Mohamed Soltan, 27, was sentenced for helping finance anti-government protests and for spreading "false news."
He had reportedly been on a hunger strike for 489 days and was arrested in August 2013.
That's the sight that confronted Mary Ellen Mark in 1968 when she visited Falkland Street, a bustling thoroughfare in Mumbai.
The Grand Mosque is the destination for the most sacred Muslim pilgrimage and it holds the Kaaba, the black cube of a building in the center of the mosque known to Muslims as the House of God.
But skyscraper hotels increasingly dominate the skyline, dwarfing the Great Mosque where worshippers gather, and angering those who seek to retain the city's history and traditional architecture.
Cranes fill the sky and soaring above it all is the Clock Tower Hotel, which reaches some 13
The Seattle office charged with enforcing the $15 minimum wage law has hired Dylan Orr to be its new director. Before taking the job Orr was the first openly transgender person appointed by the Obama Administration, or any presidential administration.
More than 2,000 high school seniors in Washington state appear unlikely to graduate this year because they didn't pass a required biology test.
But while their predicament has caught Olympia's attention, a last-minute push to let those students get their diplomas anyway appears to have stalled in the State Senate as lawmakers debate what tests to link to graduation going forward.
As we reported, John Bohannon conducted a real — but deeply and deliberately flawed — study on how chocolate affects weight loss. He wrote press releases to alert the media, then sat back and watched who bit.
"It's very much of a family culture here," says Jim King, a spokesman for the Scotts company, which offers discounted prescriptions, annual health screenings and some free medical care.
In states where it's legal, the company refuses to hire people who smoke.
"We've been screening for tobacco use for about a decade," King says. "We no longer employ tobacco users."
That provision landed the company in court several years ago.
Police cams have suddenly become a big business. In the months since Ferguson, share prices for the camera manufacturer Taser International have doubled.
"So you can see we have every treatment area filled up. Beds are in the hallways and the rooms are all full," says Dr.
That's the word from member station KERA, where Lauren Silverman reports that a new batch of storms that hit Dallas-Fort Worth "dumped three to seven inches of rain on an already over-saturated area" last night.
All that water created treacherous conditions for this morning's commute; widespread and serious delays were reported.
"Flooding on roadways submerged veh
Ulbricht faced at least 20 years in prison, but federal prosecutors had sought a "substantially" longer sentence.
As we reported in February, Ulbricht was found guilty of seven drug and conspiracy charges.
"She's a big-time cow," says Dan Byers, owner of Byers Premium Cattle, Inc. "She's a freak of nature is what she is."
Because of her impeccable physique, Panda's descendants sell for a high price. Byers, an elite-cattle breeder in Roseville, Ill., owns several of Panda's daughters.
Expect continued warm weather through the weekend in Western Washington with morning clouds and temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s, according to Cliff Mass, KLPU's weather expert.
But the summer weekend weather won't hold through the early part of next week as clouds and rain move in and the temperature drops into the 60s, he added. Hikers in the Cascades will see the wet weather earlier with thunderstorms in the mountains predicted for this weekend.
"It will be quite a show," Mass said.
Mass said the what people in the western United States talk about when they mention 'June Gloom' actually begins in late May. The eastern Pacific Ocean area as far south as San Diego gets blanketed in low cloud layers. This is because the ocean is still cool but the atmosphere has begun warming up.
The warm upper air caps the cool lower layer of air and turns it into a consistent cloudy blanket. Coupled with high pressure in the eastern Pacific, it forms and then it lingers like an unwelcome house guest.