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  • Judge orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo psychiatric evaluation

    Judge orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo psychiatric evaluation
    The judge in the murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday ordered the athlete to undergo a comprehensive mental health assessment by a panel of psychiatrists, after an allegation he suffered from an anxiety disorder. Pistorius...
  • Stevenson students return after being robbed in South Africa

    Stevenson students return after being robbed in South Africa
    Julia Eshmont and Tara Shriver said they sat petrified as four men on motorcycles surrounded their South African coach bus and one climbed aboard and cocked a handgun. They were among the 30 Stevenson University students who watched as their chaperones...
  • A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial

    A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down on stand; murder trial is adjourned

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned for the day Tuesday after the South African Olympian broke down sobbing on the witness stand after testifying about the moment he smashed open his bathroom door and found his...
  • Theater review: 'War Horse' from Florida Theatrical Association

    Theater review: 'War Horse' from Florida Theatrical Association
    Broadway hit "War Horse," opening in Orlando on Feb. 25, is at its simplest, a story of a boy on the cusp of manhood searching for a beloved pet. At a deeper level, the Tony-winning play does what great theater strives to do: It puts a human — and...
  • South Africa judge permits televising parts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday lost a bid to prevent the live broadcast of his murder trial next week in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Under a High Court ruling Tuesday, the bulk of the...
  • Pistorius pleads not guilty to murder in girlfriend's death

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, as family members sat behind him in Pretoria’s High Court. Members of Steenkamp’s family,...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his...
  • South Africa ombudsman: Zuma housing upgrade was 'license to loot'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South African President Jacob Zuma personally benefited from a $23-million state-paid “security” upgrade to his private residence in rural KwaZulu-Natal, according to South Africa’s public protector, an...
  • Pistorius trial: Guard says athlete claimed all fine after shooting

    Pistorius trial: Guard says athlete claimed all fine after shooting
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Minutes after shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius told a security guard that everything was fine, the guard said Friday in the double-amputee Olympic athlete's murder trial. Pieter J. Baba,...
  • Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says

    Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- In the minutes after he fatally shot his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed and begged that she would survive, according to testimony in his murder trial Thursday by a Pretoria radiologist who was one...