A top national security adviser to President Obama said the United States was “not going to be restricted by borders” to protect its interests, including possibly pursuing direct military action in Syria.
Nian Bin was sentenced to death four times, convicted of fatally poisoning two children in eastern China. Each time, he appealed and a higher court ordered another hearing. Then on Friday, judges declared Mr. Nian not guilty and freed him from death row.
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LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid.