April 23, 2014

Tense Egypt Marks Third Anniversary of Uprising

Demonstrators began gathering Saturday in Egypt’s Tahrir Square to mark the third anniversary of the start of its 2011 revolution, though streets remained empty elsewhere in a city on edge following a spate of bombings claimed by militants. An al-Qaida-inspired militant group claimed responsibility for bombings targeting police that killed six people Friday. A bomb […]

Florida city suspends police officers for escorting Bieber

MIAMI (Reuters) – Three Florida police officers have been suspended for giving Justin Bieber an unauthorized escort from a Miami area airport on Monday night, a couple of days before his arrest for drunk driving after he was caught drag racing on Miami Beach. “Their presence at the airport was unauthorized,” said Opa-locka Assistant City […]

Texas judge declares pregnant woman dead, orders hospital remove life support

FORT WORTH, Texas Jan 24 (Reuters) – A Texas judge on Friday ordered a Fort Worth hospital to remove a brain-dead pregnant woman from life support, after her husband argued the fetus she is forced to carry under state law is withering in her debilitated body. The judge ruled that Marlise Munoz, now about 22 […]

John Boehner likes Jeb Bush for president (but, shhh, don’t tell Barbara Bush) (+ …

House Speaker John Boehner (R) said he isn’t endorsing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but he’d sure ‘make a great president.’ He also told ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno why he went along with the government shutdown last fall. By Francine Kiefer, Staff writer / January 24, 2014 House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with […]

Boehner tells Leno he won’t give up wine, golf to be president

Feb. 6, 2013: House Speaker John Boehner speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill.AP ADVERTISEMENT BURBANK, Calif. –  House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president. Making his first appearance Thursday night on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” Boehner twice gave an emphatic “no,” then repeated it, when […]

Alleged NYC mobster charged in 1978 ‘Goodfellas’ heist (+video)

Five alleged New York mobsters were indicted Thursday on a range of charges, including one accused of taking part in the 1978 theft of cash and valuables worth $6 million from JFK airport. By Elizabeth Barber, Staff writer / January 23, 2014 FBI agents flank alleged mobster Vincent Asaro as they escort him from FBI offices […]

Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arrest charges

(CNN) — Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said. “What the f*** did I do? Why did you stop me?” Bieber told the police officer who pulled him over just after 4 a.m., […]

Rouhani Says Iran Has No Plan for Nuclear Weapons

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Texas executes Mexican national despite diplomatic protests

HUNTSVILLE, Texas –  A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment. Edgar Tamayo, 46, received a lethal injection for the January 1994 fatal shooting of Officer Guy Gaddis, 24. Asked […]

University of Oklahoma Says Reports of Shots Fired Were False

Reports of a shooting and a gunman on the campus of the University of Oklahoma today were false, the school’s president said this afternoon. The school was placed on lockdown around 12:30 p.m. today after a faculty member told police they heard three noises that sounded like gunshots, President David L. Boren said at a […]