NEWS IN BRIEF
July 29, 2012
SUNDAY NEWS, LANCASTER, PA.
Around the World
Around the Nation
Romney expects friendly trip
Pa. shooting leaves three dead
Mitt Romney’s support for Israel likely will earn the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee a warm welcome from Israeli leaders when he meets with them today — and a frosty reception from Palestinians, who fear he would do little to advance their stalled statehood dreams. Romney, who hopes to defeat Democratic President Barack Obama in the November general election, touched down in Tel Aviv on Saturday night as part of a three-nation foreign tour that includes Britain and Poland. He hopes it will boost his credentials to direct U.S. national security and diplomacy. The visit to Israel comes at a time when its leaders are weighing a military attack on Iran, the neighboring regime in Syria is looking increasingly shaky and Mideast peace talks are going nowhere. Romney, a longtime friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is expected to play up his critique of Obama’s posture toward the Jewish state and his handling of Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons ambitions.
A Pennsylvania man confronting his estranged wife about custody arrangements for their daughter shot the woman to death and killed her boyfriend and his mother in Quincy Township, then fled with the 4-yearold girl before the two were found about 250 miles away in Ohio, authorities said. Kevin Cleeves, 35, of Waynesboro, was charged Saturday with three counts of criminal homicide and was awaiting an extradition hearing in the Friday night deaths of 25-yearold Brandi Cleeves, 28-year-old Vincent Santucci and 55-year-old Rosemary Holma.
Protesters arrested at mine
Ebola outbreak kills 14
The Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes. The officials and a World Health Organization representative told a news conference in Kampala that there is “an outbreak of Ebola” in Uganda. “Laboratory investigations done at the Uganda Virus Research Institute ... have confirmed that the strange disease reported in Kibaale is indeed Ebola hemorrhagic fever,” the Ugandan government and WHO said in joint statement. Kibaale is a district in midwestern Uganda, where people in recent weeks have been troubled by a mysterious illness that seemed to have come from nowhere. Ugandan health officials had been stumped as well, and spent weeks conducting laboratory tests that were at first inconclusive.
A girl dressed as a man, left, and a boy dressed as woman dance during a popular celebration called “El Cartel,” in Nandaime, Nicaragua, Saturday. According to the tradition, boys dress as women and girls dress as men as payment for favors received from St. Anne.
Chavez steps up campaign Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrated his 58th birthday at a re-election campaign rally Saturday, appearing vigorous after declaring himself free of cancer earlier this month. Chavez rode atop a truck and waved to crowds of supporters in the Caracas slum of Petare. “I want to thank everybody for the messages I’ve been getting. ... Well, I made it to 58,” Chavez told reporters. From our wire services
Police say about 20 anti-coal protesters have been arrested at a strip mine in West Virginia. State Police Capt. D.M. Nelson said most of the activists arrested Saturday were charged with trespassing. The demonstration was held at the Hobet mine. Patriot Coal officials did not immediately respond to telephone and email messages. Nelson said no one was injured during the demonstration, which shut down the mine for about three hours. The mine was back in production by late afternoon.
Move may signal complications The announcement that Jesse Jackson Jr. had been transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota pinned down his whereabouts for the first time in weeks and gave clear confirmation that the Illinois congressman is suffering from depression. It also was the first mention that he’s now being treated for a “gastrointestinal issue,” which some experts said Saturday was a sign his condition is becoming more complicated. The Chicago Democrat has been on a leave of absence for nearly seven weeks, and his office has released only occasional bits of information, including that he was undergoing treatment for a “mood disorder.”
Racism forces nuptial move
Ready to sail
Mary Jo Myers, wife of retired former Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers, breaks a champagne bottle during christening ceremonies for the USS Somerset at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipyard in Avondale, La., Saturday. It is the last of three Navy ships named for the Sept. 11, 2001, attack sites. where they planned to get married turned them away because they are black. Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson said they set the date and mailed invitations, but the day before their wedding, they said they got bad news from the pastor of predominantly white First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs: Some church members complained about the couple having their wedding there. Pastor Stan Weatherford told WLBT-TV he was surprised when a small number of church members opposed holding the wedding at the site. He performed the ceremony at another church.
A Mississippi couple says the church
From our wire services
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