NEW YORK – Former CIA director David Petraeus is taking a big salary cut for his visiting professorship at the City University of New Yorks honors college after being criticized for how much he was getting paid.
Petraeus, a hero of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who quit the CIA in scandal last November after it was uncovered hed had an affair with his biographer, will teach a seminar at Macaulay Honors College in the next academic year for $1, The New York Times reported Monday.
Thats down quite a bit from the $200,000 that Gawker.com first reported he was getting paid based on documents it obtained. The high salary for someone teaching one class spurred outrage in a system in which the average full-time faculty member salary is just under $90,000.
Father gets life for killing daughters
A Wisconsin man who killed his three daughters last year in an act of revenge against his ex-wife was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no chance of parole.
Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, had admitted he killed 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their River Falls home in July 2012 to hurt his ex-wife, but argued he had a mental defect that kept him from knowing it was wrong.
A jury disagreed and found last April that he was sane when he slit the girls throats, tucked them into bed, then tried to set the house on fire to cover his crime.
Jurors selected in interracial slaying
Fourteen jurors have been selected to hear the case of a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man accused of gunning down a 13-year-old black boy last year over a theft allegation.
John Henry Spooner is accused of killing his neighbor, Darius Simmons, on a sidewalk near their homes. Prosecutors say Spooner suspected Simmons of breaking into his home and stealing guns. Defense attorney Franklyn Gimbel says hell argue Spooner didnt intend to kill the teen.
The pool of prospective jurors contained four black people, but the defense removed three. Prosecutor Mark Williams told the judge he wants to challenge that before opening statements.
Testimony: Bulger snitch feared death
A man who was allegedly killed by James Whitey Bulger predicted he would be killed if Bulger learned hed been cooperating with authorities, a former FBI agent testified Monday.
Retired agent Gerald Montanari told jurors in Bulgers racketeering case that Edward Brian Halloran became an FBI informant in 1982 and agreed to testify against Bulger and members of his gang in several killings. Bulger is charged with opening fire on a car Halloran was in a few months after he turned informant.
Evidence found of failed T. rex hunt
The fearsome bite of a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex left behind new evidence that the famous beast hunted for food and wasnt just a scavenger.
Researchers found a part of a T. rex tooth wedged between two tailbones of a duckbill dinosaur unearthed in northwestern South Dakota. The tooth was partially enclosed by regrown bone, indicating the smaller duckbill had escaped from the T. rex and lived for months or years afterward.
Since the duckbill was alive and not just a carcass when it met the T. rex, the fossil provides definitive evidence that T. rex hunted live animals, researchers say in Mondays issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
US ready to help on Egypt’s 2nd chance
The most senior U.S. official to visit Egypt since its elected president was ousted said Monday that Washington is committed to helping the Arab country succeed in its second chance at democracy, adding this can only happen with the participation of the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, Morsi supporters held a mass rally.
The remarks by Deputy Secretary of State William Burns in Cairo signaled that Washington, while calling for an inclusive transition, is moving on from deposed President Mohammed Morsi and his Brotherhood group.