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California Made in America show sizzles on day 2
Sun Aug 31, 2014 - 10:22 PM
Police said the Budweiser Made in America concert in Grand Park went off with few problems.By 5 p.m. authorities made five arrests â?? two of them for drug-related felonies â?? and cited more than a dozen others for alcohol-related offenses and other misdemeanors, Lt. Andy Neiman, a police spokesman, said. Eleven people were treated for alcohol-related problems and released, and two others were taken to a hospital for treatment, he added.On Saturday, 29 people were arrested and seven were taken ...
Moroccan man sentenced to 30 years in U.S. bomb plot
Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal.
"The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ...
Crist wins Florida Democratic primary in governor's race
Tue Aug 26, 2014 - 8:02 PM
Republican Governor Rick Scott easily cruised toward victory with more than 87 percent of the vote over two little-known primary opponents. Voter turnout was low - under 17.5 percent - in an election lacking tight races at the top of the tickets to help draw voters. With Scott and Crist virtually tied in polls, the race is shaping up as one of the most expensive gubernatorial contests, with both parties seeking a major bully pulpit going into the 2016 presidential elections in the nation's ...
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U.N. to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq
Mon Sep 1, 2014 - 4:08 PM
"We are facing a terrorist monster," Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the U.N. Human Rights Council which adopted a resolution tabled by Iraq and France at an emergency sitting of the 47-member state forum in Geneva. The Council aims to send 11 investigators, with a total budget of $1.18 million, to report back by March 2015. Islamic State, which declared a "caliphate" in June in parts of Iraq and Syria under its control, has been cited ...
South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs
Mon Sep 1, 2014 - 6:36 PM
Boots McMaster, a bulldog with no chance of being elected, is a well-known political face this campaign season. Then there are the miniature schnauzers Ace and Angel Ervin and a yellow lab with the iconic South Carolina political name of Strom.With almost half of American households owning dogs, a number of South Carolina politicians are featuring their dogs â?? but nary a cat â?? in ads, on websites and on Facebook pages.The best-known seems to be Boots, the bulldog who appears with Republican ...
Blood brothers jumping through hoops at world champs
Mon Sep 1, 2014 - 2:25 PM
Itâ??s Slovenia have won their opening two matches in Group D and the Dragic brothers have been flying up and down the court averaging a combined 35.5 points per game. "Itâ??s great. I miss him a lot. Heâ??s in Spain and Iâ??m in the USA, but you know we talk a lot by Skype or phone, but itâ??s not the same," said Goran."Now we have a perfect situation here to be together, we are in the same room so we can talk. Itâ??s my brother, I love him so much and he is playing well so Iâ??m ...
Man drops sex abuse lawsuit against 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer
Wed Aug 27, 2014 - 7:32 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 31-year-old man on Wednesday withdrew a high-profile lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was an aspiring teen actor. Michael Egan filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought against Singer in April, according to court documents filed in Hawaii. Singer had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, calling the claims a "sick, twisted shakedown." A representative for the director did not i ...
Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages
Mon Sep 1, 2014 - 6:51 PM
"America Timing his push to Labor Day, the traditional start of the autumn campaign, Obama aggressively drew attention to recent economic gains, setting aside past caution on that subject."By almost every measure the American economy and American workers are better off than when I took office," he said, rattling off a string of improving economic indicators even while acknowledging not all people are benefiting. "The engines," he said, "are revving a little louder.& ...
How your NFL team can predict the next president
Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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