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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, …


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


    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



    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


    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


    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


    Rules may be eased

    Pentagon chief ready to battle private sector