News archive from 3 April 2012

After sentencing, bin Laden's family might leave Pakistan soon

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's government might wash its hands of Osama bin Laden's family as early as April 17, after an Islamabad court's decision Monday to impose the lightest possible sentence on his three widows and two teenage daughters for violating...

 

Irish Catholic Church probes priest's porn show

DUBLIN - The Catholic Church in Ireland says it's investigating how a priest offering a slideshow presentation on schoolchildren's first Confessions instead showed images of gay porn. Cardinal Sean Brady said Monday that the priest insists he didn't...

 

After sentencing, bin Laden's family might leave Pakistan soon

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's government might wash its hands of Osama bin Laden's family as early as April 17, after an Islamabad court's decision Monday to impose the lightest possible sentence on his three widows and two teenage daughters for violating...

 
Hallandale Beach selects new city manager

Hallandale Beach selects new city manager

The Hallandale Beach Commission has selected Renee Crichton, the current deputy manager of Miami Gardens, as its newest leader. The commission unanimously agreed to hire Crichton out of a field of four finalists to take over as city manager. Crichton,...

 
Eight Queens schools slated for closure gear up for last stand 

Eight Queens schools slated for closure gear up for last stand 

Teachers, parents and students of eight struggling Queens high schools slated for closure are gearing up for a fight to stay open. Public hearings on the school closures began Monday and teachers and students are coming out in full force to rally...

 

Lawmakers to begin General Fund budget work

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Legislature returns after taking a 10-day spring break and will begin the second half of the 2012 session by starting to work on the cash-strapped General Fund budget to fund most non-education state agencies.The House Ways...

 

Attorneys recommend Patterson be expelled

Independent attorneys appointed to investigate allegations of ethics violations by Rep. Daniel Patterson are recommending expulsion. The Tucson representative -- who this morning announced that he has officially changed his party from Democratic to...

 

Police: Women used tent pole to threaten person

A 44-year-old transient woman was accused of threatening a person and damaging a car with a metal-tipped tent pole Saturday in Mesa, according to court records. Police say Anna Marie Detevis-Sanchez aggressively approached a person in the 100 block of...

 

Attorney General Tom Horne under investigation

The FBI is investigating whether Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne illegally worked with an independent expenditure committee that raised and spent more than $500,000 in 2010 to run negative ads against his Democratic challenger. The Republic learned...

 

US agency chief quits after reports of lavish spending

WASHINGTON - The head of the federal agency that oversees supplies, transportation and office space for the federal government has resigned following reports of lavish spending at a Nevada training conference in 2010. Martha Johnson, who led the...

Fox News, 17:06 in Politics
 

Handyman convicted in case of body in NY high-rise

NEW YORK (AP) — A handyman has been convicted of suffocating a cleaning woman and stuffing her body in an air-conditioning duct in a New York City office tower.A jury delivered the verdict Monday in Joseph Pabon's murder trial. Pabon was convicted of...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 
Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III ready for 'big things' at U-M

Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III ready for 'big things' at U-M

Following a dramatic turnaround, which included a share of the Big Ten regular-season title, Michigan will undergo a metamorphosis over the summer.How much of a change is still in question. The Wolverines lose seniors Zack Novak and Stu Douglass - and...

 

Yemen officials: 14 militants killed in clashes

SANAA, Yemen-Yemeni officials say 14 al-Qaida-linked militants have been killed in government artillery shelling and air raids on their hideouts in the south. The shelling near al-Rahha in the southern province of Lahj Monday left eight militants...

 

Under-construction Moscow tower ablaze

MOSCOW-Firefighting helicopters are trying to put out a spectacular blaze atop an under-construction Moscow skyscraper, planned to be Europe's tallest building. Orange flames were leaping about 250 meters (880 feet) Monday, visible in the night sky to...

 

Gulf plan could be blank check for Syrian rebels

BEIRUT-A Gulf plan to funnel millions of dollars a month to Syrian rebels -- payments earmarked for salaries for the fighters -- could amount to a blank check for the opposition to build up an arsenal against President Bashar Assad's forces, analysts...

 

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