(Northampton, MA) — Judge Bertha Josephson has allowed public defender Paul Rudof to withdraw from the Ryan Welch murder case. Welch has insisted upon defending himself at his upcoming trial in October. Rudof wanted to walk away earlier, but was told he would still be needed on a standby basis. On Monday, the judge said she’d work to find a replacement. Welch is accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat in her Easthampton apartment last year.
The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.
Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.
A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.
The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into the site and found a critical vulnerability.