Man who killed black teen goes back to jail
George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watch captain accused of second-degree murder for killing an unarmed black teenager, went back to a Florida jail after a judge revoked his parole late last week.
Zimmerman, 28, turned himself in to police on Sunday and is being held in the Seminole County jail in Central Florida waiting for the judge handling the case to decide - probably in another bail hearing - whether he will once again grant bail.
Judge Kenneth Lester on Friday revoked the bail that had been granted to Zimmerman, who stands accused of second-degree murder for the Feb. 26 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17, in a neighborhood in Sanford, Florida.
However, prosecutors asked in a motion presented to Judge Lester that Zimmerman - who had been released from police custody after posting bond - be detained once again for lying about his personal finances at the bail hearing held on April 20.
Apparently, Zimmerman and his wife lied at the bail hearing by saying that they had very limited funds and hiding the thousands of dollars they had received in donations sent in to them for his legal defense via the Internet.
Nadal storms into French Open quarters
Spain's Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open with a dominating victory over Argentina's Juan Monaco, ceding just a pair of games in the 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 rout.
In a match played in cold, windy conditions, Nadal trailed 1-2 early on in the first set before switching gears and completely outclassing the Argentine over the final 17 games.
The world No. 2 was a virtual wall from the baseline, committing just 13 unforced errors during the one-hour, 46-minute match. But he combined that defense and consistency with powerful shot-making on the forehand side, producing a total of 23 winners to just 13 for Monaco.
Monaco said he thinks it will be "practically impossible" for any player to defeat Nadal at this year's event.
"I know him. Because of how he's been feeling on court the past few weeks and having won those last two matches against (Novak) Djokovic has made him believe even more in his tennis," Monaco said.
He was referring to Nadal's victories over the world No. 1 in the finals of two key French Open tune-up events in Monte Carlo and Rome in recent weeks. Those wins followed seven straight losses by Nadal to the Serb, including the last three Grand Slam finals.
Although Nadal won the French Open last year after Djokovic was upset by Swiss great Roger Federer in the semifinals, many observers had raised doubts about the Spaniard's mental state ahead of this year's clay-court season given all the consecutive defeats.
Spain's King Juan Carlos visits Brazil to boost business ties
King Juan Carlos of Spain expressed to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff the willingness of Spanish businessmen to invest in Brazil because it is a country that "has understood well" that the economies that "best respect the principle of legal security" are "those that offer their citizens greater well-being."
Without alluding to the controversy with Argentina over YPF's expropriation of Repsol, the monarch reaffirmed Spain's business commitment to Brazil during the luncheon toast offered by Rousseff in his honor at Itamaraty Palace, the seat of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, where the king concluded a working visit with important economic content.
In her address in response to the king's remarks, Rousseff supported expanding and diversifying Hispano-Brazilian business cooperation and she expressed her confidence in the creativity and strength of the Spanish people in the face of their current economic difficulties and said she was certain that Spain's efforts to overcome the European crisis will be very successful.
On his first trip abroad since his hip operation - and also his first working visit to another country since the conservative Popular Party took over the reins of government - the king came to Brazil accompanied by about 20 Spanish businessmen, among them the presidents of Banco Santander, Repsol, Telefonica, Iberdrola, Indra and Iberia.
Puerto Rico has bloodiest weekend of 2012
Seventeen people were murdered over the past two days in Puerto Rico on the island's bloodiest weekend so far this year, bringing the number of violent deaths in 2012 to 389.
Among the victims were two U.S. tourists from the state of Florida, a couple between 30 and 35 years old, whose bodies were found on Sunday with fatal gunshot wounds in a hotel room in the capital's Isla Verde district.
The body of a 45-year-old man was also found on Sunday morning in a hotel in Cupey, in the San Juan metropolitan area.
Other murders over the weekend occurred in the capital and at various spots around the U.S. commonwealth.
FARC rebels kill 5 in Colombia
A pregnant woman, the child she was carrying, another woman and two police officers died when they were attacked by FARC guerrillas while heading to a hospital Monday in southern Colombia, officials said.
Two children were also wounded in the ambush in La Montañita, a town in Caqueta province, where the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, released French journalist Romeo Langlois last week after holding him captive for 33 days.
The attack was staged by the FARC's 15th Front, the same unit that abducted Langlois, Caqueta police chief Col. Carlos Alberto Vargas told Bogota radio stations.
The officers were called by the pregnant woman's family so they could transport her to a hospital, Vargas said.
"The police officers were attacked with bursts of rifle fire and grenades" on the way to the hospital, Vargas told Caracol Radio by telephone from Florencia, the capital of Caqueta.
A 63-year-old woman accompanying the pregnant woman died in the ambush, the police chief said.
The pregnant woman was seriously wounded, lost her baby and died a few hours later at a hospital in Florencia.
Two boys, ages 8 and 9, were wounded by bullets that penetrated the wooden walls of their dwellings, the police chief said.
"We're talking about an attack on the civilian population, a premeditated attack," Vargas said.
Woman who inspired character in Hemingway classic dies in Spain
Maria Sans, the woman who inspired the character Maria in Ernest Hemingway's 1943 novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls, died in Mataro, a city outside this northeastern Spanish metropolis. She was 91.
Sans was born in 1920 in the Catalonian village of Arbeca and lived there until age six, when her family moved to Mataro.
The young Sans met the famed American writer in that Mediterranean city while working as a nurse at a hospital that treated members of the International Brigades, who fought on the Republican side during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War.
In "For Whom the Bell Tolls," Hemingway's protagonist, Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades, falls in love with Maria, a volunteer nurse and member of a band of anti-fascist guerrillas, during the Spanish Civil War, although he meets a tragic end when he is badly wounded by tank fire after dynamiting a bridge.
Gunmen kill 11 at drug rehab center in northern Mexico
Gunmen killed 11 people and wounded 10 others at a drug rehabilitation center in Torreon, a city in northern Mexico, police said.
The attack occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Centro de Rehabilitacion Tu Vida Sobre La Roca A.C. in the northern section of Torreon, which is in Coahuila state.
The gunmen entered the drug treatment center and opened fire on the people inside, state prosecutors said.
Gunmen working for drug cartels have staged a number of attacks in recent years on drug treatment centers in Mexico, especially in the northern region of the country.
The attacks on rehab centers apparently target individuals who are using the facilities to sell drugs on rivals' turf, officials say.
Inmate dies in riot at youth prison in Guatemala
At least one inmate died in a riot sparked by a protest over changes to uniforms over the weekend at a youth correctional institute in southern Guatemala, emergency services officials said.
The unidentified minor died Sunday during a fight at the Las Gaviotas correctional institute, fire department spokesman Jose Rodriguez told reporters.
"A minor died, apparently killed with knives, and several others were wounded," Rodriguez said.
Soldiers and National Civilian Police, or PNC, officers entered the prison several hours after the fight and took control of the facility.
The Las Gaviotas correctional institute holds more than 200 young men who got into trouble with the law.