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Ray Pirro Crashes Plane In Fresno While ‘Extraordinarily’ High On Meth (VIDEO)
On Sunday afternoon, Ray Pirro, a 52-year-old Fresno man, was killed after crashing a small Cessna airplane that he had stolen into a Fresno canal. Authorities say Pirro was “extraordinarily” high on meth, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The plane crashed on the bank of a canal in Fresno County, close to a residential subdivision filled with homes.
Defendant Charged with Investor Fraud Who Fled to Middle East is Arrested
AHMED ALABADI, a 44-year-old citizen of Iraq and former resident of Dearborn, was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on the evening of Friday February 3, 2012, announced United States Attorney Barbara McQuade. Alabadi was arrested on an indictment for bank fraud, attempted bank fraud, and money laundering.
Modern Mayans struggling to cope
The Mayan civilisation may have died out centuries ago, but people descended from them still live in Central America and southern Mexico.
Top Ficano aide charged in corruption probe
Detroit- Federal prosecutors charged a Wayne County executive who quit Wednesday with extortion, theft and obstruction of justice. It is the first criminal charge leveled in a widening corruption probe involving Wayne County government. Rochester Hills resident Tahir Kazmi, 52, who quit as chief information officer on Wednesday, was charged along with Dearborn resident Zayd Allebban, the county’s director of enterprise application.
Christian hoteliers who turned away gay couple see business slump – 2/15/2012 – Caterer and Hotelkeeper
The Christian couple who lost their appeal against a ruling that their policy of restricting double rooms to married couples discriminated against a gay couple have seen business at their Cornish hotel slump. Hazelmary Bull said that occupancy at the seven-bedroom Chymorvah hotel in Marazion, which she runs with her husband Peter, fell last year to 25% from an average of 75%.
GOP largely ignores birth-control furor in hearing with Sebelius – The Hill’s Healthwatch
Republicans have vowed to keep pressing their attack against the White House’s birth-control mandate, but you wouldn’t know it from the way they approached a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday. It was the first time Sebelius has testified before Congress since announcing the contraception mandate.
AP News: No cussing in class for teachers, lawmaker says
MICHELLE L. PRICE Published: 56 minutes ago Floyd Brown and his daughter Olivia Brown pose for a photo Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Anthem, Ariz. Borwn, pulled Olivia, a high school junior, from a local public school after she came home upset that one of her teachers was using profanity in the classroom and school administrators didn’t address his concerns.
Boehner On The Bima | The Jewish Week
House Speaker John Boehner grew up in Cincinnatti and has been a politician in Ohio, which has a fairly substantial Jewish population, since 1985. But he says he never set foot inside a synagogue before Monday, when he popped in for a meet-and-greet with Jewish military chaplains gathered at The Shul of Bal Harbor, Fla.
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Colbert mocks Catholic birth control coverage controversy | Believe It or Not | a Chron.com blog
Even after the White House announced it would rework a plan requiring religious institutions to cover no-cost birth control for employees, the Catholic opposition to the Obama administration’s approach to women’s health and its broader implications for church groups has continued.
Ancient Goldmine Discovered in Ethiopia, Are We Close to Solving Biblical Queen of Sheba’s Treasure Mystery?
An ancient goldmine discovered on a hill on the Gheralta plateau in northern Ethiopia is said to be the treasure trove of Queen of Sheba, the biblical legend who traveled from Ethiopia to Israel to meet the king and showered upon him tons of gold about 3,000 years ago.
After tough start to session, Dayton faces skeptical GOP audience for State of the State
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton has rarely shown a gift for soaring rhetoric, but he’ll have to summon a little magic Wednesday for a State of the State speech that could be his last chance in a short legislative session to convince skeptical Minnesota Republicans they should unite with him.
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Home / News & Publications / News Releases / Msgr.Lajiness Named Sacred Heart Rector Msgr. Todd Lajiness Named Rector/President of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron has announced the appointment of Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness as the new rector/president of Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
Views on provocative Real Catholic TV station anger Detroit archdiocese and others
As a Catholic TV station based in Ferndale becomes increasingly popular around the world, church officials are trying to tell the public that the media outlet does not represent Catholicism. In two public statements, the Archdiocese of Detroit has taken the unusual step of publicly criticizing Real Catholic TV, saying “that it does not have the authorization required under church law to identify or promote itself as Catholic.”
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USA TODAY’s 2012 MLB Preview has the essential information every fan needs for the upcoming season. Eight different regional covers to choose from. Get a leg up on all your fellow fantasy league owners. Fantasy Baseball 2012 covers all of your draft-day needs with key stats and analysis.
AP files lawsuit against Meltwater NewsSubscriber-only service uses unlicensed AP content to compete against AP NEW YORK – The Associated Press today filed suit against Meltwater News for copyright infringement and “hot news” misappropriation. Using unlicensed verbatim AP content, Meltwater delivers a service to paying customers that competes directly with AP and its customers, the suit claims. The suit was filed Tuesday, Feb.
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Religion News Service | Faith | Doctrine & Practice | You’ve heard of evangelicals, but just who are they?
(RNS) Evangelicals have been in the news a lot lately, from the Denver Broncos’ Tim Tebow and his take-a-knee prayers to the Texas pastor and his wife who spent 24 hours in bed preaching the virtues of sex in Christian marriages.
Talking off-air with Delilah, the ‘Queen of Sappy Love Songs’ – CNN.com
updated 10:03 AM EST, Tue February 14, 2012 Seattle (CNN) — “Who is on your heart tonight?” Is it a spouse who died too soon, a recently discovered sister or maybe a weasel of an ex? No matter your situation, there is a song.
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