A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Friday for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge called for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse. "I'm still not satisfied with six years' imprisonment, because of what she has done to me, and to my fellow domestic workers," Sulistyaningsih told reporters. Law Wan-tung -- who had faced a maximum sentence of seven years -- "showed no compassion" to Sulistyaningsih and other domestic staff, said judge Amanda Woodcock in handing down the sentence. Law saw her staff as "people that are beneath her" said Woodcock.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as football and who championed human rights around the globe, has died. He was 97.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal.