• Obama’s Off-the-Cuff ‘Red Line’ Creates Syria Dilemma

    Obama’s Off-the-Cuff ‘Red Line’ Creates Syria Dilemma

    (WASHINGTON) — White House aides say President Obama’s drawn-out decision making process on military action against Syria is evidence of a thoughtful, responsible leader.  But it could also be the sign of a tortured spirit, a reluctant president who never wanted to find himself in this position in the first place. While Obama has long spoken out against Bashar al-Assad and the use of chemical weapons, it was the president’s apparent off-the-cuff comments one year ago that may now be most responsible for putting the U.S. in a bind. Obama’s warning in August 2012 that use of a “whole bunch”… Read more

  • Teen Girl Fights for Place on Football Team

    Teen Girl Fights for Place on Football Team

    (HOUSTON) — A seventh-grade girl and her parents are fighting for her to be able to play on her school’s football team in Texas. Hailey Fuentes speaks softly, but that timidity doesn’t translate to the field. “I like to hit the other teams so we can win,” Hailey told ABC News affiliate KTRK. She played on a pee wee team last year and wanted to continue playing football this year when she was told she couldn’t by her school. Hailey’s mother, Melissa Lara, told KTRK that she was shocked when the athletic director told her that Hailey would not be… Read more

  • Towson Cheer Squad Suspended over Hazing Allegations

    Towson Cheer Squad Suspended over Hazing Allegations

    (TOWSON, Md.) — Towson University’s cheerleading team has been placed on suspension following allegations of hazing, a school official confirmed to ABC News Friday. The university says they were informed of the allegations on Aug. 6 and immediately launched an investigation. Towson University’s Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education and the university’s Athletics’ Department cooperated together on the investigation. “Hazing in any form will not be tolerated at Towson University. We hold high expectations for all of our students and their conduct as leaders, both on and off campus,” Dr. Deb Moriarty, Towson University’s vice president for student affairs… Read more

  • Brides Desperate to Recover Wedding Videos from Defunct Business

    Brides Desperate to Recover Wedding Videos from Defunct Business

    (PHOENIX) — Stefanie Kostewa wanted to cherish her wedding day forever, so she hired a video company to capture the special moments of her March nuptials. But months afterward, Urbane Wedding Company, the organization that Kostewa and her husband, Rick, had hired to capture their special day, disappeared. The company’s Phoenix office was abandoned and the phones were disconnected. Kostewa was devastated. “You put all this time and money into it and then you have no video,” she said. ABC News’ Phoenix affiliate, ABC 15, repeatedly tried to contact the company’s former owner. Good Morning America also tried to make… Read more

  • Mother-Daughter Duo Sentenced in Fake Soldier Internet ‘Romance Scam’

    Mother-Daughter Duo Sentenced in Fake Soldier Internet ‘Romance Scam’

    (DENVER) — A mother and daughter who tricked hundreds of people into sending money to individuals they thought were U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan were sentenced to prison for their role in the “romance scam,” Colorado’s attorney general announced Wednesday. Prosecutors said the pair helped funnel money to Nigeria after their accomplices lured women on online dating sites into becoming romantically involved with and giving thousands of dollars to people they thought were members of the military. The two stole more than $1 million, ultimately roping in 374 victims in more than 40 countries, the attorney general said. The mostly female… Read more

  • Tsarnaev's Friend Indicted on Charges of Making False Statements

    Tsarnaev's Friend Indicted on Charges of Making False Statements

    (BOSTON) — A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday against a friend of surviving Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.   Robel Phillipos is the third UMass-Dartmouth classmate of Tsarnaev to face charges in connection with the terror investigation.   Phillipos, a 19-year-old from Cambridge, Mass., is accused of lying to investigators about an alleged visit he and two other friends paid to Tsarnaev’s dorm room the night pictures of Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan were made public. Phillipos is charged with two counts of making false statements. “We regret that the US Attorney’s office chose to indict rather… Read more

  • Arizona Hotshot Firefighter’s Widow Has Baby Boy

    Arizona Hotshot Firefighter’s Widow Has Baby Boy

    (PRESCOTT, Ariz.) — The widow of one of the Arizona Hotshot firefighters killed in June while battling a massive blaze has given birth to a baby boy. Amanda Misner was 7 months pregnant when her husband, 26-year-old Sean Misner, died along with 18 other members of his fellow Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots crew on June 30. On Aug. 22, Amanda gave birth to a baby boy. Misner named the baby Sean, after his dad. “At 8:13pm, Sean Jaxon Herbert Misner was born. 6 lbs. 15 oz. 19 3/4 inches tall. Congratulations Amanda! We love you and the little guy so… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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