"Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to three counts of murdering unarmed Afghans and other wrongdoing in an important juncture in a U.S. Army war-crimes investigation," The Seattle Times reports.
The plea, which was expected, is part of an agreement that will see Morlock "testify against other soldiers accused of crimes while serving in Afghanistan, including four accused of murder," the newspaper adds.
The ongoing crisis at Japanese nuclear reactors following the earthquake and tsunami is affecting a significant part of Northeastern Japan.
In Fukushima City, about 40 miles from the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, the nuclear crisis is hampering the earthquake recovery and dominating life.
Some 1,300 people now live in the gymnasiums, workout rooms and hallways at the Azuma Sports Complex in the city. Most of the people sleeping on the floors are evacuees who were ordered out of the 12 miles exclusion zone around the crippled nuclear power plant.
Edinburgh indie-rock band Broken Records started in the wake of a failed recording studio and label. Since then, it's been dubbed Scotland's Arcade Fire by NME. The effect of its chamber violins, cello, accordion, guitars, drums and bass is vibrant, and yet, this dynamic six-piece remains heavily rooted in anthemic pop-rock structures.
Striking up familiar tones, though darker than its predecessor, Let Me Come Home is a combination of yearning and frustration. It's an honest album that sheds a pop-tinged light on the darkest of emotions.