Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

Thursday, 21 August 2014 23:41
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm." Appearing with Ryan at a public event for the first time since their ticket lost two years ago, Romney offered his own good-humored praise by saying that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president" himself. Ryan, R-Wis.
German cop in dock over cannibalism website killing
Thursday, 21 August 2014 23:41
Dresden (Germany) (AFP) - The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists starts on Friday in the eastern city of Dresden. In a macabre case that captured global attention, prosecutors say the 56-year-old defendant, Detlef Guenzel, killed the man at his home last November, then cut his body into small pieces and buried them in his garden. The dead man, 59-year-old Polish-born…
Mo 'ne Davis's dream season comes to an end
Thursday, 21 August 2014 23:41
In the end, only one of the Little League World Series' big stories could survive, and it wouldn't be Mo'ne Davis. Davis, the 13-year-old girl pitcher who captured the nation's attention, and her Taney Dragons team from Philadelphia were eliminated from the tournament Thursday. Chicago's Jackie Robinson West, which made headlines because it's made up entirely of black players, won the game 6-5 and advances to the U.S. finals. Davis didn't pitch, having exhausted her…
Americans believed to be among jihadists in Syria
Thursday, 21 August 2014 23:41
Washington (AFP) - Some 12,000 foreign jihadists from 50 countries, including Americans, have gone to fight in Syria since the conflict began, the US State Department said Thursday. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, estimated that more than 100 US citizens have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to join the conflict. They have traveled to join radical groups including the Islamic State (IS), militants fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad in…
Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom
Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros— in ransom for his release. A second U.S. official says the demands were sent in emails to Foley's family in New Hampshire. Both officials spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ransom demands by name.
Police: Suspects stalk, rob senior citizens at Philly-area banks
Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:41
Police are trying to track down the trio of robbers who they say have been stalking out senior citizens at banks throughout Philadelphia then attacking and robbing them.Crime & Justice
Phelps back in international comp, advances in 100
Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:40
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps' return to international competition. It was anything but boring. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist advanced to the 100-meter freestyle final at the Pan Pacific championships on Friday, with his time of 48.45 seconds ranking him third overall in the preliminaries and second quickest among the 12 Americans. His U.S. teammate Nathan Adrian set a meet record 48.05 to lead qualifying,…
Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson
Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:40
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago. Since the guard's arrival Monday, flare-ups in the small section of town that had been the center of unrest have begun to subside. The quietest night was overnight Wednesday into Thursday, when police arrested…
Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86
Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:39
DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit said in a statement Thursday. "We mourn the loss of a dedicated shepherd," said Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron, who served as a priest under Szoka…
Baseball - Angels lose star pitcher for play-off drive
Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:39
- Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will miss the remainder of the Major League Baseball season with torn left knee patellar tendon, the team announced on Thursday. The 26-year-old American right-hander suffered the injury in the bottom of the second innings of an 8-3 victory at Boston, and surgery is tentatively scheduled for next week. An MRI on Thursday showed the extent of the injury, which is expected to take between six and nine…
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