In brief: SeaWorld firm to go public
The company famous for water shows featuring killer whales, dolphins and other animals at SeaWorld said that it is planning to go public.
SeaWorld Entertainment has filed for an initial public offering of stock aimed at raising $100m (¤75m).
That number is likely to change as the company's bankers gauge interest from investors.
Man 'suffocated his girlfriend'
A man has been charged with suffocating his 17-year-old girlfriend after injuring her by intentionally driving into a guardrail at about 100 miles per hour in the middle of the night.
Police in Pennsylvania filed homicide and other charges against Benjamin Daniel Klinger for the December 4 death of Sammi Heller on an interstate near Manheim. Police allege Klinger purposely crashed, then killed Ms Heller by sitting on top of her head until she asphyxiated.
Mexico urges US to block law
The Mexican government has urged a US court to stop Arizona from enforcing a minor section of the state's 2010 immigration law that prohibits the harbouring of illegal immigrants.
Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing to uphold a lower-court ruling that blocked police from enforcing the ban.