NEW DELHI (AP) — It's death by hanging in India for four men convicted in the December gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus. The sentence must be confirmed by India's High Court. The men can appeal to the Supreme Court as well as request clemency. The case has been closely followed across India, seen as a reflection on rampant mistreatment of women and the government's inability to deal with crime.
GENEVA (AP) — Diplomats and technical experts are still trying to hammer out an agreement on the disposition of Syria's chemical weapons. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are trying to agree on the nuts and bolts. Technical experts are meeting about the timing of the plan for the weapons to be inventoried, quarantined and destroyed.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Government Accountability Office shows that virtually every major project under the National Nuclear Security Administration's oversight is behind schedule and over budget. Watchdogs and government auditors say it's the result of years of lax accountability and nearly automatic annual budget increases.
LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Rescuers in Colorado have been struggling to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in mountain communities. Thousands more people in Boulder and a nearby mountain hamlet have been told to evacuate, while residents in the Denver area and other downstream communities are being warned to stay off flooded streets as rain continues.
MOSCOW (AP) — Officials say at least six people are dead and more than 30 are missing in a fire at a Russian psychiatric hospital that authorities had long warned was unsafe. The mostly wooden structure dates back to the 19th century and emergency officials had demanded this year that the facility be closed. A smoking patient is thought to have started the fire.