Daily Archive: October 25, 2012

National

Georgia megachurch shooting suspect in custody

by Norman Gomlak COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP)—A volunteer leading a prayer service at a Georgia megachurch was shot and killed Wednesday morning, and a former church employee was taken into custody hours later. The shots were fired just before 10 a.m. inside a chapel on the campus of World Changers Church International, which says it has 30,000 followers in College Park, a suburb south of Atlanta. MEGACHURCH SHOOTING—Fulton County Police spokeswoman Cpl. Kay Lester speaks to reporters outside the World Changers International church in College Park, Ga., after a fatal shooting inside Wednesday, Oct. 24. Police say a volunteer leading a prayer service was shot and killed by a former church employee. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

National

Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP)—Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year’s election. He tells “CBS This Morning” he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he’s been vague on many issues. STICKING WITH THE PRESIDENT—In this Dec. 1, 2010 photo, former Secretary of State Colin Powell meets with President Barack Obama, in the Oval Office at the White in Washington. Powell renewed the endorsement he gave Obama four years ago, when he called Obama “a transformational figure.” (AP Photo/File) Speaking of Obama, Powell said the president got the United States out of Iraq and has laid out a plan for leaving Afghanistan “and didn’t get us into any new wars.”

Health

CPR less likely in low-income Black, Hispanic neighborhoods on street or home

by Lindsey Ranner CHICAGO (AP)—People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor Black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race. Dr. Comilla SassonStudy Lead Author The findings suggest a big need for more knowledge and training, the researchers said.

Business

US suit alleges ‘brazen’ fraud at Countrywide

by Chrisyina Rexrode NEW YORK (AP)—The latest federal lawsuit over alleged mortgage fraud paints an unflattering picture of a doomed lender: Executives at Countrywide Financial urged workers to churn out loans, accepted fudged applications and tried to hide ballooning defaults. BRAZEN FRAUD—The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan sued Bank of America for more than $1 billion on Wednesday, Oct. 24, for mortgage fraud against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the years around the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file) The suit, filed Wednesday by the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, also underscored how Bank of America’s purchase of Countrywide in July 2008, just before the financial crisis, backfired severely.

National

Obama assails Romney in bid for women’s vote

by Ben Feller TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Seeking to shore up his support among women voters, President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered Republican rival Mitt Romney anew over his backing of Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Senate candidate drawing fire for saying that pregnancies that result from rape are “something God intended.” President Barack Obama makes an order during unannounced visit to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. Obama, who traveled to Florida for a campaign event nearby, surprised local patrons when he drove up in the morning. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)