| Mar 13, 2015
| 3:38 PM
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers failed Friday in their attempt to stop an appeal by prosecutors that will again seek a murder conviction against the double-amputee athlete for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Thokozile Masipa dismissed an...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 12:40 PM
The mother of the South African woman killed by athlete Oscar Pistorius said on Tuesday that she does not care about an upcoming appeal, even if it leads to a harsher sentence for the Paralympic medalist.
"How is it going to help me?" June Steenkamp, the...
| Mar 3, 2015
Today is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 3, 1945, the Allies fully secured the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II.
On this date:...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 11:26 AM
Some five months after he was convicted of culpable homicide, Oscar Pistorius is seeking to block prosecutors from asking for a more severe punishment.
Though the famed double-amputee runner was found guilty in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend,...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:34 AM
A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system....
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:12 AM
No matter how Oscar Pistorius ends up serving his five-year sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp, Paralympic officials say he will remain ineligible to compete for the duration, which rules him out of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Oscar Pistorius may yet face a murder conviction after South African prosecutors Wednesday were given permission by the trial judge to appeal her acquittal of the Olympic athlete on the charge.
Pistorius would face a mandatory 15-year prison sentence if...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:18 AM
South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday told High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa that the sentence she imposed on Oscar Pistorius in the negligent killing of his girlfriend was “shockingly inappropriate.”
Masipa, who acquitted the...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:41 AM
South Africa's state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday. "Oscar Pistorius...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:05 AM
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority will appeal the controversial murder acquittal of Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius and his five-year sentence for the lesser crime of culpable homicide.
The decision to appeal was announced Monday and...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Organizers for the 2018 Winter Olympics have broken ground on a $125-million speed-skating rink and say they are on track to complete all six of their new venues by early 2017.
In addition to the facilities under construction, South Korea will make...