The outrage Europe's leaders face over the deaths of hundreds
of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a
policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others
in desperate need.
As many as 700 migrants are feared dead after their boat
capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to
face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as
turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.
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.