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Ex-governor convicted in finance scheme

Friday, 19 September 2014 15:12
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns. Rowland, once a rising star for the Republican Party, served 10 months in prison for taking illegal gifts while in office and now as a repeat offender faces the possibility of a much stiffer sentence.
Obama: Campus sexual assault "matters to all of us"
Friday, 19 September 2014 15:10
September 19, 2014, 3:25 PM|Sexual assault on college campuses "is no longer something we as a nation can turn away from," says President Obama.
Chris McDaniel continues challenging Mississippi Senate primary results
Friday, 19 September 2014 15:10
JACKSON, Miss. -- Defeated Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. Just hours before a midnight deadline, attorneys for McDaniel, a state senator who was supported by tea party groups, filed legal arguments with the Mississippi Supreme Court late Thursday. The arguments reiterate what McDaniel's attorneys had said before Judge Hollis McGehee…
Islamic State captures 60 Syrian villages
Friday, 19 September 2014 14:11
Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border in a lightning two-day campaign, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday. "In the past 48 hours, they have taken 60 villages, 40 on Friday alone," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman, referring to the operation around Ain al-Arab, known to the Kurds as Kobane. "The Kurdish fighters are beating a retreat because they are outnumbered."
3 found guilty in Georgia salmonella trial
Friday, 19 September 2014 14:11
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A seven-week trial ended Friday with a federal jury convicting three people in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to a number of deaths. Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was found guilty Friday of conspiracy and other charges after a seven-week trial in Albany, Georgia. Parnell, his brother, Michael Parnell, and quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson…
Obama rolls out "It's On Us" initiative to combat sexual assault
Friday, 19 September 2014 14:09
Taking the next step in its effort to root out sexual violence, particularly at college campuses, the Obama administration on Friday launched a public awareness campaign called "It's On Us" to help all Americans feel responsible for preventing sexual assault. "Campus sexual assault is no longer something we as a nation can turn away from and say, 'that's not our problem,'" President Obama said, joined by Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of…
Sen. Rand Paul woos minorities in critique against voting, drug laws
Friday, 19 September 2014 14:09
In his latest appeal to voters who don't traditionally fall into his party's mold, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, on Thursday scorned Republican-led attempts to restrict voting rights for minorities. "So many times, Republicans are seen as this party of, 'We don't want black people to vote because they're voting Democrat; we don't want Hispanic people to vote because they're voting Democrat,'" he said during remarks at the Liberty Political Action Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. "We…
AWOL Afghan police officers recovered
Friday, 19 September 2014 14:09
Two Afghan policemen who were in the United States for drug trafficking training and vanished over the weekend have been found, says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The two men - Mohammad Yasin Ataye, 22, and Mohd Naweed Samimi, 24 - were picked up Thursday night and returned to Quantico, said Rusty Payne, a DEA spokesman. Payne did not have details on where they were found but added that they, along with the other Sensitive…
Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress
Friday, 19 September 2014 14:09
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated by a longer-term spending bill and more wrenching questions over President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Lawmakers darted home on Thursday after approving stopgap funding to avert a government shutdown and authorizing the arming and training of moderate Syrian rebels. But those measures last only until Dec.
Jury delivers verdict in salmonella trial
Friday, 19 September 2014 13:11
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A seven-week trial ended Friday with a federal jury convicting three people in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to a number of deaths. Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was found guilty Friday of conspiracy and other charges after a seven-week trial in Albany, Georgia. Parnell, his brother, Michael Parnell, and quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson…

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