Monday, April 23, 2018
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Report says fired nuclear general misbehaved in Russia

Washington

Fired general misbehaved in Russia: report

An Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons repeatedly drank too much and behaved like a boor in July during an official trip to Moscow, where he insulted his Russian hosts and hung out with two suspicious women he met at a hotel bar, according to an investigative report by the Air Force inspector general released Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was commander of the Air Force's arsenal of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. His behavior stunned his aides and other colleagues traveling with him for a nuclear security exercise and meetings with Russian officials. They said he started drinking during a stopover in Zurich and kept it up during three days in Moscow, causing gaffes and embarrassments that led Air Force officials to relieve him of his command.

Dearborn Heights, Mich.

Murder trial ahead in porch shooting

A Detroit area man who fatally shot a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch will stand trial for second-degree murder, a judge said Thursday, rejecting a self-defense argument for the killer's "bad choice." There's no dispute that Theodore Wafer shot Renisha McBride, 19, through the screen of his front door early on Nov. 2. His attorneys said the 54-year-old man feared for his life, but Dearborn Heights Judge David Turfe said there were other ways to protect himself, including a phone call for help.

Santa Fe, N.M.

New Mexico okays gay marriage

New Mexico became the 17th state to legalize gay marriage Thursday as its highest court declared it is unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Justice Edward L. Chavez said in a ruling that none of New Mexico's marriage statutes specifically prohibits same-gender marriages. New Mexico joins 16 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage.

Washington

Deportations were down this year

The number of deportations decreased this year for the first time since President Barack Obama took office, figures showed Thursday. The decline was largely due to policy changes in the last two years, particularly giving higher priority to deporting immigrants with criminal records, said immigration officials. About 369,000 immigrants were deported in the 12 months ending Sept. 30, about 10 percent fewer than the previous year.

Cairo

Police raid rights group office

Egypt's military-backed authorities on Thursday stepped up their crackdown on the liberal icons of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, as security forces stormed the headquarters of a rights group and arrested six activists, including a prominent youth organizer.

Times wires

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Police arrest suspect in Waffle House shooting

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