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Mar 03,2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Authorities in Alabama have filed criminal trespassing charges against former Chicago alderman and civil rights activist Dorothy Tillman.Tillman spent more than an hour in a Montgomery jail Sunday after she was arrested following a confrontation with officials at Jackson County Hospital, The Chicago Tribune reported Monday.Tillman had taken her 86-year-old aunt to the emergency room at Jackson County and wanted her aunt's medical records so she could transfer her to another hospital.Jackson ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2008
WASHINGTON -- Top U.S. military officials told a congressional committee that outer and cyberspace are the next war-fighting frontiers, The Washington Post said.U.S. Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, head of U.S. Strategic Command, told the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee that "we must be ready" to defend "our space infrastructure" and categorized cyberspace as an "emerging war-fighting domain," the Post said Monday.Chilton said enemies of the United States "constantly" try to hack into ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2008
CLEVELAND -- Superdelegates to August's Democratic National Convention are facing intense pressure in advance of Tuesday's primaries in Ohio and Texas.Those who are backing either Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., are being lobbied to switch sides while unaligned superdelegates are feeling the heat to choose one candidate or the other, especially if they are African-American.U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, is standing firm on her decision to support Clinton for the ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2008
MOSCOW -- Russia's presidential elections may have reflected the will of the voters but European observers said they questioned its fairness.Dmitry Medvedev, backed by outgoing Russian President Vladimir Putin, overwhelmed the other candidates in Sunday's election, the Russian information agency Novosti reported Monday. With 99 percent of precincts counted, the Central Election Commission reported Medvedev received 70 percent of the vote in which 69 percent of the country's 109 million eligible voters went to the ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2008
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rebuked critics of the recent Israeli military incursion into Gaza, saying "no one will be immune" from retaliation."We will act against those who dispatch the terrorists and against those who harm us. No one will be immune," Olmert said before the weekly Cabinet meeting.International critics called the Israeli reaction to repeated Qassam attacks targeting southern Israel "excessive," with the U.N. Security Council expressing its concern over the ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2008
ROUND ROCK, Texas -- A top adviser to Arizona Sen. John McCain says the Republican presidential hopeful will have to run as an underdog when it comes to fundraising.The de facto GOP nominee can't compete in the money race with Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama who have collected more than $130 million in the first two months of this year, The Politico reported Monday."We don't expect we'll be able to compete dollar for dollar," ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2008
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- At least eight people were injured Monday in a U.S. airstrike on suspected al-Qaida terrorists in Somalia, it was reportedA Pentagon official confirmed the attack, saying the missiles hit a target in a community controlled by Islamic extremists, The Daily Telegraph reported. The official said missiles struck a building that was reputed to be gathering place for terror suspects, but could not confirm whether the operation was successful, the British newspaper said.Islamist ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2008
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- City workers in Budapest were busy cleaning up Monday after a weekend windstorm downed trees and utility poles and damaged buildings, local media reported.Beginning Saturday through Sunday night, gusty winds near 70 mph spawned 2,275 emergency calls to city firefighters, the Caboodle.hu Web site reported.Fire officials said 231 of the calls were for downed trees or electrical wires blocking roads, while 296 others were to report structural damages such as toppled chimneys, ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2008
CHICAGO -- Efforts are under way in Illinois to end a mandatory sentencing law that leaves certain juvenile murderers in prison for life without hope of parole.A coalition of human rights groups, defense lawyers and Illinois lawmakers are backing legislation that would prohibit mandatory life sentences for juveniles, The Washington Post reported Monday.In addition to ending the practice, the proposed legislation would also allow those who were sentenced to life as juveniles under the current ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2008
CHICAGO -- Jury selection began Monday in the Chicago corruption trial of political fundraiser Tony Rezko, who has ties to Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.Rezko has pleaded innocent to charges of demanding payments from firms trying to do business with the state and funneling the funds to himself or political figures he favored, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.Rezko was a one-time fundraiser for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Obama, who also entered into a land deal ... [full story]
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