NEW YORK (AP) — While the city's Metro-North Railroad is already getting hit with multimillion-dollar civil claims over a deadly commuter train derailment, prosecutors will face tough choices when deciding whether to bring criminal charges against the train's engineer, who told investigators he nodded or fell into a daze at the controls.
Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state. The news was announced by a clearly emotional South African president Jacob Zuma live on television, who said Mandela had "departed" and was at peace. "Our nation has lost its greatest son," said Zuma.
Tallahassee (United States) (AFP) - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared of sexual assault allegations after lawyers said there is not enough evidence to press charges. Prosecutor Willie Meggs made the announcement Thursday. The Heisman Trophy candidate Winston had faced charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman at an apartment in December 2012. Winston's lawyer said his client had consensual sex with the 19-year-old woman.