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February 06, 2008

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Feb 06,2008
One of two brothers captured on surveillance video stealing an employee’s purse at a gymnastics and martial arts center in north Bend Sunday has been arrested, and the other remains at large, police reported.   Anthony Michael Raffaele (left), Scott William Raffaele (right) - DCJ photos The brothers, Scott William Raffaele, 23, and his younger brother Anthony Michael Raffaele, 20, were identified by a tipster when police provided the surveillance video of the theft at Acrovision Sports ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2008
CHICAGO - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Wednesday he doesn't think an intra-party nomination fight until the convention would hurt in November."I think it would be a problem if Senator Clinton's voters disliked me" or vice versa, the U.S. senator from Illinois said during a news conference in Chicago. "I don't think that's the case. Our voters are passionate for bringing about change."He noted reports indicated 10 million ballots were cast by Democrats ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2008
WASHINGTON - U.S. federal emergency personnel have been sent to four states struck by tornadoes that killed at least 52 people and caused millions of dollars in damage.The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working with state and local officials to assess damage and identify needs in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky, FEMA's parent department, the Department of Homeland Security, said in a news release.President George Bush offered condolences to the people affected by the storm ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2008
PHOENIX - Sen. John McCain of Arizona, wearing the front-runner mantle, said Wednesday he could unite the Republican party in the race for the White House."You always have the task of uniting the party behind the nominee," he said at a news conference in Phoenix. "I'm confident we can do that with the Republican party now."Flanked by Sens. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., McCain said his campaign did "extremely well" on Super Tuesday, ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2008
WASHINGTON - The candidates for U.S. president Wednesday culled the results of Super Tuesday and moved on to the next round of primaries.Sen. John McCain of Arizona attained front-runner status among Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls but the Democratic nominee remained in doubt as Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., each took major victories in the scramble for nominating delegates. Clinton won New York and California while Obama claimed a razor-thin victory the bellwether ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2008
LOS ANGELES - The FBI has joined other law enforcement agencies investigating a fire at the home of a Los Angeles professor who conducts animal research.The blaze that broke out Tuesday marked the second time in less than four months that the West Side house owned by Edythe London was targeted, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.London, who uses monkeys to study nicotine addiction, is a professor of psychiatry and bio-behavioral sciences at UCLA's David ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2008
LOS ANGELES - A California jury was being asked to decide whether sheriff's deputies should pay an impaired driver for shooting at him 120 times during a low-speed chase.Winston Hayes, 46, wants the 10 deputies who opened fire in May 2005 to compensate him for getting shot and nearly killed, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.The incident was videotaped by a freelance photographer and shown on newscasts all over the county.Hayes' attorney Brian Dunn charged ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2008
WASHINGTON - For the first time, the chief of the CIA stated in Congress that the near-drowning interrogation technique known as waterboarding was used on al-Qaida suspects.Appearing Tuesday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CIA Director Michael Hayden said the technique was used in 2002 and 2003 but not since. He also said information obtained from the last uses accounted for 25 percent of the intelligence reports circulated by the CIA on al-Qaida activities, ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2008
NEW YORK - Victoria Gotti, daughter of the late mob boss John Gotti, battled her ex-husband and the federal government over real estate during a hearing in New York.The turf she is fighting for are 14 pieces of real estate, the New York Post reported. A prosecutor in federal court in Brooklyn said that the government hopes for a quick sale of the property to avoid tax liens.The government argues that the properties are forfeit ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2008
PHOENIX - A small aircraft violated restricted airspace over Phoenix 20 minutes before Sunday's Super Bowl game, the U.S. National Guard confirmed.Spokesman Mike Strickler for North American Aerospace Defense Command said an Arizona Air National Guard F-16 pilot had to use several maneuvers to get the attention of a pilot in a Cessna 172 Sunday afternoon, the Arizona Republic reported Wednesday.The unidentified pilot was reported flying without his radio turned on, so the F-16 pilot ... [full story]
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