GOLETA, Calif. - An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of ocean Wednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out.
Up to a fifth of that amount — 21,000 gallons — reached the sea, according to estimates.
WASHINGTON - Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the country's first freely elected leader, ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, to death over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that eventually brought him to power.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A former top aide to Osama bin Laden was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, with the judge rejecting his claims that he is not a violent man.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said Khaled al-Fawwaz was an eager supporter of bin Laden's goals even before the attacks in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans.
An Army officer recommended a general court-martial Thursday for a low-ranking intelligence analyst charged with causing the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.