Front Page - June 12, 2013
1. Ariel Castro Pleads Not Guilty: Ariel Castro pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to 329 charges including rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder for the deaths of two unborn children one of the women miscarried after forced starvation and beatings.
2. Report: Snowden Seeking Legal Advice: According to the Oriental Daily News on Wednesday, Edward Snowden might still be in Hong Kong after all and looking for legal help.
3. World’s Oldest Man Dies in Japan: At 116, Jiroemon Kimura wasn’t just the world’s oldest person, he was the oldest man ever verified to have lived.
4. Wildfires Rage Across Colorado: Raging wildfires have prompted a mandatory evacuation order for about 5,000 homes across 24,000 acres in Colorado.
5. Taksim Square Calm After Night of Violent Clashes: Tuesday’s night of violence between police and demonstrators in Istanbul’s Taksim Square has left an eerie calm over the area Wednesday, with traffic resuming and new police squads taking the place of those who’d spent the night firing water cannons and tear gas at protesters.
Photo: Police fired massive volleys of tear gas and jets of water to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, after earlier apparently retreating. The gas sent crowds scrambling, raising tensions on a 12th day of violence after Prime Minister Recep Rayyup Erdogan warned he had “no more tolerance” for the mass demonstrations. By Bulent Kilic/Getty.