Daily Archive: September 11, 2013



A few questions for Congress on Syria

Lawmakers should answer some critical questions as Congress debates whether to give the Obama administration authorization to launch a military strike against Syria for alleged use of chemical weapons. In an impassioned appeal, President Barack Obama said last Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against its own citizens.



Steelers champ Franco Harris wins role in ‘Aida’

In this Dec. 23, 2012, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris twirls a “Terrible Towel” during a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of his “Immaculate Reception” catch in the 1972 playoff game against the Oakland Raiders, during halftime of an NFL football game against Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Franco Harris is going from Super Bowl champ to “Champion of Champions.”



Terrorism in America since 9/11

9/11 Tribute Lights shot from Brooklyn Heights. (CNN Photo/Vivienne Foley) by Peter Bergen and David Sterman (CNN) — We are about to mark the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Since then, al Qaeda and its affiliated groups haven’t launched a successful attack in the United States.



Lone Klansman survives Birmingham church bombing cases

In this May 1, 2001 file photo, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies lead Thomas Blanton Jr., out of the courtroom in handcuffs after a jury convicted him of murder in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File) by Jat ReevesAssociated Press Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The last surviving Klansman convicted in a church bombing that killed four Black girls 50 years ago spends nearly all his time in a one-person prison cell, apparently too wary of other inmates to venture out.



Sinatra’s old Tahoe resort to get major makeover

The “Rat Pack” Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra enjoy a laugh. (Not pictured is Peter Lawford) by Martin GriffithAssociated Press Writer RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Lake Tahoe resort once owned by Frank Sinatra and frequented by his Rat Pack buddies is about to undergo a major makeover.