Daily Archive: November 13, 2012

Petraeus-Resigns Broadwell

National

Scandal widens in probe of top U.S. general’s emails

PETRAEUS PARAMOUR–In the frame grab from C-SPAN Book TV video taken Feb. 6, author Paula Broadwell speaks to an audience about the book she co-authored, “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington. (AP Photo/C-SPAN Book TV)WASHINGTON (AP) — The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’ downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with another woman involved in the case.

National

Obama to discuss ‘fiscal cliff’ with labor leaders

by Ken ThomasAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama opens a new campaign Tuesday to build pressure on Congress to cut the federal debt the way he sees fit, meeting with labor leaders who want lawmakers to raise taxes on the wealthy and guard against slashing health benefits for seniors. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

National

Motive behind Michigan police HQ shooting unclear

by Corey WilliamsAssociated Press Writer SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Police are investigating what prompted a 64-year-old military veteran to stride into a suburban Detroit police station then open fire on officers, leading to an exchange of gunfire and his own death, authorities said Monday. ISSUES STATEMENT–Southfield Police Chief Eric Hawkins holds a news conference Nov. 12, in Southfield, Mich., about Sunday’s shooting inside the police offices, that wounded a 50-year-old officer and killed the gunman. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Brandy Baker)

Entertainment

‘Philly sound’ R&B singer Major Harris dies at 65

by Michael FelberbaumAssociated Press Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Major Harris, a former member of the “Philadelphia sound” soul group the Delfonics and singer of the 1975 hit “Love Won’t Let Me Wait,” has died in Richmond. He was 65. SILKY SMOOTH–Major Harris, who was a member of the Delfonics and a successful R&B solo artist, died Friday. This photo is the cover from his 1978 album “How Do You Take Your Love.” (RCA Victor)

Opinion

Blackonomics…The Seeds of Racism

(NNPA)–All the talk about how “minorities” were successful in getting Barack Obama re-elected should give us pause to reflect on just how this nation got to this point. Listening to the grieving Romney supporters and the shock they were experiencing (and probably still experiencing) brought with it the realization that the 2012 election is a result of things that took place hundreds of years ago.