CLEVELAND (AP) — The city fired a police sergeant, demoted two other supervisors and suspended nine more Tuesday for their roles in the chase in which officers fired 137 shots and killed a fleeing driver and his passenger.
Sometime between 10 p.m. Friday, April 5, and 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, someone broke into a house in the 4100 block of West Gustafson, near West 53rd Street North and Meridian. They forced open the front door and removed a safe. The loss is a collection coins and savings bonds, valued at more than $22,000.
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By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - Jury selection moved slowly on Tuesday in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who claims self-defense in the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. Selecting a jury to decide Zimmerman's fate in the racially charged case that captivated the United States for much of 2012 could take as long as two weeks, according to legal experts. Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second degree murder and could be sentenced to life in prison if he is convicted. ...
PRAGUE (AP) — More than a decade after many of its animals drowned, the Prague Zoo is counting the cost of yet another devastating flood. In 2002, more than 100 animals died — among them, Kadir, a male elephant that became stranded up to his ears in floodwaters and had to be euthanized — when the zoo was inundated by the worst flooding in centuries. In June, nature has again taken its toll, with major flooding that has ravaged parts of Central Europe, again submerging the entire lower parts of the park again. This time, only a handful of animals were swept away and an army of volunteers are making sure the hundreds that have been evacuated return home as soon as possible. Meanwhile, plans are underway on how to minimize the impact of future floods.
KENSINGTON, Calif. (AP) — Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg calls the revelations by a government contractor on U.S. secret surveillance programs the most "significant disclosure" in the nation's history.
By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - German outrage over a U.S. Internet spying program has broken out ahead of a visit by Barack Obama, with ministers demanding the president provide a full explanation when he lands in Berlin next week and one official likening the tactics to those of the East German Stasi. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has said she will raise the issue with Obama in talks next Wednesday, potentially casting a cloud over a visit that was designed to celebrate U.S.-German ties on the 50th anniversary John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. ...