Archive for July, 2009
A sailor accused of killing another sailor was found dead in his cell in a southern California military jail, officials said Friday.
Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, whose "People Power" movement pushed out longtime strongman Ferdinand Marcos less than three years after her husband's assassination, has died at age 76, her family announced Saturday.
The Florida state attorney's office believes there were two motives in the home invasion murder of Byrd and Melanie Billings -- robbery and a contracted hit, a source told CNN. The source said the state is working under the belief that most of the suspects in the case thought they were there for a robbery, but that Leonard Gonzalez Jr. and others plotted a hit.
A key House committee passed comprehensive health care reform legislation Friday, moving President Obama's domestic priority one step closer to congressional approval.
While the coroner's report on what killed Michael Jackson has been delayed indefinitely, new evidence emerged that the singer shopped for a doctor who would give him the drug investigators suspect led to his death.
Three American tourists are reportedly in Iranian custody after they may have strayed across the border from Iraq during a mountain hike, Kurdish officials said Friday.
A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was found strangled Thursday in his Upper East Side apartment, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner said Friday.
1. You have to give the Phillies and the Red Sox credit. Yes, they have large payrolls and have resource advantages most clubs do not have. But both organizations were able to draw from fertile farm systems to make key deadline deals this week -- and do so without giving up their very elite prospects. The Phillies made themselves the team to beat in the National League by getting pitcher Cliff Lee without trading pitcher Kyle Drabek or outfielder Dominic Brown.
Two Democratic senators called on the Pentagon to take back more than $83 million in bonuses paid to military contractor KBR after a Defense Department report criticized its electrical work on U.S. bases overseas.