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August 31, 2007

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Aug 31,2007
August 17 Reports: Nicholas Wayne Griggs, 26, was arrested on outstanding warrants- reckless driving & eluding. Timothy Allen Phillips, 49, was arrested on a warrant for parole or probation violation. The vehicle operated by Anthony Dean Wills was impounded: drivers’ license wa suspended. The vehicle operated by Vera Cesar was impounded: drivers’ license was suspended. August 18 Reports: Mathew Scott Robinson, 24, was arrested for suspicion of DUII. William Joseph Wells, 24, was arrested for second-degree Theft. Brent Alan Bishop, 25, was arrested ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
TORONTO - Police say they found three bombs in a car trunk when they arrested a Toronto man suspected of sending three letter bombs, officials said Friday.The bombs were detonated after being transported to a disposal area, The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The road was closed while they were moved.Adel Arnaout was arrested late Thursday. He faces charges that include three counts of attempted murder, three counts of intending to cause an explosion and possession ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Legislature’s decision to move the presidential primary to Jan. 15, making it the earliest in the country, adds new chaos to the election season.The Michigan Assembly passed the bill Thursday with unanimous concurrence from the state Senate. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has promised to sign it, The Detroit Free Press reported."When they're making promises, we want to make sure they're not just making promises to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina," ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
HUNTINGTON, Utah - U.S. officials will be investigating their own actions as part of a probe into the Utah mine collapse in which six miners remain missing.U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao announced that an independent team would look into the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the way it responded after the Aug. 6 incident at the Crandall Canyon Mine. Three rescuers were killed 10 days later when a second cave-in occurred.The inquiry into the ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
JUPITER, Fla. - Long-time U.S. Rep. Charles Vanik, D-Ohio, died Friday at his home in Florida at the age of 94.Vanik represented parts of the Cleveland area from 1955 to 1981 and was best known as a co-author of the 1974 Jackson-Vanik amendment that requires the United States to take human rights records into account before striking trade deals with other nations.He became a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and was ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe has ordered a complete price and wage freeze for all goods and services in Zimbabwe.In an executive order Thursday, the president also increased the power of the National Incomes and Pricing Commission, The Herald, a Harare newspaper, reported. He banned any indexing of prices or salaries to the consumer price index.Zimbabwe’s economic crisis began when Mugabe seized white-owned farms, gutting one of the country’s major source of exports. He ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
WASHINGTON - A U.S. congressional commission will recommend purging Iraq’s police force of corrupt officers and Shiite militants suspected in sectarian killings.The independent commission, headed by Gen. James L. Jones, the former top U.S. commander in Europe, suggests the force’s units "be scrapped" and reshaped into a smaller, elite organization, a senior official familiar with the findings told The New York Times. The commission’s report is likely to garner attention since it focuses directly on ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
LONDON - Newly discovered files reveal the British sometimes didn’t say “please” when hustling scientists out of Germany at the end of World War II.Foreign Office archives revealed that some Germans were actually picked up in the middle of the night by British intelligence agents and spirited off to England where they were put to work for the government and even private companies.The British newspaper The Guardian said some of the technicians and scientists were, ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
ALGIERS, Algeria - More than 200 forest fires have burned in Algeria in the past two days, killing at least eight people, officials said Friday.Algeria is the latest country in the Mediterranean area to suffer from wild fires this summer. Greece has been hit by thousands of fires, which have killed scores of people, threatened classical monuments and scorched the mountains around Athens.Major fires have also been reported in Turkey and Italy. Many of the ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
KANANGA, Democratic Republic of Congo - More than 100 people have died of a hemorrhagic fever since June in the Democratic Republic of Congo, health officials said.Jean-Constatin Kanow, the provincial doctor in Kasai Occidental Province, told the U.N. Integrated Regional Information Networks that 217 people have contracted the disease in four villages in the Mweka area and 103 have died. Three of the dead were children.The epidemic was recognized on June 8. Two village chiefs ... [full story]
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