CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military leader says the army "will not stand by silently watching the destruction of the country and the people." Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi (AHB'-del fat-AH' el-SEE'-see) no more violence will be tolerated, following days of unrest that left hundreds dead. The general also says the military didn't topple President Mohammed Morsi to seek power, but rather to protect "the people's will."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are split over whether the U.S. should cut off military aid to Egypt in light of the deadly violence there. Democratic leaders have generally supported the president's decision to continue the aid, but Rep. Keith Ellison wants to halt it. The Minnesota Democrat tells ABC's "This Week" that aid should be suspended until Egypt ends "the bloodshed in the street" and sets up a path toward democracy. Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress and is co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A young man who testified he was sexually abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will get a reported multimillion-dollar settlement. A lawyer confirms a Philadelphia Inquirer report that the young man known as "Victim 5" reached a settlement on Friday, but he wouldn't say for how much. It's the first of what could be dozens of settlements between the university and Sandusky's accusers.
UNDATED (AP) — States across the country are considering changes to their juvenile sentencing laws in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court case that determined life sentences without parole for juveniles are unconstitutional. An estimated 2,100 inmates across the U.S. with lengthy sentences and no chance for parole could be affected by the 2012 ruling in the case of Miller v. Alabama. The court has ruled that the sentence must take into account "the mitigating qualities of youth," such as immaturity and impulsivity. At least 10 states have changed their laws to comply.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is the weekend's top movie. The story of a White House butler brought in an estimated $25 million in its opening weekend. "We're the Millers" remains No. 2, while last week's No. 1 film, "Elysium," dropped to third place.
Created: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:14:49 EST
Updated: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:14:49 EST