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September 13, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - The top doctor aboard the Navy's hospital ship Mercy has been relieved of command because of allegations that he falsified his physical fitness and weight records, the Navy announced Friday. Capt. William Cogar, commanding officer of the hospital aboard the San Diego-based ship, was relieved by Rear Adm. Thomas Shannon, commander of the military sealift command. Shannon took the action Friday after an investigation by the Navy's inspector general found "irregularities" in Cogar's records.
July 13, 2013 |
Every time I return to my native land, I begin, once again, to understand the function of memory. This is the land I once walked across, from Dublin to Galway, in a nine-day rainstorm. This is the land where, as a child from the uncomplicated suburbs, I began to recognize the heft of violence. This is a land where light plays with shadow, a land of saints, scholars, schizophrenics. Ireland is built on the wounds and the mercies of the past. Everywhere we are is everywhere we have once been.
May 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining - the “highlight of our karaoke nights.” The correspondence from Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) was among 14 letters made public Tuesday as Jackson and his wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, await sentencing July 1. Eight of the writers were sympathetic to Jackson, his wife or both.
April 29, 2013 |
Lamborghini. Sharply angular, more expensive than some condo mortgages. So distinctive that it's an instant what-the-heck-was-that moment when one rolls past, growling like some partially tamed beast. Just having one is usually enough for most owners, but then there is rapper Chris Brown. PHOTOS: Chris Brown's custom Lamborghini What's his Lambo like? Here's a clue: If the Transformers decided to go all upscale Italian exotic on us in their next sequel, one of them would look like this.
March 17, 2013 |
TEHRAN - The pickpocket, nabbed in the act, pleaded for mercy. “Please, let me go!” he implored of the spectators gathered on the sidewalk. “I am a father of two. I can't make ends meet.” Improbably, an onlooker invoking the onset of spring holidays and the philosophy of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy would help decide the suspect's fate. Moments earlier, two elderly men had dragged the assailant from the bus station on Enghelab (Revolution) Avenue, close to the bustle of Tehran University.
March 17, 2013 |
VATICAN CITY -- Tens of thousands of pilgrims Sunday greeted Pope Francis on his first scheduled appearance before the general public, shouting their acclaim in St. Peter's Square as the pope gave the first Angelus blessing of his pontificate. Appearing at the window of the papal study on the top floor of the Apostolic Palace, the pope immediately drew delighted laughs from the crowds by greeting them informally: "Brothers and sisters, good day. " "Good day!" the crowd shouted back.