Iranian president gets cold welcome at Columbia

September 26, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

NEW YORK (AP) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned the official version of the Sept. 11 attacks and defended the right to cast doubt on the Holocaust in a tense appearance Monday at Columbia University, whose president accused the hard-line leader of behaving like “a petty and cruel dictator. […]

18-year-old charged in Del. State University double shooting

September 26, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the shooting of two students at Delaware State University, authorities said Monday. As they led him into a courthouse, he told reporters: “I’m sorry.”

Loyer D. Braden, arrested about 3:30 a.m. in his dorm room, was charged with attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment, as well as a gun charge, according to court documents. […]

Bush names nominee for attorney general

September 19, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, seeking to avert a possible confirmation fight over a more partisan candidate, chose retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey Monday to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. “Judge Mukasey is clear-eyed about the threat our nation faces,” Bush said. […]

Pipelines explode in Mexico; sabotage suspected

September 12, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) – Mexican gas and oil pipelines were attacked in six places before dawn Monday, causing explosions, fires and gas leaks that forced the evacuation of thousands of people.

The blasts reverberated for miles. No direct injuries were reported, though civil defense agencies said two women in their 70s who lived nearby died of heart attacks shortly afterward. […]

President Bush makes surprise Iraq visit

September 5, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) – President George W. Bush and his national security team assessed first-hand the war in Iraq and prospects for political reconciliation on Sept. 3 before a showdown with Congress over the U.S. troop buildup.

The president secretly flew 12 hours to this dusty air base in a remote part of Anbar province, bypassing Baghdad in a symbolic expression of impatience with political paralysis in the nation’s capital. […]

Corzine gave ex’s brother-in-law $15G

September 5, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

TRENTON (AP) – Gov. Jon S. Corzine gave $15,000 to his former girlfriend’s brother-in-law after forcing him to quit a Turnpike Authority job the administration helped him get, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported.

In the week of Aug. 26, Corzine acknowledged giving two gifts to Rocco Riccio – $10,000 this spring and $5,000 this summer – in payments drawn by the governor’s personal lawyer. […]

Pakistani political deal stalls amid opposition

September 5, 2007 Signal Editorial Staff 0

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) –

The government of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf still hopes to reach a power-sharing deal with ex-premier Benazir Bhutto. But with negotiations stalled because of fierce opposition from the ruling party, hopes are fading and Musharraf could be drifting toward his political demise. […]

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