- Justice delayed is pondered in Cambodia
Associated Press, Saturday - 08/02/2014 - 02:29 AM
A U. N.-assisted genocide tribunal will deliver a verdict this coming Thursday in the trial of the two top leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge, whose extremist policies in the late 1970s are blamed for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians though starvation, medical neglect, overwork and execution.
- Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100
Miami Herald, Saturday - 08/02/2014 - 02:09 AM
Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported.
- Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 08/02/2014 - 02:02 AM
New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.
- Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 08/02/2014 - 01:25 AM
Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife — that much is certain.
- Factory Blast in East China Kills More Than 40
New York Times, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 11:24 PM
Chinese state media say an explosion at a workshop in an eastern Chinese city has killed between 40 and 65 people.
- North Korea holds California man called shy, smart
San Francisco Chronicle, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 10:56 PM
One of the three Americans detained in North Korea and charged with "anti-state" crimes is a California man raised in the Central Valley oil town of Bakersfield by parents who were petroleum engineers. A handwritten note on the front door of his family home in Bakersfield asked for privacy. North Korea authorities say they are preparing to put Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, 56, of Ohio, on trial, but have not yet specified what illegal activity they did or the potential punishment. The country's state-run media have said Miller entered the country April 10 with a tourist visa but tore it up at the airport and shouted that he wanted to seek asylum. "A lot of us felt like he was really quiet because he had a lot of successful people in his family," she said, adding that Miller participated in the school's academic decathlon team and Junior ROTC.
- House OKs bill for crisis on US-Mexico border
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 09:32 PM
The House has approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U. S.-Mexico border.
- House Republicans pass $694 million bill to address immigration crisis on US-Mexico border
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 08:39 PM
House Republicans pass $694 million bill to address immigration crisis on US-Mexico border.
- Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 07:46 PM
Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.
- Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 06:17 PM
A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee that the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.
- Government says GM owner site was faulty
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 06:14 PM
The government says General Motors vehicle owners should recheck the company's recall identification website if previous checks indicated their cars aren't being recalled.
- Ex-banker sentenced in NY insider trading case
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 06:14 PM
A former investment banker who admitted making trades based on inside information to cover child support has been sentenced on New York securities fraud charges to 2 1/2 years in prison.
- Berkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent
Daily Oklahoman, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 05:56 PM
Warren Buffett's company says its second-quarter profit soared 41 percent on a significant investment gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
- Manny Roth, founder of Café Wha?, dead at 94
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 05:39 PM
Manny Roth, founder of the Greenwich Village club Café Wha?, has died.
- Rare summer relief for gasoline prices
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 05:32 PM
The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer.
- Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 05:22 PM
Moody's ratings agency has upgraded Greece's government bond rating , predicting a gradual decline of the national debt.
- Recalls this week: bicycles, aquarium heaters
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 05:02 PM
A line of bicycles with a faulty front wheel and light fixture lenses that can shatter are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include aquarium heaters and welding torch handles.
- Govt meets goal for small business contracts
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Friday - 08/01/2014 - 04:30 PM
The government has reached its annual goal of giving small businesses 23 percent of contracts for the first time in eight years.