Daily Archive: November 11, 2013

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National

Outrage follows shotgun death of Black teenage accident victim

Renisha McBride (Courtesy Photo) DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Protesters and civil rights groups are calling for justice after a suburban Detroit homeowner fatally shot a 19-year-old woman on his porch. No charges have been filed after authorities said Renisha McBride, of Detroit, was killed by a shotgun blast to the face early last Saturday in Dearborn Heights. A man told investigators that he thought someone was trying to break into his home and accidentally discharged the gun, according to police. McBride’s family said she likely approached the home to seek help after getting into a car accident nearby.

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National

’60 Minutes’ apologizes for flawed Benghazi report

In this Jan. 12, 2013 file photo, “60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan takes part in a panel discussion at the Showtime Winter TCA Tour in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — CBS’ “60 Minutes” apologized on Sunday’s broadcast for a flawed story on the 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, and for the discredited source who claimed to have been at the scene. During brief remarks at the end of the hour correspondent Lara Logan said “60 Minutes” was misled and made a mistake in its reporting. Logan is the correspondent responsible for the Oct. 27 story. She had interviewed former security contractor Dylan Davies, who claimed he took part in fighting at the mission. But Davies’ account unraveled last week, forcing CBS News on Friday to admit its error in running the story. It then announced it would address the flawed story on Sunday’s telecast.

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International

Black Brazilian soccer player beheaded

Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos. Photo/YouTube (Courtesy Photo) by Zachary Lester (NNPA)–Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos, a former Brazilian professional soccer player, was discovered dead by his wife when she found his severed head in a backpack outside the door of their home on Oct. 29, according to news reports.

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Sports

Steelers bounce back, drub Bills 23-10

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin yells during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 23-10. (AP Photo/Don Wright) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers spent three hours making Buffalo quarterback EJ Manuel look very much like the rookie he is. Old times for a defense that has looked just plain old recently? “No,” safety Ryan Clark said. “We used to be much better than that. “It was a good day, though.”

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Sports

Agent denies report Roethlisberger may seek trade

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, left, talks with former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ben Roethlisberger isn’t going anywhere. Not if he has anything to say about it. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback called a report he may seek a trade in the offseason “ridiculous.” NFL.com reported early Sunday the Steelers expected Roethlisberger to ask the team to explore trade options in the offseason. Roethlisberger’s agent, Ryan Tollner, called the speculation “completely wrong” and added the 31-year-old quarterback is “100 percent committed to winning a championship with the Steelers.”