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  • Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison

    Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison

    Associated Press - 8 minutes ago
    Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide. …

  • Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

    Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago
    Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. …

  • Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    Associated Press - 11 minutes ago
    Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate facing execution for the fatal stabbing of a corrections officer more than 15 years ago is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his lethal injection. …

  • Ex-NY Assembly speaker slated to enter plea to indictment

    Ex-NY Assembly speaker slated to enter plea to indictment

    Associated Press - 12 minutes ago
    Ex-NY Assembly speaker slated to enter plea to indictment

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to enter a plea to the latest version of a criminal indictment that led him to step down from his powerful post. …

  • 5 people shot, 2 of them fatally, near church during funeral

    5 people shot, 2 of them fatally, near church during funeral

    Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
    5 people shot, 2 of them fatally, near church during funeral

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two people have been killed and at least three others injured in a shooting outside a New York City church where a funeral was in progress. …