RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has indicted former President Pervez Musharraf in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Charges include murder, conspiracy to commit murder and facilitation of murder. Prosecutors have said Musharraf failed to properly protect Bhutto. A member of Musharraf's legal team says the former president and army chief has pleaded not guilty.
CAIRO (AP) — The streets of Cairo saw more traffic and less violence Monday, but the latest developments threaten to fuel further unrest. A court ruling raises the possibility that jailed ex-president Hosni Mubarak could be freed soon. Meanwhile, security officials say police have captured the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood early Tuesday. Mohammed Badie (BAH'-dee) and his powerful deputy, who also is in custody, go on trial later this month for their alleged role in the June killing of eight protesters outside the Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters.
THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — The last wildfire in the West is burning in Oregon. Strong winds in the Columbia River Gorge have fanned the blaze over 3,000 acres near The Dalles (dalz), a city that's a favorite hangout for windsurfers. Officials say 50 structures have been ordered evacuated, including a number of homes. Hot, dry weather also is fueling fires in Idaho, Montana, California and Utah.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prodding the nation's top financial regulators to move more quickly in implementing the overhaul of lending and high-finance rules that he signed three years ago. Execution of the law is behind schedule with scores of regulations yet to be written, let alone enforced. Obama met privately with key regulators at the White House on Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says more college students are relying on federal financial aid to cover rising tuition, but state and institutional aid levels remain largely unchanged. The National Center for Education Statistics says 7 of 10 undergraduate students received some type of financial aid in the 2011-2012 school year. Forty-two percent of students received federal grants, while just 15 percent of students received state grants and 20 percent got college or university grants.
Created: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:14:50 EST
Updated: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:14:50 EST