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Articles from May 23, 2012

11 Arrested in Protest Downtown
Eleven people were arrested Downtown this morning after blocking traffic at Fifth Avenue and Wood Street while protesting proposed cuts to public education funding near Gov. Tom Corbett's Pittsburgh office.The 11 were among a crowd of about 200 demonstrators...
Armenti Chastises University System over His Ouster
Angelo Armenti Jr. says his firing as president of California University of Pennsylvania violated his contract and that the State System of Higher Education tried using his two remaining years of salary as leverage to keep him from suing.He made the...
Around the Majors
NATIONAL LEAGUE* Nationals 5, Phillies 2: Ian Desmond and Rick Ankiel homered to lead Washington to a victory in Philadelphia. Bryce Harper tripled and drove in two runs for the Nationals. * Giants 6, Brewers 4: Buster Posey homered off the Miller Park scoreboard...
A Show of Leadership Troy Polamalu Gives Up West Coast Routine, Attends Workouts in Order to 'Support His Teammates'
Troy Polamalu often doesn't show up for these things, yet he surprised many with an appearance Tuesday at the Steelers' first spring practice, or organized team activity.He pledged to do so for the remainder of them, right through the June 12-14 required...
BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
MLB: DODGERS RALLY IN 9THPHOENIX -- Ivan De Jesus hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth to give the Dodgers the lead and Dee Gordon went airborne to turn a game-ending double play as the Dodgers rallied past the Diamondbacks 8-7 Tuesday night.MLB:...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Citing overall finances, S&P drops WPAHS ratingStandard & Poor's Ratings Services has downgraded the West Penn Allegheny Health System's bond rating two notches, from B+ to B- on $737 million series 2007A bonds, citing the health system's deteriorating...
Callin' out around the 'Burgh Are You Ready for Ddp?
A pair of Canadians named Tom and Gary are trying to stage a mobile dance party all over the planet. Now they've headed south of the border and are making their way through several U.S. cities, Pittsburgh included.The Decentralized Dance Party, or DDP,...
Cbo Warns of U.S. Falling off 'Fiscal Cliff'
WASHINGTON -- A new government study released Tuesday says allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire and a scheduled round of automatic spending cuts to take effect would probably throw the economy into a recession.The Congressional Budget Office report says...
Census Bureau Says 2010 Count Was Mainly Accurate
WASHINGTON -- The 2010 census missed more than 1.5 million minorities after struggling to count black Americans, Hispanics, renters and young men, but was mostly accurate, the government said Tuesday.The Census Bureau released an extensive assessment...
Court off, but Jurors' Questions Are Many
WASHINGTON -- Among the 29 questions the Roger Clemens jury wanted to ask the pitcher's chief accuser, Brian McNamee, one cut to the heart of the case. "Why should we believe you when you have shown so many inconsistencies in your testimonies?" "I won't...
Da: Money Trail Leads to Killer of 90-Year-Old
Cuddy Briskin's expansive generosity made finding his killer last year even more difficult.That's because, Deputy District Attorney Mark V. Tranquilli said, the 90-year-old furrier from Squirrel Hill happily doled out money or odd jobs to people down...
DA SEEKING $2.7M FROM JANE ORIE [Derived Headline]
DA SEEKING $2.7M FROM JANE ORIE In a filing prepared for the judge who will sentence former state Sen. Jane C. Orie next month, the Allegheny County District Attorney's office said it is seeking more than $1.3 million in damages related to her ethics...
Dear Friends: Facebook Is, like, So Lame
There comes a time in every life when a person must take the plunge, break from the old routine, embrace the future. So it was with me and Facebook.I saw many of my friends and relatives sign up for Facebook in recent years. But being somewhat of an...
Devil's Bargain the 911th Gets Cover, but under a Bad Spending Bill
Deficit reduction is supposedly the highest priority facing the nation, but the military budget passed by the House on Friday gives the lie to that. Even though they agreed to it last year, Republicans -- and some Democrats -- can't bring themselves...
Duquesne Schools Budget Comes Up Far Short Control Board Votes without Discussion
The state board of control overseeing the Duquesne School District approved a $14.7 million 2012-13 preliminary budget Tuesday that includes an unspecified number of teacher furloughs and calls for students in grades 7-12 to attend East Allegheny and...
Eugene Polley Nov. 29, 1915 - May 20, 2012 Inventor of Television Remote Control
Couch potatoes everywhere can pause and thank Eugene Polley for hours of feet-up channel surfing. His invention, the first wireless TV remote, began as a luxury, but, with the introduction of hundreds of channels and viewing technologies, it has become...
Euro Crisis Talks over Loans Hinging on Germany
BERLIN -- European leaders are set to descend on Brussels for a showdown today over suggested drastic remedies for the region's debt crisis, even as fresh signs emerge that Europe's escalating woes could plunge the region into a recession capable of...
Fading of a Wonder
HOUSTON -- The Astrodome was once the envy of other cities, a fully air conditioned facility with a translucent roof that kept out the heat and humidity, gave synthetic grass its name, made Houston a sports entertainment destination and sparked the imaginations...
Finster Exhibit in Akron Revealing
AKRON, Ohio -- Transported.It's the way I felt as I wandered through Howard Finster's Plant Farm Museum in rural Georgia in the mid-1970s. And it's the experience I had walking through "Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Reverend Howard Finster" Sunday...
For a Pittsburgher in Exile, the Pirates' Glory Endures
I don't remember much about my first Pirates game. I was 6. By the time I was really following baseball, I was a kid in the heart of Braves Country. At first, it was easy. They were good. They had a Cy Young winner, a rookie knuckleballer, a skinny outfielder...
Foreign Aid Cuts Advance
WASHINGTON -- In a fresh warning to Pakistan, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a foreign aid budget for next year that slashes President Barack Obama's request for assistance to Islamabad by more than half to $1 billion and threatens further reductions...
Head Lice a Shame, but Easy to Eliminate
DEAR DOCTOR K:My daughter was sent home from school with head lice. I'm embarrassed and worried. What should I do?DEAR READER: Don't be embarrassed. Head lice are not caused by poor hygiene or housekeeping. They simply are out there in the environment,...
Heat Takes 3-2 Lead on Pacers James, Wade at Top of Their Game Again in Runaway
Miami took a big step forward. Indiana lost two forwards.Suddenly, the road back to the Eastern Conference Finals no longer looks daunting for the Heat.LeBron James scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 28, and the Heat moved a win away from the NBA's...
Hopewell Beating Becomes Homicide
Two men were charged with homicide Tuesday afternoon, hours after the Hopewell man they are accused of badly beating died in a hospital.Daniel Santia, 81, was pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m. at Sewickley Hospital, after spending more than three weeks receiving...
Houston Museum Unveils $85 Million Dinosaur Hall
HOUSTON -- Pups in her womb, a large eye visible behind the rib cage, one baby stuck in the birth canal: all fossilized evidence that this ancient marine beast, the Ichthyosaur, died in childbirth. Jurassic Mom's almost certainly painful death is perfectly preserved...
Indian State Oks Shooting Tiger Poachers on Sight
NEW DELHI -- A state in western India has declared war on animal poaching by allowing forest guards to shoot hunters on sight in an effort to curb rampant attacks on tigers and other wildlife.The government in Maharashtra says injuring or killing suspected poachers...
Innovation Works Has Lived Up to Its Name Annual Investor Show Starts Today
Passing by an Oakland restaurant recently where a local tech CEO was engaged in an intense business lunch with an executive from a major out-of-state venture capital firm, Innovation Works CEO Rich Lunak said he saw the future of the city's tech sector....
Inquiry Hears of Wider Secret Service Misbehavior
WASHINGTON -- The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior today and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine...
Interim Coach Takes on Task to Correct Stumbling Squad
It can't come as a major surprise when the coach of a last-place team steps down, and Power defensive coordinator Derek Stingley admitted he had an idea of what he was in for when he fielded a phone call Monday from the team's front office.Management...
Iran, U.N. Set to Deal on Nukes Oversight Agency Hints at Inspection Breakthrough on Eve of Key Talks
AMMAN, Jordan -- Iran signaled a willingness Tuesday to allow potentially intrusive international inspections of secret military facilities, raising expectations that it was searching for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over its nuclear program.With...
John Henry Woltz Nov. 24, 1921 - May 15, 2012 Owner of Two Local Ford Dealerships
John Henry "Jack" Woltz wasn't afraid to take chances. A captain and fighter pilot for the Marine Corps during World War II, Mr. Woltz went into business at the age of 57, taking over a Ford auto dealership in 1979 to form Woltz and Wind Ford in Heidelberg."He...
Karstens Sees Improvement after Outing
The next step in Jeff Karstens' rehabilitation could occur this weekend if his shoulder feels strong the rest of the week.Karstens, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation, said he will throw a bullpen session today. If the bullpen...
Kings Take Western Crown, Heading to Stanley Cup
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A great road playoff run has the Los Angeles Kings in a place they haven't been since the Great One was skating in Southern California.Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime and the Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in Game 5 of...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
The Post-Gazette's comprehensive report of recent deaths includes three types of obituaries. News obituaries, prepared by our staff, are published at the discretion of our editors. Classified obituaries are paid death notices prepared by funeral home directors....
Legislators Honor Ex-Steelers Receiver
HARRISBURG -- Starstruck state legislators paused in their work Tuesday to honor former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, commending him as someone who has used his celebrity status to do "great things."Ward, 36, received a proclamation from the governor...
Man Survives Niagara Dive
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- A man who survived a plunge of at least 180 feet over Niagara Falls -- only the third person known to have done so without a safety device -- was in stable condition Tuesday, a day after his apparent suicide attempt that led to...
Marvel Comics Plans Wedding for Gay Hero X-Man Northstar
PHILADELPHIA -- Wedding bells will ring this summer for Marvel Comics' first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar, and his longtime boyfriend.The New York-based publisher said Tuesday that Canadian character Jean-Paul Beaubier will marry his beau,...
Masters of Style Two Local Designers Team Up on Hgtv Reality Show
As a child, one dragged furniture into the hallway, just to rearrange his bedroom. The other creates performance art, encouraging people to act like kids and break things.Is it any wonder Luca Paganico and Stanley Boyd Palmieri wound up together on a...
MAYOR CALLS VEGAS MEETINGS PRODUCTIVE [Corrected 05/24/12]
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is hoping that what happened in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. The mayor said Tuesday he has had "good discussions" with a number of retailers and brokers at the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas this...
Mcguire Keeps 'Inside' Inside
Pierre McGuire, NBC's "Inside the Glass" hockey reporter, declined Tuesday to go beyond what he shared with his TV audience about the Game 4 argument between coaches John Tortorella of the New York Rangers and Peter DeBoer of the New Jersey Devils --...
Mixed Marks the NATO Alliance Seeks an Exit from Afghanistan
The NATO summit in Chicago was a mixed success for the United States.The main topic for the 28-member military alliance was the route by which NATO would exit from Afghanistan, a war that began in September 2001, when the United States intervened after...
Muslim Brotherhood's Grip on Egypt in Doubt
CAIRO -- Abdel Aziz Saed, a 42-year-old shoe salesman who works in Cairo's Giza district, holds a seemingly popular sentiment here about the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest social and political organization. Mr. Saed voted for the Brotherhood's candidate...
NATION [Derived Headline]
NEW HOME SALES RISE WASHINGTON -- Americans bought more new homes in April, the latest signal that the U.S. housing market is steadily improving. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales increased 3.3 percent in April from March to a seasonally...
New Poll: Obama's Pa. Lead 8 Points
While recent polls suggest that Mitt Romney has strengthened his relative position nationally in recent weeks, a new survey found President Barack Obama maintaining a solid lead among Pennsylvania voters.Results released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling...
No Wallace at Otas No Big Deal
Let's begin today with three educated guesses:One, you loved Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace last season when he pulled in a pass from Ben Roethlisberger and went 95 yards for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. Speed thrills, doesn't it?Two,...
Obama, Romney Both Want to Play Down Gay Marriage
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama concur on how to deal with the politics of gay marriage: Keep it below the radar.Both the president and his Republican challenger believe their focus in the fall campaign has to be on the economy and jobs. To spend much time...
Online Auction of Reagan's Blood Draws Doctors' Scorn
WASHINGTON -- How much is a drop of presidential blood worth?An online auction site is hoping to find out by selling a vial that it claims was used to draw President Ronald Reagan's blood while he was recovering from the gunshot wound that nearly killed him...
Passenger's Suspicious Claim Diverts Jet to Maine Woman Said She Had a Surgically Implanted Device
BANGOR, Maine -- A US Airways jet traveling from Paris to North Carolina was diverted to Maine on Tuesday after a French passenger handed a note to a flight attendant mentioning that she had a surgically implanted device, raising fears of a terror scenario...
Paterno's Pension Valued at $13.4M Coach's Widow Due Payment over 2 Years
During his 61 years coaching football at Penn State University, Joe Paterno earned a state pension that now totals $13.4 million, a family spokesman said Tuesday.His widow, Sue, expects to receive an initial payment of $10.1 million by the end of this...
PEOPLE [Derived Headline]
Wilkinsburg native and Elkridge, Md., resident Frank Collins is getting an early dose of the Olympic spirit to share with residents of Gloucester, England, the Howard County Times of Columbia, Md., reports.Collins, 43, has been selected as one of 8,000...
PHILADELPHIA -- Pearl Jam, the Seattle Grunge Survivors Fronted By. [Derived Headline]
PHILADELPHIA -- Pearl Jam, the Seattle grunge survivors fronted by Eddie Vedder, will headline the "Made in America" festival in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and 2 along with Jay-Z.Other notable acts added to the lineup Monday included Skrillex, the electronic...
Pirate Bats Quiet in 3-1 Loss to Mets
The applause that greeted Clint Barmes' single with two outs and the bases empty in the fifth inning this afternoon exceeded the volume that normally corresponds to such a hit.The hit was the first in a while for the Pirates and the second of the game...
Pitching Is Backbone to Pioneers' Rise
A lawn mower speedily circled the outfield at Green Tree Park, delaying practice for the Point Park University baseball team.Coach Loren Torres didn't mind. That's because it's mid-May and his 12th-ranked Pioneers still have reason to practice. After winning...
Pitt Hopes to Seize Opportunity
Don't expect Pitt baseball coach Joe Jordano to apologize. His Panthers are in the Big East tournament and that's all that matters.How Pitt got there is yesterday's news."We are here," Jordano said of the eighth-seeded Panthers (28- 26) who will meet...
Pittsburgh Salutes Heroine of Darfur 'Sometimes I Say, 'Hawa Is Here?' Because I Am Surprised, Too.'
It is hard to reconcile the joyful, optimistic smile on the face of Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih as she stood in the Pittsburgh City Council chamber Tuesday morning, accepting praise and a standing ovation from council.Not when you know that this 28-year-old...
Preserve Historic Structures, City Development Plan Urges
Pittsburgh should provide incentives for rehabilitation of historic structures, make preservation an important component of neighborhood planning, nominate additional properties to the National Register of Historic Places and nurture renewed appreciation...
Rachael Sage
Singer-songwriter Rachael Sage had been scheduled to perform at the South Side's Club Cafe earlier this year, but the club was undergoing some renovations, so the show was postponed.Tonight is the makeup date, a CD release show promoting her 10th album,...
Racist Comments Sting, Even in Jest
DEAR HARRIETTE: There has been some talk in the media lately about "hipster racism" -- where someone is "ironically" racist to show that they are, in fact, not racist at all. Lots of my friends have said things that fall under "hipster racism," but...
Rangers Shift Attitude after Defeat despite Even Series vs. Devils, New York Has Positive Outlook
NEW YORK -- Practice Tuesday for the New York Rangers went from optional to mandatory. Their attitude shifted from agitated to optimistic. For the third consecutive series, the Eastern Conference's top- seeded team is even through four games, and each...
Regulators Probe Bank's Role in Facebook Ipo Subpoena Has Been Issued to Morgan Stanley
WASHINGTON -- Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that shepherded Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company before...
Renters Deserve a Voice in South Side Improvement
In recent press on the controversial South Side Neighborhood Improvement District, planning committee members have referred to a "silent majority" who support their efforts.If our community has a real silent majority, it is not NID supporters who are...
Results for New Hearing Technology Look Promising
Patients suffering from deafness in one ear can now avoid surgery and recapture much of their hearing with a new device being tested at Allegheny General Hospital.The SoundBite, made by Sonitus Medical of San Mateo, Calif., uses the patient's teeth to...
Revamped Wild Things Optimistic Washington Wins Home Opener, Looking to Rediscover Franchise's Early Success
Martha McNutt had a perfect view of the strike zone from her perch above home plate.Six rows back. Section 104, Seat No. 1.She eyed the starting pitcher for the Washington Wild Things, as the first inning got under way at Consol Energy Park, fixing on Casey...
Romney Would Hurt Women's Care Cecile Richards
If you want to see what women's health care in America will be like if Mitt Romney becomes president, just look at Texas and Arizona.Both states are trying to prevent women from getting health care at Planned Parenthood. It's wrong and it will have devastating consequences...
Royalty Pains Checks from Drilling May Dry Up amid Low Gas Prices
Royalty checks that start to arrive when a gas company drills on your property can make for some very profitable envelopes in the mailbox. But the low natural gas prices that have disrupted industry balance sheets in recent months could start to cut...
Senate Plan Would Offer Oversight, Recovery for Troubled Schools
HARRISBURG -- Duquesne City and other financially distressed school districts could see charter schools opened, students sent to other districts and collective bargaining agreements revamped under a proposal approved by a Senate panel on Tuesday.The...
Simply Smashing! Westinghouse Revives Musical Tradition with Help from NBC
With a boost from members of the community and a national program, two dozen Pittsburgh Westinghouse students achieved "Fame" last week, when the school presented its first full-fledged musical theater production in a decade.Westinghouse was among 20...
Snap into It a Vegetable Dish That Tastes True to the Season
Though they freeze better than most vegetables, peas are at their best during spring, pulled straight from the pod. At this time of year in my restaurants, shelling peas is almost a full-time job.Favas have been around for longer than any other bean...
Some Egyptians Frustrated as Presidential Vote Arrives
CAIRO -- Egypt's presidential election was supposed to be the grand payoff of a popular revolt that pitted a despotic statesman against an unlikely coalition of citizens, suddenly unafraid.But on the eve of a landmark vote that will determine former President...
Sony, Theaters Battle over 3-D Glasses
LOS ANGELES -- Sony Pictures and major cinema operators are locked in a standoff over who will pay for 3-D glasses for "Men in Black 3," a major summer release less than a week away from its debut.Sony Corp.'s film unit and theater executives are in...
South Park Javelin Thrower Scales Back before Piaa Meet
Bill Stanley isn't lifting weights this week and is not practicing throwing the javelin, except for a light workout Thursday.He wants to "rest up" for possibly one more record performance.Stanley, a senior at South Park High School, has thrown himself into...
Staff Ace Lifts Raiders Seneca Valley Advances to Final
It was late Tuesday morning, and Matt Smith and Eric Semega were frantically brushing up on their Internet skills and reading comprehension.Smith, Seneca Valley's ace pitcher, and Semega, the Raiders coach, spent more than a half hour pouring over high...
STATE/EAST/CITY [Derived Headline]
STATEDeWeese sent back to prisonFormer Democratic state Rep. Bill DeWeese returned to state prison on Tuesday after a Dauphin County judge denied him bail, a ruling that his lawyers have challenged. DeWeese, 62, last week began serving his 2 1/2- to...
Stewart Viewing Set
West Virginia University announced Tuesday that there will be a public viewing of former football coach Bill Stewart from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday at the Morgantown Event Center, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, W.Va. Stewart, 59, died Monday when he suffered...
Struggling Yankees Trying to Find Offense
Joe Girardi was frustrated. Six losses in seven games left the New York Yankees last in the AL East. "I'm hoping this is rock- bottom," the manager said.No, that's not this week. That was on May 20, 2008, 45 games into Girardi's first season as the Yankees...
Summit to Tackle Prescription Problem Drug Abuse Session Comes on the Heels of a Local Doctor's Guilty Plea
A South Hills physician who improperly prescribed more than 14,000 powerful narcotics epitomizes a worsening problem of prescription drug abuse that law enforcement officials said they hope to dent through a community summit next month.The physician,...
Tables Turn on Late Error This Time, Mets Take Advantage Mets 3, Pirates 2
In Monday's game, a New York Mets error put the Pirates in position to break a late tie and win. Tuesday, two close calls and a Pirates error helped the Mets take a late lead.The Mets scored two runs in the eighth inning and defeated the Pirates, 3-2,...
Temptation Can Arise in Tough Job Market Seemingly Small Resume Embellishments Can Compound Themselves
CHICAGO -- A little GPA padding. A slight fib on a job title. A clerical error on dates.What might seem like innocuous tweaks or typos on a resume can compound themselves, creating a mess for the individual and company."As tempting as those things are...
The Allegheny Following the River Millvale Ready to Plunge into Kayaking Trend
John Kelly, who grew up in Bloomfield in the 1950s, remembers a time when his nose could detect a Pittsburgh river before his eyes could.During his childhood, waterways were still being used as dumping grounds for factories, mills and processing plants,...
The Green Tree Driving Blues If You Drive the Parkway West Inbound, You're in with a Big-Time Crowd
This will be no surprise to the hardened souls who inch toward downtown Pittsburgh each day on the Parkway West: A new report calls the section from Green Tree to the Fort Pitt Tunnels the most congested in America outside of New York and Los Angeles.INRIX,...
The High Cost of Sleepy Teens Let's Look at the Economic Argument against Earlier School Start Times
Let's talk money.In response to the public outcry over the Pittsburgh public school district's proposal to move school start times one hour earlier, Superintendent Linda Lane announced Friday that most high schools would start only a half-hour earlier.This...
Thigh, Knee Pads Become Mandatory
The NFL made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season, something in which the players' union was not pleased. Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, chairman of the competition committee, said Tuesday at an owners meeting in Atlanta...
Underwear Bombers Show Tsa Limits
A few weeks ago, agents of the Transportation Security Administration assigned to Washington's Reagan National Airport stopped my mother-in- law, a very nice and unthreatening 79-year- old who was in Washington to lobby on behalf of public libraries, and...
U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan to Quit, Cites Health
WASHINGTON -- Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, said Tuesday that he will leave his job this summer, just one year after President Barack Obama called him out of retirement to manage the crucial embassy in Kabul.In a letter to his embassy...
Veteran Defense Attorney to Be Charged in Assault
John L. Elash, a veteran Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney known for a sometimes volatile temper, will be charged with assaulting his friend's adult son Monday at a Downtown office.The confrontation occurred shortly after noon at the Grant Building...
Vinnie's Daughter Regains Control of Pizza Park Building
The daughter of the creator of the hearty "Vinnie Pie" on Tuesday regained control over the Ardmore Boulevard building where the pizza business started by her father has operated since 1950.Toni Zollner, the daughter of the late Vincent Chianese, owns...
Vinyl Records Are Making a Comeback
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cam Bentley walked into a Fort Lauderdale record store one dreary afternoon, head nodding to Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" streaming from iPod to headphones. She walked past the CDs to the Soul section of...
We Still Await Answers about Pan Am 103 British and American Officials Need to Come Clean If They Know More
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi died in Libya Sunday of prostate cancer at the age of 60. He was the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103, which killed 259 on the plane and another 11 persons on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland. In a sense,...
Witness: Reward Money Swayed Testimony in Deadly 1995 Fire
A key witness who received reward money after the trial of a man who set a 1995 blaze that killed three Pittsburgh firefighters told a judge Tuesday that the money motivated him to testify but he did not disclose the potential payment at the trial.Attorneys...
WORLD [Derived Headline]
PAKISTAN SENTENCES DOCTOR WHO HELPED US GET BIN LADENPESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Osama bin Laden was sentenced to 33 years in prison today for conspiring against the state, officials said, a verdict that is likely...
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