Christie ally guilty, squeezed airline for route to 2nd home

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A political mentor of Gov. Chris Christie who headed the agency that oversees New York City-area airports admitted Thursday that he used his position to get United Airlines to run direct flights to South Carolina so that he could easily visit his vacation home.

  • Written by MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press

El Salvador scraps amnesty law, opens door for prosecutions

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The striking down of El Salvador's amnesty law is giving hope to thousands that justice for human rights abuses committed during the Central American country's 12-year civil war could now be within reach.

  • Written by MARCOS ALEMAN, Associated Press

Georgia executes man for beating friend to death in 1982

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia on Friday executed its sixth inmate this year, the most in any calendar year in the state since the death penalty was reinstated four decades ago.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

Prosecutors looking beyond human error in crash probe

MILAN (AP) — Italian prosecutors said Thursday their investigation into a fatal head-on collision of two commuter trains would look beyond human error, while media quoted a station master who acknowledged clearing one of the trains to depart.

  • Written by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press