National briefs: Girl, 10, held in baby's death
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PORTLAND, Maine -- A 10-year-old girl was charged Thursday with manslaughter in the death of an infant girl whose mother said the baby had ingested medication and been suffocated.
The suspect was identified as the daughter of an adult baby sitter with whom the baby, Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway of Clinton in central Maine, had been left overnight last month in nearby Fairfield.
Brooklyn's mother, Nicole Greenaway of Clinton, said the 10-year-old was the sitter's daughter. Authorities told her the baby had ingested medication to treat attention-deficit disorder and been suffocated, she said, adding that she also saw bruises on her daughter's body.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A former University of Virginia lacrosse player who killed his ex-girlfriend in a drunken rage received a 23-year prison sentence Thursday in a case that forever changed the school's attitudes toward relationship violence and made it easier for abuse victims in the state to obtain restraining orders.
George W. Huguely V had three years trimmed from a jury's recommended sentence of 26 years for the May 2010 slaying of Yeardley Love.
Huguely, 24, of Chevy Chase, Md., a Washington suburb, was convicted in February of the second-degree murder of Ms. Love, 22, of Cockeysville, Md., a Baltimore suburb. Jurors also found Huguely guilty of grand larceny for stealing Ms. Love's computer from her apartment.
LIBERTY, Texas -- Jurors on Thursday convicted a man of taking part in the repeated sexual assault of a middle school girl and sentenced him to 99 years in prison.
Eric McGowen wasn't in court when jurors found him guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child or later when they returned with the sentence, which also included a $10,000 fine. The 20-year-old had been free on bail and he skipped out during a break in proceedings Wednesday, the first day of testimony.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Sticky bolts proved too much for spacewalking astronauts Thursday, forcing them to leave a new power-switching box dangling from the International Space Station instead of firmly bolted down.
NASA could have the astronauts going back out as early as next week to tackle the problem.
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's top lawyer on Thursday informed the former Navy SEAL who wrote a forthcoming book describing details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that he violated agreements to not divulge military secrets and that as a result the Pentagon is considering taking legal action against him.
The general counsel of the Defense Department, Jeh Johnson, wrote in a letter transmitted to the author, Matt Bissonnette, that he had signed two nondisclosure agreements with the Navy in 2007 that obliged him to "never divulge" classified information.
Harvard University revealed Thursday what could be its largest cheating scandal in memory, saying that about 125 students may have worked in groups on a take-home final exam, though they were explicitly required to work alone. ... Yale University president Richard Levin, 65, the longest-serving leader in the Ivy League, said Thursday he will retire at the end of the current academic year.
First Published August 31, 2012 12:52 am