News archive from 23 September 2011

Michele Bachmann: Social conservatives shouldn’t settle

Michele Bachmann: Social conservatives shouldn’t settle

ORLANDO, Fla. - Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann says social conservatives don’t have to settle for a GOP nominee who doesn’t share their values. Bachmann opened a forum on faith and freedom Thursday ahead of a televised debate with...

 
FBI joins search for eight children kidnapped by parents from NYC foster-care facility

FBI joins search for eight children kidnapped by parents from NYC foster-care facility

The feds are now involved in the hunt for eight kids abducted from a Queens foster-care facility. The FBI joined the NYPD in the hunt for Shanel Nadal and Nephra Payne and the children they spirited away during a supervised visit on Monday. "When...

Daily News, 17:01 in Crime
 

Former S.E.C. Lawyer to Defend His Role in Madoff Case

David M. Becker, the former general counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission, plans to defend his involvement in the agency’s work related to the Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme when he testifies before two Congressional panels Thursday. Mr....

 

Seminole football team rallies around cheerleader battling brain cancer

The walk across the field on homecoming night is special under any circumstances. It will be particularly meaningful for Chloe Zulcosky.

 

Ted Haggard, Gary Busey join "Celebrity Wife Swap"

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Somewhere, Jerry Springer is kicking himself for not coming up with something this sordid right now. Disgraced Colorado pastorTed Haggard and actor/overall loose cannon Gary Busey will trade partners on the first season of...

 

Survivor Tells of Taliban Plot in Former Afghan President’s Assassination

KABUL - In his first public appearance since rushing back to Afghanistan after the assassination of the country’s leading peace broker, a solemn President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that the Taliban had gained access to their target by wooing senior...

 

Chat replay: Brandon George answers your Cowboys questions

Brandon George, the Cowboys beat writer for The Dallas Morning News and SportsDayDFW.com, answers your questions about the team in a live chat at 3 p.m. Thursday.   Live chat: Brandon George answers your Cowboys questions

Dallas News, 17:07 in Sport
 
Obama pushes jobs bill on GOP rivals’ turf

Obama pushes jobs bill on GOP rivals’ turf

CINCINNATI - President Obama and his rivals got personal Thursday in their fight over the administration’s $447 billion jobs bill, as the president called out the nation’s two most-powerful Republicans by name in an appearance on their home turf....

 

Truce Threatened in Yemen

SANA, Yemen - A tenuous truce showed signs of falling apart Thursday in Yemen’s capital as clashes intensified between government forces and troops loyal to a military commander who defected months ago to protect anti-government protesters. The...

 

Workforce Central Florida leaders resign

Three of four senior leaders of Workforce Central Florida resigned Thursday, as did seven board members, in response to Gov. Rick Scott's call to purge the labor agency accused of mismanaging federal tax dollars. At a meeting of the board's executive...

 
Taking a Stand, and Shedding Arafat’s Shadow

Taking a Stand, and Shedding Arafat’s Shadow

UNITED NATIONS - At the baronial Morgan Library in Midtown Manhattan the other night, President Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, stood quietly along the edge of a diplomatic reception, avoiding the animated gossip and flowing Champagne....

 
Mullen Asserts Pakistani Role in Attack on U.S. Embassy

Mullen Asserts Pakistani Role in Attack on U.S. Embassy

WASHINGTON - Pakistan’s intelligence agency aided the insurgents who attacked the American Embassy in Kabul last week, Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate on Thursday. In comments that were the first to...

 

Commerce Twp. dad to stand trial in infant's beating death

A Commerce Township man, accused of beating his 4-month-old son to death, will stand trial in Oakland County Circuit for felony murder and first-degree child abuse. Richard Gillis III, 22, appeared today at a preliminary hearing in 52-1 District...

 
PGA Finale Sends Players Back to Math Class

PGA Finale Sends Players Back to Math Class

ATLANTA - This week’s farewell event of the PGA Tour season is two competitions wrapped in one. For fans, and even some contestants, it can be as puzzling as an enigma wrapped in a riddle. Keep up with the latest news on The Times’s golf blog. Go to...

 
One in Five New York City Residents Living in Poverty

One in Five New York City Residents Living in Poverty

Poverty grew nationwide last year, but the increase was even greater in New York City, the Census Bureau will report on Thursday, suggesting that New York was being particularly hard hit by the aftermath of the recession. Connect With Us on Twitter...

 

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