August 11, 2000 |
A federal jury ordered Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to pay $745 million to a group of women who accused him of responsibility for killings, rapes, kidnappings, torture and other atrocities in their war-torn homeland. The verdict, coming after an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, carries symbolic impact. The ability of the women to collect any money is in doubt. Karadzic is an international fugitive charged with genocide by a United Nations tribunal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1993 |
Well, in a year that's ending with someone threatening to shoot Santa Claus right between the eyes, is there any reason to greet 1994 with anything short of total foreboding? Maybe I shouldn't be so quick to put a pessimistic spin on things. Like the NRA is fond of saying, it's all a matter of whether you see the clip as being half full or half empty. I'm searching for the slightest sign that our species has advanced itself during 1993.