10 things to know for Thursday, Aug. 7: Khmer Rouge leaders convicted 35 years after genocidal rule ended
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Khieu Samphan, the regime’s 83-year-old former head of state, and Nuon Chea, its 88-year-old chief ideologue, are sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.
Bank of America tentatively agrees to pay up between $16 billion and $17 billion — by far the largest Justice Department settlement arising from the economic meltdown.
The temporary 72-hour truce ends early Friday and an extension has not yet been confirmed. Threats - likely tactical - of resumed hostilities are traded.
The prosecution says the athlete’s lawyers have floated more than one theory in a dishonest attempt to defend him against a murder charge for his girlfriend’s killing.
The bill is a response to reports of veterans dying while awaiting medical appointments and of a widespread practice of employees covering up long wait times.
Iselle was supposed to weaken, but it didn’t. Now the islands are poised to face their first direct hurricane since 1992.
Pairing childless, well-off couples with women in Thailand or India who agree to carry the child for money is usually a bargain that suits all concerned — until something goes wrong.
In Japan, a new generation of architects finds success by reinterpreting the past, pushing human-friendly alternatives to metal-and-concrete structures.
A renowned jazz saxophonist whose daughter died in the Connecticut school massacre is preparing an album called “Beautiful Life,” an effort to show how she lived.
Industry officials say many filmmakers have gone underground following an ordinance that requires actors to wear condoms.