Daily Archive: July 3, 2013

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National

Ventura County man arrested over anti-Romney neon yard sign

Steven Showers was recently convicted by a jury of eight misdemeanor code violations for refusing to remove a large flashing anti-Mitt Romney sign in front of his Newbury Park yard. Showers looks at the neon sign that he said is about ten feet high in Newbury Park, Calif., June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Ventura County Star, Joseph A. Garcia) VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Ventura County man who refuses to shut off an illegal, flashing-neon anti-Mitt Romney sign in his front yard has been arrested. The Ventura County Star reports (http://bit.ly/11XErlY ) 59-year-old Steven Showers of Newbury Park was taken into custody after a hearing Monday.

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International

Nigerian ‘Oprah Winfrey’ launches entertainment TV network

In this photo taken on June 28, Mo Abudu, chief executive officer of EbonyLife TV, speaks to Associated Press during an interview in Lagos, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) by Michelle Faul LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A woman who could be considered Africa’s Oprah Winfrey is launching an entertainment network that will be beamed into nearly every country on the continent with programs showcasing its burgeoning middle class.