‘Rumsfeld’s Rules’ coming out in May
NEW YORK — Here is a “known known” for publishing this spring: The many aphorisms of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld are coming out in book form.
“Rumsfeld’s Rules” compiles observations on leadership and organization he has made over his decades spent in government and private business. Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins, announced Wednesday that the book will come out in May and will include new rules and additional commentary from Rumsfeld.
Brit gets 33 months for weapons plot
EL PASO, Texas — A British businessman has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for trying to buy missile parts and resell them to Iran.
Christopher Tappin pleaded guilty in November after reaching a plea agreement that opened the door for him to serve part of his sentence in Britain near his wife. A judge sentenced him Wednesday.
The 66-year-old pleaded guilty to trying to purchase missile batteries from undercover U.S. agents with the intention of exporting them to Iran without obtaining a license.
Ex-educators plead guilty to child porn
SHAWNEE, Okla. — A retired professor of early childhood development has pleaded guilty to child exploitation and pornography charges in Oklahoma and an ex-third-grade teacher has pleaded no contest in the same case.
Gary Doby, of Bloomsburg, Pa., was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday. Former teacher Kimberly Crain, of Shawnee, pleaded no contest and faces a minimum of 25 years in prison at her sentencing March 22. The two had been set to go to trial Monday.
Prosecutors allege that Crain took photos of young girls while they were changing clothes in her classroom and at her home, then shared the images with Doby.
57 injured in crash of New York City ferry
NEW YORK — Authorities said about 57 people were injured in a New York City ferry crash.
There were about 330 passengers and crew members on the vessel when it arrived from New Jersey on Wednesday morning.
Officials said two people were critically hurt. Most of the injuries were minor.
The marine industry magazine MarineLog reported in August that the ferry’s water-jet propulsion system had been replaced with a new system of propellers and rudders to save fuel costs.
Five people killedin eastern Ky. blaze
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — One adult and four children were killed in an overnight fire in eastern Kentucky.
Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts confirmed the deaths to The Associated Press on Wednesday morning. Roberts said he could not give the ages of the people killed.
Fire officials said the fire began just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Jonancy community of Pike County.
Pike County Emergency Management Coordinator Doug Tackett said the fire happened in a rural area of Pike County, about three hours southeast of Lexington.
Compiled from The Associated Press