Daily Archive: April 16, 2013



Pressure cooker bombs used in past by militants

HOMEMADE–This Homeland Security Department pamphlet, from July 2010, distributed to police, fore, EMS and security personnel shows a diagram for rudimentary improvised explosive devices (IEDs) using pressure cookers to contain the initiator, switch and explosive charge. (AP Photo/Homeland Security Department) by Lee Keath CAIRO (AP) — Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers, a version of which was used in the Boston Marathon bombings, have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one, urging “lone jihadis” to act on their own to carry out attacks.



R. Kelly ignites Day 2 of Coachella

R. KELLY by Topher Gauk-Roger, Jessica Iavazzi and Denise Quan (CNN) — The rumor blowing up Saturday was that Day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival could feature a surprise appearance by electronica icons Daft Punk. According to the Twitterverse, it would probably take place during the set of headliners Phoenix.



Good intentions backfire on Iowa St in NCAA case

FACING SANCTIONSS–In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg stands with student assistant Keith Moore, right, before an NCAA college basketball game against Northern Arizona in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) by Ryan J. Foley When Iowa State brought Keith Moore back as a student assistant in 2010, the university was hoping for another high-profile success in a program that helps former athletes return to finish their degrees.



It can happen anywhere

By LZ Granderson GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (CNN) — If September 11, 2001, was the day everything changed, then April 15, 2013, serves as another reminder of that change, of our frailties and of a new reality in which “it can’t happen here” has been replaced by “it can happen anywhere.”



Cain: 'Don't call me a Republican'

HERMAN CAIN (AP Photo/File) by Shannon Travis WASHINGTON (CNN) — As the Republican Party struggles with ways to attract more African-Americans to its party, one of their own former, African-American presidential candidates could throw a wrench in their plan.



How MLK became an angry Black man

FREE AT LAST–Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy (background) leave Birmingham City Jail following their release on April 20, 1963, after eight days of imprisonment. (AP Photo) by John Blake (CNN) — By the time Clarence Jones reached him, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was in bad shape.



Son of Magic Johnson talks about being gay

FAMILY AFFAIR–This April 11, 2012 photo shows Magic Johnson, right, his wife Cookie and son E.J. arriving for the opening night performance of the Broadway play “Magic/Bird” in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) by Beth Harris LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 20-year-old son of basketball great Magic Johnson is surprised by the public interest in his being gay, something that he revealed to his supportive family several years ago.



Judge rules in favor of lesbians suing Hawaii B&B

WIN LAWSUIT– In this Dec. 19, 2011 photo, Taeko Bufford, left, and Diane Cervelli, right, pose near Waikiki beach in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher HONOLULU (AP) — A judge has ruled a Hawaii bed and breakfast violated the law when two women were denied a room because they’re gay.