Monthly Archives: July 2013

US man ‘abandoned’ in US jail gets $4m in compensation – BBC News

BBC News US man 'abandoned' in US jail gets $4m in compensationBBC NewsA university student in the US city of San Diego has received $4.1m (£2.7m) from the US government after he was abandoned for more than four days in a prison cell, his lawyer said. Daniel Chong said he drank his urine to stay […]

Zimbabwe election: Robert Mugabe dismisses vote rigging allegations – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk Zimbabwe election: Robert Mugabe dismisses vote rigging allegationsTelegraph.co.ukMugabe will 'surrender' power if he loses election · The future's bright after Robert Mugabe · 'Nobody expects a fair presidential election' · Q&A: why are these elections important? When asked about accusations of vote-rigging, Mr Mugabe said as he cast his …In Johannesburg Church, a Refuge From […]

Bradley Manning acquitted of most serious charge, convicted of others – Los Angeles Times

Washington Post Bradley Manning acquitted of most serious charge, convicted of othersLos Angeles TimesFT. MEADE, Md. — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was convicted Tuesday of violating the Espionage Act and faces up to 136 years in prison, but his acquittal on the even more serious charge of aiding the enemy was hailed as a victory […]

Senate approves James Comey for FBI Director – USA TODAY

AFP Senate approves James Comey for FBI DirectorUSA TODAYSHARE 65 CONNECT 119 TWEET 5 COMMENTEMAILMORE. WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate approved President Obama's nomination of James Comey to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Senate voted 93-1 Monday to confirm Comey, who …Senate Confirms James Comey as FBI ChiefWall Street JournalSenate confirms Comey for FBIPoliticoUS Senate Approves […]

Woman arrested after green paint found on Smithsonian statue, organ at … – Washington Post

BBC News Woman arrested after green paint found on Smithsonian statue, organ at …Washington PostD.C. Police announced the arrest of a woman Monday afternoon in connection with pouring green paint in two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral, according a police spokeswoman. It remains unclear whether the woman is also suspected of …Woman arrested in paint […]

Poll: Majority of NYC Democratic voters say Weiner should drop out – CBS News

ABC News Poll: Majority of NYC Democratic voters say Weiner should drop outCBS NewsWhat a difference a new scandal makes. Anthony Weiner, who in recent polls showed he had a decent chance of forcing a runoff in the New York City Democratic mayoral race, now holds fourth place, according to a new poll, with a […]

Police: Alcohol factor in Hudson River boat crash – USA TODAY

New York Daily News Police: Alcohol factor in Hudson River boat crashUSA TODAYAuthorities believe alcohol was a factor based on a blood sample and statements from witnesses. TJN 0728 boatcrash. Police remove the 21-foot Stingray powerboat from the water in Piermont, N.Y., on Saturday. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr.,The Journal News) …Speedboat driver charged with manslaughter in […]

Advertising Giants Announce $35.1 Billion Merger – New York Times (blog)

Economic Times Advertising Giants Announce $35.1 Billion MergerNew York Times (blog)Two leading advertising companies, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe, announced a merger on Sunday that would create the world's biggest family of agenices, with a stock market value of $35.1 billion and 130,000 employees.UPDATE 2-Publicis, Omnicom to merge to create advertising giantReutersOmnicom and Publicis Say […]

3 dead after bus carrying church group overturns in Indianapolis – Chicago Tribune

Philly.com 3 dead after bus carrying church group overturns in IndianapolisChicago TribuneINDIANAPOLIS — A bus carrying a group of teenagers home from a summer church camp crashed in Indianapolis yesterday, killing three people and injuring more than two dozen, authorities said. The bus overturned on its side and slid into a highway lane …Bus returning from […]

Ariel Castro victims relieved by guilty plea – USA TODAY

San Francisco Chronicle Ariel Castro victims relieved by guilty pleaUSA TODAYThe three women whom Ariel Castro kidnapped, raped and tortured over an 11-year span are relieved by his guilty plea that spares them from testifying. Amanda Berry (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) …Ariel Castro Update: Court hearing set to discuss possible plea deal in …CBS NewsNews Wrap: Cleveland […]