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Magazine: Levi Johnston apologizes to Palins

Levi Johnston has acknowledged telling lies about Sarah Palin and her family after splitting with the former Alaska governor’s daughter last year. The 20-year-old tells People magazine in an online story posted Tuesday that since his untrue statements were made in public, “I owe it to the Palins to publicly…

Wife: Minuteman founder threatened to shoot her, her family and the cops

The wife of the man who led the so-called Minuteman movement — aimed at protecting the US border with Mexico from immigrants — says he once asked her to shoot him, threatened to shoot her family and said he would kill cops. In seeking a protection order in April, Alena…

‘Family values’ congressman says he’ll resign over affair

Update: Souder made abstinence video with his mistress Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire blog notes, “This is priceless: Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) — who just resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with a staffer — recorded a video with the same woman praising abstinence education, according to TPM.” At TPM,…

Mexican police find blood matching missing former presidential candidate

Prosecutors have said that blood found in the car of a missing former presidential candidate matched his blood type as the apparent abduction gripped Mexico. The family of Diego Fernandez de Cevallos offered to negotiate his release, three days after the prominent politician disappeared from a ranch in central Mexico.…

Imelda Marcos wins seat in Philippines Congress

MANILA: Imelda Marcos, the widow of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos famous for her vast collection of shoes, won a seat in the Philippine Congress on Tuesday. It’s a fresh taste of power for the former first lady, 80, who fled the country more than two decades ago after a popular…

Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s latest nominee to the Supreme Court, helped protect the Saudi royal family from lawsuits that sought to hold al Qaeda financiers responsible in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The suits were filed by thousands of family members and others affected by the…

Arizona governor says illegal immigration is like ‘terrorist attacks’

Think a failed car bomb could be terrorism? How about traveling with your family without citizenship papers to the United States? In a little-noticed Fox News interview Friday, Arizona’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer, described the challenge of illegal immigration in her state as a veritable terrorist bonanza. Fox News host…

Tiger Woods apologizes to fans, family, says he’s unsure of return

Tiger Woods told family and friends on Friday he was “deeply sorry” for irresponsible and selfish behavior as he broke his self-imposed silence on the sex scandal that engulfed him last year. The 14-time major champion said he did not know when he would return to golf, but didn’t rule…

GOP senator’s family builds igloo to mock global warming

WASHINGTON — The apple doesn’t seem to fall far from the tree in Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) family. The rabid climate change denier‘s loved ones have joined together for the common purpose of poking fun at global warming and Al Gore. Members of Inhofe’s family braved the historic snow storms…

British priest defends urging people to shoplift

LONDON — A British priest who advised vulnerable people to shoplift defended his remarks on Tuesday, arguing that those abandoned by society often had no choice but to turn to crime. Father Tim Jones, a parish priest in York, northern England, caused a media storm when he advised his congregation…

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