PHILADELPHIA (AP) â An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists occupying public buildings in eastern Ukraine reacted to an international accord to defuse the crisis on Thursday by saying they would not agree to leave the sites before other major conditions were met. The Ukrainian and Russian governments, along with the United States and European Union, signed an agreement in Geneva that said: "All illegal armed groups must be disarmed; One protest leader even interpreted the Geneva deal to mean that the prime minister and acting president must step down -since they were illegally "occupying" the offices of state. Other activists said they planned to maintain their sit-ins until they could hold a referendum next month that some believe can emulate Crimea and see the region annexed to Russia.
MEXICO CITY (AP) â Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) â A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.