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Domestic briefs: Former Ga. senator Sam Nunn’s daughter to run for Senate

Sam Nunn daughter
running for Senate

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), announced Monday that she will run for the Senate in 2014.

Nunn, 46, the head of the Points of Light Foundation, has launched a campaign Web site and a Twitter account, though her official announcement won’t be made till Tuesday.

Nunn told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she will file the paperwork Tuesday. She was widely expected to run for the seat of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R), who is retiring.

— Aaron Blake

George Zimmerman
helps crash victims

George Zimmerman, who has been keeping a low profile since a jury found him not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin, helped pull a family of four out of their overturned Ford Explorer in Florida last week, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s ­Office.

“He was just helping another good Samaritan help the family” after their car went off the road in Sanford, Fla., said Kim Cannady, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.

The incident occurred July 17 about 5:45 p.m. When a sheriff’s deputy responded to a single-car accident in the area of Interstate 4 and State Road 46, he found that two men, one of whom was Zimmerman, had got the family out of the overturned vehicle, according to Cannady.

Zimmerman gave the deputy his account of what had happened and left, Cannady said. There were no reports of injuries to those in the car.

It was the first reported appearance of Zimmerman in public since he walked away from a Sanford courtroom a free man July 13, after a jury of six women acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Martin.

— Vincent P. Bzdek

Man charged after
3 bodies are found

A man was charged Monday with aggravated murder after three bodies wrapped in trash bags were found in suburban Cleveland.

A call to police Friday led authorities to a home and a standoff with the man, who was eventually taken into custody, East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said.

Michael Madison, 35, was charged with three counts each of aggravated murder and kidnapping. He didn’t enter a plea at a brief court appearance, where bail was set at $6 million. He also waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Police and volunteers scoured about 40 empty homes Sunday until the search was suspended.

Authorities said they had identified only one of the victims, Angela Deskins, who was believed to be 38 years old. The other two bodies were too badly decomposed to identify. The medical examiner also said he couldn’t determine a cause of death.

— Associated Press

Mayor’s former aide
files harassment suit

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s former communications director has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Irene McCormack said Monday that Filner had asked her to work without wearing panties, demanded kisses and dragged her around in a headlock while whispering sexual advances.

A spokeswoman for Filner did not immediately reply to a phone call or e-mail seeking comment.

McCormack, the first alleged victim of complaints against Filner to reveal her identity, said she resigned in June at a staff meeting.

On July 10, prominent former supporters claimed Filner sexually harassed more than one woman and urged him to resign. Filner previously apologized for disrespecting and sometimes intimidating women in an extraordinary video released immediately after the initial allegations surfaced. He said, “I need help.”

— Associated Press


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