Saudi Arabia executed a young man who was convicted on charges stemming from his participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shiites. Leading rights group Amnesty International says his trial was “deeply flawed.” It is unclear whether the 26-year-old was executed for crimes committed as a minor. The rights group says the charge sheet does not specify the dates his alleged crimes took place. The government maintains he was convicted and executed for crimes committed above the age of 19. At the height of Arab Spring protests, Saudi security forces suppressed Shiite protests in the country's oil-rich eastern region and authorities have carried out numerous executions of those involved.
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Police say an argument at a residence on Chicago's South Side erupted in gunfire, leaving four people dead and four others injured. Police say the shooting happened at 5:42 a.m. Tuesday and no arrests were immediately made. Police didn't have details about the people who were fatally shot. The four injured included a 25-year-old man who was shot in the back of the head and another man who was shot in the back of the head. Their conditions were unknown. Police say a 23-year-old man who was shot in the back and a woman who suffered an unspecified gunshot wound were both in critical condition.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has appeared in court, denying wrongdoing and showing anger at accusations, during a trial over the allegedly illegal financing of his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy, 66, is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the maximum legal amount of 22.5 million euros ($27.5 million) on the presidential race he lost to Socialist Francois Hollande. Sarkozy made his first appearance Tuesday at the trial which started last month. The Paris court seeks to determine whether he was informed of the system of false invoices that was meant to cover up the overspending. An angry Sarkozy said he had the political leadership of the campaign, but was not involved into organization and logistical details.
India’s Supreme Court has closed criminal proceedings against two Italian marines in the shooting deaths of two Indian fisherman in 2012 after Italy paid $1.3 million in damages, ending one chapter in a long-simmering case that has strained relations between the two countries. In its ruling, the two-judge panel said Italy should resume its own proceedings against Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre. The two marines were accused of firing on the fishermen after mistaking them for pirates off the coast of Kerala while assigned to the merchant ship Enrica Lexie. Italy had long argued that it should have jurisdiction in the case, as both were active duty military personnel at the time of the shooting.
A shooting at a fire hydrant plant in Alabama has left two people dead and two people wounded. The gunfire broke out early Tuesday at a Mueller Co. plant in Albertville. Police Chief Jamie Smith tells news outlets that an employee opened fire on fellow workers about 2:30 a.m., killing two and injuring two others. Police say the gunman then got in a vehicle and left the factory, and they've yet to make an arrest. Smith says it's unknown what prompted the shooting. Mueller has more than 400 workers at the plant and is one of the largest employers in the area.
“Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes has died 10 days after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York City. A police spokesperson says the 65-year-old Banes died Monday at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. She was struck by a scooter or motorcycle while crossing a street on June 4. Banes appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including “Gone Girl” starring Ben Affleck in 2014 and “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise in 1988. Her manager says Banes was hit as she was crossing Amsterdam Avenue on the way to visit the Juilliard School, her alma mater. Police have made no arrests.
The trial of Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has entered its second day, with the prosecution presenting arguments that she incited public disorder and flouted coronavirus restrictions, part of a package of charges the ruling junta is seen as using to discredit her and consolidate its control. Suu Kyi and other members of her government were arrested by the military after the Feb. 1 coup, with criminal charges brought against some of the top figures on litany of charges. A conviction on virtually any charge could result in Suu Kyi’s being banned from running in any future election, which many believe is the military’s goal.
Detained antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has testified in a Spanish court as part of his fight against extradition to the United States. He is wanted by Tenessee on tax-related criminal charges that carry prison sentences of up to 30 years. McAfee, 75, appeared from prison via videolink at a hearing Tuesday in Spain’s National Court. He reportedly argued that the charges against him are politically motivated and said he would spend the rest of his life in prison if he was returned to the United States. A Spanish judge is set to rule in coming days on whether he should be extradited.