UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The ailing father of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran is pleading for the release of his son in a letter to President Hasan Rouhani, who is in New York to attend a meeting of world leaders.
"I long more than ever to see Amir's face. I am now very sick with a brain tumor," Ali Hekmati wrote in the letter, which was delivered Wednesday by an Islamic religious official from Michigan who has a personal relationship with Rouhani, a representative for the family said.
Amir Hekmati, who has dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship, was arrested in 2011 during a visit to Iran.
His family says Hekmati was visiting his grandmother, but Iran accused him of being a CIA spy and convicted him.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Tower cranes stand tall in downtown Buffalo. They are sky-high symbols of change and development finally coming to the waterfront.
Eighty-two-year-old Edward Spencer was making a left hand turn while exiting the Budwey's parking lot when he struck 52-year-old Sandra Garner and 55-year-old Kevin Nowak, according to authorities.
Police, FBI agents and a bomb squad all showed up on a quiet residential street in North Buffalo overnight.
Global civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, whose legacy is ending South African apartheid, has died.
The AARP wants to make sure New Yorkers have the care they need as they age.
Buffalo firefighters responded to an early morning fire Friday on Remoleno Street.