WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The main challenger to the District of Columbia’s scandal-tainted mayor led in early results from the U.S. capital’s crowded Democratic Party primary on Tuesday.
City council member Muriel Bowser was ahead of Mayor Vincent Gray 44 percent to 24 percent with votes cast from 7.2 percent of Washington’s 369,037 registered voters, according to election board results.
WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) – District of Columbia
residents voted on Tuesday in a crowded Democratic mayoral
primary, with the scandal-tarnished incumbent, Vincent Gray,
facing a stiff challenge from a city councilor and ally of the
Polls show Muriel Bowser, who helped manage Adrian Fenty’s
successful 2006 mayoral campaign and later was elected to city
council, in a tight race with Gray, who has presided over an
economic boom in the U.S. capital.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – District of Columbia voters head to the polls on Tuesday for a crowded Democratic mayoral primary, with the incumbent facing a strong threat from a city councilor after being linked to a campaign-finance scandal.
Mayor Vincent Gray, who has presided over an economic boom in the U.S. capital, narrowly trailed city council member Muriel Bowser 27 percent to 30 percent in a Washington Post poll released last week.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Security Administration recommended on Wednesday that armed law enforcement officers be posted at airport checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours.
An agency review, prompted by a deadly Los Angeles airport shooting incident last fall, called for setting standards in airports that allow officers at checkpoints and ticket counters to roam rather than hold set positions.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A campaign finance scandal in the District of Columbia has made next week’s Washington Democratic mayoral primary a dead heat, dissolving embattled incumbent Vincent Gray’s lead, a poll showed on Wednesday
Gray, who federal prosecutors have linked to corruption charges, trails city council member Muriel Bowser, with polls showing the challenger having the support of 30 percent of likely Democratic primary voters and the incumbent just 27 percent, the Washington Post survey showed.
ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) – A suspected Osama bin Laden bodyguard held at Guantanamo Bay military prison for 12 years on Thursday faced a U.S. national security board weighing whether he should remain in detention there.
Ali Ahmad al-Razihi, 33, is suspected of having been part of what U.S. intelligence officials called the “Dirty 30″ security detail around bin Laden, a founder of al Qaeda who was killed in 2011 by U.S. forces in Pakistan.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A suspected Osama bin Laden bodyguard held at Guantanamo Bay military prison for 12 years is due to face a U.S. national security board on Thursday that will weigh whether he should remain jailed there.
Ali Ahmad al-Razihi, a 33-year-old Yemeni, is suspected of once being part of what U.S. intelligence officials called the “Dirty 30″ security detail around bin Laden, a founder of al Qaeda who was killed in May 2011 by U.S. forces at his hideout in Pakistan.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former Naval Academy football player goes on trial on Tuesday on charges of sexually assaulting a female midshipman in a case that has focused attention on the spate of sexual misconduct in the U.S. military.
Midshipman Joshua Tate, a junior from Nashville, Tennessee, is the only one to be court-martialed among three Academy football players initially accused of assaulting the woman while she was passed out at an alcohol-fueled party in April 2012.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The trial of a former Naval Academy football player on charges of sexually assaulting a female midshipman was delayed on Monday because of a snowstorm that shut down the U.S. capital.
The court-martial of Midshipman Joshua Tate at Washington’s Navy Yard will resume on Tuesday, a Naval Academy spokeswoman said in an email. Federal offices in Washington were closed because of a winter storm that dumped up to a foot of snow on the mid-Atlantic states.
By Ian Simpson
(Reuters) – The wife of convicted child molester and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky said on Wednesday that he was innocent and that victims who testified against him were manipulated for money.
In her first television interview on the subject, Dottie Sandusky said on NBC’s “Today” show that she believed her husband’s contention that he had never molested boys, including incidents in their home in State College, Pennsylvania.