Students urged to turn in drug dealers
Wesleyan University's president on Monday urged students to come forward with knowledge of anybody distributing drugs on campus following a rash of hospitalizations among people who took a party drug known as Molly. Twelve people — 10 Wesleyan students and two visitors — received medical attention over the weekend.
Marine who vanished in Iraq gets two years
A Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was sentenced to two years in prison for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the United States. The judge at Camp Lejeune ruled that Cpl. Wassef Hassoun was guilty of deserting when he disappeared in 2004 and 2005. Hassoun was also convicted of causing the loss of his service pistol. He will have his rank reduced, lose his pay and receive a dishonorable discharge as part of the sentence.
Tanker truck crashes, and catches fire
A tanker truck carrying roughly 8,000 gallons of fuel caught fire on a southern New Jersey highway, spewing thick, black smoke. The driver managed to get out of the vehicle and suffered only minor injuries. The truck overturned on the Route 90 on-ramp to Route 130 in Pennsauken. Firefighters dousing the truck with foam extinguished the blaze within about 30 minutes
Police drag former president into court
Police dragged the Maldives' former president into a court, which ordered his detention while he is tried over his decision to arrest a top judge three years ago. Mohamed Nasheed was arrested Sunday and charged under an anti-terrorism law. He was brought to Criminal Court on Monday for the first hearing, and was dragged into the courtroom after he resisted police attempts to stop him from speaking to journalists gathered outside.
Protest leader given five-year sentence
A blogger who came to be one of the best-known faces of the 2011 uprising in Egypt was sentenced to five years in prison, part of the military-backed government's continuing crackdown on dissent. The blogger, Alaa Abd El Fattah, 33, comes from a prominent family of left-leaning activists and writers. He was convicted of taking part in an unauthorized November 2013 demonstration against military trials of civilians, as well as related charges such as rioting and disturbing the peace.