June 19, 2013
Mayor resigns in Montreal MONTREAL - For the second time in less than a year, a Montreal mayor has stepped down amid corruption scandals ripping through Canada's second-largest city. Interim Mayor Michael Applebaum came into office vowing to clean up government. He resigned Tuesday, a day after his arrest on fraud charges. Applebaum denied the accusations and said he needed to focus on fighting them. Montreal's first Anglophone mayor in a century took over in November, after Gerald Tremblay resigned amid corruption allegations.
March 27, 2013 |
ROME - Italy's highest criminal court ordered a whole new trial for Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend on Tuesday, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome slaying of her British roommate. The move extended a prolonged legal battle that has become a cause celebre in the United States and raised a host of questions about how the next phase of Italian justice would play out. Knox, now a 25-year-old University of Washington student in Seattle, called the decision by the Rome-based Court of Cassation "painful" but said she was confident she would be exonerated.
March 26, 2013 |
ROME - Italy's highest court delayed until Tuesday a decision on whether American student Amanda Knox will face a new trial in the murder of her British roommate - an unusual but not unprecedented move. The court heard six hours of arguments Monday and spent several hours deliberating that and a handful of other cases before announcing it would issue a decision Tuesday morning on whether the 2011 acquittals of Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito will stand. Italian prosecutors have asked the high court to throw out the acquittals of Knox and Sollecito in the murder of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher and order a new trial.
February 13, 2013
DURING THE 2012 presidential election, Ted Nugent said that if President Obama were re-elected, the longtime gun-control opponent would either be "dead or in jail. " He left out a third option: At the Capitol. U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman , R-Texas, showing as much good sense as we expect from congressmen these days, has invited the Nuge to be his guest at the president's State of the Union address. Nugent has referred to the Obama administration as "evil" and "America-hating," and has compared it to coyotes who needed to be shot.
February 17, 2012 |
ARETHA FRANKLIN and Stevie Wonder will sing at Whitney Houston 's private service tomorrow. Publicist Kristen Foster also confirmed that invitations went out to Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown ; her co-star in "The Bodyguard," Kevin Costner , and Oprah Winfrey . Houston's longtime musical mentor, Clive Davis , will speak at the funeral. The eulogy will be given by gospel singer and longtime family friend Marvin Winans . To keep away gawkers, Newark, N.J., police say streets will be shut down for six square blocks around the church.
November 27, 2011 |
The Drexel University student who was arrested by Egyptian police after he allegedly threw Molotov cocktails during a pro-democracy protest has been released from the police station where he had been in custody, his attorney said Friday. Theodore Simon, a Philadelphia lawyer representing the family of Gregory Porter, said that "certain necessary administrative steps" that precluded Porter's release from police custody had been resolved and that he expected his client to be on his way home "very soon.
November 27, 2011 |
Greg Porter, the Drexel University sophomore who was arrested by police in Cairo during a pro-democracy riot, returned to the United States on Saturday evening, saying he was "so thankful to be back in Philadelphia. " Porter arrived from Frankfurt, Germany, at Philadelphia International Airport's international terminal shortly after 5 p.m. and was greeted by family and a phalanx of media cameras. Smiling and appearing healthy, Porter spoke briefly, thanking his parents, attorneys, and university and embassy officials, but he did not discuss the actions that led to his arrest.
November 26, 2011 |
The Drexel University sophomore who was arrested by police in Cairo along with two other Americans after allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails during a pro-democracy protest left Egypt Friday night and was flying home, his attorney said. "I am pleased and thankful to report that Gregory Porter is in the air," said Theodore Simon, a lawyer who has been speaking for the family. Porter, 19, left Cairo Friday evening, he said. He would not release further details of his client's itinerary.
November 25, 2011 |
The attorney for a Drexel University student being held along with two other Americans by Egyptian police for allegedly throwing Molotov Cocktails during a pro-democracy protest, said his client is one step closer to being released. Theodore Simon, a Philadelphia attorney representing the family of Gregory Porter, said "certain necessary administrative steps" that precluded the students release from police custody have been resolved and he expects his client to be on his way home "very soon.