Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing

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TweetYumShareThis Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing 07 Nov 2013 Newtown officials have notified a police officer who hasn’t returned to work since responding to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that he could be fired. Thomas Bean, a 12-year veteran, submitted a two-sentence letter from his doctor indicating […]

Iraq War vet faces 10 years in prison after photographing police

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TweetYum(RT)   A 34-year-old Iraqi War veteran is facing ten years behind bars after photographing police officers in Austin, Texas that he says were mistreating a woman during a routine arrest on New Year’s Eve. Antonio Buehler was pumping gas on December 31, 2011 when he witnessed officers with the Austin Police Department attempt to […]

US faces dilemma over Egyptian military

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TweetYumFor three decades the US backed the Egyptian military, in part because of fear of an Islamist takeover. Yet now that the Muslim Brotherhood has actually won the Egyptian presidency, the Obama administration finds itself debating whether to punish the military for its efforts to hold on to power. With the announcement on Sunday that […]

Hawass “Egypt’s Indiana Jones” faces charges

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TweetYumZahi Hawass, the former minister of state for antiquities faces charges of breaking Egypt’s antiquities law when he agreed to display rare Egyptian objects in Australia and the US. General Prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud on Monday referred charges of wasting public money and stealing Egyptian antiquities against Zahi Hawass, former minister of state for antiquities […]

Utah senator faces caucus challenge from Tea Party candidates

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TweetYum By Debbie Hummel, Reuters.com Seeking one last term, Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch is facing what may prove to be the toughest re-election of his 36-year tenure in Thursday’s Utah Republican caucus against two popular younger Tea Party-backed candidates. Conservative and heavily Republican Utah last elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate more than […]