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March 25, 2008

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Mar 25,2008
SUEZ, Egypt - The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it was investigating an incident in which one of its chartered cargo ships fired in the vicinity of two small Egyptian boats.While U.S. military officials told American Forces Press Service there were no reports of casualties from the Global Patriot as a result of the Monday night encounter in the Red Sea near the Suez Canal, Egyptian security sources told the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA one Egyptian ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2008
MIAMI - At least two people died and four people were injured Tuesday when a section of a construction crane fell through the roof of a building in Miami, police said.Rescuers at the high-rise construction site were searching for more victims using a specially trained dog, The Miami Herald reported. Witnesses and police said the section of the crane fell from a 46-story luxury building under construction north of the city's downtown, crashing through a nearby ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2008
WASHINGTON - A top Bush administration lawyer told the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday that U.S. citizens being held by the military in Iraq have no right to access U.S. courts.Two naturalized U.S. citizens, Mohammad Munaf and Shawqi Ahmad Omar, are being held by the U.S.-led Multinational Force Iraq for alleged ties to terror. Both are accused in kidnappings and killings. The military wants to turn them over to the Iraqi courts but the two men claim ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2008
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee, Tuesday blamed lender complacency, in part, for the current mortgage crisis.The Arizona senator called for more transparency in lending and higher capital reserves for lenders. He also called on homeowners to provide responsible down payments -- suggesting that the Federal Housing Administration consider increasing its minimum down payment "as conditions allow." He told the Santa Ana, Calif., crowd he would not play "election ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2008
Consumers are being urged to discard certain brands of fresh cantaloupe in the wake of a salmonellosis outbreak investigation, Oregon public health officials announced. The implicated products were grown in Honduras and grown or packed by "Agropecuaria Montelibano," also known as "Agrolibano." Agropecuaria Montelibano is a major supplier of cantaloupe to the United States. The cantaloupe were identified as the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield, a rare strain of the disease, which affected ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2008
GLADSTONE, Ore. -- A normally quiet residential neighborhood in Gladstone was awakened early Monday morning to the sound of shotgun blasts, police reported.   The front window of the home was one of those damaged by shotgun blasts early Monday morning - Gladstone Police photo  Gladstone Police said a neighbor reported seeing a thin, white man with curly blonde hair running away about 4:30 a.m. when the shots were heard. He was reported to be carrying what the witness ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. – A 17-year-old Portland girl who absconded from the Oregon Youth Authority was injured Sunday morning when she crashed and rolled a reportedly stolen vehicle as she attempted to flee from pursuing deputies.   Highway 217 northbound on-ramp to Highway 26 eastbound was closed for about 1 1/2 hours to complete the investigation and remove the debris - WCSO photo According to a Washington County Sheriff’s Office news release, Phillicia Johnsen of northwest Portland ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2008
WASHINGTON - President George Bush was told U.S. troop levels in Iraq would stay the same in 2008 as any other time during the five-year-old war, military officials said.Bush didn't announce a final decision on future troop levels after his video conference with Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. However, the recommendation is any major U.S. troop reductions would be left to the next president, ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2008
ARLINGTON, Va. - Northern Virginia investigators believe a rattlesnake that bit a high school coach crawled into the man's suitcase on its own.The small snake nipped Andrew Bacas on the hand Monday as he unpacked from a school trip to South Carolina. "He felt a sharp pain, brought his hand out and saw the bite," said Arlington County Assistant Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale.Barksdale said Bacas quickly closed the bag and called 911. Firefighters blasted the ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2008
NEW YORK - Newly installed New York Gov. David Paterson has admitted he used marijuana and cocaine while in his 20s. Paterson admitted during an interview with a New York television station he tried cocaine "a couple of times" and marijuana "probably when I was about 20," Newsday reported. Paterson, 53, is the latest politician to admit to drug use in his younger days. Both ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his Democratic primary challenger, Nassau County ... [full story]
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