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April 08, 2008

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Apr 08,2008
SILVERTON, Ore. -- A school bus driver and one teenage passenger received minor injuries Monday afternoon when the bus lost control and flipped onto its side on Highway 213 north of Silverton. The bus was transporting four students from the Livingstone Adventists Academy in Salem.   The driver and one student received minor injuries in the crash - OSP photo According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sgt. Dale Young, on April 7 about 4:20 p.m. the bus, ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
GRESHAM, Ore. -- Police are seeking the public's help in locating a woman who, angry with the Department of Human Services over losing her parental rights, allegedly tried to burn the agency's building down in Gresham two years ago.   Marlene Chenette - GPD photo In November 2005, Gresham Police officers were dispatched to what appeared to be a broken window at the Gresham DHS building at 335 NW Division. Since it did not appear that anyone ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
OTTAWA -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government introduced legislation Tuesday to expand its power in recalling unsafe products.The bill described to the Globe and Mail newspaper by party sources before its introduction in Ottawa include updates to the Food and Drugs Act, and the creation of a Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act.The legislation would give the government authority to issue mandatory product recalls and fine companies up to $1 million for selling ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
WASHINGTON -- Time has come for the United States to shift political, economic and military responsibility to Iraq, the chair of a Senate panel said Tuesday.Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., opened the Senate Armed Forces Committee during which U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker offered their assessments on security, political, diplomatic and economic fronts. Petraeus recommended beginning an assessment and evaluation of further reductions in U.S. troop presence after the ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state politics got ugly following the death of a plan to impose a traffic toll in Manhattan, with officials exchanging barbs, legislators observed.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's poll proposal was part of a "green" New York initiative to improve public transportation in Manhattan and decrease congestion.The proposal died Monday when State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said the bill lacked support to pass without amendments.Bloomberg, apparently too upset to appear ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland -- Air Canada is investigating why a dead man's trip to Newfoundland was delayed for 12 hours in Montreal to make way for cargo.Judy Hamilton of Springdale, Newfoundland, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., she got a call from the local funeral director saying her brother-in-law's casket had been bumped from a connecting flight from Montreal to Deer Lake, about 90 miles from her family's home."He said he got bumped in Montreal, and ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
PHOENIX -- Presumptive GOP presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona has a strained relationship with African-American constituents, black leaders say.Oscar Tillman with the Phoenix branch of the NAACP said McCain "has pretty well zero relationship" and state Rep. Cloves Campbell Jr., D-Phoenix, said McCain has "no relationship" with the black community in Arizona, The Politico said Tuesday.McCain faced scrutiny for his relationship with the black community and later apologized for opposing a holiday ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
CAIRO -- The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said it called for a boycott of municipal elections amid protests and a government crackdown on candidates.The ruling National Democratic Party of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak runs unopposed for many of the 52,000 seats.The Muslim Brotherhood had thousands of candidates rejected by the national government placing only 20 candidates on the ballot, the BBC said Tuesday.A crackdown on opposition groups left many potential candidates behind bars prompting protesters ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
RALPH, Saskatchewan -- Clean-up began of a three-train derailment in southeastern Saskatchewan Tuesday after firefighters let a blaze burn itself out.Black smoke was visible for miles after the Monday morning accident involving three CP Rail trains outside the town of Ralph, the Regina Leader-Post reported Tuesday.There were no serious injuries, but several crew members were taken to a hospital for observation, Weyburn Fire Department Chief Denis Pilon told reporters.As many as 14 cars toppled off ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
COLUMBIA, Md. -- The Maryland chemical conglomerate W.R. Grace and Co. said it agreed to settle all of its remaining asbestos cases with a $1.8 billion offer.Monday's settlement awards cash, ongoing contributions to a victims' trust fund and a deal to offer claimants the right to buy its stock at a discounted price, The Washington Post said Tuesday.Asbestos is a fire resistant material known to cause cancer."We wanted to do what we do best and ... [full story]
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