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NEW YORK (AP) — Bad guys, look out! John Walsh will be back on the air next month with weekly editions of “America’s Most Wanted.”

The Lifetime cable TV network announced Tuesday the crime-fighting series will return for its 25th season on Dec. 2. Lifetime has ordered 20 weekly hour-long episodes.

Walsh remains the host of the criminal roundup, which since 1988 has helped bring almost 1,200 fugitives to justice.

Until June, “America’s Most Wanted” had been a fixture on the Fox network. But last spring Fox announced it was axing the series because of high production costs.

Walsh calls his show “the court of last resort” in its mission to put criminals behind bars.

Walsh’s 6-year-old son, Adam, was kidnapped and killed in 1981.

 

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While John Walsh closes one chapter of “America’s Most  Wanted” and opens another, he can reflect on his self-described “incredible journey” from luxury-hotel builder to TV’s top crimebuster in a  genre that didn’t exist before he came along.

The first of Walsh’s four “AMW” specials airs tomorrow night on Fox — its  home since 1988. Meanwhile, the series soon moves to a new home on Lifetime.

It’s been 30 years since Walsh’s 6-year-old son, Adam, was kidnapped and  brutally murdered — a horrific, life-altering experience that changed the  course of Walsh’s life.

“I was building a $26 million hotel on Paradise Island [when he heard the  news] — that was my love, the hotel business,” says Walsh. “I was successful at  a young age and was part-owner of my own company who went from that business  into the horrible reality of being the parent of a murdered child . . . I didn’t  give a damn anymore about building hotels.”

Walsh’s single-minded pursuit of justice on Adam’s behalf led Fox to hire  Walsh, in 1988, to host its new show, “America’s Most Wanted.”

“I kept saying no. I didn’t know d–k about TV,” Walsh says. “I said, ‘What  is reality TV and what the hell is Fox?’ ’’ But Walsh’s wife, Reve, encouraged  the move and, before long, he was shooting a pilot.

“My first executive producer, Michael Linder, said, ‘Look, you’re made for  TV. You’ve got the hair, the voice, you’re a handsome guy and I’m gonna teach  you how to do this.’

“I would get nervous the day before a shoot . . . it was all by the  seat-of-your pants,” he says. “The learning curve was steep. It was torture. I  didn’t even know which camera was on and I didn’t know where to look.”

“AMW” nabbed a fugitive from the FBI’s most-wanted list in its very first  show and hasn’t looked back.

When, in 1996, Fox canceled the show, the outcry from the law-enforcement  community forced it to reverse its decision.

Walsh says he hasn’t always had a harmonious relationship with law  enforcement.

“When we first started, the  FBI endorsed ‘AMW’ but the small police departments were skeptical about the  media,” Walsh says. “I think the cops knew that, right off the bat, I would be  very critical of them. American cops look at me as an extension of them . . .  but I’m not a cop, and I still keep that distance,” he says.

“I could write books about my battles with law enforcement — they’re my best  buddies, then they shut me out of a case.

“I’ve got a track record, but it’s been a little adversarial over the  years.”

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FILE - In this May 17, 2010 file photo, TV personality John Walsh attends the FOX Upfront presentation in New York. "America's Most Wanted" is resuming its decades-long run on a new network, Lifetime, host John Walsh and the network said Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)http://news.yahoo.com/john-walsh-bring-most-wanted-lifetime-221109708.html

NEW YORK (AP) — “America’s Most Wanted” is resuming its decades-long run on a new network, Lifetime, host John Walsh and the network said Tuesday.

The deal will restore to the air Walsh’s weekly criminal roundup, which since 1988 has helped bring almost 1,200 fugitives to justice.

The series will return for its 25th season later this year.

In May, Fox announced it was axing the series, citing high production costs, though the network said it would air four quarterly specials in the coming season. The first of those specials will air in October.

But Fox’s final weekly “AMW” was telecast in June.

In a happy coincidence, on Saturday, Walsh will get a special Emmy Award in tribute to his show.

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Will Daniel Radcliffe Marry Rosanne Coker?

Daniel Radcliffe

Is Daniel Radcliffe already ready to marry his girlfriend
Roseanne Coker?

The identity of his mystery woman was just recently revealed to the public,
but evidently Dan knows her well enough to want to walk down the aisle with
her.

The actor met Roseanne Coker on the set of Harry Potter and the Half
Blood Prince
, and the two have been dating secretly for a year. So while it
might be shocking to the public for Dan to get engaged to the cute brunette,
they’ve actually been together quite a long time by Hollywood standards. After
all, celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Nikki Reed
didn’t wait long to get engaged — none of them were together for anything close
to a year before deciding to get married.

There’s just one tiny problem with Daniel Radcliffe’s desire to marry Roseanne
Coker — he allegedly hasn’t mustered up the courage to ask her to marry him
yet. And keep in mind that the news of Dan’s planned proposal comes from “a source,” so it
could turn out to be one of the many false relationship rumors that popular
young stars like Dan have to deal with on a daily basis.

However, he and Roseanne have reportedly already met the in-laws, and
everyone gets on together just fine. So maybe she will end up being the one and
Daniel will become the first young Harry Potter star to get hitched. But if the
proposal rumors prove to be false and Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t plan on walking
down the aisle with a woman in white anytime soon, at least he gets some free
publicity for his movie The Woman in Black out of the tabloid
story.

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Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarakappeared in court Monday as advocates for a guilty verdict complained that the state’s case against him was shoddy.

Mr. Mubarak is charged with corruption and with ordering the killing of hundreds who died in the uprising that swept him from power on Feb. 11 this year. Without a thorough and fair investigation of those charges, some worry that a Mubarak conviction would be hollow – and undermine the people’s faith in the justice system at a delicate time of transition.

Lawyer Gamal Eid said that the state should conduct a new investigation and that the prosecutor general should resign.

“This is a very important step in the path of regaining or restoring the trust in the Egyptian judiciary,” says Mr. Eid, who is representing families of 16 of the more than 800 people killed in the uprising.

Trial resumes Sept. 5; no more TV coverage

Nearly 100 lawyers swarmed near the front of the courtroom hours before the hearing began Monday, their shouting matches at times turning to pushing and shoving as they argued over their demands. Judge Ahmed Refaat sharply rebuked them when he took the stand, refusing to continue until they were seated and quiet.

Lawyers representing the family members of some of those who died were pleased that Judge Refaat ruled that Mubarak’s case would be rejoined with that of Egypt’s former Interior Minister, Habib El Adly, who is also charged with killing protesters. The trial will resume Sept. 5.

But Mr. Eid says that the police and prosecution have done a poor job of investigating the crimes and putting together a case, thereby jeopardizing justice. He said that the state prosecutor, who was a part of Mubarak’s regime, must be removed, and the judge should appoint a committee to redo the whole investigation from scratch, he said.

Lawyers have also asked to separate the charges of corruption and the killing of protesters into two separate cases, though the judge has not done so. Mubarak, Mr. El Adly, and El Adly’s deputies are charged with ordering the killing of protesters, while the former president, his two sons, and fugitive businessman Hussein Salem are also charged with corruption.

Refaat also ruled that the live broadcast of the hearings would be banned until the verdict is issued, and his decision was met with applause in the courtroom. While protesters had demanded that the trial be broadcast as proof of transparency, some lawyers now hope that taking away the cameras will tame the chaotic behavior of scores of lawyers representing victims’ families, as some of them have seemed to relish seizing the limelight on national television.

Courtroom calls for Mubarak’s execution

As in his first appearance, Mubarak was wheeled into the cage used for defendants in Egyptian courts Monday on a hospital bed, this time for his second appearance, he arrived with an IV. His two sons, Gamal and Alaa, again stood in front of him, partially blocking him from the cameras.

The stands were mostly filled with journalists, lawyers, and state security conscripts, with many empty seats and few family members of victims allowed to attend. At one point, a woman wearing a brooch with a picture of Mubarak burst into a tirade directed at journalists who were commenting on the color of the former president’s shoes, accusing them of humiliating Mubarak. Those around her were drawn into a shouting match.

As the hearing ended, several family members of victims and lawyers jumped up onto the benches, gesturing toward the cage and shouting “execution!”

 

 

 

 

The first full week

Hey everybody! The first full week of school has come to end. My classes are going pretty well for the most part. (even though I’m not real sure about my credits) I’m thinking about taking the ACT again to see if I make any higher on it then I did the last time. Nothing too much has happened this week unfortunately, but I have two tests next week. Taking Jesus Back to School is coming up in a few weeks and I’m hoping to do a couple posts about that. By the way i revieved a suggestion for someone who read one of my previous blogs that I should turn my senior year into a story and tell it that way. (well she said put it in a third-person format) So I’m going to give that a try. So Jeyna Grace if you read this thank you for the suggestion I’m going to try it out. So ya’ll please be looking for that and my peoms if I ever do write any. lol 🙂 See ya’ll later!

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June 23, 2011 4:14 PM EDT

Former Bostom crime boss who was one of America’s Most Wanted, is finally caught in California’s Santa Monica area after being on the run since late 1994.

Bulger is a former leader of Winter Hill Gang, an Irish-American criminal group, and is wanted for 19 murders, conspiracy, extortion, drug dealing, and money laundering.

Bulger had served as an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a controversial arrangement that allowed him to continue his criminal activities.

The 81-year-old fugitive and his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, 60, were apprehended outside of their apartment without incident Wednesday. Agents also found a stash of cash and firearms during a search of their apartment.

The case had long stumped authorities, but a fresh 30-second TV campaign that launched only on Tuesday to find Greig quickly paid off with a helpful tip by an unidentified person.

Bulger, who was found in poor health, will face life in prison if convicted, according to U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz at a news conference.

“We’ve gone a long way to bringing justice to the families of the victims,” Ortiz said.

A scandal involving a top FBI agent who acted as Bulger’s informant and was later sentenced, had thwarted his capture and embarrassed the FBI. The crime boss’ story even inspiredt the film “The Departed”.

Bulger has been featured on America’s Most Wanted over a dozen times, with a 2 million dollar reward for information leader to Bulger’s arrest, along with $100,000 for information on Greig.

 

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By Victoria McGrane

There aren’t many regulators saying things that big banks want to hear these days, but they’ll like this: Acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh on Tuesday warned international regulators that they may be trying to rein in the financial industry too much.

“We are in danger of trying to squeeze too much risk and complexity out of banking as we institute reforms to addresses problems and abuses stemming from the last crisis,” he said at the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation in London, according to his prepared remarks.

That’s a far different tune from what’s coming from other players in the financial overhaul, who’ve emphasized that banks should get back to the boring business of banking and complexity should be limited.

In contrast, Mr. Walsh argued in his speech that imposing high capital requirements, tight liquidity rules and restrictions on what activities banks can engage in threaten to hurt economic growth.

He urged particular caution on the issue of imposing additional capital requirements on the largest banks — or a “surcharge” on systemically important firms, and his comments come as international regulators are pushing in coming weeks to reach agreement on just how much extra capital the biggest banks must hold.

Mr. Walsh argued that capital levels are already “extraordinarily high by historical standards” and said, at most, a “modest” surcharge on the largest firms may be appropriate. If capital standards are “carried too far, the economy suffers” because higher costs curtail the amount of banking activity necessary for growth, he said.

Mr. Walsh said he is even more skeptical about reform efforts focused on limiting banks’ activities and organization form. The latter is in sharp contrast with Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair, who has repeatedly emphasized that regulators must insist that the nation’s biggest financial institutions make structural changes — making their activities “rationalized and simplified” — so regulators can handle their failure without sparking another crisis.

He also pushed back against regulators who would like to define what’s prohibited by the so-called Volcker rule broadly since that could prevent banks from engaging in legitimate banking activities. Championed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, the rule aims to get commercial banks back to the business of banking and out of certain risky or speculative activities.

“If we draw the circle too narrowly around what we call ‘banking,’ we will unnecessarily restrict legitimate banking activity and raise its cost,” said Mr. Walsh.

 

America’s Most Wanted

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SAO PAULO (AP) — An American on the U.S. Marshals’ list of most-wanted sex offenders has been captured in Brazil.

A spokesman for Brazil’s federal police says officers in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday captured Kenneth Andrew Craig. The U.S. Embassy has confirmed the arrest.

The U.S. Marshals’ website says Craig is wanted for sexual assault against two boys in Florida in 1998 and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The Brazilian police spokesman offered no other details on Craig’s arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity per department rules.

Craig was featured twice recently on the “America’s Most Wanted” TV show.

 

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