Tag: Editorial

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National

Obama pays tribute to 107-year-old WW2 veteran

Richard Overton the oldest living WWII veteran, listens during a Veterans Day ceremony attended by President Barack Obama, commemorating Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) by Stacy A. AndersonAssociated Press Writer ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday paid tribute to those who have served in the nation’s military, including one of the nation’s oldest veterans, 107-year-old Richard Overton.

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National

Report: Penn State tried to interest Rice in head job

In this Thursday, July 19, 2012 photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif. An aide to Rice says she was approached by a firm helping Penn State look for a new president but she was not interested, a newspaper reported Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aide to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she was approached by a firm helping Penn State look for a new president but she was not interested, a newspaper reported Friday. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/HDNfG6) said Rice’s chief of staff, Georgia Godfrey, confirmed the overture.

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International

Arafat’s mysterious death becomes a whodunit

In this May 31, 2002 file photo, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat pauses during the weekly Muslim Friday prayers in his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) by John HeilprinAssociated Press Writer RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Yasser Arafat’s mysterious 2004 death turned into a whodunit Thursday after Swiss scientists who examined his remains said the Palestinian leader was probably poisoned with radioactive polonium.

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International

Kenya Muslim leader: I could be killed next

In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, Abubakar Shariff Ahmed, an influential member of a controversial mosque where two previous mosque leaders were killed under mysterious circumstances, sits in his office in Mombasa, Kenya. Writing in Arabic on islamist flag reads “There is no God but God and Muhammed is his messenger”. (AP Photo/Jason Straziuso) by Jason StraziusoAssociated Press Writer MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — In August 2012, a leader of a Kenyan mosque that has attracted extremist followers was shot dead as he drove through the streets of Mombasa. Fourteen months later, another leader of the same mosque met the same fate. There have been no arrests in either case. Abubakar Shariff Ahmed, an Islamic community leader associated with the same mosque, is certain that he will also be killed. And he believes — as do many others — that the police haven’t solved the two high-profile killings because they are the ones who carried them out. Riots broke out in Mombasa after Aboud Rogo was killed in August 2012 and after Sheik Ibrahim Ismael was killed in October, and tensions remain high in this shabby seaside city ringed by high-end resorts that sit on white-sand beaches.

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Metro

AG intervenes in August Wilson Center debt case

Buildings in downtown Pittsburgh are reflected in the windows of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The state attorney general’s office is intervening in a foreclosure case involving the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh.