October 28th, 2013
03:59 AM ET

Conrad Murray's jail time ends

Dr. Conrad Murray was freed from jail early Monday after serving two years for causing Michael Jackson's death.

Murray's four-year sentence for the involuntary manslaughter conviction translated into just two years in jail because of California prison rules that give an additional day credit for each day served.

A jury concluded after a two-month trial in 2011 that Murray's negligence led to Jackson's death from an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol.


Filed under: Crime • U.S.
October 28th, 2013
03:58 AM ET

3 dead after jeep crashes in Tiananmen Square

Three people have died after a jeep drove into a crowd and caught fire in Tiananmen Square on Monday, authorities said, blocking off a busy area in the heart of the Chinese capital.

Police said the crash happened around noon local time in front of the Tiananmen Rostrum, a structure that stands at the entrance to the Forbidden City bearing a giant portrait of Mao Zedong.

The dead are the driver of the jeep and two passengers, the Beijing police said in a statement. Eleven injured people, a mixture of tourists and police officers, have been taken to the hospital, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.


Filed under: World