CLEVELAND (AP) — When Ariel Castro is sentenced next week in Cleveland, he's expected to get life in prison, without parole. Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty, in exchange for Castro's guilty plea to hundreds of counts, stemming from his imprisonment of three women in his home for a decade. Castro told the judge that he's addicted to porn and has a "sexual problem," but the chief prosecutor say Castro is simply a "coward" who is showing no regret or remorse.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin says she wants to use her tragedy to stop the same thing from happening to another. And Sybrina Fulton told a National Urban League gathering in Philadelphia that she blames Florida's "stand your ground" law for allowing her son's killer to go free. Fulton supports an investigation into whether her son's killer could be charged under federal civil rights laws.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators say they'll hold a forum on immigration in the home district of Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King. King has been criticized by members of both parties for saying that many youths in the country illegally are actually drug mules. Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Dick Durbin of Illinois will hold the forum in Ames, Iowa on Aug. 2. It will feature Iowan immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as kids.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to an Army staff sergeant for courageous action during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan. Ty Carter, a former Marine who later enlisted in the Army, will be recognized at the White House for his action during a 2009 battle at a mountain outpost where U.S. troops were far outnumbered. The Army says Carter killed enemy troops, resupplied ammunition to American fighters, rendered first aid and risked his own life to save an injured soldier.
MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bank says a bad GPS navigator is too blame for its repossession of the wrong house. Homeowner Katie Barnett says her McArthur home was wrongly repossessed while she was away with her family last month. When they returned to the house, the locks had been changed and many of their belongings were missing. Barnett wants the First National Bank of Wellston to give her $18,000 for the lost items. She says the bank wants her to show receipts for everything that's missing.
Created: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:15:12 EST
Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:15:12 EST