The trial of the captain and crew of the Sewol ferry continued Tuesday, with prosecutors saying they will show how passengers were not properly evacuated from the vessel as it began to sink, a tragedy that resulted in the loss of about 300 lives in South Korea in April.
Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the ?Buk? antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday.
After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
Thousands of Israeli troops, backed by tanks, warplanes and gunboats, pressed deeper into the Gaza Strip on Friday as Palestinian militants returned fire with rockets and mortar rounds and terrified residents hunkered down in their homes.
It's been a dry, but terrific, year for major league baseball in California. In case you have been out illegally watering down your driveway, the four teams with highest win totals through Monday do business in our state. Oakland's Athletics lead the majors with 61 wins, followed by the Angels (59), Dodgers (56) and San Francisco (55, tied with Detroit and Milwaukee). Only our "fifth" baseball Beatle, San Diego, is failing to hold water with its un-statesmanlike 43-55 record. The Padres did help keep the pennant chase in state last week by agreeing to trade closer Huston Street to the Angels. Why don't we just call it a season now and start the Golden State...