Aug. 20, 2013
WASHINGTON — For the Obama administration, there's a new wrinkle that could further complicate ties with post-coup Egypt: the possible release of the country's jailed former leader, Hosni Mubarak. For nearly three decades, the U.S. propped up Mubarak and the Egyptian military with financial and military support. But that long and tangled relationship is now casting a shadow over the Obama administration. By White House Correspondent Julie Pace.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington — Sentencing begins for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the American soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians during pre-dawn raids in two villages last year. Bales will be fighting for a chance at parole after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. By Gene Johnson.
AP Photos, video. Eds: Jury selection set to begin at 11 a.m. EDT.
FORT HOOD SHOOTING
FORT HOOD, Texas — Prosecutors are headed toward wrapping up their case against the soldier accused of carrying out the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. When Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan gets a chance to present his own defense, will he try to argue he was justified and defending his religion? Will he call himself to the stand? We take a look at how he may present his case, and what he can and cannot say. By Michael Graczyk and Paul J. Weber.
FORT MEADE, Maryland — A military judge is set to deliberate the sentence of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning for leaking troves of classified evidence to WikiLeaks. Col. Denise Lind says she'll begin deliberating when the court-martial resumes Tuesday. Manning faces up to 90 years in prison for giving the anti-secrecy group more than 700,000 U.S. military and diplomatic documents and some battlefield video documenting civilian deaths. By Dave Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek.
RIO DE JANEIRO — An American journalist who has written stories based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says he'll publish with more fervor after British authorities detained his partner. By Bradley Brooks and Danica Kirka.
LIMA, Peru — Members of an Indian tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in Peru's southeastern Amazon attempted to make contact with outsiders for a second time since 2011, leading to a tense standoff at a river hamlet. By Frank Bajak.
WALL STREET OVERHAUL
WASHINGTON — Passage of a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulations in 2010 was a hallmark of President Barack Obama's presidency. Three years later, amid delays and compromises that critics say have diluted its ambitious goals, the president is trying to rekindle the law's promise. Obama is prodding the nation's top financial regulators to finish writing rules designed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that helped precipitate a damaging recession from which the country is still recovering. By Jim Kuhnhenn.
DETROIT — The city's biggest employee union, retirees and even a few dozen residents filed objections to Detroit's request for bankruptcy protection, the largest municipal filing in U.S. history and a move aimed at wiping away billions of dollars in debt. By Corey Williams.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
ORLANDO, Florida — Zumba Fitness instructors worldwide are not only using a Latin-heavy song lineup in their classes, they're also creating new fans for artists such as Pitbull, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar. By Gail Gedan Spencer.
SAO PAULO — Tickets for the 2014 World Cup will go on sale Tuesday and FIFA is expecting similar demand to that from the 2006 tournament in Germany. By Tales Azzoni.