News on the go: Sept. 10, 2013

Carrie Blazina


George Zimmerman and his estranged wife got in a fight Monday at her father’s house, police said. Each is accusing the other of starting the conflict. Shellie Zimmerman, who filed for divorce last week, said on a 911 call that George Zimmerman punched her father in the nose and threatened them both with a gun. She said, however, that she does not want to press charges and changed her story, according to police reports. George Zimmerman was acquitted in July in the case of the fatal Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin.

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Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday if Syria agreed to put its remaining chemical weapons under international control, it could avert a military strike from the United States. After its ally Russia agreed, Syria said it welcomed the proposal, but it was unclear how serious its agreement was. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, came out in support Monday of a military strike during a meeting with President Barack Obama.


Columbus driver who admitted last week in a video that he killed a man while drunk driving turned himself in Monday on a charge of aggravated vehicular assault. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, and attorneys of the driver, Matthew Cordle, said he will plead guilty as soon as possible. The attorneys said he did not make the video to cut down the 8 1/2 year potential sentence, only to take responsibility for the accident.

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A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Monday that Abercrombie & Fitch violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired a Muslim worker in 2010 for wearing a headscarf. The company said the headscarf violated its policy governing the look of employees. Abercrombie & Fitch has been accused in multiple lawsuits of discrimination related to the New Albany, Ohio, company’s “look policy,” which critics say means the company’s audience mostly includes white, young, athletic-looking people.

— Information is from the Associated Press. Contact Carrie Blazina at [email protected].