Pat Summerall died Tuesday. He was 82.
That’s exactly how Summerall once told a writer he would craft the first sentences of his own obituary _ short and to the point. He died in his hospital room at Zale Lipshy Hospital where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip, a family friend confirmed.
The obituary conversation was held at his Southlake home after a 2004 liver transplant that saved Summerall’s life. Typical…succinct…Summerall.
Pat Summerall died Tuesday. He was 82.
On April 9, McClatchy’s Jonathan Landay reported that the Obama administration has “targeted and killed hundreds of suspected lower-level Afghan, Pakistani and unidentified ‘other’ militants” in drone strikes, a revelation that contradicts previous administration claims of pursuing only senior-level operatives who pose an imminent threat to the United States.
It was an investigative story clearly in the public interest, shedding new light on the government’s long-running targeted-killing program in Pakistan. But now Landay, a veteran national security reporter for the McClatchy newspaper chain, is concerned that the Obama administration could next investigate him in hopes of finding the sources for “top-secret U.S. intelligence reports” cited in the story.
Investigators said Tuesday the bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing at least three people, were pressure cookers packed with shrapnel.
U.S. President Barack Obama called the bombings "evil" and an "act of terrorism."
U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told The New York Times investigators said the devices were similar to those used against U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, instructions for which are available on the Internet. The Times quoted a law enforcement official as saying the bombs likely were pressure cookers packed with black powder, nails and ball bearings, and likely were detonated by ordinary kitchen-type timers.
A former Rochdale Securities trader whose unauthorized purchase of about $1 billion of Apple Inc stock caused the demise of the financial services company pleaded guilty on Monday to wire fraud and conspiracy.
David Miller, 40, entered his guilty plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Martinez in Hartford, Connecticut. Miller faces a maximum 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 8, but under a plea agreement he could receive a term of five to eight years. The Rockville Centre, New York resident is free on bond.
Regulators plan to fault JPMorgan Chase & Co, which served as Bernie Madoff's main bank for two decades, for failing to conduct adequate due diligence and report suspicious activity, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is expected to issue a cease-and-desist order against JPMorgan, which will require the largest U.S. bank to put an end to the alleged failures in its anti-money laundering practices.
Two bombs exploded at the venerable Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring about 100 others and rattling nerves around the nation, authorities said.
The blasts occurred in rapid succession as thousands of runners were nearing the finish line and sent scores of them scrambling for cover. Video footage showed an explosion off to the side, with some runners toppling over from the concussion. Smoke billowed into the air, and photos of the chaotic scene showed a sidewalk slicked with blood.
Georgia has a drug problem. The state is taking extraordinary steps to find a new dealer to feed its execution habit. A bill awaiting Gov. Nathan Deal’s signature would provide extraordinary protection to companies supplying lethal chemicals for use in Georgia’s execution chamber. It also would shield their identities as a “state secret.”
The legislation is controversial — and born of ironies. Georgia’s supply of lethal chemicals, 13 vials of them, passed their expiration date on March 1. Those vials cannot legally be injected into a human being, even to cause death, and will be destroyed.
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