By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A University of South Carolina professor died of multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body after being shot in an apparent murder-suicide in a campus building in downtown Columbia, a coroner said on Friday. Dr. Raja Fayad, 45, appeared to be the victim in Thursday's incident, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. He was shot with a semi-automatic handgun, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry told Reuters. Fayad was an associate professor of applied physiology who served as graduate director at the university's Arnold School of Public Health.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House committee looking into the deadly Benghazi, Libya, attacks in 2012 will interview a host of current and former high-ranking Obama administration officials as it speeds the pace of the investigation.
A special House committee looking into the deadly Benghazi, Libya, attacks in 2012 will interview a host of current and former high-ranking Obama administration officials as it speeds the pace of the investigation.
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A former Venezuelan judge faces sentencing in Miami federal court next week for money laundering, extortion and conspiring to obstruct justice after U.S. prosecutors accused him of taking bribes from a South American drug cartel boss, according to court records. Benny Palmeri-Bacchi was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, but the hearing was delayed until Monday to allow more time for a hearing, a courtroom deputy said. The former judge pleaded guilty in November to the three charges, each carrying a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, as part of a deal with prosecutors. Palmeri-Bacchi was arrested last summer after flying into Miami for a family vacation at Disney World.