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Pistorius Sentencing Hearing Opens

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Pretoria) -- The sentencing hearing for South African track star Oscar Pistorius is underway. The hearing is likely to last several days, and Pistorius' sentence is entirely up to the judge. The double-amputee sprinter known as "Blade Runner" was convicted last month of South Africa's equivalent of manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend.…

Psychologist: Pistorius Is ‘Broken Man’ Since Killing His Girlfriend

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Pretoria, South Africa) -- A psychologist for the defense says South African track star Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" since the shooting death of his girlfriend last year. Psychologist Lore Hartzenberg testified today at the double-amputee sprinter's sentencing hearing on whether Pistorius ever told her about having a relationship with another woman.   She…

Rice: No Evidence Of North Korean Coup

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The White House doesn't think there's been a coup in North Korea. On NBC's "Meet the Press," national security adviser Susan Rice said rumors that leader Kim Jong-Un has been overthrown are just rumors at this point. The North Korean leader hasn't been seen in public for more than a month. The…

Pistorius To Receive Sentence This Week

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Johannesburg) -- Olympic and paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will know this week whether he will spend time in prison for shooting and killing his girlfriend in February last year. A judge earlier ruled Pistorius was not guilty of intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, but found him guilty of manslaughter and negligence. The state is likely to…

Kerry: U.S. Deeply Concerned About Kobani

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Cairo) -- The United States is keeping a close eye on ISIS activities as it attempts to take control of the Syrian town of Kobani. Speaking Sunday at a conference in Cairo, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. is deeply concerned, but that it will take time to build the coalition needed to…