Guitar-playing Detroit bankruptcy judge is all ears
Veteran judge Steven Rhodes takes residents' concerns to heart, colleagues say.
Ukraine police move against Kiev protesters
Ukrainian security forces on Monday moved in on pro-EU demonstrators to end a week-long blockade of the government headquarters after the authorities sent special internal troops into central Kiev in an increasingly tense showdown. With the authorities apparently keen to regain control of the city centre, the party of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said that armed police had raided their offices although this was denied by police. Upping the stakes after more than a fortnight of protests over the government's rejection of a pact with the European Union, the protesters a day earlier symbolically toppled the statue of the Soviet Union's founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev. President Viktor Yanukovych announced he would meet former Ukrainian presidents on Tuesday in a bid to find a way out of the crisis and was also backing the idea of roundtable talks with the opposition.
Man wakes up in locked plane, but insists he's not an unusually deep sleeper
"No, I'm really not," Tom Wagner says. "I just sleep, you know?"
The Docket: The year's most searched trials online
Courtroom junkies, 2013 was your year. High-profile cases stuffed dockets across the country and around the world. There were trials that tested Americans' morals and values, judgments that ended political careers and celebrity cases that provided fodder for tabloids.
Man who amputated arm arrested on assault charges
DENVER (AP) — Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer who cut off his forearm to free himself from a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon — an ordeal made into the movie "127 Hours," was arrested in Denver on allegations of domestic violence after police say he and his girlfriend got into an altercation.
Report: NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games
LONDON (AP) — American and British intelligence has been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies packed virtual universes full of undercover agents and surreptitiously monitored traffic across online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."