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  • Michelle Obama: ‘I’m Strong, Smart and Bold’

    Michelle Obama: ‘I’m Strong, Smart and Bold’

    (OMAHA, Neb.) — First lady Michelle Obama was in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday for an address to women and girls, aimed at boosting their confidence as advocates for themselves.  She also appealed for campaign cash at a fundraiser hosted by Warren Buffet in Omaha, which could be key to President Obama’s re-election. Mrs. Obama delivered the keynote speech at an annual luncheon for Girls Inc., a nonprofit advocacy group for which she is an honorary board chair, exhorting the women not to “be afraid to dream big.” “You have to see yourself in a place. You have to be able to […]

  • Bradley Manning Judge to Rule on Request to Drop Charges

    Bradley Manning Judge to Rule on Request to Drop Charges

    (FORT MEADE, Md.) — An Army judge said she will rule Wednesday on a defense request to drop the charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, and set deadlines for various government agencies to provide assessments of the impact of Manning’s alleged leaking of classified materials to WikiLeaks. The bulk of the day in the pretrial hearing focused on arguments for and against the motion his defense team filed last month to dismiss the charges against Manning with prejudice. Manning is being court-martialed for allegedly leaking a trove of classified documents and video clips to WikiLeaks, a website dedicated to undermining government […]

  • More Secret Service Agents Fall in Colombia Scandal

    More Secret Service Agents Fall in Colombia Scandal

    (WASHINGTON) — The Secret Service will announce Tuesday night that two more agents are resigning under pressure as a result of the Cartagena, Colombia, prostitute scandal, and that the process has begun for a third employee to leave, ABC News has learned. Two others have been cleared. Six Secret Service employees, including two supervisors, have already been forced out of the agency as a result of an investigation into a night of partying in Cartagena before President Obama’s arrival, in which they allegedly drank heavily and mingled with prostitutes. The Secret Service had said 12 employees were being investigated, and […]

  • Zac Brown Seeking Donations for Camp Southern Ground

    Zac Brown Seeking Donations for Camp Southern Ground

    Zac Brown plans to open Camp Southern Ground, a camp for kids who are underprivileged and with developmental disorders, in 2014. It will be located south of Atlanta and include an organic farm on the property. Zac tells TheBoot.com, “The kids will be able to eat what they pull up from out the ground that day. It’s a big project, a big undertaking.” Zac’s camp is non-profit and is registered to take donations. He says, “We need as much help as we can get. We need corporate sponsors, individuals.” Opening Camp Southern Ground has been a dream of Zac’s ever […]

  • Clemens’ Defense Dismisses Key Prosecution Witness Testimony

    Clemens’ Defense Dismisses Key Prosecution Witness Testimony

    (WASHINGTON) — The lawyer for Roger Clemens ripped into the evidence against him today as a “hodgepodge of garbage” and said key prosecution witness Brian NcNamee was a liar. Clemens’ lawyer Rusty Hardin ridiculed charges in his opening statement that the retired pitching ace lied to Congress about the use of steroids and human growth hormones. “What guy would go to Congress and lie under oath knowing what the consequences would be?” Hardin said. Hardin told the jury of 10 women and 6 men (there are 4 alternates) the case was focused on Clemens because his client “Dared to deny […]

  • Steven Powell Loses Bid to Toss Child Porn Evidence

    Steven Powell Loses Bid to Toss Child Porn Evidence

    (WASHINGTON) — A bid by Steven Powell to have evidence of child pornography and voyeurism dropped was denied Tuesday by a Washington court. The father of Josh Powell and father-in-law of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell appeared in court, sitting just feet away from Susan Powell’s parents, seeking to have the evidence against him ruled inadmissible. He argued that the 2011 search of his home, in which investigators seized dozens of video tapes and CDs containing thousands of images of naked young girls and women, was an illegal search. Judge Ronald Culpepper, however, disagreed. He ruled that police rightfully […]

  • NY Jury to See Video of Man Posing as Dead Mom

    NY Jury to See Video of Man Posing as Dead Mom

    (NEW YORK) — Jurors in a New York court will see surveillance footage Tuesday of a man who allegedly dressed up as his dead mother for six years to cash her Social Security checks, even going as far as visiting the DMV for a new license in the get-up. Thomas Prusik-Parkin is accused of collecting more than $115,000 on his mother Irene Prusik’s government benefits and rent subsidies for six years following her death in 2003. In what the Brooklyn district attorney’s office called an “elaborate fraud,” Prusik-Parkin and an accomplice allegedly appropriated Social Security benefits, social service payments and […]