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Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

3 hours 12 min ago

A South African judge sentences the runner for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Thirteen high school volleyball players hurt in Missouri bus crash

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:04
(Reuters) - Thirteen high school girls on a Missouri volleyball team were injured on Monday when their bus collided with a car on the way to a tournament, the school said. The girls from Raymore-Peculiar High School were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, the school said in messages on Twitter. No further details were immediately available. Police and fire departments could not immediately be reached for comment. The Kansas City Star newspaper reported that a flatbed truck crashed into the bus as it made a U-turn in Lee's Summit on Monday afternoon. ...

U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:08

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States. ...

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:59

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

Pistorius to learn sentence for killing girlfriend

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:12

Pretoria (AFP) - South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday learns his sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, bringing an end to a seven-month trial that gripped the nation.

Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:16
Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.

Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:44

The legendary designer, who most recently created Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

California man charged with murder of Saudi student

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:24

By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, authorities said. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez is accused of posing as a buyer for Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi's car after it was posted for sale on Craigslist, then stabbing the 23-year-old man to death and stealing the vehicle, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told a news conference on Monday afternoon. ...

CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:15

Moscow (AFP) - The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement sources.

U.S. issues new protocols for treating Ebola patients

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:11

By Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who were exposed to the first patient diagnosed in the United States were declared risk free, easing a national sense of crisis over the spread of Ebola. ...

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:22

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.

Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:00

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday. "After reviewing the law and the judge's decision that binding precedent requires recognition of same-sex marriage, I have concluded that further legal process will result in delay but not a different result," Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael said in a statement. U.S. ...

Third UN employee dies from Ebola

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:47

A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the UN spokesman said Monday.

WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:02

GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.

Kerry seeks Asian help against IS

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:52

State chief met Asia-Pacific leaders Monday, including from countries with large Muslim populations.

Indiana police say more victims possible after seven bodies found

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:50

By Mary Wisniewski HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - Police in northwestern Indiana said on Monday they could be dealing with a serial killer with victims going back as far as 20 years after a man suspected in one woman's murder led them to six more bodies over the weekend. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was in custody and police were seeking murder charges against him, said John Doughty, police chief of the neighboring city of Hammond. Vann was arrested after police were called on Friday to a Motel 6 in Hammond where friends had found the body of Afrika Hardy, 19. ...

Iran acts as nuclear deadline approaches

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:36

The International Atomic Energy Agency evaluates Iran's recent moves.

New developments in disappearance of Hannah Graham

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:23

Authorities searched across an area near where remains were found over the weekend.

Update on Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancée

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:42

Health officials declared Louise Troh Ebola-free on Monday and gave her the all-clear to resume her life, but she'll do so without long-lost love Thomas Eric Duncan.

43 students still missing in Mexico

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:25

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.