In Memory of The Great Nelson Mandela

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In Memory of Nelson Mandela – an Ahimsa Warrior Transcending the border of South Africa, the whole world is mourning in the the loss of a global icon of modern Ahimsa (Non-Violent) Warrior, Nelson Mandela, who is just passing away this morning (6/12). Along with Martin Luther King, Jr., he has become one … [Read more...]

AP Photos: Detroit’s rise and fall

DETROIT (AP) — It was once the mighty Motor City.In Detroit's heyday, it was the place where workers in a rising middle class flocked to factories to build the cars that changed America's way of life. It was a city of innovation, of pride, of grit.Now, it has filed for bankruptcy. There are roughly 700,000 … [Read more...]

Mini-cow born at Roy farm looks like panda bear

ROY, Wash. (AP) — John Bartheld has been breeding miniature cows on his farm for seven years, hoping to recreate black and white markings in the pattern of a panda to make a "panda cow."He succeeded on June 28 when Peanut was born. From most angles, Peanut looks like the endangered Chinese bear with a big … [Read more...]

Why can’t Detroit make comeback like Big Three?

DETROIT (AP) — Four years ago, America's Big Three automakers mortgaged all they owned or went into bankruptcy court to keep from going broke.Since then, General Motors, Chrysler and Ford have all returned to full financial health, unlike Detroit itself, which filed for bankruptcy Thursday after years of … [Read more...]

DNA links Boston Strangler suspect to last victim

BOSTON (AP) — DNA tests confirm that the man who once claimed to be the Boston Strangler did kill the woman believed to be the serial killer's last victim and was likely responsible for the deaths of the other victims, authorities said Friday.Albert DeSalvo admitted to killing Mary Sullivan and 10 other women … [Read more...]

Norwegian alleges rape, fights Dubai jail sentence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Norwegian woman sentenced to 16 months in jail in Dubai for having sex outside marriage after she reported an alleged rape said Friday she decided to speak out in hopes of drawing attention to the risks of outsiders misunderstanding the Islamic-influenced legal codes in … [Read more...]

Cops: 4 men found held in ‘deplorable’ Texas home

HOUSTON (AP) — Four men found living in "deplorable conditions" in a Houston garage on Friday told police that they were being held captive after being lured by promises of food and cigarettes so that their captor could cash their public-assistance checks, authorities said.Three of the men were malnourished … [Read more...]

Coroner: Teen in Asiana crash killed by vehicle

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — As the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 burned, Ye Meng Yuan was lying on the ground just 30 feet away, buried by the firefighting foam rescue workers were spraying to douse the flames.No one knows exactly how the 16-year-old Chinese student got to that spot, but officials say one thing … [Read more...]

Residents worry if bankruptcy will better Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — In Detroit, it can take police nearly an hour to respond to a 911 call. Despite razing close to 10,000 vacant houses, three times as many still stand with windows smashed and doors ripped off. At night, many streets and even freeways are dangerously shrouded in darkness because tens of … [Read more...]

Obama, Bush heading to the same African city

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush are planning to be in the same city a world away from home, but the question is whether they will get together.The Democratic president was to fly Monday into Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the last stop on a weeklong tour of … [Read more...]