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Court: Zimmerman to face new judge

Court: Zimmerman to face new judge

MIAMI — A Florida appeals court ruled yesterday that George Zimmerman, a former neighbourhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, should be granted a new judge in his case. The decision from the three-judge panel came in response to a motion filed by Zimmerman’s lawyer asking the court to overturn a […]

Louisiana braces for hurricane

Louisiana braces for hurricane

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Isaac swirled into the Gulf of Mexico today, disrupting US offshore energy production and threatening to hit Louisiana as a hurricane seven years to the day after devastating Hurricane Katrina. The storm swiped south Florida yesterday before moving into warm Gulf waters, where it is expected to strengthen into at least […]

Deadly shooting in New York

NEW YORK — Two people were killed and at least eight were wounded in a shooting outside the landmark Empire State Building in New York City today, according to a police source. One of the dead was the shooter, the source said, adding that there was no apparent link to terrorism. “I heard the gunshots,” […]

Voters oppose Bloomberg's soft drink ban

NEW YORK — Two major public health initiatives pushed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks and a plan to encourage breast-feeding — are opposed by a majority of city voters, a Quinnipiac poll said tod

Voters oppose Bloomberg’s soft drink ban

NEW YORK — Two major public health initiatives pushed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks and a plan to encourage breast-feeding — are opposed by a majority of city voters, a Quinnipiac poll said tod

Man pleads guilty to terrorism charge

BOSTON — A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack the Pentagon and the US Capitol with large, remote-controlled model airplanes packed with explosives has agreed to plead guilty, authorities said yesterday.

Prosecutors and defence attorn

New app rescues you from bad dates

NEW YORK — Most people have been there, trapped on an awkward date that is going nowhere. But relief could be on the way with a new app that provides an incoming rescue call.

The Bad Date Rescue app, which was launched by the dating website eHarmon

Congressman weds male

BOSTON — Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added som