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Apr 01,2007
ATLANTA - Three people were shot this weekend after an attempted robbery of a jewelry store in an Atlanta mall erupted in gunfire.The three were not identified, but one was described as a security guard.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said at least four men attempted to rob Glitz Jewelers in the Greenbriar Mall Saturday. At least two robbers in ski masks fled the scene, pursued by police and mall guards, a witness told the newspaper.Two of the ... [full story]
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Apr 02,2007
SAN DIEGO - In its most extensive accounting of priests accused of sexually molesting minors, the Catholic Diocese of San Diego released the names Friday of 38 priests with "credible allegations" against them, along with their church service records dating to 1928. None of the priests is now in ministry here, according to the lists posted on the diocese's Web site. More than half are deceased. San Diego Bishop Robert Brom pledged to release the ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2007
WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., says Attorney General Alberto Gonzales "has not been truthful" about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.Gonzales has been caught up in the controversy over the firings, which critics say were for political reasons: Reportedly four of the eight were investigating Republicans and one had refused to investigate Democrats before the 2006 election.Gonzales has said publicly he "never saw documents, we never had a discussion" about the firings ... [full story]
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Mar 31,2007
NEW YORK - A new report by a United Nations committee finds that rich countries are spending billions of dollars to protect themselves from global warming.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change plans to release the report next week, The New York Times said. The committee found that the United States and European countries are investing in desalinization plants, flood barriers and other infrastructure.Poor countries in Africa and Asia that have comparatively less responsibility for greenhouse ... [full story]
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Mar 31,2007
LOS ANGELES - As New York City's top cop in the 1990s, William Bratton garnered national attention by turning city maps and paperbound police logs into a pioneering computerized crime-fighting system. Now Bratton is promoting a high-tech spin on another traditional tool in his current post atop the Los Angeles force. On Friday the chief unveiled a sleeker, souped-up alternative to the flashlights that most officers carry with them at all times. The traditional long, ... [full story]
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Mar 31,2007
WASHINGTON - Government officials said Friday there is no immediate prospect of transferring hundreds of accused terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay to military prisons near San Diego or elsewhere in the United States. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who opposes closing the U.S. base in Cuba, raised the issue Thursday when he released a list of 17 military prisons - including brigs at Camp Pendleton and Miramar - that he said House Democrats identified as "potential ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
TRENTON, N.J. - A longtime New Jersey state senator has been charged with using his political clout to get a no-show job at the state medical school. Federal prosecutors say Wayne Bryant -- one of the state's most powerful Democratic lawmakers -- was able to increase his expected state annual pension from $28,000 to more than $81,000 after he was put on the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey payroll. Michael Gallagher of Haddonfield, ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Stillwater Mining, Norilsk Nickel partner on student trip to nation's capitol BILLINGS, Mont. - Fifteen high school students, all children of Stillwater Mining Company employees, will travel to Washington, D.C., on a Close Up Foundation program from March 25-31 to experience U.S. government and policymaking first-hand, Frank McAllister, Stillwater Mining's chief executive officer, announced today. All expenses for the trip were provided by Norilsk Nickel, which made a majority investment in Stillwater almost four years ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor and Republican presidential nomination hopeful Rudy Giuliani said he "couldn't have a better adviser" than his wife, Judith. Giuliani told ABC's "20-20" that he wouldn't have a problem with his wife sitting in on presidential Cabinet meetings. "If she wanted to. If they were relevant to something that she was interested in. I mean that would be something that I'd be very, very comfortable with," he told "20-20." Judith ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
SAN DIEGO - A Chula Vista police officer is suing the Police Department and the city, alleging her supervisors pressured her to stop competing in beauty pageants. Officer Deanna Mory, hired in 2005, says police administrators began pressuring her a year ago to stop competing in pageants. The Chula Vista Police Officers' Association, the police union, has filed two lawsuits on her behalf against the city and the department. Mory, 23, said the dispute began ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
WASHINGTON - President George Bush said that bureaucratic failures caused poor conditions at Washington's Walter Reed Hospital during a visit there Friday. Speaking to hospital staff members, Bush praised the quality of care received by wounded veterans. "The problems at Walter Reed were caused by bureaucratic and administrative failures," Bush said. "The system failed you and it failed our troops. And we're going to fix it." A recent investigation by The Washington Post supported findings of ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Detroit has revoked the U.S. citizenship of John (Ivan) Kalymon of Troy, Mich., because he shot Jews in 1942 while serving in a Nazi-sponsored police unit that helped liquidate a Nazi-created Jewish ghetto in German-occupied Poland, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher for the Criminal Division announced today. U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani found that Kalymon served in the 5th Commissariat (later designated the 7th) of the Nazi-operated ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
WASHINGTON, DC — A bill to place restrictions on the Department of Transportation’s proposed pilot program for Mexico-domiciled trucks has won the support of the two key leaders of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  Committee Chairman James L. Oberstar (Minn.), and Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Peter A. DeFazio (Ore.), have signed on to cosponsor the Safe American Roads Act of 2007.   The bill is sponsored by Rep. Nancy Boyda of Kansas.    Highways ... [full story]
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