life and changed our understanding of space, time and nature. Review by Mark Yost. Read the review The Cup They Couldn’t Lose: America, the Ryder Cup, … Read more

Hong Kong Speech Therapists Jailed Over Children’s Books Ruled Seditious

Hong Kong Speech Therapists Jailed Over Children’s Books Ruled Seditious

HONG KONG—A group of speech therapists were sentenced to 19 months in prison after being convicted of sedition for publishing children’s books that a judge ruled depicted the Chinese government as evil wolves and Hong Kong people as sheep. The sentencing Saturday marks the latest blow to freedom of speech in the city under a … Read more

Russia’s Dwindling Manpower in Ukraine Spurs Recruitment Drive

Russia’s Dwindling Manpower in Ukraine Spurs Recruitment Drive

The Kremlin has embarked on a nationwide drive to recruit new military personnel as Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to regain the offensive in Ukraine and replenish some of the estimated thousands of soldiers lost in Russia’s war effort. Six months after Russia invaded Ukraine, Moscow’s military has lost much of what momentum it had but has chosen not to take … Read more

Ukraine Presses for Russia to Be Designated a Terrorist Sponsor After Attack on Prisoners

Ukraine Presses for Russia to Be Designated a Terrorist Sponsor After Attack on Prisoners

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine called for Russia to be designated a state sponsor of terrorism as it continued to push for an investigation into the killing of scores of Ukrainian prisoners of war in a rocket strike on Russian-held territory, while Moscow accused Ukraine of targeting the facility with Western-made weapons. On the energy front, Russian state-owned … Read more