CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man is awaiting sentencing next week that will bring him life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years for holding three women captive for a decade. Former school bus driver Ariel Castro pleaded guilty yesterday to 937 counts in a deal with prosecutors that avoids the death penalty. The victims said in a statement they were relieved by the conviction.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge says she will give a day's public notice before reconvening a court-martial to announce her verdict in the case of an Army private accused of aiding the enemy by engineering a high-volume leak of U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks. Prosecutors argue that Pfc. Bradley Manning is a glory-seeking traitor. His lawyers say Manning is a naive whistleblower who was horrified by wartime atrocities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama travels to the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall today to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. He'll deliver remarks at the commemoration. The 1950-53 war ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. North Korea marked the occasion today with a military parade.
PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials say at least 57 people have died in a pair of overnight bombings at a busy market in a Shiite-dominated region of northwest Pakistan. The apparent sectarian attacks in the Kurram tribal area that borders Afghanistan to the west also wounded as many as 167 people.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber targeting a village police commander blew himself up in a bazaar in a lawless part of eastern Afghanistan, killing seven people. Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, the deputy provincial governor of Ghazni province, says the attacker on a motorcycle killed Local Police commander Dawlat Khan, three of his men, and three civilians.
Created: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 05:15:20 EST
Updated: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 05:15:20 EST