Daily Archive: May 29, 2013



9-year-old activist sees victory as fight against school closings rages on

ASEAN JOHNSON Last week 9-year-old Asean Johnson became the latest YouTube sensation when he criticized Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his decision to close 54 Chicago public schools. With more than 100,000 views, the video, uploaded May 21, was taken at a Chicago rally where Johnson led the crowd in chanting, “Rahm, let’s face it, your policies are racist.”



Wife: I’m sorry for trusting Pa. abortion doctor

Pearl Gosnell, wife of Kermit Gosnell, walks to the center for criminal justice, May 29, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The wife of a Philadelphia abortion doctor, a cosmetologist who admitted helping him perform very late-term abortions at his corrupt, grimy clinic, said Wednesday that she was sorry for trusting her husband and was sentenced seven to 23 months in prison.



North Carolina lawmakers shame state

REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER II (CNN) — In the face of injustice, the Book of Isaiah tells us to “cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet.” North Carolina’s State Constitution says the people have a right to assemble and petition their lawmakers for the redress of grievances. It is in this spirit that a growing coalition of North Carolinians is exercising its moral calling and constitutional right by challenging the shameful leadership of our state government — even if it means going to jail.



Engineering students use dance to solve problems

In this April 29, 2013, photo, Andy Nwaelele, a biomedical engineering major, left, and dance partner Omowunmi Odutola practice wing dance steps during a Northwestern University class for engineering students called Whole Body Thinking in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford) EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Engineering students at Northwestern University are getting a leg up on the competition. They’re learning to swing dance in a for-credit class called Whole Body Thinking.



Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7

Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, was shot and killed May 16, 2010, by a shot from a Detroit police officer during a raid of a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. (AP Photo/Family Photo via The Detroit News) DETROIT (AP) — Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.



Iginla happy in Pittsburgh as Cup pursuit heats up

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jarome Iginla (12) is congratulated by teammates Evgeni Malkin (71) and James Neal after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during second-period NHL hockey playoff game action in Ottawa, Ontario, May 22. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jarome Iginla will get a chance to spend some time in Boston in pursuit of the Stanley Cup after all.