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N. Korea Honcho Defects in 'Coup' for S. Korea: Reports

He's said to be the highest-ranking military official to ever defect to South

(Newser) - On Friday, South Korea announced that 13 North Korean employees from a restaurant in China had defected into its fold, the AP reports. On Monday, the country added a pair of North Korean officials, one of whom is reportedly a spy-savvy army colonel, in what Reuters calls a "coup... More »

Nevada Official's Body Found in River; 4 Arrested

William McCune was wrapped in blanket, bound with duct tape

(Newser) - A body believed to be that of Nevada's missing chief insurance examiner was found wrapped in a blanket and bound with duct tape yesterday in a river in Carson City, and four suspects were arrested in the case, authorities said. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said that while a... More »

Serena Really Sorry This Time

'I admit when I'm wrong,' Williams says

(Newser) - Serena Williams, who offered no apologies in her postmatch press conference Saturday, issued a statement today on her website reversing direction, the Los Angeles Times reports. “I want to sincerely apologize FIRST to the lines woman, Kim Clijsters, the USTA, and tennis fans everywhere for my inappropriate outburst,”... More »

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