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Italy’s highest court on Friday vacated the murder conviction against American Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the long-running, high-profile case. Associated Press (2011)

Court clears Amanda Knox of all charges in 2007 killing

ROME — Italy's highest court overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend on Friday, throwing out all charges and ending a long-running courtroom drama over the killing of a British student in 2007. The ruling in favor of Knox, a 27-year-old former exchange student from Seattle, …

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  1. New virus strain may be linked to paralysis in children, study says

    Nation

    Genetic sequencing of a virus found in the respiratory secretions of children in California and Colorado who suffered from paralysis or muscle weakness last fall reveals they were infected with a mutated strain of enterovirus D68, one that is closer to polio than other strains common in previous years, researchers …

  2. Dozens killed in apparent airstrike at refugee camp in Yemen

    World

    Yemen

    Dozens killed in apparent airstrike at refugee camp

    Kicking off campaign in Britain British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at a rally in Corsham, England, on Monday, to mark the start of the general election campaign. Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, hopes to win a second term on May 7. Polls and bookmakers say the election is too close to call, and no party is expected to win a majority of seats in the House of Commons.
  3. Obama praises Edward Kennedy, and mourns the loss of collegiality

    Nation

    BOSTON — President Barack Obama was part of a large contingent of political figures on hand on Monday to launch an institute that honors the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and his grand vision of the U.S. Senate, where Kennedy spent nearly half a century.

    President Barack Obama speaks during the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Dedication Ceremony on Monday in Boston.
  4. Solar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight

    World

    BEIJING — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane has flown from Myanmar to central China as part of a historic round-the-world journey.

  5. Pentagon chief ready to battle private sector

    Nation

    Rules may be eased

    Pentagon chief ready to battle private sector