News archive from 27 March 2012

U.S. downplays Islamist dominance in Egypt

U.S. downplays Islamist dominance in Egypt

The State Department downplayed concerns Monday that Islamists are dominating the drafting of Egypt's new constitution, despite criticism and outrage voiced by secular and Christian politicians in Cairo. "We're not going to prejudge, obviously,...

 

Santorum: 'Of course' I'd consider being Romney's running mate

For all the scalding comments Rick Santorum has made about Mitt Romney over the past week, he'd still consider joining the Republican presidential front-runner's ticket. The trailing GOP candidate talked about that possibility in an interview Monday...

Fox News, 17:00 in Politics
 

Ex-trooper pleads guilty to drug charge in Conn.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A former Florida state trooper has pleaded guilty in Connecticut to a federal charge for his role in a conspiracy to sell highly addictive painkiller pills. Federal prosecutors said Monday that 29-year-old Justin Kolves pleaded...

 

Chief: No conclusions in Iraqi-American death case

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police in San Diego County say they are investigating the beating death of a 32-year-old Iraqi-American woman as a possible hate crime but are also looking at other scenarios.El Cajon (kuh-HOHN) Police Chief James Redman...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 
1920's fashion hits the runway; Dropped-waist dresses, sporty knits, fringe and long necklaces are top trends

1920's fashion hits the runway; Dropped-waist dresses, sporty knits, fringe and long necklaces are top trends

Fashion influences from the Jazz Age are making some noise this spring. Dropped-waist dresses, sporty knits, fringe and long necklaces are among the trends born from the groundbreaking, looser look that first emerged in the 1920s. They’re a blend of...

 

Grandmother withdraws no-contest plea in grandson's drowning

Mount Clemens- A Clinton Township grandmother is headed to trial after withdrawing a no contest plea in the killing of her 4-year-old grandson.Terry Rita Borgia, 62, made the request Monday to withdraw the February plea to first-degree murder charges...

 

Slocomb burglary leads to 3 arrests

Three men face felony charges after the Slocomb Police Department arrested them during a police response to a reported burglary. Slocomb Police Chief Don White said police arrested the following three people: Nathan Ladon Davis, 25, of Slocomb,...

 

Dothan recognized for low hotel rates

Passing through? Stay a spell. Dothan is one of the most affordable stays in the country. A national hotel booking site's survey of hotels around the world lists Dothan third among cities with the most inexpensive hotel room rates. The survey was...

 

Ontario's top court overturns ban on brothels, cites safety of sex workers

TORONTO — A ban on brothels puts prostitutes at risk and is unconstitutional, Ontario's top court ruled Monday, in a case that is expected to be appealed to Canada's top court and have ramifications for the country at large. The Ontario Court of...

 

Bouquet-wielding bandit holds up two Manhattan banks, flees with cash  

Police are searching for a bouquet-wielding bandit who robbed two Manhattan banks. The robber approached a teller at a Chase Bank on Columbus Ave. on the upper West Side about 2:50 p.m. on Feb. 23, brandishing flowers, cops said. He passed the teller...

 
Alabama Medicaid commissioner resigns

Alabama Medicaid commissioner resigns

Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Bob Mullins (The Huntsville Times/RobinConn) MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama Medicaid Commissioner R. Bob Mullins Jr., a veteran family physician, announced his resignation today, saying the agency's budget woes require a...

 
Bob Baffert hospitalized after heart attack in Dubai, trainer has won three Kentucky Derbys 

Bob Baffert hospitalized after heart attack in Dubai, trainer has won three Kentucky Derbys 

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was hospitalized Monday morning in Dubai after suffering a heart attack, according to the Daily Racing Form. The three-time Kentucky Derby winning trainer had stents inserted into two arteries. Baffert, 59, is in Dubai...

Daily News, 17:06 in Sport
 

Caller: Gov't taps Mexico pres candidate's calls

MEXICO CITY -- The recording of a woman thought to be Mexican presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota has erupted into a political scandal with the caller mocking the government for tapping her phone. The recording was posted on a Mexican blog...

 
Arnold Palmer returns home after going to hospital for high blood pressure during Tiger Woods’ win at Bay Hill 

Arnold Palmer returns home after going to hospital for high blood pressure during Tiger Woods’ win at Bay...

ORLANDO — Arnold Palmer was back home Monday afternoon after a blood pressure scare and an overnight stay at a hospital. Tiger Woods never received his seventh traditional handshake from Palmer, 82, after making the Arnold Palmer Invitational his...

Daily News, 17:06 in Sport
 

Caller: Gov't taps Mexico pres candidate's calls

MEXICO CITY The recording of a woman thought to be Mexican presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota has erupted into a political scandal with the caller mocking the government for tapping her phone. The recording was posted on a Mexican blog and...

 

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