FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A sentencing hearing begins Tuesday in Maryland for U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning -- who was acquitted Monday of aiding the enemy, but convicted of espionage, theft and other charges. Manning avoids a sentence of life without parole because of the acquittal. But he could still face up to 136 years in prison on the lesser convictions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet again as they consider moving forward with substantive peace talks. Secretary of State John Kerry says both sides are scheduled to meet again in two weeks. Kerry says there is a commitment to "sustained, continuous and substantive negotiations on the core issues." The next round will be before mid-August and be held in either Israel or the Palestinian territories.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — An attorney for the man who was abandoned in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for four days without food or water says his client has agreed to settle claims for $4.1 million. Daniel Chong's attorney says no one has yet been disciplined for the April 2012 incident in San Diego, and no criminal charges will be filed. Chong says he drank his own urine to stay alive and tried to write a farewell message to his mother with his own blood.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A state of emergency has been declared in Honduras due to a dengue (DEN'-ghee) fever outbreak that has killed 16 people and sickened 12,000. Dengue causes high fever, joint pains and nausea. In severe cases, it can lead to internal bleeding, liver enlargement, circulatory shutdown and death.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bipartisan bill aimed at helping schools better prepare for severe, sometimes life-threatening, allergic reactions caused by eating peanuts or other food products. The measure would encourage states to come up with policies to make a drug used to treat anaphylactic shock, epinephrine, available in schools.
Created: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:15:10 EST
Updated: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:15:10 EST