A fourth victim was found in the rubble of a parking garage that collapsed last week at a Florida college. Police said it may take several days to remove the body.
Five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks returned before a military tribunal, forgoing the protests that turned their last appearance into an unruly 13-hour spectacle. Defense lawyers spent hours arguing that their clients shouldn't have to attend the hearing, saying they dredge up bad memories of their harsh CIA treatment. The judge ruled they could stay away the rest of the week.
In local and regional elections marked by fresh allegations of polling fraud, leader Vladimir Putin's United Russia party claimed a landslide victory.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron signed a deal with the leader of Scotland's separatist administration on a referendum that could break up the United Kingdom. The deal calls for a referendum before the end of 2014. It would end more than 300 years of Scotland's union with England.
The European Union slapped tough new sanctions on Iran out of "serious and deepening concerns" over Tehran's pursuit of its nuclear program. All transactions between European and Iranian banks are to be prohibited, except those with advance official permission or for humanitarian purposes. Imports of natural gas from Iran will be banned. The E.U. is also tightening control over exports to Iran of certain goods, including metals such as aluminum and steel, and computer software.
The government of the Philippines signed an agreement Monday with the country's largest Muslim rebel group that both sides say they hope will lessen the chronic violence and poverty that have plagued the southern island of Mindanao. The framework agreement creates a new political entity that will govern the predominantly Muslim areas of Mindanao, offering a degree of autonomy and more access to taxes and natural resources. As part of the deal, the 11,000-strong military of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will gradually be disarmed. "Sons and daughters who have had to sweep bullet casings from their yards will now get to pick fruit," President Benigno S. Aquino III said.