Bell’s Rizzo sentenced to 12 years in prison – Los Angeles Times

CNNBell’s Rizzo sentenced to 12 years in prisonLos Angeles TimesFour years after he became the face of municipal greed, Robert Rizzo broke his long silence Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and asked a judge for mercy. The former Bell administrator was pale and baggy-eyed, and his thinning hair had turned gray.Ex-official leaves huge debt for California cityChron.comNation: Former Calif. city official gets 12-year termHouston Chronicle’Godfather’ of runaway salaries for elected officials sentenced in CaliforniaTribune-ReviewAnnenberg TV News -Businessweekall 124 news articles …read more    

Boston Police to Bolster Presence Before Marathon – New York Times

PoliticoBoston Police to Bolster Presence Before MarathonNew York TimesKevin Edson, 25, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court to charges that included making a false bomb threat. The police said he had told them his actions were symbolic. Credit Pool photo by Wendy Maeda. the main …’Boston Strong’ weirdo sent for mental check after rice cooker-filled backpack …New York Daily NewsBoston Marathon ‘hoaxer’ held on $100k bondKTALBoston Marathon organizers confident of safe raceTuscaloosa NewsIrish Examiner -NEWS.com.au -NESN.comall 1,289 news articles …read more    

Monterey Park fire truck crash: ‘It was really bad,’ witness says – Los Angeles Times

CBS NewsMonterey Park fire truck crash: ‘It was really bad,’ witness saysLos Angeles TimesInvestigators said it was not immediately clear what caused two fire trucks to collide Wednesday afternoon in Monterey Park, sending one careening into a Chinese restaurant and injuring at least 14 people. It also was not known how many of the injured were …14 hurt when 2 fire trucks collide near LAUSA TODAYFire Truck Rams California Eatery; 14 InjuredABC NewsAt least 14 hurt after fire engine plows into Southern California Chinese food …New York Daily Newsall 33 news articles …read more    

Obama Looks for Midterm Advantage on Job Training and Immigration – New York Times

CNNObama Looks for Midterm Advantage on Job Training and ImmigrationNew York TimesPresident Obama on Wednesday in a classroom at the West Hills Center campus of the Community College of Allegheny County. Credit Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press. the main story. the main story. the …Obama, Biden pitch job training: Do reforms go far enough?Christian Science MonitorObama touts “smarter” job training for workersCBS NewsJoe Biden and his aviatorsCNNWashington Post -Advocate.com -Fox Newsall 320 news articles …read more    

Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on Ukraine – Jerusalem Post

CNNNetanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on UkraineJerusalem PostCall follows US denial of reported anger in Washington over Jerusalem’s “neutrality” regarding Crimean issue. PM Netanyahu with Russian President Putin Photo: Marc Israel Sellem. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu initiated a phone call with Russian …EU Intensifies Preparations for Sanctions Against RussiaWall Street JournalWhite House: More Russia sanctions likelyPoliticoObama: Russia faces consequences for destabilizing Ukraine – CBSChicago TribuneThe Australian -Haaretz -Financial Timesall 8,971 news articles …read more    

Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race – Tuscaloosa News

ABC NewsBoston Marathon organizers confident of safe raceTuscaloosa NewsBoston Police officer John Quinn walks with, Miller, his bomb detection canine, over the finish line while sweeping the area in preparation for the Boston Marathon, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). AP. By Bob SalsbergMan held over hoax bomb near Boston race finishIrish ExaminerVeiled man behind Boston’s nightmareNEWS.com.auArrest Prompts Changes To Boston Marathon SecurityCBS LocalSalt Lake Tribune -Gant Daily -Boston Globeall 1,298 news articles …read more    

Survivors still alive on South Korean ferry: father – Reuters

FirstpostSurvivors still alive on South Korean ferry: fatherReutersJINDO, South Korea (Reuters) – Several people appear to have survived in an air pocket of a capsized South Korean ferry, the father of one of the school children aboard the boat told a Reuters reporter accompanying families out to the scene of the disaster …Nearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinksCBS NewsSouth Korea renews ferry searchBBC NewsHundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks, triggering rescue effort (+video)Christian Science MonitorIrish Times -CBC.ca -ABC Onlineall 1,940 news articles …read more    

For Obama, Standoff With Moscow Jumbles Plans at Home and Abroad – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalFor Obama, Standoff With Moscow Jumbles Plans at Home and AbroadWall Street JournalPresident Barack Obama, speaking Wednesday in Oakdale, Pa., faces new tests for his agenda. Associated Press. WASHINGTON—The Ukraine crisis and Russia’s newly combative stance have scrambled the world map around which Barack Obama shaped …Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on UkraineJerusalem PostPutin risks upstaging talks on defusing Ukraine crisisReuters UKWest has options to counter Russians march to restore greatnessIrish ExaminerPolitico -Washington Post -Xinhuaall 9,049 news articles …read more    

Obama, Biden pitch job training: Do reforms go far enough? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorObama, Biden pitch job training: Do reforms go far enough?Christian Science MonitorBoth President Obama and House Republicans offered dueling messages Wednesday on an issue important to getting millions of Americans back to work and the national economy back on track. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories …Obama touts “smarter” job training for workersCBS NewsJoe Biden and his aviatorsCNNObama announces $600 million for job skills programsWashington PostAdvocate.com -Timesonline.com -WTAJall 319 news articles …read more    

Rapper makes dramatic suicide attempt – San Francisco Examiner

New York Daily NewsRapper makes dramatic suicide attemptSan Francisco ExaminerA rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan reportedly severed his own penis before jumping off a second-story balcony in an alleged suicide attempt. Andre Johnson, who’s also known as Christ Bearer, was found in critical condition outside a North Hollywood …Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps off Building in Apparent Suicide AttemptTIMERapper cuts off own penis, jumps from North Hollywood building, police sayLos Angeles TimesWu-Tang-Clan Affiliated Rapper Cuts off Penis and Jumps off Building in Suicide …Fashion TimesLA Weekly -Huffington Post -San Jose Mercury Newsall 117 news articles …read more