Prosecutors and the family of a slain police officer, in turn, say justice has finally been served. But Troy Davis' supporters were many, including former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI, a former FBI director, the NAACP, several conservative figures and many celebrities, including hip-hop star Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
N.D. NATIVE WARREN CHRISTOPHER, SECRETARY OF STATE UNDER CLINTON, DIES AT AGE 85 • Carter: Scranton native, Rough Rider Award recipient was 'best public servant I ever knew'
When he took over as secretary of state in the Clinton administration at age 68, Warren M. Christopher, son of a Scranton, N.D., bank cashier, said he didn't expect to travel much. He went on to set a four-year mark for miles traveled by America's top diplomat. Former President Jimmy Carter, in his memoirs, called Christopher "the best public servant I ever knew."
Former President Jimmy Carter, on a trip promoting his new book, developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland today and was taken to a hospital, officials said. But Carter's grandson, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, said his 85-year-old grandfather was doing fine.
UPDATED 1:37 P.M. North Koreans welcomed Jimmy Carter back to Pyongyang with smiles, salutes and hearty handshakes today as the former American president arrived on a mission to bring home a Boston man jailed in the communist country since January.
Safire spent more than 30 years writing on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. In his "On Language" column in The New York Times Magazine and more than a dozen books, Safire traced the origins of words and everyday phrases such as "straw man," 'under the bus" and "the proof is in the pudding."
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