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Feb 16,2007
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - It took roughly 20 minutes to read the names of the 100 service members from the 5th Regimental Combat Team who died in Iraq the past year. A Marine called out each name in a somber voice, followed each time by the single chime of a giant bell. SALUTE - K'Ann Hines, of Ventura and the mother of U. S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Joshua MIichael Hines, one of the 101 ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - At a motorcycle dealership on the edge of town, Robert "R.J." Mitchell - war hero and medal winner, a guy who killed an Iraqi insurgent by plunging a knife into his neck - is hoping for a broken bike to come his way. He makes $15 an hour as a mechanic in the service department, but unless he's fixing a motorcycle, he isn't on the clock. Some days, like today, there isn't ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
Hollywood  - In the end, it was his odd-looking truck that gave away Ralph Stephen Garbarini, the suspect in a killing so random that it became the talk of San Diego. Garbarini, suspected of gunning down a popular businessman for no apparent reason at a dessert cafe in the Hillcrest neighborhood, was arrested in Hollywood Tuesday after security guards saw his pickup parked on Hawthorn Avenue, authorities said. SUSPECT - Ralph Stephen Garbarini, who ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2007
SAN DIEGO - A drug trafficking network based in San Diego County has been dismantled by authorities in an undercover operation that ended Thursday. Damon Mosler, the narcotics division chief for the District Attorney's Office, said 59 people have been arrested locally during the course of the three-year operation. Forty of those arrested have already been prosecuted. The announcement was made as authorities in other cities in California and across the country were concluding the ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
"Jack Kevorkian's decade-long assisted suicide campaign was never about compassion," says bioethicist and assisted suicide expert Wesley J. Smith. "It was about Kevorkian's obsession to engage in human vivisection." Smith, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and attorney for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, urges the media to report the story of Jack Kevorkian's release from prison accurately and not promote the false myth of "Jack the Martyr." Kevorkian admitted ... [full story]
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May 14,2007
SAN DIEGO - Before his corpse was dumped on a Mexicali street, a former state police commander was videotaped by his captors alleging that the Baja California Attorney General's Office is involved in drug trafficking. The video has created a stir in Tijuana after Mexican media obtained it and then posted it on the Internet this month. In it, Jose Ramon Velasquez alleges that he worked for a drug gang that had an arrangement with ... [full story]
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Apr 05,2007
SAN DIEGO - Blackwater USA, a private security firm with hundreds of millions of dollars in government work in Iraq, has polarized the backcountry community of Potrero with a proposal to train its forces on a former chicken and cattle ranch. The North Carolina-based company, which uses muscular, heavily armed military men to recruit on its Web site, is on the fast track with the county to develop a training center on 824 acres about ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2009
DALLAS -- The wife of running back Ryan Moats says she wants a personal apology from a Dallas police officer who detained her at gunpoint while her mother lay dying. Tamishia Moats, her husband and two other relatives were driving with hazard lights on to Baylor Regional Medical Center when Officer Robert Powell pulled them over outside the hospital, The Dallas Morning News reported Monday. "I was afraid for her because he was pointing a gun ... [full story]
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Aug 14,2007
MIAMI -- Ex-Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, imprisoned in Miami, must wait 11 days to learn whether he will be sent to Panama or France to face further charges. U.S. District Judge William Hoeveler told attorneys Monday he would announce his decision Aug. 24, just four days before a U.S. magistrate judge is to hear arguments on Noriega’s extradition. French officials have called for Noriega to be shipped to France where he would face money laundering ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
WASHINGTON - Robert Lewis Young of Detroit was sentenced today to 25 years in federal prison for running a criminal operation prostituting adults and children, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and Steven J. Murphy, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced. Following the 25-year sentence in federal prison, Young will face five years of supervised release for operating a prostitution ring spanning from Michigan to Hawaii. Young recruited ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
Shanaya S. Hicks of Hartford, Conn., pleaded guilty today to five counts related to her role in a sex- trafficking ring that involved minors. Hicks is the eighth of ten defendants to plead guilty to federal charges in this case. On August 8, 2006, Hicks, along with nine other co-defendants, was charged in a 64-count superseding indictment. Hicks, and two additional co-defendants were also charged with the sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by force, ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
A federal grand jury in Denver indicted a Eunice, N.M.-based construction company and two of its executives Tuesday for participating in a bid-rigging conspiracy involving natural gas pipeline construction projects in Colorado, the Department of Justice announced. The indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court in Denver, charges that B&H Maintenance & Construction Inc. (B&H) and two of its executives, Jon Paul Smith, vice president and regional manager; and Landon R. Martin, manager of marketing ... [full story]
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May 14,2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing a recent report by the Inspector General of the Department of Energy -- which stated that the control system intended for use at the Nuclear Waste Treatment Plant at Hanford “does not meet the stringent procedures, plans, specifications, or work practices associated with nuclear quality standards” -- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) sent a letter to Secretary Samuel Bodman today asking what actions the Department will be taking in response to ... [full story]
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