Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 10:42 am
There's worrisome news from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where a man who authorities say was a student at the school apparently killed himself Monday — which led to the discovery of "a handgun, an assault weapon and [improvised explosive devices]" in his dorm room, according to school officials.
Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 4:08 pm
A vote in Cyprus on whether to approve a controversial bailout plan has been postponed after the prospect of the deal caused bank customers to rush to withdraw their savings and drew the ire of overseas depositors.
As NPR's Krishnadev Calamur wrote in a post over the weekend: "The money [is] needed because Cyprus' banks lost 4.5 billion euros on their Greek bond holdings, which were written down last year after Greece's second bailout."
This year's 60-day session of the New Mexico State Legislature is over, with some surprises revealed in the final hours.
The last-minute deal includes a tax package that cuts corporate taxes to 5.9-percent and reduces the state's revenue by $56-million within several years. Governor Susana Martinez announced after the session that she will now sign the $5.9-billion state budget that includes one percent pay raises for state workers.
Two Democrats and 16 Republicans are running for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District seat in a special election Tuesday. The seat is open because former Rep. Tim Scott was tapped to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, who retired midterm.
The biggest name in the race is former Gov. Mark Sanford, whose infamous affair led to his political downfall. Sanford is trying to stage the political comeback of a lifetime.
And he's doing it one diner at a time — greeting customers over eggs and grits at Page's Okra Grill, just outside Charleston in Mount Pleasant.
The family of an Iraq War veteran who was fatally shot by a police officer wanted to settle a lawsuit against the city of Albuquerque for $1 million before a judge ruled in February that the veteran was unlawfully killed.
Instead, the case went to trial, and The Albuquerque Journal reports the family of Kenneth Ellis III was awarded more than $10 million by a jury Friday.
Ellis was shot during a standoff in front of a convenience store in 2010.
Ellis suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.