- Zimmerman jurors asked about neighborhood watch - June 19 2013 11:56
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys quizzed a whittled-down group of prospective jurors Wednesday in the Trayvon Martin case, asking if any were neighborhood watch volunteers like the teen's shooter and reminding them the trial would be different from what they've seen on shows like "CSI."
- Jury selection in Trayvon Martin murder case moves into final phase - June 19 2013 11:48
By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - The final round of jury selection began in Florida on Wednesday in the trial of a former neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, who is charged with the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in February last year. Lawyers on both sides are working to whittle down a group of 40 potential jurors to form a panel of six and at least four alternates with the expectation that prosecutors and lawyers will deliver opening arguments on Monday. ...
- Car jumps onto NYC sidewalk, hurts 8; man arrested - June 19 2013 11:29
NEW YORK (AP) — A car rocketing down an avenue in Manhattan's dense East Village swerved out of control, plowed down a sidewalk and smashed through a storefront flower stand Wednesday morning, injuring eight people, witnesses and officials said.
- Father, son acquitted in NY of sex trafficking - June 19 2013 11:12
- Man arrested after car on NYC sidewalk injures 8 - June 19 2013 10:42
- CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Charges for 2nd Attack on Va. Muslim Cabbie - June 19 2013 10:18
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today it is asking prosecutors to bring charges against a woman whose anti-Muslim rant and alleged assault targeting a Virginia Muslim taxi driver was caught on 911 recordings and on the cabbie's tablet computer.This is the second time CAIR has sought hate crime charges for an assault on a Muslim cabbie in that state. ...
- Maine man charged in teen death pleads not guilty - June 19 2013 09:19
- Dolce and Gabbana Sentenced to 20 Months in Italian Prison - June 19 2013 09:02
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the legendary designer duo whose billion-dollar fashion empire has been embroiled in a $1.3-billion tax evasion case, were sentenced to almost two years in prison today, Reuters reports — but they probably won't serve any jail time in what would no doubt be one of the stranger times behind bars in celebrity history.
- Judge reads charge against Zimmerman to jurors - June 19 2013 08:49
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge read the formal charge against George Zimmerman on Wednesday to 40 potential jurors who could be selected to decide if the neighborhood watch volunteer committed murder when he shot an unarmed Trayvon Martin.
- Aug. trial set for Ohio man in kidnapping of women - June 19 2013 08:33
- Gang crime threatens the future of Congo's capital - June 19 2013 05:41
By Jonny Hogg KINSHASA (Reuters) - Once the leafy art-deco jewel of the Belgian Congo and later the buzzing cultural heart of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko's Zaire, Kinshasa has become a playground for violent gangs sowing fear and transforming swathes of the city into "no-go" zones. The well-organized and ruthless "kuluna", whose name derives from the Portuguese for infantry column, prey on residents with machetes, stones or iron bars under the noses of the city's corrupt and ineffectual police, activists say. ...
- Jurors reflect on complexities of Zimmerman case - June 19 2013 00:30
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys personally interviewed 58 potential jurors over seven days about their media exposure to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman last year in Sanford, Fla. They have asked 40 jury candidates to return for the next round of questioning and dismissed scores of others. They eventually must whittle down the pool to six jurors and four alternates who will decide Zimmerman's second-degree murder case.
- Zimmerman jury selection moving into a new phase - June 19 2013 00:29
- Zimmerman jury selection moves into next round - June 19 2013 00:20
- Mexico detains FBI Ten Most-Wanted fugitive in beach resort - June 18 2013 21:29
CANCUN (Reuters) - Mexican authorities on Tuesday arrested a former U.S. university professor, who recently was added to the FBI's 10 most-wanted list and faces sex crimes charges in the Philippines. Walter Lee Williams, 64, was arrested in the southern beach resort of Playa del Carmen. The FBI said he was an anthropology and gender studies professor at the University of Southern California until 2011. Using academic research as a guise, Williams traveled in the Philippines and elsewhere in Southeast Asia to have sex with underage boys, according to the FBI. ...