Archive for June 23rd, 2013

WikiLeaks: Snowden going to Ecuador

June 23, 2013
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LONDON (AP) — Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing highly classified surveillance programs, is going to Ecuador to seek asylum, the South American country’s foreign minister and the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said Sunday.
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Zimmerman jurors begin life in sequestration

June 23, 2013
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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The six jurors and four alternates who will hear opening statements Monday in George Zimmerman‘s murder trial are beginning their time together in a sequestered bubble: They won’t return to their homes for weeks, contact with family and friends will be limited, and Internet and phone usage is restricted.
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Hong Kong lets Snowden leave to Moscow, with Cuba among possible destinations

June 23, 2013
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By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – A former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, charged by the United States with espionage, was allowed to leave Hong Kong on Sunday, his final destination as yet unknown, because a U.S. request to have him arrested did not comply with the law, the Hong Kong...
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Afghans rush to learn risky art of defusing bombs

June 23, 2013
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CAMP BLACK HORSE, Afghanistan (AP) — In a desolate field outside Kabul, an Afghan soldier hunches over a knee-high robot equipped with cameras, multidirectional pincers and tank-treads built for rough terrain. Carefully, he attaches four bottles of water and a tiny explosive charge to the robot. He uses a remote control to guide it...
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Judge: No audio testimony in Zimmerman trial

June 23, 2013
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By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Two voice identification experts who suggested that unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin screamed for help before he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman will not be allowed to testify at his murder trial, the judge in the case has ruled.
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Two killed after plane crashes at Ohio air show

June 23, 2013
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker, authorities said.
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