Click for St. Louis, Missouri Forecast

// a href = ./ // St Louis News, Weather, Sports, The Big 550 AM, St Louis Traffic, Breaking News in St Louis

 
 
 
Susan Smith-Harmon

Susan Smith-Harmon

Interpreter for Mandela event: I was hallucinating

Thursday, 12 December 2013 01:46 Published in National News

   JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.

   Thamsanqa Jantjie did describe his qualifications for being a sign language interpreter, but told The Star he works for an interpreting company that paid him $85 for interpreting Tuesday's event. He told Radio 702 Thursday he's receiving treatment for schizophrenia and had an episode while on stage.

   Jantjie did not address allegations by sign language experts that he faked interpretation for the Mandela memorial attended by scores of world leaders and broadcast internationally.

   The Star quoted him as saying: "I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it's the situation I found myself in."

Thai protesters resume siege of PM's offices

Thursday, 12 December 2013 01:43 Published in National News

   BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital have resumed their tactic of besieging government offices, cutting off electricity to the prime minister's office compound and demanding that police abandon the premises.

   The protesters, who are seeking to force the replacement of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government before a Feb. 2 election, threatened Thursday to force their way in if police don't leave.

   In a previous confrontation, police withdrew from the compound to allow the demonstrators in without a fight. That withdrawal came after two days of increasingly violent standoffs.

Missouri carries out Nicklasson execution

Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:55 Published in Local News

   Allen Nicklasson has been executed for killing a good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car had broken down in 1994. Nicklasson was convicted of shooting Excelsior Springs businessman Richard Drummond twice in the head.  

   Missouri corrections officials carried out Nicklasson's sentence shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state and overturned a lower court stay.  The 41 year old was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre.

   After denying a clemency plea, Governor Jay Nixon issued a statement saying, "the brutality of this crime is unquestioned."  And that a jury had decided it warranted the state's most serious punishment.  Nixon said his decision "upholds the jury's action." 

   The execution is Missouri's second in three weeks and the second since Missouri began using the execution drug, pentobarbital. 

 

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Prev Next
OBESE CANCER PATIENTS OFTEN SHORTED ON CHEMO DOSES

OBESE CANCER PATIENTS OFTEN SHORTED ON CHEMO DOSES

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not b...

SWEDISH DOCTORS TRANSPLANT WOMBS INTO 9 WOMEN

SWEDISH DOCTORS TRANSPLANT WOMBS INTO 9 WOMEN

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives in an experimental procedure that has raised some ethical concerns. T...

HEALTH CARE TWEAK: BIG COMPANIES GET WIGGLE ROOM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Big retail stores, hotels, restaurants and other companies with lots of low-wage and part-time workers are among the main benefi...

HPV VACCINE CUT INFECTION BY HALF IN TEEN GIRLS

HPV VACCINE CUT INFECTION BY HALF IN TEEN GIRLS

ATLANTA (AP) -- A vaccine against a cervical cancer virus cut infections in teen girls by half in the first study to measure the shot's impact since it came on the market. The resu...

Study: Better TV might improve kids' behavior

Study: Better TV might improve kids' behavior

SEATTLE (AP) - A new study has found teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch...

SURGERY, THERAPY BOTH PROVE GOOD FOR KNEE REPAIR

SURGERY, THERAPY BOTH PROVE GOOD FOR KNEE REPAIR

You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treat...

NYC EXPANDS SMOKING BAN TO INCLUDE E-CIGARETTES

NYC EXPANDS SMOKING BAN TO INCLUDE E-CIGARETTES

NEW YORK (AP) -- With smokers exiled 12 years ago to New York City's sidewalks, some took up electronic cigarettes as a way to come in from the cold. They could puff away once a...

VIETNAM RELEASES DENGUE-BLOCKING MOSQUITO

VIETNAM RELEASES DENGUE-BLOCKING MOSQUITO

TRI NGUYEN ISLAND, Vietnam (AP) -- Nguyen Thi Yen rolls up the sleeves of her white lab coat and delicately slips her arms into a box covered by a sheath of mesh netting. Immedi...

© 2013 KTRS All Rights Reserved