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Prosecutors ask judge to give Manning 60 years PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by DAVID DISHNEAU & PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press   
Monday, 19 August 2013 14:44

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning should spend the majority of his life in prison because he betrayed the U.S. by giving classified material to WikiLeaks, a prosecutor said Monday.

Manning faces up to 90 years in prison, but Capt. Joe Morrow only asked the judge to sentence him to 60 years. Morrow did not say during closing arguments of the court-martial's sentencing phase why prosecutors were not seeking the maximum punishment.

"He's been convicted of serious crimes," Morrow said. "He betrayed the U.S. and for that betrayal, he deserves to spend the majority of his remaining life in confinement."

A military judge convicted Manning last month of 20 offenses, including six violations of the Espionage Act and five counts of stealing protected information.

Manning's defense attorney, David Coombs, will give his closing argument later Monday. The judge, Col. Denise Lind, said she will begin deliberating the punishment Tuesday, but did not say how long she would take.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 15:41
Two get lost on Maine hike, then die in car accident PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 10:31

ROQUE BLUFFS, Maine (AP) — Authorities say two women who got lost while hiking in a Maine state park died in a car accident shortly after their rescue.

Thirty-seven-year-old Amy Stiner, of Machias, and 38-year-old Melissa Moyer, of Sunbury, Pa., were killed Tuesday night when they drove their car into the ocean after driving the wrong way down a road. The county sheriff says Moyer was five months pregnant.

Officials say the women became lost while hiking near Roque Bluffs State Park. A landowner found them and their dog and gave them a ride to a home. Authorities later took them back to their car.

A short time later, the women called to say they had driven their vehicle into the water — and then the phone went dead. The car was later found underwater.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:31
Boston suburbs on lockdown amid terror search PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by KATIE ZEZIMA & MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press   
Friday, 19 April 2013 06:08

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead after the killing of a university officer and a shootout with police, and a massive manhunt is underway for the other, authorities said early Friday.

Police are locking down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they search for the remaining suspect: known as the man in the white hat from marathon surveillance footage.

Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit was shut down and businesses were asked not to open Friday. People waiting at bus and subway stops were told to go home.

"We believe this to be a terrorist," said Boston Police Commissioner Ed David of the suspect on the loose. "We believe this to be a man who's come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody."

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 07:17
Report: Pope was considering quitting for months PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Monday, 11 February 2013 08:07

BERLIN (AP) — The pope's brother, Georg Ratzinger, says the pontiff had been advised by his doctor not to take any more transatlantic trips and had been considering stepping down for months.

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28.

Talking from his home in Regensburg to the news agency dpa, Georg Ratzinger said his brother was having increasing difficulty walking and that his resignation was part of a "natural process."

"His age is weighing on him," the 89-year-old said of his 85-year-old brother. "At this age my brother wants more rest."

Georg Ratzinger did not answer his telephone for calls seeking further comment.

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