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 today 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.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Accused of sexually harassing seven women, San Diego's mayor says he'll undergo two weeks of therapy and hopes to become "a better person." His accusers say Bob Filner made unwanted sexual advances and engaged in groping, kissing and offensive comments. Filner said during a news conference that he will receive twice-a-day briefings about city operations while participating in full-time therapy. There have been widespread calls for Filner to resign.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man is facing four counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing four people. Police say Sidney Muller killed two people in a drug deal that went bad and an elderly man and his son who apparently stumbled upon the shooting. The man and his son were delivering newspapers. The shooting happened in Clarksburg.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators say they'll hold a forum on immigration in the home district of Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King to pressure him in the wake of incendiary comments he made on immigrant youths. King's been criticized, even from fellow Republicans, for saying that many such youth are actually drug mules. Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Dick Durbin of Illinois say they will hold a forum on Aug. 2 in Ames, Iowa, that will feature immigrants in Iowa brought to the U.S. illegally as kids.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte has joined protesters at Florida's Capitol calling on Gov. Rick Scott to order a special legislative session to examine the state's self-defense laws. They've been protesting since the acquittal in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Belafonte says Scott still has a chance to act before the protests intensify and the situation becomes "ungovernable."
Created: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:15:28 EST
Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:15:28 EST