Quantcast
Home » 2013 (Page 968)

Head of Egypt’s armed forces tells Saudi king that the country is ‘stable’

LONDON (Reuters) – Egypt’s armed forces chief told Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Friday that the situation in Egypt was “stable”, the Saudi state news agency said, as Islamists demonstrated across the country against the military’s overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi. Security sources told Reuters that security forces had shot…

Monty Pythoners lose final court battle over ‘Spamalot’ musical royalties

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) – The surviving members of the British comedy troupe Monty Python lost a High Court battle on Friday over tens of thousands of pounds in royalties from their hit Broadway musical “Spamalot”. Mark Forstater, who helped produce the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy…

More than 80 women assaulted amid celebration over Morsi ousting in Egypt

Egypt’s women increasingly at risk of rape and sexual assault as rights groups warn of a step up in attacks On Wednesday night, when Egypt’s army chief announced the forced departure of Mohamed Morsi, the streets around Tahrir Square turned into an all-night carnival. But not everyone there was allowed…

Police investigating ex-Marine gun rights activist over armed park video

U.S. Park Police and Washington, D.C. Police are investigating a video posted by gun rights activist Adam Kokesh in which the former U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran is seen loading shells into a pump-action shotgun and promising a “final American Revolution” by “next Independence Day.” According to Talking Points Memo,…

92-year-old Iraq farmer marries woman 70 years younger

A 92-year-old Iraqi farmer married a woman 70 years his junior in a village north of Baghdad, he said Friday, voicing happiness at getting hitched alongside two teenage grandchildren who also tied the knot. Musali Mohammed al-Mujamaie married 22-year-old Muna Mukhlif al-Juburi on Thursday evening, three years after the death…

Zimmerman lawyer urges Trayvon’s mom to admit her son ’caused his own death’

Mark O’Mara, the criminal defense attorney representing former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, on Friday urged the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin to admit that her son may have “caused his own death.” O’Mara began his cross-examination of Sabrina Fulton by apologizing for her loss. “You need to ask a…

U.S. adds better-than-expected 195,000 jobs in June

WASHINGTON — The United States added a better-than-expected 195,000 jobs in June, and job growth in prior months was revised higher, official data released Friday showed. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent as the number of people in the work force continued to rise, the Labor Department said.…

UPDATED: Three pro-Morsi protesters shot dead where he’s being held

[Ed. note: This story has been updated with a more complete version of the account.] By Tom Perry and Alexander Dziadosz CAIRO (Reuters) – At least three protesters were shot dead on Friday outside the Republican Guard barracks in Cairo where deposed President Mohamed Mursi is being held, security sources…

Man arrested in stolen truck with guns, explosives, body armor

Law enforcement officials in Seattle announced on Thursday that they had arrested a Nevada resident carrying a cache of weapons, explosives and body armor in a stolen truck. University of Washington police first noticed 21-year-old Justin Miles Jasper sleeping in the truck on Tuesday night near campus, according to KIRO.…

Christians upset over Depp’s ‘Tonto’ being too pagan in ‘Lone Ranger’

There are plenty of reasons not to see the “Lone Ranger” reboot by Director Gore Verbinski, but Christian groups are protesting it for a whole other reason than regular reviewers. According to the Christian Post, conservatives are rankled that Tonto is not Christian enough and that the version of history…

Google+