Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed were in court for the verdict, while Australian journalist Peter Greste was tried in absentia after being deported early this year. The court said they had broadcast "false" news that harmed Egypt.
Murder charge in 'cold-blooded assassination' of US policeman
The prime suspect in the "cold-blooded assassination" of a Texas sheriff's deputy was charged with murder Saturday, a day after the officer was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range allegedly because he was a policeman. The fatal shooting prompted an emotional reaction from local officials, who pointed their finger at ramped-up rhetoric against police officers in the United States in protests against perceived police brutality. Darren Goforth, 47, was killed Friday night in the Houston area because of his job, Sheriff Ron Hickman said, announcing the charges against the alleged gunman.
Egyptian court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to prison
By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry. The verdict, in a retrial, was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, and Peter Greste, an Australian who was deported in February. Rights advocates say their arrest was part of a crackdown on free speech waged since the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi, a senior Muslim Brotherhood figure, in July 2013 following mass unrest over his rule.
New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary
New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster on Saturday, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the "Big Easy" leaving devastation and chaos in its wake. New Orleans was plunged into a nightmarish scene of death and looting after Katrina barreled her way through and government help was painfully slow to come, something which still rankles in the city. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, at a solemn ceremony attended by about 400 people on the lawn of Charity Hospital in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward, struck a defiant tone.
Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) ? An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.
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1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway diesNEW YORK (AP) ? Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les MisÚrables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.
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