Olbermann Suspended

November 6, 2010 by Post Team 

Olbermann Suspended, LOS ANGELES (AP) — A white former transit officer has been sentenced to two years in prison in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on an Oakland, Calif. train platform. That angered friends and family members of the victim who wanted a much harsher punishment. Lawyers for Johannes Mehserle (yoh-HAH’-nes MEZ’-ur-lee), convicted of involuntary manslaughter, had sought probation.

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC has pulled prime-time news host Keith Olbermann off the air and suspended him indefinitely without pay. Olbermann contributed to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates this election season. NBC News prohibits its employees from working on, or donating to, political campaigns unless given a special exception.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Republican gay rights group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a California trial judge’s order barring enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military to go back into effect. Lawyers for Log Cabin Republicans say a federal appeals court in San Francisco didn’t consider the harm to gay service members.

LEOGANE, Haiti (AP) — At least three people in Haiti have been killed by Hurricane Tomas (toh-MAHS’). The storm flooded the earthquake-shattered remains of a Haitian town, forcing people who had already lost their homes in January to flee again. The victims drowned while trying to cross swollen rivers.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge has ordered New York activist Lorin Berenson freed from prison. The 40-year-old from New York has served nearly 15 years of a 20-year sentence for terrorist collaboration, for aiding leftist rebels.

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