Daily Archive: July 13, 2013

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National

San Diego mayor, Pittsburgh native who fought segregation, comes under swift, heavy scrutiny

This Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows San Diego Mayor Bob Filner smiling during a news conference at a park in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) by Elliot Spagat Associated Press Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) – The week began with news that Mayor Bob Filner’s fiancee ended their engagement and, by Friday, San Diego’s first Democratic leader in 20 years was desperately trying to stay in office amid sexual harassment allegations made by public by some of his closest supporters. He apologized, promised to change and begged voters to let him keep his job.

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People

Fox News says popular daytime host Megyn Kelly will move to prime-time lineup

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly poses at the anchor desk at the Fox studios in New York. (AP Photo/Fox News, Alex Kroke) NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Tuesday that Megyn Kelly will soon move into prime time, and the palace intrigue about who — if anyone — she will displace on cable news’ most popular and stable lineup begins. Kelly, a former lawyer, has been a rising star at Fox. She has hosted the two-hour news program “America Live” at 1 p.m. Eastern since 2010 and co-anchored convention and election night coverage with Bret Baier during the last election season.

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National

Real Times Media garners two seats on the Board of the National Newspaper Publishers Association

Rod Doss, Editor and Publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier and Hiram E. Jackson, publisher of the Michigan Chronicle, both win seats at NNPA’s National Convention Detroit (July 11, 2013) – Hiram E. Jackson, publisher of the Michigan Chronicle and Rod Doss, publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, were both recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Newspaper Publisher Association (NNPA) at the organization’s annual convention. Both papers are part of a conglomerate of five (5) newspapers owned by Real Times Media, the largest newspaper organization in the NNPA.

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National

Iowa top court: Firing of attractive aide is legal

This undated photo provided by Melissa Nelson shows Melissa in clothes she wore to work as a dental assistant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Courtesy Melissa Nelson) IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A dentist acted legally when he fired a longtime assistant because he had grown too attracted to her and worried he would try to start an affair, the Iowa Supreme Court reaffirmed Friday in its second crack at the controversial case.

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International

Nigerian extremist: Burn schools, kill teachers

This file image made available from Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2012, taken from video posted by Boko Haram sympathizers shows the leader of the radical Islamist sect Imam Abubakar Shekau. Shaking a finger while cradling an assault rifle, the bearded leader of Nigeria’s extremist Islamic sect Abubakar Shekau threaten in a video on Saturday July 13, 2013 to burn down more schools and kill teachers. But he denies his fighters are killing children. (AP Photo, FIle ) by Michelle FaulAssociated Press Writer LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shaking a finger while cradling an assault rifle, the bearded leader of Nigeria’s extremist Islamic sect threatens to burn down more schools and kill teachers. But he denies his fighters are killing children.

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National

Questions jurors must consider in Zimmerman trial

TRAYVON MARTIN by Mike Schneider SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The six female jurors who will determine whether George Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year entered a second day of deliberations Saturday. During almost three weeks of testimony, they listened to 56 witnesses — 38 for the prosecution and 18 for the defense. A number of items have been the source of conflicting testimony, and jurors will have to sort out those contradictions in the deliberation room.