Tuesday, June 24
MIAMI (AP) — Police say a shooting in the street in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood has left two people dead and multiple people wounded. Police are still piecing the incident together and say there are many unanswered questions, including a motive. There's no word on the conditions of the wounded or possible arrests.
MOSCOW (AP) — Hopes are being raised for an easing of tension in eastern Ukraine. A spokesman says Russian President Vladimir Putin is asking parliament to cancel a resolution sanctioning the use of military force in Ukraine. And that move comes as pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine announced that they would respect a cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president last week.
LONDON (AP) — A London jury has convicted one former News of the World editor and acquitted another in a trial centering on phone hacking activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire. Andy Coulson was found guilty of conspiring to intercept communications. Fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted of that charge and of bribing officials and obstructing police.
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry left northern Iraq today after discussing the Iraq crisis with the Kurdish leader whose support is key to any solution. Kurds represent about 20 percent of Iraq's population and usually vote as a unified bloc, making them kingmakers in Iraq's national political process. Kurdish President Massoud Barzani says "we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq." Kerry says Iraq must produce a "broad-based, inclusive government."
ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A high school sophomore in New Jersey is in trouble for allegedly using a school computer to alter classmates' records, including grades. Authorities in northern New Jersey say the student was arrested and later freed on his own recognizance. The student faces multiple counts of computer theft for unlawfully accessing and altering data and hindering apprehension.