News guide: Movie theater shooting trial opens in Colorado
Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life
BOSTON (AP) ? A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man's life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led astray by his belligerent older brother.
Latest on police-custody death: Gray mourners fill church
Quake warnings of minutes, not hours, are possible, but priceyThe area around Kathmandu suffered damaging quakes in 1934 and 1988, but when disaster experts met in Nepal's capital earlier this month, all they could forecast was that the next one would probably come in the next couple of decades.
Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) ? The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes joined the parents of his victims in line on a gray and drizzly Monday morning before entering the courthouse where lawyers prepared to declare why he should be executed or spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital.
The Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid arriving as deaths top 4,000
Nepal scrambles to organise quake relief, many flee capital
By Gopal Sharma, Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. By afternoon, the death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake had climbed to more than 3,700, and reports trickling in from remote areas suggested it would rise significantly. A senior interior ministry official said it could reach as much as 5,000, in the worse such disaster in Nepal since 1934, when 8,500 people were killed. Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport was hobbled by many employees not showing up for work, people trying to get out, and a series of aftershocks which forced it to close several times since the quake.
Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new report released Monday.
US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teethNEW YORK (AP) ? The government is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.
Hunger and death stalk millions in Yemen's warBy Mohammed Mukhashaf and Noah Browning ADEN/DUBAI (Reuters) - Hospitals bereft of electricity, homes crushed by air strikes, thousands on the move in search of water, shelter and food: Yemen's humanitarian plight, long fragile, has become disastrous after a month of all-out war. Crammed with wounded people, some hospitals lacked the electricity or generator fuel to perform surgery, and aid officials say some bodies are now being stored in commercial refrigerators or hastily buried when fetid morgues lack power. In a water-scarce country like Yemen, that means you can't even pump water," said International Committee of the Red Cross spokeswoman Marie Claire Feghali. Hundreds of Saudi-led air strikes and dozens of ground battles across Yemen have left millions in the impoverished country hungry and 150,000 fleeing for their lives.