News archive from 18 January 2012

European Court Overrules Britain on Terror Detainee

European Court Overrules Britain on Terror Detainee

LONDON - The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Abu Qatada, a radical Islamic preacher regarded as one of Al Qaeda’s spiritual leaders in Europe, cannot be deported from Britain to his native Jordan because his trial there would be...

 
A Golden Opportunity Reigns at Wimbledon

A Golden Opportunity Reigns at Wimbledon

MELBOURNE - It is an Olympic year but also a year with two opportunities to win a prize that glitters at the All England Club, which is making for unusual behavior at the year’s first Grand Slam tournament. The latest news and analysis from all of the...

 

Federal agent who shot himself during gun-safety lecture loses appeal over release of video

WASHINGTON - A federal agent who accidentally shot himself while lecturing children on gun safety lost his appeal Tuesday in a lawsuit over release of the video that subjected him to ridicule on the Internet and late-night talk shows. Lee Paige sued...

 

OPD officer arrested, accused of abusing girlfriend

An Orlando police officer was arrested this weekend after his girlfriend accused him of beating her up and locking her out of their home. Officer Danny Sidders was arrested by his fellow officers Saturday after his live-in girlfriend called police to...

 

Beach Patrol captain fired after further investigation

A high-ranking member of the Volusia County Beach Patrol has lost his attempt to save his job. Capt. Rich Gardner, who was with Volusia County for 26 years and had an annual salary of $89,362, was notified Friday of his termination, according to...

 

Court vetoes abortion order for mentally ill woman

BOSTON-The Massachusetts Appeals Court has overturned a judge's ruling ordering a mentally ill woman to have an abortion and then be sterilized. The court said the woman had described herself as "very Catholic" and made it clear she did not...

 

Shrimp season rolls on amid controversy over quota

PORTLAND, Maine-New England fishermen have been casting their nets in the cold Gulf of Maine waters since the northern shrimp season began Jan. 2, but their season could be cut short this winter if their catches are too strong. Regulators are meeting...

 

Detroit police ask prosecutors for warrent in Bianca Jones case

A charging decision has yet to be made in the case of a missing 2-year-old Detroit girl, but the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is working on the warrant request submitted by police, a spokeswoman for the office said today. Bianca Jones went missing...

 

Romney says he pays about 15 percent in income tax

FLORENCE, S.C.-After weeks of stalling, Mitt Romney did an about-face on Tuesday and said he will release his tax returns in April and that they will show he pays close to 15 percent of his income in taxes. Romney, a multimillionaire, has been under...

 

Mass. panel: No major health impacts from turbines

BOSTON-A panel of experts appointed by the state says wind turbines do not pose serious health risks for nearby residents. But the report issued Tuesday said it's possible -- though not proven -- that noise from some wind turbines could cause sleep...

 

'Cougar Town' gets Season 3 premiere date

"Cougar Town" will return on Valentine's Day at 8:30 p.m., ABC has announced. It's taking over the slot vacated by canceled "Work It." The Courteney Cox comedy will be back with an episode titled "Ain't Love Strange."...

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Zooey Deschanel bullied in school: 'Girls spit in my face'

What do you think of your Zooey Deschanel now? "Adorkable" doesn't seem like the right word to describe her Allure photo shoot, does it? She doesn't really want to know what you think. The "New Girl" star, who turns 32 Tuesday,...

AZCentral, 17:14 in Showbiz
 

Wendy Williams launches 'Save the Twinkie' campaign

Wendy Williams has an important message about our "most important national icon" -- the Twinkie. Hostess filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 10, putting Twinkies, Sno Balls and Wonder Bread into jeopardy. So "The Wendy Williams Show" has...

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What made Steven Tyler fall for fiancee?

A hair band is what first made "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler notice Erin Brady, he tells Ellen DeGeneres on her show Tuesday. "The first time I saw her ... she worked for Clear Channel so she was paying the band. And I didn't...

AZCentral, 17:15 in Showbiz
 
After Space Probe’s Failure, Russia Looks to U.S. Radar

After Space Probe’s Failure, Russia Looks to U.S. Radar

MOSCOW - Russian officials said on Tuesday that they were investigating whether powerful American radar systems might have caused the failure of a $170 million scientific probe headed for a moon of Mars. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld...

 

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