Just hours after the United States warned that North Korea would achieve nothing with threats or provocations, Pyongyang moved a long-range rocket it plans to test fire to a launch pad Monday, a South Korean defense ministry official said. The news broke at the start of a two-day nuclear summit in Seoul that is bringing together leaders from the United States, Russia, China and dozens of other nations to discuss how to deal with nuclear terrorism and how to secure the world’s nuclear material.
The brother of a gunman killed in a siege in southwestern France has been charged with complicity in seven murders and two attempted murders and taken into custody, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Sunday. Abdelkader Merah is also being charged with conspiracy to prepare acts of terrorism and group theft, the prosecutor’s office told CNN. He was arrested Tuesday night as police closed in on his brother Mohammed and faced a anti-terror judge on Sunday.
Attorneys for the family of an unarmed Florida teen shot to death last month plan to pursue a civil case against a homeowner’s association, the family’s lawyer said Saturday. He said there is evidence that the Twin Lakes homeowner’s association told residents who saw suspicious activity to call George Zimmerman if they could not contact the police, according to an NABJ statement.
Rick Santorum’s convincing win in Louisiana’s GOP primary does little to change the delegate math that has rival Mitt Romney with a more than 2-to-1 lead, raising questions about whether he can generate broader appeal to win the nomination. Santorum told supporters after Saturday’s win in Louisiana that the race was far from over, recalling the naysayers who said Ronald Reagan was too conservative to win the nomination.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was recovering Saturday evening after undergoing heart transplant surgery, his office said. Cheney, 71, had surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. He had been on the cardiac transplant list for more than 20 months, a statement from his office said.
The African Union plans to deploy 5,000 troops to hunt down Joseph Kony, the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army who is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court. Uganda, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo will supply soldiers for the mission, said Francisco Madeira, the African Union’s special envoy on the LRA.
The Hunger Games battled to the box office summit over the weekend, setting a record along the way. The action film’s astonishing $214.25 million worldwide opening makes it the highest grossing debut for a non-sequel. For comparison, the first Twilight film took in $69.6 million.
AnnaSophia Robb has been chosen to star in the much anticipated Sex and the City prequel, the CW’s The Carrie Diaries. She will play the young Carrie Bradshaw, and has already been blessed for the part by Sarah Jessica Parker, who immortalized the character through six seasons and two feature films.
When Laurieann Gibson announced that she would be parting ways creatively with Lady Gaga last fall, rumors swirled of a nasty rift between the music icon and her long-time choreographer. Gibson has decided to the record straight once and for all, saying “it just got a little dark for me, creatively.”
Oscar-winning director James Cameron has plunged to the deepest known point in the world’s oceans, tweeting from his one-man submersible during the process. The filmmaker reached Challenger Deep, which is part of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, near Guam, at 7:52 a.m. Monday (5:52 p.m. ET Sunday), according to Ellen Stanley, a spokeswoman for the National Geographic Society that is working with Cameron on the project. At more than 10,900 meters (about 35,800 feet), the Mariana Trench is deeper than Mount Everest is tall. And it has had only two previous human visitors, as U.S. Navy Lt. Don Walsh and late Swiss explorer Jacques Piccard descended to that spot in 1960.
Two weeks after another injury scare, Woods looked dominant as ever in that bright red shirt to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls in sports. And with the Masters only two weeks away, Woods looks more capable than ever of resuming his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus in the majors.
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said Sunday that Tim Tebow’s off-field popularity was not the reason his team traded for the quarterback, strongly emphasizing that the deal with Denver strictly was a football move, calling Tebow “a winner”.
The Final Four is set, bringing the powerhouse programs of Kentucky and Ohio State playing on one half of the bracket, and the equally prestigious Louisville-Kansas matchup on the other side. The winners will meet in New Orleans to play for the National Championship.