A 23-year-old African-American
man who barricaded himself in his mother's house in a St.
Louis suburb was shot and killed by police when he rushed at
them with a knife in one hand and a Bible in the other,
The parents of the boy who was
the youngest to die in the attack on the Boston Marathon
asked federal prosecutors to abandon their effort to sentence
the bomber to death, in a statement on the front page of the
A Los Angeles judge ordered rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight to
stand trial for murder in the January hit-and-run death of a
man outside a hamburger stand, rejecting a bid by Knight's
lawyer to have the case dismissed.
From her home in Washington DC, Hanaa Soltan said she felt an
overwhelming sense of grief when an Egyptian court condemned
her father to death and her US-Egyptian brother to life in
jail for involvement in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
The White House sidestepped questions about whether President
Barack Obama retains confidence in the chief of the Drug
Enforcement Administration after an investigation found DEA
agents took part in sex parties with prostitutes in Colombia.
The European Parliament backed a motion that calls the
massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by
Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide", days after Pope Francis
triggered fury in Turkey by using the same term.