Amanda Knox has vowed to fight her second conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy.
Aaron Alexis's mother has said sorry to the victims caught up in the shooting spree by the former navy reservist.
A shooter and several people have been killed when at least one gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington DC, say authorities.
Time has tapped Barack Obama for its Person of the Year for the second time, citing his re-election as symbolic of the nation's shifting demographics.
Regulators have decided how multimillion-dollar severance packages for the departing chief executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could be limited.