Defense attorneys told jurors at Drew Peterson's murder trial that the state's case against him is "garbage evidence." Prosecutors said it's just common sense that the former suburban Chicago police officer killed his third wife. Jurors were expected to begin deliberating Wednesday in the case.
A record 46.7 million people used food stamps in June, the government said. Participation was up 0.4 percent from May and 3.3 percent from a year earlier and has remained greater than 46 million all year as the unemployment rate stayed higher than 8 percent.
President Juan Manuel Santos agreed to begin peace talks with the country's biggest rebel group, the first attempt aimed at ending Latin America's longest-running civil conflict in more than a decade. Santos, in a nationally televised address, said negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) should take months, not years, and will begin in Oslo, Norway, during the first two weeks of October.
Mexican officials indicated that a shooting by federal agents involving two CIA agents and a Mexican navy captain in a U.S. Embassy vehicle was an accident. Navy Secretary Mariano Francisco Saynez said the attack on the bulletproof SUV "was an error and not a malicious act." Interior Minister Alejandro Poire said police were investigating a kidnapping near where the shooting happened.
Prime Minister David Cameron overhauled his Cabinet for the first time since being elected in 2010, with several key ministers sacked or demoted as Cameron sought to revive his administration's faltering image. Political heavyweight Kenneth Clarke, who has worked as a minister in every Conservative government over the past four decades, will leave his position as justice secretary to become minister without portfolio.