August 31, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to make a statement Saturday as his administration considers missile strikes on Syria, but a White House official said he would not announce imminent military operations. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the president's remarks and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Obama would provide an update to the American people about his decisions on how to proceed. The White House said the president would speak from the Rose Garden at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time (10:15 a.m. Pacific)
August 26, 2013 |
What a train wreck of desperation the MTV Video Music Awards were Sunday night, right? I'm not going to continue to pile on Miley Cyrus. The girl is 20, lest we forget, and if we're not careful, she's going to end up like Lindsay Lohan. But her look--on the red carpet and onstage--just reinforced that the whole show was about bumping and grinding and butt jokes and bare midriffs and above all, trying too hard. Taylor Swift, poured into that navy blue Herve Leger column dress, had an unpleasant air of being above it all. So did her pal Selena Gomez, who looked like Swift's mean girl partner-in-crime, dressed in a navy blue Versace column gown.
August 16, 2013 |
Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva is now saying that she did not mean to condemn gays with her comments from the world championships this week. "English is not my first language and I think I may have been misunderstood when I spoke yesterday," Isinbayeva said in a statement issued through meet organizers on Friday. "What I wanted to say was that people should respect the laws of other countries particularly when they are guests," the statement read. "I respect the views of my fellow athletes and let me state in the strongest terms that I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people.
August 14, 2013
First, your honor I want to start off with an apology. I am sorry that my actions hurt people. I'm sorry that I hurt the United States. At the time of my decisions, as you know, I was dealing with a lot of issues, issues that are ongoing and continuing to effect me. Although a considerable difficulty in my life, these issues are not an excuse for my actions. I understood what I was doing, and decisions I made. However I did not fully appreciate the broader effects of my actions.
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August 13, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - Mayor Bob Filner, in his first response to the recall movement aimed at ousting him from office, said this: "Now is not the time to go backwards. " Through his attorneys, Filner issued a statement late Monday to the recall committee set to begin Sunday gathering signatures to force an election. By city law, the committee must publish his statement in a local newspaper. In the statement, Filner made no mention of the accusations of sexual harassment lodged against him by 14 women, including a former staffer who has filed a lawsuit.
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August 13, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - In his first response to the recall movement aimed at ousting him from office, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said in a statement that "now is not the time to go backwards. " Through his attorneys, Filner issued a statement late Monday to the recall committee set to begin gathering signatures Sunday to force an election. By city law, the committee must publish his statement in a local newspaper. In the statement, Filner made no mention of the accusations of sexual harassment lodged against him by 14 women, including a former staffer who has filed a lawsuit.
August 9, 2013 |
CLEVELAND - Albert Pujols angrily denied Jack Clark's accusation that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his early days with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Angels slugger said Friday night that he will take legal action against Clark and the radio station the former major leaguer works for. "It is irresponsible and reckless for Jack Clark to have falsely accused me of using PEDs," Pujols, who is on the disabled list and did not travel with...
July 25, 2013 |
FT. MEADE, Md. - Bradley Manning purposely joined the Army and deployed to Iraq to parlay his extensive computer skills into disclosing a treasure trove of protected U.S. secrets that he knew would assist terrorist organizations in their efforts to attack the United States, the chief prosecutor in Manning's military court-martial said Thursday. "WikiLeaks was merely the platform that Pfc. Manning used to make sure all the information was available to the world, including the enemies of the United States," Army Maj. Ashden Fein said in his closing argument near the end of Manning's trial here.
July 22, 2013 |
The British royal family announced the delivery of the newest heir to the throne in a simple statement delivered by both modern and traditional methods. It was sent out at about 8:30 p.m. London time via email and social networks. A short time later, following tradition, a slightly abbreviated version was posted on an easel at Buckingham Palace. The electronic announcement from the palace read, in full: HAS BEEN DELIVERED OF A SON Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm.
July 19, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false statements that resulted in his receiving a seven-year prison sentence. The complaint was filed in a federal district court in Florida. Puig declined to comment on the situation. Puig's agent, Jaime Torres , said his client has retained a lawyer who is in the process of filing an "aggressive" response. Plaintiff Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot is in Cuba, but his Miami-based lawyers argue that United States courts have jurisdiction over this case under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991.