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February 07, 2008

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Feb 07,2008
WASHINGTON -- Court papers released Wednesday indicate that a U.S. judge was seeking information about a detainee depicted in CIA tapes when the tapes were destroyed.U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema, who presided over the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, was not told that the CIA had videotaped questioning of Abu Zubaydah. But the documents, which were formerly classified, suggest that she was trying to get more information on Zubaydah's interrogation in late November 2005, The New ... [full story]
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Feb 07,2008
LONDON -- Britain's Prince Charles, criticized for huge travel bills in recent years, plans to fly British Airways to the Caribbean next month business class.Furthermore, the prince and wife, Camilla, will sail to official engagements on five islands to cut the tour's travel costs, The Sun reported Thursday.In 2005, Charles was criticized for running up a tab of more than $475,000 (380,000 pounds) touring Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Regularly scheduled airline flights ... [full story]
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Feb 07,2008
OTTAWA -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented a motion this week calling for a longer stay for Canadian troops in Afghanistan."The choice is clear. We either stay and do the job with our military in Afghanistan or we leave. We believe we should get more commitments from our allies and stay," Harper said.Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion said Canada stop combat actions in Afghanistan, The Globe and Mail, a Toronto newspaper, reported Thursday. Several ... [full story]
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Feb 07,2008
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Police in Portsmouth, Ohio, said the suspect in two stabbing incidents died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a four-hour standoff.One of the stabbing victims, a teacher and wife of the suspect, was listed in critical condition at a hospital in Huntington, W.Va., about 40 miles from Portsmouth, Huntington television station WSAZ-TV reported. Police said she was shot and stabbed on the front steps of her elementary school in front of ... [full story]
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Feb 07,2008
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Nepalese King Gyanendra, facing an end to the 238-year-old monarchy in two months, said the decision should've been left to the people of the Himalayan nation.Speaking to a group of Japanese journalists at his palace in Kathmandu, the descendant of the Shah dynasty, who has seen virtually all of his royal powers stripped away in recent months, said the decision to end the monarchy was taken not by the people but by ... [full story]
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Feb 07,2008
WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced Thursday he is suspending his run for the Republican presidential nomination."I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, in this time of war, I feel I now must have to stand aside for our party and for our country," Romney said in a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington."I will continue to stand for conservative principles," he said to ... [full story]
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Feb 07,2008
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Residents of Findlay, Ohio, prepared for their second flood in six months Thursday as the rain-swollen Blanchard River rose after another storm.The river was expected to reach five feet above flood stage Thursday, the Toledo Blade reported. Possible flooding also was expected in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.Last August, the Blanchard was 7.5 feet over flood stage in Findlay. Schools have been closed and there were some evacuations from low-lying areas.Mayor Pete ... [full story]
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Feb 07,2008
LOS ANGELES -- Five people, including a Los Angeles police officer and the suspect, were killed in an overnight standoff in the San Fernando Valley, officials said Thursday.The standoff began Wednesday evening after the suspect called 911 to report he had killed three family members, Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief and incident commander Michael Moore said during a news conference. The suspect was found dead in the home nearly 12 hours after the situation began.Officer ... [full story]
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Feb 07,2008
ALBUQUERQUE -- New Mexico Democratic officials still don't know who won the Super Tuesday presidential caucuses -- and may not for days.New Mexico is the only state of the 22 in Tuesday's primaries and caucuses without a declared winner. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., led Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois by 1,123 votes statewide Thurday, the Albuquerque Journal said, with results hinging on nearly 17,000 provisional ballots. The Democrats may start counting those Thursday. Provisional ballots ... [full story]
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Feb 07,2008
MADISON, Wis. -- A moisture-laden storm dumped up to 21 inches of snow in Wisconsin, stranding motorists from Beloit to Madison along Interstate 90, officials said.Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle declared a state of emergency so National Guard troops could help motorists stuck in the 19-mile-long traffic jam, WISC-TV, Madison, reported.State emergency officials said snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles were used to check on the welfare of the more than 800 motorists stuck on the highway between ... [full story]
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