FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge says she expects to announce a verdict tomorrow in the court-martial of an Army private charged with aiding the enemy for giving U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks. Col. Denise Lind gave the heads-up notice today, her third day of deliberations in the trial of Bradley Manning at Fort Meade in Maryland. Manning faces a possible life sentence if convicted of the charge. In closing arguments last week, the defense portrayed Manning as a naive whistleblower who wanted to expose war crimes. Prosecutors call him an anarchist hacker and a traitor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is welcoming the decision by the Israeli Cabinet yesterday to free more than 100 Palestinian prisoners who've been held for years by Israel. The release was part of an agreement worked out by Secretary of State John Kerry that is bringing the two sides together in Washington starting today. A White House spokesman says the release shows that Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to make tough decisions in order to move the process forward.
CAIRO (AP) — Europe's top diplomat is urging Egypt's government to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood. Catherine Ashton made her second visit to Cairo since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was toppled by the country's military nearly a month ago. Her appeal came as protesters calling for the return of Morsi gathered for more protests. International concern increased after more than 80 Morsi supporters were killed in clashes outside a Cairo sit-in over the weekend.
PARIS (AP) — Yesterday's big jewel heist in southern France may be even bigger than initially estimated. A prosecutor says the organizer of a diamond show at a hotel in Cannes (kan) now puts the value of the stolen diamond jewelry at $136 million. That's more than twice the amount estimated earlier. A gunman held up at least three security guards before making off with the jewelry.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Power is being restored to Philadelphia Airport a day after a record rainfall caused flash flooding, power failures and flight cancellations. The National Weather Service says just over 8 inches fell in the city yesterday, shattering the previous one-day record of more than 6 and a half inches set in 1999. The airport expects to resume full operations by the end of the day.
Created: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 02:15:29 EST
Updated: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 02:15:29 EST