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April 16, 2009

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Apr 16,2009
AMERICAN FORK, Utah -- Two 11-year-old boys in American Fork, Utah, may face criminal charges for searching for online pornography on one of their school's computer, police say. Authorities said the unidentified boys could face charges of dealing in material harmful to a minor or viewing pornography at school for locating pornographic images online and showing them to other students, The Salt Lake Tribune said Wednesday. The boys, who were suspended by Forbes Elementary School ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2009
NEW YORK -- A 9-year-old boy jumped to his death from a 13-story New York building wearing a makeshift parachute and imitating his favorite wrestler, family friends said. The child, Domori Miles, was such a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) star Jeff Hardy and his "Swanton Bomb" move that he is thought to have been trying a similar dive from the roof of the building, family friends said in a New York Post report ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2009
NEW YORK -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani should consider running for the New York governor's job, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says. The Georgia Republican used a New York Republican State Committee annual dinner Wednesday to call on Giuliani, whose U.S. presidential bid failed in the primaries, to run for governor, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. Gingrich also took time during the GOP dinner to urge former New York Gov. George ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2009
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Police in Fort Worth, Texas, said they arrested the man responsible for a homicide 23 years ago. Homicide Sgt. J.D. Thornton said 63-year-old Jay Thayer Williams was arrested in connection with the 1986 shooting death of Sandra Leah Martin at her family's Fort Worth home, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram said Thursday. Martin's husband, David, said his wife was killed while showing the home to a potential buyer. The couple's two ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2009
NEW YORK -- A U.S. Army reservist stationed in New York allegedly stole $100,000 in electronics and supplies through a government purchasing program, officials say. Prosecutors said Sgt. Joseph Copeland of Fort Totten purchased $207,766 worth of merchandise through the program, but about half of the purchases may have been legitimate, the New York Post said Thursday. The 30-year-old reservist would allegedly sell the excess goods in eBay online auctions, officials said. Copeland was arrested ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2009
MOSCOW -- A counter-terrorism operation launched in Russia's volatile republic of Chechnya in 1999 has ended, officials announced Thursday. The Russian National Anti-terrorism Committee said in Moscow that closing the operation will mean withdrawal of some 20,000 interior ministry troops in the republic and removes restrictions on international flights. Grozny is expected to seek international airport status. The committee said the decision was aimed at further normalizing conditions in Chechnya and to "restore and develop ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2009
WASHINGTON -- The following are remarks made by U.S. President Barack Obama on high-speed rail transportation Thursday in Washington. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Please, everybody have a seat. Have a seat. Thank you very much. That is a wonderful reception. And I want to -- in addition to Ray LaHood and Joe Biden, Rahm Emanuel, all of who have worked on this extensively, I also want to acknowledge Jim Oberstar and Rob Andrews, ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2009
MADISON, Wis. -- A Dean Health System nurse assisting in a minor surgery in Madison, Wis., was removed from the procedure to be laid off, a company spokesman said. Dean spokesman Paul Pitas said the manner in which the nurse, whose identity was not revealed, was laid off was a mistake on the part of a company manager. Pitas said the action never endangered the patient being operated on, the (Madison) Wisconsin State-Journal said. Pitas ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2009
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A 9-year-old boy faces an aggravated arson charge for a store fire he admitted starting, Chattanooga, Tenn., fire officials said. Lt. Anthony Moore of the Chattanooga Fire Investigation Division said the boy, whose identity was not reported, confessed to starting the Tuesday fire that destroyed a Dollar General Store in Hixson, Tenn., Chattanoogan.com reported Wednesday. Fire investigators said the boy's mother told them her son had started the fire. The boy told ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2009
ZAGREB, Croatia -- Croatia Thursday protested a warning issued by Britain's Foreign Office that tourists visiting Croatia be aware of threats from organized crime. The Zagreb government was upset by a BBC article Wednesday on organized crime and corruption in Croatia, including assassinations of journalists and businessmen. Croatia complained it was the malicious article before the oncoming tourist season on the Adriatic coast, that fueled the tourist warning, the Javno.hr Web site said. Mario Dragun, ... [full story]
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