AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A timeline of developments leading up to Friday's indictment of Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he abused the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption:
“It is important that the investigation be complete, and we are confident that Major General Dahl would not ask for more time if it wasn’t necessary. Haste makes waste,” said Eugene Fidell, a military law expert who lectures at Yale University. Fidell has said his client answered every question put to him openly and honestly though he could have refused to answer questions during an interview with Dahl that took place last Wednesday and Thursday at a military base in Texas. The Army sergeant from Hailey, Idaho was read his rights under military law, notifying him that he was a potential defendant in a criminal case, before questioning. Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Addicott, a former senior legal adviser to U.S. Army Special Forces, told Reuters in a previous interview that Dahl has many options, including recommending administrative punishment up to a general court martial, a medical disability retirement or that Bergdahl leave the Army.
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the Maldives gave new insight into the breadth of his activities.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Miami man who prosecutors say strangled a University of Florida student in a fit of jealousy over a woman choosing the victim over him was convicted Friday of first-degree murder.
TORONTO (AP) — He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast.