ST. POELTEN, Austria – The woman who bore seven children through incest and was allegedly locked in a squalid dungeon for 24 years conf...
ST. POELTEN, Austria – The woman who bore seven children through incest and was allegedly locked in a squalid dungeon for 24 years confronted her father Tuesday in a videotape shown in court — testimony that could send him to prison for life.
Jurors, Josef Fritzl and the rest of the court viewed videotaped testimony from his daughter Elisabeth, the key witness against Fritzl. Now 42, she was 18 when he allegedly imprisoned her in the cramped, windowless cell he built beneath the family's home in Amstetten.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Madagascar's president announced Tuesday that he was dissolving the government and handing power to the military after weeks of struggle with the leader of the opposition on the impoverished Indian Ocean island.
The opposition head, Andry Rajoelina, paraded through the streets of the capital surrounded by soldiers before entering a presidential palace seized by the troops on Monday night.
MEXICO CITY – A tractor-trailer slammed into a bus carrying Canadian and U.S. tourists in northern Mexico, killing 11 and injuring 15, officials said Tuesday.
Local civil protection officials say eight Americans are among the dead and the U.S. Embassy has confirmed the identities of four, said Embassy spokeswoman Liz Detter.
The bus was carrying a group of Texas retirees from McAllen, Texas, to the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas.
CHOWCHILLA, CALIF. – Sara Jane Olson, the 1970s radical who assumed a new identity as a Minnesota housewife while spending a quarter century as a fugitive, was released from prison Tuesday, a corrections spokeswoman said.
Olson, 62, served seven years — half her sentence — after pleading guilty to placing pipe bombs under Los Angeles Police Department patrol cars and participating in the deadly robbery of a bank in a Sacramento suburb. The crimes took place while she was a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, most notorious for kidnapping newspaper heiress Patty Hearst.
BEIJING – Families whose children fell ill from tainted milk have come under pressure to drop compensation lawsuits, victims' advocates said Tuesday, showing the government's lingering uneasiness over one of China's worst contamination scandals.
Local officials were calling and visiting at least a half-dozen families, urging them to drop their cases against the dairies and accept a government-sanctioned compensation plan giving 2,000 yuan ($290) to most victims, said Zhao Lianhai, the father of a child sickened by the milk.