Guilty verdict again for Peterson

Jurors find former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped to convict him in the killing of his third wife.

Migrant death toll tops 1,000

The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claims the lives of at least 1,083 migrants over the past week — mostly because barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies.

Disney picks next Mary Poppins

Move over, Julie Andrews, there’s a new Mary Poppins in town. Walt Disney Studios announces that Emily Blunt will be taking over the part in a sequel to the 1964 classic, with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joining as a new character.

Residents flee swollen river

More rain expected later this week could keep the Brazos River near Houston in major flood stage into the weekend. Large swaths of suburban communities are underwater.

Second chance for hoverboard

Segway will begin taking pre-orders for a new hoverboard called the MiniPro, which along with other new powered scooters, have passed new safety standards designed to prevent fires.

Military exercises to set record

The U.S. Navy says 27 nations will participate in the world’s largest maritime exercises in coming weeks. This is an all-time high for the Rim of the Pacific exercises, which date to 1971.