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US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:33
22 October 2014Last updated at 01:24 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Bradlee was executive editor of the Washington Post for more than a decade Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says. It says he died at his Washington home of natural causes. As executive editor from 1968-91, Bradlee was credited for transforming the Post into one the most respected newspapers in…
Elusive pet bobcat again escapes from its southern New Jersey home, darts into wooded area
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:33
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1orDkIF) reports Rocky went missing from Ginny Fine's home in Stafford Township on Tuesday morning. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Animal control officials spotted the 38-pound bobcat later in the day but couldn't catch it before it ran off into a wooded area. The wayward pet has been the subject of…
Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor who guided paper through Watergate, dies at 93
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:33
Ben Bradlee, the legendary newspaper editor who guided The Washington Post through its Watergate coverage and other watershed moments in American journalism history, died Monday, the newspaper reported. He was 93. Bradlee, who led the Post for 26 years from 1965 to 1991, died at his home in Washington of natural causes, the Post reported. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Aside from his leadership of the newspaper during the Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of President…
BOILING POINT Detroit officials fume after UN rips water shut-offs
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:09
Detroit officials are fuming after two visiting United Nations lawyers scolded the city for cutting off water to delinquent customers and described the shut-offs as a “human rights” violation. The response follows a three-day visit to Detroit -- which desperately is trying to bail itself out of bankruptcy -- from two representatives with the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. ADVERTISEMENT
JIHAD JANES? 3 American teen girls reportedly tried to join ISIS militants
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:09
The FBI says it is investigating the possibility that three American teenage girls were attempting to join the Islamic State in Syria when they were detained in Germany. A law enforcement source told Fox News Tuesday that the girls are home in Colorado after they were tracked down in Frankfurt. The three girls are all under the age of 18 and are not expected to face charges. Two of the girls are of Somali descent…
Sam released by Dallas Cowboys
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:32
Michael Sam, who hopes to become the first openly gay athlete to play in a regular-season NFL game, has been released by the Dallas Cowboys. The defensive end, 24, spent the first seven weeks of the season in the 10-man practice squad and never made the 53-man roster. "I will take the lessons I learned here and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday," he tweeted.
Colorado man plans to plead guilty in Montana teacher killing that rattled Bakken oil patch
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:32
SIDNEY, Mont. – A Colorado man plans to plead guilty to killing a Montana teacher in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom. A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday calls for a 100-year sentence for 25-year-old Michael Spell on a charge of deliberate homicide. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Spell is charged with the 2012 murder of Sherry Arnold, a 43-year-old Sidney high school teacher who disappeared while jogging.
Lawyer for victims says website has no immunity since it helps pimps write successful ads
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:32
People opposed to child sex trafficking rally outside of the Washington state Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The court was hearing a case filed by three victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte) (The Associated Press) People opposed to child sex trafficking rally outside of the Washington state Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct.
Mentally ill Briton extradited to U.S. over alleged plan for militant camp
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:33
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – A mentally ill Briton pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to U.S. terrorism charges that he conspired with notorious London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri to set up a jihadist training camp in Oregon in 1999. Haroon Aswat, 40, was arraigned in federal court in New York on four counts, including conspiracy to provide support to al Qaeda and providing such support, after his extradition from Britain earlier in the day. Wearing a…
Mental exam for White House 'jumper'
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:31
21 October 2014Last updated at 22:31 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Gonzalez reportedly told officials he feared the atmosphere was collapsing and needed to warn the president Continue reading the main story Related StoriesHead of US Secret Service resignsWhite House security plan 'failed' A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for the man accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building with a knife.

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