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- ‘It Brought Tears to Our Eyes’: American Describes Witnessing Thousands in Paris March Against Gay M …
"We go to France a lot and thought it was another left wing protest."
- Suspect in NY man's kidnapping: 'I made a mistake'
NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged in the brazen abduction and brutal captivity of a New York City businessman says he "made a mistake" but he's "not a criminal."
- 9-Year-Old Tells McDonald’s CEO That She’s Fed Up With His Tricks
How often does a 9-year-old get to scold one of the most powerful CEOs in the world? Not often enough.
- Missing mom's diary foreshadows family tragedy
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Susan Powell had been married about a year when she started writing a journal. She was a love-struck, 20-year-old newlywed, dreaming of the future she would build with her husband.
- Victoria plans action after girl's racial slur
(Reuters) - A teenage girl's abusive slur aimed at Australian Rules Football player Adam Goodes has jolted the state of Victoria into establishing programs that will educate children on racism, according to local media on Saturday. The 33-year-old Sydney Swans player, who is of Indigenous Australian heritage, was called an "ape" by the 13-year-old spectator at Friday's AFL game against Collingwood at the MCG in Melbourne. Goodes told a news conference he was "gutted" by the remark but added that the girl, who was escorted out of the stadium following the incident, had called him to apologies. ...
- Police fatally shoot Conn. military museum chief
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The founder and president of a Connecticut military museum was shot and killed at his home by police after he pointed a handgun at officers, state police said Sunday.
- Teen planned attack: Bombs in bedroom under floorboards linked to school plot
A 17-year-old student in Albany, Ore., built several bombs and had a detailed plan – including checklists and diagrams – as part of a Columbine-style plot to attack West Albany High School, a local prosecutor says.
- Why Is it So Hard to Fire a Low-Performing Government Employee?
Federal officials at the time of the Gilded Age created the civil service as way to insulate government workers from the influence of politics. The Pendleton Act and the Civil Service Act of 1883 established the merit-based system, which ended the practice of awarding government jobs as political favors and led to the system that is currently in place.