Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.

  • Written by NICK PERRY, Associated Press; MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said.

  • Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS

21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead

BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine have been confirmed dead, and four people have been arrested in connection with the disaster, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday.


S. Koreans rally for 6th weekend calling for leader's ouster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rallying for the sixth straight weekend in what has become perhaps South Korea's biggest protest movement ever, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Seoul got the closest yet Saturday to the president they desperately want removed.

  • Written by KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

Alabama inmate seeks execution stay from US Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment.

  • Written by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press