FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Defense closing arguments are scheduled today in the case of an Army private accused of supplying information to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Bradley Manning's trial is in its eighth week at Fort Meade, outside Baltimore. The government said in its closing argument yesterday that Manning was a traitor.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Defense attorneys in Cleveland are trying to get the death penalty off the table for a man accused of kidnapping three women, keeping them captive in his Cleveland home for nearly a decade and raping them repeatedly. The say plea negotiations have begun. A final pretrial hearing is scheduled today for Ariel Castro.
NEW YORK (AP) — A giant hedge fund says it will be open for business despite an indictment accusing it of permitting an environment where extensive insider trading could reap hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal profits for more than a decade. SAC Capital Advisors also says it expects to agree with the government on a protective order that would "permit SAC to continue its operations in the ordinary course."
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — The big unanswered question two days after 80 people died in a train derailment in Spain is: Why was it going so fast? An American passenger told The Associated Press he saw a monitor screen inside his car showing the speed as about twice the 50 mph limit for the track. Investigators are looking at possible failings by the 52-year-old driver and the train's internal speed-regulation systems.
TOKYO (AP) — A defense paper released Friday by Japan's hawkish new government calls for an increase in the country's military capabilities and a more assertive role in regional security due to increased threats from China and North Korea. If implemented, some of the changes outlined by the interim Defense Ministry paper would be a major shift in policy for a military that is currently limited to self-defense.
Created: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 05:15:21 EST
Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 05:15:21 EST