CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty. Prosecutors said Ariel Castro will be sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years. Castro had been charged in a 977-count indictment. He had been scheduled for trial Aug. 5 on allegations that include repeatedly restraining the women and punching and starving one woman until she had a miscarriage.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A defense attorney for Bradley Manning says the soldier is a whistleblower who wanted the American public to know about the awful things he saw as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. Attorney David Coombs delivered his closing arguments today in Manning's court-martial. Manning is charged with 21 offenses, but the most serious is aiding the enemy. That charges carries a possible sentence of up to life in prison.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey finds Americans are more confident about the economy than at any time since July of 2007. The University of Michigan survey suggests that consumers will spend more and accelerate growth in the months ahead. The percentage of Americans who expect their home values to rise is also at a six-year high.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say the driver of the train that crashed on Wednesday, killing 78 people, isn't yet well enough to be questioned because of the injuries he suffered. But the driver has been officially detained in the hospital where he is recovering. Authorities have taken possession of the train's "black box," which is expected to shed light on why it was going much faster than the speed limit on the curve where it derailed.
CAIRO (AP) — The streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities are the scene of massive rallies today by supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The rallies come hours after prosecutors accused Morsi of murder and conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas in his 2011 escape from prison that left 14 guards dead.
Created: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:15:17 EST
Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:15:17 EST