North Korea sentences US college student Otto Warmbier to 15 years hard labour for stealing poster | Asia | News | The Independent

North Korea has sentenced an American student to 15 years’ hard labour for trying to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel. Otto Warmbier was convicted on charges of subversion, in a move which has showcased the secretive and unforgiving North Korean regime and futher deteriorated relations with Washington.

Source: North Korea sentences US college student Otto Warmbier to 15 years hard labour for stealing poster | Asia | News | The Independent

Pittsburgh police boost patrols in Homewood, East Hills in response to Wilkinsburg violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette.com – Pittsburgh police have increased patrols in Homewood and East Hills in response to the shootings at a backyard cookout in Wilkinsburg last week that killed five adults and an unborn child. Zone 5 Cmdr. Jason Lando said the move did not result from any specific threat involving those neighborhoods. “We’d much rather be prepared for any potential retaliations than hopeful that there won’t be any,” Cmdr. Lando said. “This is all just precautionary.” A 23-year-old man, Walli Hardy, was shot to death Monday on Wheeler Street in Homewood, but it was not known whether that killing was related to the Wilkinsburg slayings.

Source: Pittsburgh police boost patrols in Homewood, East Hills in response to Wilkinsburg violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal Reserve expected to leave key interest rate unchanged – The Washington Post

The Federal Reserve is expected to leave its influential interest rate unchanged after the central bank’s top officials wrap up their meeting in Washington today, following a rocky start to the year in the financial markets that is forcing them to reevaluate their plans.

The Fed raised its benchmark interest rate in December from near zero to a range of 0.25 to 0.50 percent — the first increase in nearly a decade. The move amounted to a vote of confidence in the nation’s economic recovery, and officials at the time indicated they anticipated hiking four more times this year.

Source: Federal Reserve expected to leave key interest rate unchanged – The Washington Post

PICTURED: Armed robber, 60, ‘with a hatred of pedophiles’ who reduced ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to a bloody heap after prison brawl | Daily Mail Online

Convicted pedophile Jared Fogle was left with a bloody nose, scratched neck and swollen face following the attack by criminal Steven Nigg, 60, at Colorado’s Englewood FCI.

Source: PICTURED: Armed robber, 60, ‘with a hatred of pedophiles’ who reduced ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to a bloody heap after prison brawl | Daily Mail Online