Good morning. Here are some of the stories we’re following today:
1. Ex-Egyptian president sentenced to 20 years in jail
Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in jail Tuesday on charges relating to the deaths of protesters outside his palace in late 2012. Morsi, the country's first democratically elected leader, was overthrown by the military in 2013 following demonstrations by millions calling for him to be ousted. Judge Ahmed Youssef said the sentence was for a "show of force" and unlawful detentions relating to deadly clashes during the protests. Read more in NEWS.
2. U.S. prepared to intercept Iranian convoy headed for Yemen
American warships prepared Monday to intercept a convoy of Iranian ships suspected of carrying weapons to Houthi rebel forces in Yemen. The deployment comes after a U.N. Security Council resolution, approved last week, imposed an arms embargo on leaders of the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, who have taken over much of Yemen. Read more in NEWS.
3. Death penalty phase to begin in Boston bombing trial
The same jury that found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts resulting from the Boston Marathon bombings and the murder of an MIT police officer must now decide whether he will face life in prison or the death penalty. Read more in NEWS.
4. Daughter, boyfriend jailed for killing mother in Bali
An American couple, tried in Bali, for the killing of the woman's mother, was found guilty Tuesday. Tommy Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack was sentenced to 10 years for killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack. Her body was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi outside of a resort. Read more in NEWS.
5. Bobbi Kristina Brown has irreversible brain damage, grandma says
Bobbi Kristina Brown is no longer in a medically induced coma but remains unresponsive and has irreversible brain damage, her grandmother, Cissy Houston, said in a statement Tuesday. Brown, the daughter of the late pop icon Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive in a tub on Jan. 31, and very little has been disclosed about her condition. Read more in NEWS.
6. Cops say force wasn’t used on man who died after spine injured
Six police officers caught on camera pinning 25-year-old Baltimore man Freddie Gray to the ground before putting him into a van denied using any sort of force during the arrest, Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said Monday. Gray died a week later. His lawyer said that Gray's spinal cord was 80 percent severed and that his neck was broken. Read more in NEWS.
7. Blue Bell recalls all products after listeria scare
After an initial recall last month of some products, Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after two samplings of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. The foodborne illness was tracked to a production line in Brenham, Texas, and later to a second line in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Read more in NEWS.
Five-year-old Jacob was born as a girl named Mia. But by the time he was 2-years-old, he was telling his parents that he was a boy. Some might say Jacob is too young to transition, but doctors say, for some transgender children, it's exactly the right time.