Worker: I was fired from supermarket chain because I’m Muslim

By Sarah Hoye , CNN updated 12:13 PM EST, Wed November 9, 2011 Glenn Mack Jr. was terminated from Whole Foods because of absenteeism, but he says he was fired because of his faith. Continue reading

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Penn St. trustees call for inquiry

Paterno could be gone in days STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: A player describes emotional team meeting with Paterno "I wish I had done more," Paterno says Jerry Sandusky barred from unsupervised visits with grandchildren Paterno tells supporters he is praying for alleged victims (CNN) -- Longtime Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the 2011 season, he said in a statement Wednesday. Paterno said he was "absolutely devastated by the developments" regarding a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant football coach and two university officials Continue reading

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Orioles pitcher acquitted of murder charges in Dominican Republic

From Jorge Pineda , for CNN updated 11:39 PM EST, Tue November 8, 2011 Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon #55 of the Baltimore Orioles as pictured at Oriole Park on July 16 in Baltimore, Maryland. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Alfredo Simon was charged with killing one man, wounding another on January 1 Defense said prosecution failed to prove he fired the gun that killed Michell Castillo, 25 Prosecutors claim Simon bribed witnesses, including the wounded 17-year-old Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (CNN) -- A three-judge panel court on Tuesday acquitted Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon of charges in the shooting death of a man in his hometown. Simon was charged with involuntary murder in the death of Michell Esteban Castillo, 25, and with injuring the victim's cousin Starlin Castillo, 17, early on January 1 in the nearby town of Luperon. Continue reading

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Lawyer: Soldier says he’s innocent of attempted espionage

By the CNN Wire Staff updated 4:21 PM EST, Tue November 8, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Spc. William Colton Millay faces charges including communicating military information His lawyer says Millay told him he is not guilty Soldier believed he was giving info to "a foreign intelligence agent," military says The 22-year-old Kentucky native enlisted in the U.S Continue reading

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Paterno news conference canceled amid Penn St. sex abuse scandal

Penn State shattered by abuse charges STORY HIGHLIGHTS Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky faces abuse charges Reports of Paterno's retirement "premature," son says on Twitter Sandusky's preliminary hearing rescheduled to December 7 Two other university officials are charged with failing to report abuse (CNN) -- Penn State canceled head football coach Joe Paterno's weekly news conference Tuesday amid a child sex abuse scandal involving a former coach and two top university officials, and a rising chorus of calls for Paterno's resignation. "Due to the ongoing legal circumstances centered around the recent allegations and charges, we have determined that today's press conference cannot be held and will not be rescheduled," the university said in a statement Continue reading

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Murray’s lawyer ‘confident’ about appeal

Conrad Murray's defense team will appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction, but first must deal with his sentencing. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Rulings limiting the defense case could be a basis for appeal, defense says The defense will ask for probation and "maybe a little bit" of jail time Prison overcrowding could limit Murray's time behind bars Murray is 'devastated' by his conviction in Jackson's death, his lawyer says Los Angeles (CNN) -- Dr Continue reading

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Cain to address new new claim of sexual misconduct

Accuser: Cain needs to apologize STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Cain tells Jimmy Kimmel he will set the record straight NEW: The accuser's fiance says she didn't go public for money Poll: A plurality of Americans think the claims are true Cain's campaign denies any sexual harassment on his part Washington (CNN) -- Republican presidential contender Herman Cain will address the latest sexual harassment allegations against him at a Tuesday afternoon news conference, his campaign said. The announcement from his campaign late Monday included a broadside fired at his first public accuser, Sharon Bialek, calling her allegations that Cain groped her after a 1997 dinner "false" and blasting her "celebrity lawyer," Gloria Allred Continue reading

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Cain to address new new claim of sexual misconduct

Accuser: Cain needs to apologize STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Cain tells Jimmy Kimmel he will set the record straight NEW: The accuser's fiance says she didn't go public for money Poll: A plurality of Americans think the claims are true Cain's campaign denies any sexual harassment on his part Washington (CNN) -- Republican presidential contender Herman Cain will address the latest sexual harassment allegations against him at a Tuesday afternoon news conference, his campaign said. The announcement from his campaign late Monday included a broadside fired at his first public accuser, Sharon Bialek, calling her allegations that Cain groped her after a 1997 dinner "false" and blasting her "celebrity lawyer," Gloria Allred. On ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Cain said the campaign would "set the record straight" on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Holder: ‘Fast and Furious’ tactics will not be tolerated

By Terry Frieden , CNN Justice Producer updated 6:13 AM EST, Tue November 8, 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder will testify Tuesday that controversial "gun-walking" tactics "must never happen again." STORY HIGHLIGHTS "We are losing the battle to stop the flow of illegal guns to Mexico," Holder says Attorney general is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee In prepared remarks, he says "gun-walking" tactics "must never happen again" Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder will testify Tuesday that the controversial tactic that allowed illegal guns to be smuggled to Mexico "should never have happened, and it must never happen again." In excerpts from his planned opening testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Holder hits hard at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives practice that has tainted his tenure at the Justice Department, and led to some Republican calls for him to resign. "I want to be clear: Any instance of so-called 'gun walking' is unacceptable," Holder will say, according to the excerpts. Continue reading

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Kentucky soldier charged with attempted espionage

By the CNN Wire Staff updated 8:09 PM EST, Mon November 7, 2011 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Spc. William Colton Millay faces several charges, including communicating military info He believed he was giving info to "a foreign intelligence agent," the military says His friends have expressed shock at the claims, with one saying he's "the wrong guy" The 22-year-old Kentucky native enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2007 (CNN) -- A 22-year-old Kentucky soldier was charged Monday with attempted espionage and communicating military information, allegations that have shocked friends who have described him as a patriotic country boy. Continue reading

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