SAN DIEGO (AP) — Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has reached a tentative deal involving a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him and the city. City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says a proposed resolution has been reached, and it will be presented to the City Council during closed session Friday. No details have been released, and it's unclear whether a resignation is part of the deal. Filner has been besieged by sexual harassment allegations from at least 17 women. A petition drive to recall Filner is in full swing.
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is calling for "a thorough, impartial and prompt investigation" into activists' claims that Syrian government forces killed at least 130 people with toxic gas on Wednesday. The U.S., Britain and France are demanding that a team of U.N. experts already in Syria be granted immediate access to the eastern suburbs of Damascus where the purported chemical attacks took place. The Syrian government is denying the allegations calling them "absolutely baseless."
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Bradley Manning's family says his intentions were good and he believed he was acting in the best interest of this country when he released reams of classified information to WikiLeaks. Their comments came after the Army private was given the stiffest penalty ever handed out in the U.S. for leaking to the media. He was sentenced today to up to 35 years in prison.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The 15-year-old co-defendant of a man accused of fatally shooting a baby boy in his stroller during a robbery attempt in coastal Georgia has told a judge that 18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins was the shooter. Dominique Lang maintains he had no involvement in the boy's death. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Lang was questioned in front of a judge Wednesday in the trial of Elkins, who is accused of fatally shooting 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick March 21.
BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says he won't be a candidate for Massachusetts governor next year. The former Republican senator and state lawmaker spoke Wednesday night on WBZ-AM's "NightSide With Dan Rea" radio program. Brown says he wants to fulfill his commitments to the law firm where he works, and to Fox News, where he is a paid commentator.
Created: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:14:45 EST
Updated: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:14:45 EST