The murder trial of South African Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius has resumed for a fourth day in Pretoria.
His defence lawyer is cross-examining witnesses who say they heard screaming on the night in February 2013 when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The double amputee denies intentionally killing her, saying he mistook the 29-year-old model for [...]
Thursday March 6th, 2014 | No comments »
(Reuters) – The first witness at Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial told the court on Monday she heard “bloodcurdling screams” from a woman followed by shots, a dramatic opening to a case that could see one of global sports’ most admired role models jailed for life.
Taking the stand after the Olympic and Paralympic star pleaded not [...]
Monday March 3rd, 2014 | No comments »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel leader employed high-tech communications gadgetry and sophisticated counterespionage practices to elude an international manhunt for 13 years, The Associated Press has learned. In the end, however, life on the run unraveled for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in a decidedly low-tech way.
A traditional wiretap in southern Arizona pointed [...]
Wednesday February 26th, 2014 | No comments »
(latimes.com), WASHINGTON — The Army will shrink to its lowest troop levels since before World War II under a budget proposed Monday by the Obama administration that seeks to downsize the Pentagon from the wartime buildup of the last 13 years, and calls for retiring hundreds of aging aircraft and warships.
The proposals reflect changing fortunes [...]
Tuesday February 25th, 2014 | No comments »
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The prospect of embarking on a national media tour with just one hour’s rest did nothing to diminish Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s smile on Monday morning.
The now two-time Daytona 500 champion showed up in an untucked plaid shirt and jeans for the annual winner’s breakfast at Daytona International Speedway, during which his [...]
Monday February 24th, 2014 | No comments »
Ocala, Florida…….Brady Bacon started off his bid for the 2014 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship with a win in Thursday’s season opening “Winter Dirt Games V” feature at Bubba Raceway Park. The 24-year old Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native, who finished third in points last year, already equaled his win total from 2013 aboard the [...]
Friday February 21st, 2014 | No comments »
Sketches posted by the U.N. on Weibo to accompany a searing report on human rights in North Korea split opinion in the Middle Kingdom
(www.time.com) – The illustrations appeared late at night on the U.N.’s Weibo social-media account in China. Despite their cartoonish renderings, the drawings depicted the horrifying abuse used by a communist Asian regime [...]
Tuesday February 18th, 2014 | No comments »
(www.foxnews.com) -STARKE, Fla. – The father of a 9-year-old South Florida boy raped and murdered in 1995 said he hopes the killer’s execution sends a strong signal to other would-be child molesters and abductors.
“Don’t kill the child. Because if you do, people will not forget, they will not forgive. We will hunt you down and [...]
Thursday February 13th, 2014 | No comments »
(Reuters) – Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber on Wednesday will ask a federal judge to give them until at least September 2015 to prepare for his trial on charges related to the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 20-year-old native of Russia’s restive Chechnya region who moved to the [...]
Wednesday February 12th, 2014 | No comments »
(CNN) — Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as arguably one of the most well-known child actresses in Hollywood history, died late Monday night, her publicist said.
She was 85.
Temple died of natural causes at her Woodside, California, home, surrounded by family and caregivers, a statement from Cheryl Kagan said.
Temple began acting at age 3 [...]
Tuesday February 11th, 2014 | No comments »