Monday, May 21, 2018
News Roundup

Bush getting excellent medical care, spokeswoman says

Houston

Bush treatment excellent, says spokeswoman

Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been hospitalized for more than a month, is getting excellent medical treatment and would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet," his longtime Houston chief of staff said Thursday. But Jean Becker also said the 88-year-old Bush is sick and likely will be in the hospital for a while after a "terrible case of bronchitis which then triggered a series of complications." Bush, the oldest living former president, has been in intensive care since Sunday. He was admitted to Methodist Hospital on Nov. 23.

new york

Man pushed to death in subway

New York City police say a man was shoved in front of a subway train and killed Thursday night. Investigators are looking for the woman thought to have pushed him in Queens. Witnesses said a heavyset Hispanic woman in her 20s was following the man and mumbling. It's the second time this month a man was shoved to his death on subway tracks.

Los Angeles

Sleeping homeless woman set on fire

A homeless woman sleeping on a bench in the community of Van Nuys was doused in a flammable liquid and set ablaze Thursday in what police called a random "horrific" attack. She was hospitalized in critical condition. Police said it was unclear if the suspect, Dennis Petillo, 24, talked to the 67-year-old woman before he allegedly set her on fire.

Webster, N.Y.

N.Y. gunman shot self, police say

The gunman who lured two firefighters to their deaths died of a self-inflicted shot to the head and wasn't hit by return fire from a police officer, New York State Police said Thursday. Investigators still hadn't positively identified the body found in William Spengler's burned house. They have said they think it is that of his 67-year-old sister, Cheryl Spengler, who also lived in the house.

Cairo

Opposition leaders being investigated

Egypt's chief prosecutor ordered an investigation Thursday into allegations that opposition leaders committed treason by inciting supporters to overthrow Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The probe by a Morsi-appointed prosecutor was launched a day after the president called for a dialogue with the opposition to heal rifts after a bitter fight over an Islamist-drafted constitution newly approved. The opposition decried the investigation as a throwback to Hosni Mubarak's regime, when the law was used to silence opponents.

Washington

Clinton to return to work next week

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to return to work next week, almost three weeks after suffering a concussion.

Times wires

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