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Rob Ford quits mayor's race; brother to run in his place

Friday, 12 September 2014 14:09
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid for mayor as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen and his brother has registered to run his in place. The city clerk's office says Rob Ford will instead seek a seat on the City Council, after a nephew withdrew his candidacy. Doug Ford, a city councilor who had been the mayor's campaign manager, submitted his registration papers to run for…
Prison knew about school shooter's escape plans: union
Friday, 12 September 2014 14:09
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students who escaped from a prison. Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped Thursday night with two other inmates from the prison in Lima, about 80 miles south of Toledo. One was captured quickly. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and police in Lima said around 1: 30 a.m. Friday that Lane had been caught. No further details were available.
Former day care worker convicted in kidnapping, assault
Friday, 12 September 2014 14:09
A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal. Christina Regusters, 21, donned a Muslim dress and veil to impersonate the girl's mother and take her from Bryant Elementary School in January 2013, then posed as three different people to trick the blindfolded child. The girl was found half-naked the next morning at a cold, dark playground.
Where is the US economy heading? How does it impact Australia?
Friday, 12 September 2014 13:09
It is typically Australian to concentrate on our own backyard — after all, how fast our economy grows ultimately affects job creation, profit growth, interest rate rises and all of the material things that hit our hip pocket. However, we can never ignore outside economic developments in places like China, and right now the USA has been having a big impact on our economy. You see, if US interest rates were not around zero, the…
Arnold Schwarzenegger's official portrait revealed in California
Friday, 12 September 2014 13:09
September 12, 2014, 12:46 PM|Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-California, unveiled his official portrait Monday at the California state capitol. KOVR's Shannon Brianis reports.
Former U.S. Afghanistan commander to lead effort against Islamic State
Friday, 12 September 2014 13:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has chosen retired Marine Corps General John Allen, who served as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to coordinate international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a U.S. official said on Friday. Allen has long experience working with leaders in the region, both as a commander in Iraq and as deputy head of U.S. Central Command, which controls U.S.
Rob Ford quits mayor's race
Friday, 12 September 2014 13:08
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid for mayor as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen and his brother has registered to run his in place. The city clerk's office says Rob Ford will instead seek a seat on the City Council, after a nephew withdrew his candidacy. Doug Ford, a city councilor who had been the mayor's campaign manager, submitted his registration papers to run for…
Union: Prison learned of escape plans day earlier
Friday, 12 September 2014 13:08
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students who escaped from a prison. Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped Thursday night with two other inmates from the prison in Lima, about 80 miles south of Toledo. One was captured quickly. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and police in Lima said around 1: 30 a.m. Friday that Lane had been caught. No further details were available.
Zimmerman accused of threatening to kill driver
Friday, 12 September 2014 13:08
View gallery This image taken from a video released by attorney Howard Iken on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, shows G … ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a driver has reported that George Zimmerman threatened to kill him after a confrontation on the road. Police are investigating two reports involving the driver and 30-year-old Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year of a second-degree murder charge for shooting an unarmed teenager.
First lady to campaign for Democrat in tight Iowa Senate race
Friday, 12 September 2014 12:39
STORY HIGHLIGHTSMichelle Obama to campaign for Democrat in IowaBruce Braley faces Joni Ernst to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom HarkinWith low approval rating in some areas, Barack Obama isn't welcome (CNN) -- First lady Michelle Obama is heading to Iowa next month to campaign in one of the closest Senate races of the 2014 midterms. In what is only her second announced appearance on the trail for a candidate, Obama will stump for Bruce Braley,…

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