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Feb 28,2007
Proposed legislation would protect the public by reducing the dangers of speeding on Florida's highways TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The National Safety Commission praised a proposal in the Legislature Wednesday to protect the public from drivers who think they can speed with impunity by using radar detection devices. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Steve Oelrich of Gainesville, would make using a radar detector a secondary traffic infraction, which means a motorist could be ticketed if he ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
WASHINGTON - Greek-based shipping company Kassian Maritime Navigation Agency Ltd. and a crew member of the M/V North Princess, an ocean-going bulk cargo ship traveling to ports in the United States, were charged in a three-count indictment related to the operations of the ship, the Justice Department announced today. Kassian Maritime is charged with illegal dumping of bilge and waste water in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), making false statements ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
The Subway restaurant chain is pleased to announce the opening of its first kosher location in the New York City area. This marks the sandwich franchise's second North American kosher restaurant and the first of its kind on the East Coast. Officially opening for business on January 2nd, the restaurant is located at 1219 Avenue J, in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Owned and operated by three Sephardic Jewish business ... [full story]
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Mar 05,2008
WASHINGTON - Tests on radiation detection devices intended for use at U.S. borders and ports failed to prove they can do the job, an independent review indicates.The independent testing was ordered by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff after questions arose about the effectiveness of the $1.2 billion project, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The review panel says in its report that "even after collecting all available test results, it was difficult to form ... [full story]
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Aug 17,2007
GLENDALE, Calif. -- Police in Glendale, Calif., confiscated $10 million worth of marijuana growing at a sophisticated outdoor pot farm that tapped directly into city water tanks.At least 5,000 plants were spread out across more than an acre above Crescenta Valley Park, The Los Angeles Times said Thursday.No arrests were made.Police said the marijuana growers used a drip irrigation system with pipes that tapped directly into city water tanks that are used by city residents ... [full story]
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Apr 22,2009
CHICAGO -- A jury in Chicago has awarded $13.7 million to the family of a 22-year-old car salesman who was killed while taking a customer for a test drive. Roger Czapski of suburban Crystal Lake was a passenger in a BMW 530i driven by Christopher Maher of Inverness when it struck a vehicle turning into a church parking lot, hit a light pole and exploded, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. Police said Maher was traveling about 95 ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
WILMINGTON, Ill. -- A jury has awarded $15.5 million to a Wilmington, Ill., couple after the husband claimed he was falsely arrested in connection with their daughter's death.Will County sheriff's Sgt. Edward Hayes, Deputies Scott Swearengen, Michael Guilfoyle, Brad Wachtl and the estate of late deputy John Ruettiger were found liable for the false arrest of Kevin Fox, violation of his due process rights, malicious prosecution against him and infliction of severe emotional distress on ... [full story]
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Jan 10,2008
CHICAGO -- The Chicago City Council approved nearly $20 million in settlements for four men allegedly tortured into murder confessions by a former police commander.Council members Wednesday unanimously approved settlements that could reach $19.8 million for four men who said retired police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his fellow detectives tortured them into making confessions, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.The four men involved in the case were all pardoned from death row in January 2003 by ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
DES MOINES, Iowa - The owner of the lone winning ticket for the $275 million U.S. Powerball lottery drawing had yet to come forward by Sunday afternoon.Lottery officials in Des Moines, Iowa, said the winning ticket was sold in West Virginia, Online Gambling Paper reported. Only one of the tens of millions of tickets sold matched the five numbers plus the Powerball, the gambling news Web site said.It was not known where in West Virginia ... [full story]
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Mar 12,2009
INDIANAPOLIS -- A $28 million apartment building construction project in Indianapolis was nearly destroyed by a major fire early Thursday, authorities say. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith said two-thirds of the Cosmopolitan on the Canal construction project in downtown Indianapolis was destroyed in the blaze, The Indianapolis Star said. IFD officials said an Indiana Historical Foundation site was also damaged in the fire, as were a parking garage and a cafe. Veteran firefighters told ... [full story]
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Apr 02,2009
SAN DIEGO -- U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano says a $400 million federal effort will include an upgrading of security at the U.S.-Mexico border. During a California visit Wednesday, Napolitano announced the security upgrades will include searches of rail cars traveling into Mexico as well as inspections of other Mexico-bound vehicles, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday. The Homeland Security official also took time to praise U.S.-Mexico relations and Mexico's commitment to such security efforts. "I ... [full story]
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Dec 24,2007
NEW YORK -- A New York man who injured his back and neck after he slipped on pigeon poop and fell down the stairs at a subway station has won more than $6 million. Shelton Stewart, who suffered two broken bones in his neck, one broken bone in his back, herniated disks and a bruise to his spinal cord in the Sept. 21, 1998, fall, successfully sued New York City Transit and won $6.13 million, ... [full story]
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Mar 24,2009
WASHINGTON -- The White House Tuesday announced it would provide $700 million to strengthen border security against Mexican drug cartels. The administration said it would increase security funding and border patrol deployments. Funds will help Mexico buy five helicopters for its army and air force, and new surveillance aircraft for its navy. It will double the number of border security teams and will place increased numbers of federal agents and other resources at the border. ... [full story]
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