The US Secret Service provides security for Pope Benedict XVI at the Papal Mass in Washington DC on April 17, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Three more Secret Service employees “have chosen to resign” in connection with an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia, the agency says.
A twelfth employee has been implicated as part of the ongoing investigation, according to a written statement.
Three agents already had left the Secret Service in connection with the allegations. Five others are on administrative leave; one has been cleared of misconduct.
A military official said the total number of service members under a separate investigation for possible misconduct has increased to eleven.
This map shows the incorporated and unincorporated areas in Seminole County, Florida, highlighting Sanford in red. It was created with a custom script with US Census Bureau data and modified with Inkscape. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Florida judge set bond at $150,000 for George Zimmerman, the man charged in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Mr. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder after the case sparked a national debate over racial profiling.
Mr. Martin’s family contends that Mr. Zimmerman racially profiled their son, who was walking back from a convenience store when he was killed on February 26.
Mr. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, maintains he acted in self-defense. His family says he did not profile Mr. Martin.
The case stirred debate over Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, which allows people to use deadly force when they feel a reasonable threat of death.
Map of Pakistan (Photo credit: Omer Wazir)
An airplane with 127 people on board crashed near an airport in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Pakistan‘s GEO-TV reports, citing sources.
The country’s Civilian Aviation Authority confirmed reports of a crash, the station said.
The United Nations Security Council Chamber in New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a measure Saturday that allows for an observer mission in Syria to be expanded to 300 unarmed military monitors across the country.