US kidnapper of 3 girls gets life in prison

2013-08-02 08:02:18

Ariel Castro, the man from US state of Ohio who kidnapped, raped and prisoned three girls for over a decade, was formally sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday.

Russia grants Snowden 1 year's asylum

2013-08-02 07:42:04

Fleeing US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has received temporary asylum in Russia for one year, and has moved to a safe place, a lawyer assisting him said Thursday.

US rethinking Putin summit after Snowden move

2013-08-02 07:20:09

High-level talks between Russia and the United States scheduled for next week in Washington are "up in the air" and a September summit also is in doubt after Russia granted asylum to former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.Snowden granted 1 yr's temporary asylum in Russia

Fighter jet engines found in DPRK ship

2013-08-01 11:03:17

Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized Pyongyang ship carrying arms from Cuba under sacks of brown sugar on Tuesday found 12 engines for MiG-21 fighter jets and five military vehicles that officials said resembled missile control centers.

Student left in cell for 4 days settles with DEA

2013-08-01 10:47:39

A 25-year old college student reached a $4.1 million settlement with the US government after he was abandoned in a windowless cell for more than four days without food or water.

US declassifies surveillance program files

2013-08-01 06:59:02

The Obama administration on Wednesday declassified three documents to give some broad details to the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.

Memorial a tribute to WWII 'comfort women'

2013-08-01 03:00:22

The US West Coast unveiled its first public memorial to World War II-era "comfort women", in Glendale, California, on Tuesday.

Manning guilty of 20 charges, not aiding the enemy

2013-07-31 07:52:13

US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy but was convicted of espionage, theft and nearly every other count for giving secrets to WikiLeaks, a verdict that could see him spend the rest of his life in prison.

Woman arrested in US cathedral vandalism

2013-07-30 14:51:52

A woman was arrested Monday after green paint was found splattered inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral.

8 injured after blast destroys US homes

2013-07-30 14:37:59

Eight people, including three children, were injured after an explosion that leveled houses in South Philadelphia in the US, July 29, 2013.

105 rescued from sex trafficking

2013-07-30 09:35:56

FBI announced on Monday 105 children involved in sex trafficking and exploitation have been recovered in 76 cities across the United States over the weekend.

5, including child, dead in US helicopter crash

2013-07-29 16:51:50

A helicopter crash in a rugged, wooded area of Pennsylvania claimed the lives of five people, including one child, officials said Sunday.