Veteran politician Hassan Abdul Azim said about 100 protesters tried to get into his office as Mr Ford arrived and then surrounded it. Mr Ford, who has been accused of inciting protests, was trapped inside the building for at least two hours.
Originally published on Thu September 29, 2011 11:57 am
Dakota Meyer, the Marine sergeant who received the Medal of Honor this month from President Obama at the White House, has turned down an opportunity to apply to be a New York City firefighter. The city's application deadline expired on Sept. 19 and Meyer — who was honored at the White House on Sept. 15 — missed the deadline. His attorney asked whether New York could briefly re-open the application process and a federal judge agreed — but only if Meyer was the sole applicant.
Bahrain's special security court handed down a death sentence Thursday for a protester who killed a policeman at an anti-government rally and gave lengthy sentences to doctors and nurses who treated injured protesters.
A government statement said the man was given the ultimate penalty for "intentionally" hitting the officer with his car. Another defendant who faced the same charges received life in prison.
Earlier this year, the same special court sentenced two other protesters to death for killing a police officer in a separate incident.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County officials will be meeting with leaders from other southeast Michigan counties to discuss the possibility of a regional transportation authority. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Take a break. Take in a movie or two. Plenty of great film offerings this weekend, and you can check them out on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.
The nation's economy grew at a slow 1.3 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis just reported. That's a slight upward revision from the agency's previous estimate of 1 percent growth vs. first-quarter 2011.