An American soldier admitted that he may have hit and killed a Japanese man in southern Okinawa, the New York
James Woodward, the commander of the U.S. base in Okinawa informed Japanese police that a soldier was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 66 year old man, ABC News said.
Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama demanded that the U.S. military hand the suspect over to Japanese police, ABC News said.
The U.S. does not have to hand over American personnel accused of a crime that occurred off-base unless they are charged, the New York Times said.
Several crimes, including rapes by U.S. personnel, have sparked protest in Okinawa for years, ABC News said.
NEW YORK -- The Obama administration announced Friday that it will prosecute the accused mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks in federal court, blocks away from where the World Trade Center was destroyed, the New York Times said.
Attorney General Eric Holder will ask for the death penalty when prosecuting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in what could be one of the highest profile federal court trials of American history, the Philadelphia Inquirer said.
The Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center killed nearly 2,872 people, the Philadephia Inquirer said.
Five other detainees will be prosecuted before a military commission, the New York Times said.
In an obituary about a civil rights activist, the Star Tribune reporter emphasizes Zev Aelony's fight for civil rights in the 1960s.
The lead is not a standard obituary lead; it is an alternative lead that starts with a quote of a hebrew phrase, "Tikkun olam," which means to mend a broken world. Although the rule of thumb is to never start an article with a quote, this works well because it opens the article in focus of Aelony's will to mend problems through activism.
The obituary includes a lot of information about the activism in his life, but does not list his experiences as a resume might have. The information is not attributed.
Aelony's wife, Karen, family, friends and fellow activists are quoted and attributed.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two juvenile offenders will appeal Monday to the Supreme Court about their sentence for life in prison, the New York Times said.
Joe Sullivan, who committed rape at 13, and Terrance Graham, who committed armed burglary at 16, argue that the Eighth Amendment bans cruel and unusual punishment, which means they should not be sentenced to die in prison for crimes other than homicide, the New York Times said.
About 2,700 juveniles are facing life sentences in the United States -- a punishment no other nation in the world has, Newsweek said.
Sullivan, now 33, and Graham, now 22, are serving life sentences without parole and hope their case can open the door to a revised sentence, Newsweek said.
The Supreme Court has generally allowed states to determine punishment for crimes, the New York Times said.
R.T. Rybak won his third term to office as Mayor Tuesday, the Star Tribune said.
Rybak had endorsement by all city council members and won 74 percent of votes after Tuesday's voting, the Minnesota Daily said.
Papa John Kolstad, with Republican and Independent support, came up second by a long run, the Star Tribune said.
Jeremy Hanson, spokesman for Rybak, said that the race lacked competition which probably contributed to a low turnout at polls, the Minnesota Daily said.
The race had 11 candidates, the Star Tribune said.
A St. Paul man was shot and killed Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas the Star Tribune said.
Kham Xiong, 23, was among one of the 13 soldiers to be struck at the Fort Hood shooting Thursday, the Pioneer Press said.
Xiong, whose 10 siblings, wife and three kids live in East St. Paul, was waiting in line with about 300 others for a flu shot and eye exam the day he was killed, the Pioneer Press said.
Nelson Xiong, Kham Xiong's younger brother who was fighting in Afghanistan, was due back from on Nov. 28, the Star Tribune said.
Chor Xiong, the father of the two, prepared himself for a call about the younger Xiong, and never prepared himself for the older Xiong's death, the Star Tribune said.
FORT HOOD, Texas -- An army psychiatrist opened fire Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding 30 more,at Fort Hood, Texas, the New York Times said.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, who worked for the Army since 1995, shot 43 people at a Soldier Readiness Center where 300 soldiers were lined up for shots and eye exams, the Associated Press said.
Hasan, who was shot four times, and ten of the wounded soldiers were taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, where the doctor said the wounded soldiers might still die, the Associated Press said.
Hassan scheduled to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, the New York Time said.
HANOI, Vietnam -- Flooding due to tropical storms in Vietnam killed at least 107 people by Friday, the Press Trust of India said.
The storm, which struck on Monday, brought 13 inches of rain, killed at least 107 people, destroyed hundreds of houses, and stranded tens of thousands of people, BBC News said.
The nation has initiated a rescue effort with 2,000 soldiers, BBC News said.
The storm struck the Phu Yen province, in eastern Vietnam, the worst by killing 72 people, the Press Trust of India said.
According the BBC News, this storm was "the most devastating flooding in more than 30 years," the Phu Yen province disaster committee said.