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Drunk woman enters wrong home, bites and kicks cops

SKOKIE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) – A reportedly intoxicated woman entered the wrong northwest suburban home  early Sunday, then kicked and bit police officers who escorted her out after the  homeowner called for help. Around 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Cook County Sheriff’s deputies and the North Maine  Fire Department were called to a home in the 8800 block of Robin Drive ...

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Study: Lack of sleep may result in lower sperm count in men

Not getting enough sleep may harm men’s sperm. Danish researchers found men who slept poorly had lower sperm counts and  fewer sperm that formed correctly. They used data from more  than 900 men in their early 20’s. Participants were asked how well they slept in  the previous month, had blood tests and their semen analyzed. The men who reported sleeping ...

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Six immigrants arrested in credit-card skimming scheme

Six people are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a credit-card scam that recruited fast-food workers to skim card numbers with an electronic reading device. Central Ohio law officers and the Secret Service hope they put an end to the scheme by arresting the six yesterday and raiding two Columbus houses — at 1870 Hampstead Dr. and ...

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Botswana President Ian Khama wounded by cheetah

Botswana President Ian Khama has had stitches in his face after being scratched by a cheetah, officials say. The animal was reportedly being fed in its enclosure at an army barracks when it jumped up and scratched Mr Khama, who was standing nearby. The incident was “a freak accident, but not an attack”, government spokesman Jeff Ramsay told local media. ...

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Dzifa Gomashie , 34 others approved by Parliament

Parliament has approved by consensus the nomination of 35 personalities appointed by President John Mahama to deputy ministerial positions. The nominees were approved after the House adopted the reports of the Appointments Committee of Parliament during an emergency meeting of the Legislature. The appointees include Dominic Ayine who is going to the Justice and Attorney-General’s Department, Barbara Sera Asamoah heads ...

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Mayor Emanuel Announces $1 Billion in Reduced Parking Meter Charges, Free Sundays and Pay-By-Cell for Chicago Parkers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that he, along with the City of Chicago’s finance and legal teams and Chicago Parking Meters (CPM) has settled the outstanding legal disputes associated with the parking meter contract, and have negotiated improvements that benefit Chicagoans.  The proposed changes will provide for free parking in Chicago neighborhoods on Sundays and will introduce a pay-by-cell option ...

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WAEC cancels leaked Government 1 & 2 papers

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has cancelled Government 1&2 examination papers after “routine inspections” revealed that the secrecy of papers before examination date, have been “compromised”, a statement issued in Accra has said. The Examination Council which is conducting the May- June 2013 West African Senior School Examinations (WASSCE) said they had found students with “materials” that suggested papers ...

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Election petition Day 8: Tsatsu grills “Dr. Pink Sheets” Bawumia

Counsel for the NDC Tsatsu Tsikata has started his cross-examination of Dr. Bawumia in the election petition challenging President John Mahama’s legitimacy. Mr. Tsikata took over from counsel for the Electoral Commission (EC), Quashie-Idun who ended his cross-examination of Dr. Bawumia, chief witness in the 2012 election petition challenging the declaration of President Mahama as winner of the presidential polls. ...

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