CLEVELAND (AP) — He admits keeping three women captive in his dilapidated Cleveland home for a decade. Now Ariel Castro will spend the rest of his life in prison. Castro pleaded guilty Friday to 937 counts including rape, in exchange for avoiding the death penalty. He told a judge he had a "sexual problem" and had been a sexual abuse victim himself long ago. He'll be formally sentenced next week. Prosecutors are asking for life without parole plus 1,000 years.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man is facing four counts of first-degree murder after police say he fatally shot four people, including two bystanders. Police in Clarksburg say the shooting resulted from a drug deal gone bad. The bystanders, an elderly man and his son, had been delivering newspapers.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says he will undergo therapy amid allegations that he sexually harassed women. Filner announced his plans Friday after a series of women claimed he kissed, groped and placed them in headlocks. The allegations have resulted in widespread calls for him to resign.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Goose-stepping soldiers, columns of tanks and a broad array of ominous-looking missiles poised on mobile launchers have paraded through Pyongyang's main square. Saturday's choreographed military pageant is intended to strike fear into North Korea's adversaries and rally its people behind young ruler Kim Jong Un. It comes on the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abe Lincoln is all cleaned up. The National Park Service temporarily closed the Lincoln Memorial so that workers could remove green paint someone splattered on the statue of the 16th president. It happened sometime early Friday. The marble Lincoln statute had green paint on its shin, coattail, chair and base, as well as paint on the floor of the memorial building. Workers armed with power cleaners and chemicals restored the memorial.
Created: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 02:15:21 EST
Updated: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 02:15:21 EST