Joran van der Sloot pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in the 2010 killing of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman.
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Computer chips and technology are invading all sorts of previously dumb devices. Phones are now smart. Cars are becoming connected computers on wheels. Call it the computerization of everything. But how we interact with these machines is bound to evolve.
The 84-year-old pontiff's upcoming trip will be a strong show of support for the country's Catholic leaders, who are among the leading voices for change in Cuba. The visit comes 14 years after Pope John Paul II's historic trip to Havana, when he urged Cuba to open to the world, and for the world to open to Cuba.
Nigeria has abundant oil, but when the government recently lifted fuel subsidies, it touched off nationwide strikes as prices soared. The country also faces the threat of worsening sectarian fighting.
The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread is seeking bankruptcy protection blames its financial state on pension and medical benefits obligations, increased competition and tough economic conditions.
It appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead men in Afghanistan, but has not yet been verified. Regardless, "it's hideous. It turned my stomach," says Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby.
The members of a breakaway group in Ohio are accused of attacking fellow Amish in a feud over church discipline. The judge refused to release the suspected ringleader and his son on bond.