SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Today's appearance before a judge by a Spanish train driver involved in a deadly derailment has been called off. A justice department statement released says the intention now is to wait until 52-year-old Francisco Jose Garzon Amo is able to appear in court, rather than having a judge come to him. The crash killed 78 people. Garzon is under arrest in a hospital on suspicion of recklessness.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mayor of San Diego hasn't won any sympathy by announcing he'll get two weeks of full-time therapy after allegations of sexual harassment. Mayor Bob Filner's decision defies leaders of his own political party who demand that he resign. And the plan has also failed to appease others who called for San Diego's first Democratic leader in 20 years to step down. Seven women accuse him of making unwanted advances.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of holding three women captive and assaulting them over a decade in Cleveland already knows his fate though sentencing is set for next week. Ariel Castro pleaded guilty yesterday in a deal to avoid the death penalty. He'll be sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for his plea to 937 counts.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — An apparent drug deal gone bad has resulted in four first-degree murder charges against a West Virginia man. The victims include an elderly father and his son who were delivering newspapers when they apparently stumbled upon the scene. Sidney A. Muller was arrested in nearby Marion County after he fled the scene in a Clarksburg neighborhood.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Several Democrats say they'll help override a gubernatorial veto in Missouri, even though the gun law bill seeks to nullify federal gun-control laws in the state and make criminals out of federal agents who attempt to enforce them. They admit the measure is likely unconstitutional but some say it's political suicide to fight gun rights supporters.
Created: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:15:17 EST
Updated: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:15:17 EST