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May 18,2007
May 11 Reports: Justin Charles Bullard, 20, was arrested for second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Jonathan Ray Shafer, 38, was arrested for assault after allegedly throwing a woman against a wall, causing injury. Douglas Eugene Fuller, 43, was arrested for fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, harassment. Matthew Tout, 31, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Eric Anthony Burkhart, 51, was arrested for criminal trespass. Jorge Gomez, 22, was arrested for giving false info to a police officer, obstructing governmental administration, failure ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
Pfizer's 26,600 square feet of empty lab, office and meeting space set aside to incubate new biotechnology companies might not look like a luxury hotel, but company executives hope it will feel that way to the tenants now being screened. In a modern, tile-and-glass building on its campus on the San Diego coast, the pharmaceutical giant is planning to spend $10 million annually for at least the next five years, incubating promising innovations or ideas ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
SAN DIEGO - Wireless technology giant Qualcomm is planning to launch a mobile network that would allow people to use their cell phones to manage myriad health issues including diabetes and dieting. Called LifeComm, the service would offer cell phones that could double as glucose meters to monitor blood sugar levels in diabetics, track aerobic activity in dieters or otherwise function as a medical device. The new wireless phone service is expected to launch in ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
NORFOLK, Va. - A U.S. Navy lawyer convicted of divulging information about Guantanamo Bay detainees was sentenced to six months in prison Friday. The Virginian-Pilot reported that in addition to his prison sentence, Lt. Cmdr. Matthew M. Diaz also was informed he would be dismissed from the Navy as part of his punishment for the intelligence leak. Despite having entered his week-long trial by pleading innocent to the charges, the 41-year-old lawyer admitted his error ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
MINOT, N.D. - A man in Minot, N.D., has been banned from the Turtle Mountain Reservation by a Chippewa tribal council for his online article against the reservation system. Based on the outrage that Rob Port's online blog raised among the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, the tribe's council leaders voted this month to officially ban him from the tribe's reservation, the Minot Daily News said Friday. The Minot man, who had been to the ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
BOGOTA - A Colombian paramilitary leader said several U.S. companies paid the right-wing gunmen responsible for thousands of deaths. Incarcerated leader Salvatore Mancuso testified that Chiquita, Del Monte and Dole paid the paramilitary forces over the last several years, El Tiempo newspaper reported Friday. In March, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said his government was considering seeking the extradition of officials from Chiquita Brands International after the company admitted paying right-wing paramilitary groups. Cincinnati-based Chiquita agreed ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev could now become president for life thanks to a recent vote by the country's Parliament. The nation's lawmakers recently voted in favor of adopting a constitutional amendment that officially grants Nazarbayev the right to repeatedly seek re-election until he decides to stop, Interfax reported Friday. The amendment, drafted by a special committee, was designed to allow the nation's first president from being hampered in his re-election efforts under ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
Inspired by the intensity and passion generated by a movie - its title long forgotten - Kristanna Loken was only 13 years old when she decided to become an actress. Smartly, she asked her mother, "How do I get to do that?"   KRISTANNA LOKEN - Kristanna Loken, seen here from a scene in 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,' will play the lead in Sci-Fi's 'Painkiller Jane' drama series. CNS Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.Her ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
MIAMI - A convicted terrorist testified in a Miami court Friday that he trained at an al-Qaida camp prosecutors say terror suspect Jose Padilla attended. Yahya Goba -- a member of the "Lackawanna Six" terrorist group convicted in 2002 of providing material support to al-Qaida -- said he flew to Pakistan from his home in upstate New York and traveled overland to neighboring Afghanistan where he trained at the remote al Farouk camp allegedly run ... [full story]
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May 18,2007
HYDERABAD, India - A powerful explosion at an historic mosque in India followed by police shooting to control rioters left a dozen people dead and more than 50 injured Friday. The Deccan Herald reported police in Hyderabad said nine people died when two bombs detonated at Mecca Masjid, and three more died when police first used canes then fired upon mobs in nearby Moghulpura. The protestors pelted stones at police, looted shops and burned buses, ... [full story]
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