Nation & world

  1. Apology for U.N. refusal to stop Rwanda genocide


    UNITED NATIONS — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than 1 million people.

  2. Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case


    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday after the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned.

    Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence in the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday in Pretoria, South Africa.
  3. Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants


    OAKDALE, Pa. — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

  4. Armed robber was never told to report to prison


    ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

    Cornealious Anderson 
was never told to report to prison.
  5. Denver police eye 911 response time after killing


    DENVER — Authorities were investigating Wednesday whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot at least 12 minutes into a 911 call in which she said her husband was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him.

    Richard Kirk is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife in their Denver home.