August 19th, 2013
05:07 PM ET

Eduardo Arellano-Felix, last of 4 brothers in Mexican cartel, gets 15 years in prison

Eduardo Arellano-Felix, the last of four brothers who ran the drug cartel in Mexico known as the Arellano-Felix Organization, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in U.S. federal prison for his role as chief financial officer, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Arellano-Felix, 56, was sentenced after pleading guilty in May to charges of conspiracy to launder money and to use and invest illicit drug profits.

A medical doctor known as "El Doctor," Arellano-Felix used drug-trafficking proceeds to pay members of the drug cartel to commit crimes, buy firearms, pay bribes and purchase drugs, according to the plea agreement.

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August 19th, 2013
02:55 PM ET

Testimony: Promoter didn't pressure Jackson's doctor

The doctor convicted in Michael Jackson's death did not appeared to be pressured by AEG Live, an expert hired by the concert promoter testified Friday.

Dr. Gary Green returns to the witness stand Monday, the 72nd day of testimony in the Jackson wrongful death trial in Los Angeles.

Michael Jackson's mother and three children contend AEG Live is liable in the pop icon's death because it hired, retained or supervised Dr. Conrad Murray, who is serving a prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter.


Filed under: California • Courts • Michael Jackson • Showbiz
August 19th, 2013
02:52 PM ET

CIA acknowledges role in '53 Iran coup

Sixty years after the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, a declassified CIA document acknowledges that the agency was involved in the 1953 coup.

The independent National Security Archive research institute, which published the document Monday, says the declassification is believed to mark the CIA's first formal acknowledgment of its involvement.

The documents, declassified in 2011 and given to George Washington University research group under the Freedom of Information Act, come from the CIA's internal history of Iran from the mid-1970s and paint a detailed picture of how the CIA worked to oust Mossadegh.


Filed under: Iran
August 19th, 2013
05:47 AM ET

Muslim Brotherhood: More protests called

The Muslim Brotherhood has called for continued protests Monday as authorities remain determined to derail their plans.

But a spate of fresh violence is compounding Egypt's turmoil, including the deaths of 36 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners and an attack that left 25 Egyptian soldiers dead.


Filed under: Egypt
August 19th, 2013
04:53 AM ET

Egypt: 25 soldiers killed in Sinai Peninsula

Suspected militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades killed at least 25 Egyptian soldiers in the border city of Rafah, state-run Nile TV reported Monday.

The assailants struck two buses carrying security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. At least two other solders were injured, Nile TV said.

Sinai Peninsula is a lawless area that has been the site of frequent attacks even before Egypt's latest round of turmoil.


Filed under: Egypt • World
August 19th, 2013
04:48 AM ET

Train kills at least 28 in India

At least 28 people were killed Monday and eight others were injured after they were hit by an express train as they were getting off a local passenger train at a station in eastern India, authorities said.

People at the station reacted furiously, setting the express train on fire, Amitav Prabhakar, a spokesman for East Central Railway, told reporters. He said railway officials were hiding from the angry crowd amid the tense situation.

The collision took place around 9:15 a.m. Monday at Dhamara station in the eastern state of Bihar, said Syed Parvez Alam, a senior local official who provided the approximate death toll.


Filed under: India • Transportation • World
August 19th, 2013
03:55 AM ET

Sea snail hatches, grows inside boy's knee

During a family trip to the beach last month, 4-year-old Paul Franklin fell and scraped his right knee.

That's not unusual; little boys do all the time.

It's what emerged from his swollen knee that makes this a tale worth telling: a snail.


Filed under: U.S.
August 19th, 2013
03:10 AM ET

Pistorius to appear in court for indictment

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is expected to appear in a South African court Monday to be served with an indictment for murder over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Steenkamp would have turned 30 on Monday.

Pistorius is facing murder charges over the February shooting death of Steenkamp. His expected indictment follows the completion of the police investigation into the case.


Filed under: Oscar Pistorius • South Africa
August 19th, 2013
03:03 AM ET

Death toll 52 in Philippines ferry disaster

Philippine navy divers retrieved bodies Monday from inside a ferry that sank last week after colliding with a cargo ship.

The discovery of more victims' remains brought the number of people confirmed dead from the disaster in the southern Philippines to 52, the Philippine Coast Guard said. Another 68 people remain missing and 750 have been rescued, it said.

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August 19th, 2013
03:01 AM ET

Fires char Idaho, rains soak the South

The stubborn Beaver Creek wildfire has 1,200 firefighters toiling tirelessly in Idaho to keep it from spreading.

The wildfire scorching Sun Valley, Idaho, has already consumed more than 100,000 acres, and threatened 5,000 homes.

Sun Valley is home to many pricey spreads, including second homes reportedly owned by actors Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis.


Filed under: U.S. • Weather
August 19th, 2013
02:59 AM ET

Petition to recall San Diego mayor kicks off

Armed with clipboards and pens, volunteers hit the streets of San Diego over the weekend to collect signatures they hope will lead to the recall of embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

They must get more than 101,000 signatures by September 26

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August 19th, 2013
02:21 AM ET

7 people mauled by bears in recent days

Bears rarely attack humans unless they feel threatened or territorial. But a 12-year-old girl jogging in Michigan is among the latest victims in a spate of bear attacks that has left seven people mauled in five states since Thursday.

Wildlife officials are running tests on a bear they killed to see if it's the same one that mauled Abby Wetherell on Thursday evening. The girl from Cadillac, Michigan, was out on her nightly jog when she was ambushed by a black bear.

Authorities also reported attacks in Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho.


Filed under: Animals • Bears • Uncategorized