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Actor Charlie Sheen charged with assaulting his wife

Actor Charlie Sheen was charged on Monday with assaulting wife Brooke Mueller following a Christmas Day incident involving the couple at a vacation home in the US state of Colorado. Sheen, 44, appeared in court to face one felony charge and two misdemeanor counts stemming from the incident as a…

Frank: House committee to propose ‘a whole new system of housing finance’

Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) has the nation’s largest mortgage lenders squarely in his sights, and he’s aiming to take them down. Backing what he called a “piecemeal” effort to reform how Americans purchase their homes, the Congressman said on Friday that the House Financial Services Committee, which he chairs, will…

USAID: US rescuers pull 10 survivors out of Haiti’s rubble

Search and rescue teams from the United States on Sunday pulled a record 10 people alive from the rubble of quake-struck Port-au-Prince, according to the US Agency for International Development. “According to rescue officials, this is the largest number of rescues in a single day in decades of earthquake search…

Baseball star McGwire admits steroid use

LOS ANGELES — Baseball legend Mark McGwire said on Monday he used steroids during his record-breaking home run season in 1998, dealing another blow to the drug-tainted image of America’s national past-time. In a statement which confirmed long-held suspicions about McGwire’s hitting exploits, the 46-year-old former Oakland Athletics and St…

Ronald Reagan’s grandson arrested

LOS ANGELES — The grandson of former president Ronald Reagan was arrested Thursday at the home of his father, police in Los Angeles said. Police apprehended 31-year old Cameron Reagan shortly after midnight at the home of his talk show host father, Michael Reagan. Celebrity website TMZ.com said police were…

Lawyer who worked with both President Bushes tried to kill wife: police

Police say that a former White House lawyer who worked with both President Bushes tried to kill his wife. Along with trying to strangle her, he allegedly “beat her with a metal flashlight until she lost consciousness,” according to the affidavit quoted in multiple reports. “John Michael Farren, 57, of…

Secret Service investigates Obama effigy hung in President Carter’s hometown

The Secret Service is trying to uncover who hung an effigy of President Barack Obama in President Jimmy Carter’s home town. The black doll, which bore the president’s name, was found in Plains, Georgia on Saturday. A rope was slung around its neck and it was hanging in front of…

Obama moves ahead with repatriation of some Yemeni Gitmo prisoners

The United States will continue to repatriate Guantanamo detainees to Yemen, a country menaced by the Al-Qaeda terror network, despite the Christmas airliner attack, a White House official said Sunday. President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Yemeni nationals not transferred to US soil for trial or detention would…

Lieberman: No facility more humane than Gitmo

Sen. Joe Lieberman believes that Guantanamo Bay’s bad reputation isn’t deserved. “You could not find a better, more humane facility for a detention center in the world,” Lieberman told ABC’s Terry Moran Sunday. Though his claims are not supported by numerous reports from Cuba, they were not challenged on ABC.…

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