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Apr 25,2007
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Police in Dubuque, Iowa, arrested a man Wednesday on suspicion he is the mail bomber known as "The Bishop" who targets investment houses. The man's identity was not released. The Chicago Tribune reported he was taken into custody without incident and his home and another location were being searched by police. For two years, explosive packages have been mailed to investment firms. In late January, packages were sent to companies in Denver ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama state legislators have passed resolutions apologizing for slavery. The state House of Representatives and Senate passed different resolutions Tuesday. If one of the chambers approves the other's apology, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has said he would sign it, the Birmingham (Ala.) News reported. The Senate resolution says "we express our profound regret as a state which participated in the process of slavery, that we further atone for the involuntary servitude of ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
DENVER - Snow in the mountains of the western United States melted early this year, increasing the danger of fire and drought. "Mother Nature's been dealing some interesting cards," Phil Pasteris of the National Water and Climate Center told USA Today. "For almost every basin in the West, we have lost snowpack." Lake Powell and Lake Mead on the Colorado River are at about half their normal volume. Many mountain areas already had a lighter-than-usual ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
NEW CASTLE, Ind. - An inmate uprising at the New Castle Correctional Facility in Indiana Tuesday left two prison employees injured. Inmates in up to three cell houses took off their shirts and some began burning mattresses to defy guards about 2 p.m., the Indianapolis Star reported. Indiana State Police were joined by local police, emergency squads and paramedics in helping correctional officials restore order at the medium-security prison within two hours. One prison employee ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
LEWISTON, Maine - A ham steak tossed onto a school lunchroom table has a Maine community struggling with what constitutes a hate crime and bruised race relations. After the April 11 incident in Lewiston Middle School, a public forum held by the city's Sun Journal newspaper had to be halted because of the overt hostility on display. "A lot of anger and hate has been flying around," said Steve Wessler of the Center for the ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A mother, daughter and grandson ended up in jail together in California after police responded to a Craigslist ad offering sexual services by a "goth girl." The investigation began when a man complained to police in San Mateo County that Alyson Grizzel had stolen his car. He claimed Grizzel won his confidence by pretending to be an old friend. "He claims that they met when she walked up to him and ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
WASHINGTON - Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, introduced articles of impeachment Tuesday against Vice President Dick Cheney. Kucinich, also a long shot Democratic presidential candidate, released an 18-page document at a news conference on Capitol Hill, Voice of America reported. "These articles are about the conduct of the vice president of the United States, that he deceived the people of the U.S. to take this country into a war, that he continues to exhibit a pattern ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia Tech shootings have prompted Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine to consider giving gun sellers more mental health information about potential buyers. The Democratic governor said Tuesday that he's considering an executive order to make sure the information is in the computer system used by gun outlets, The Washington Post reported. "I think there's a way to tighten this and to get more data onto the system," Kaine said in the ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
LAREDO, Texas - Seven people were killed and at least 72 others were injured by a tornado in the Texas border town of Eagle Pass. Across the border in Piedras Negras, Mexico, at least three people were killed and some 40 were injured in Tuesday night's severe weather, the San Antonio Express-News reported Wednesday. In Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, Commissioner Rudy Herrida said National Guard troops had a hard time looking for victims. "We ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey police chief and his wife were charged Tuesday with embezzling $150,000 from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Frank and Bernice Winters of Newfield used the money to make mortgage and car payments and to eat out, state Attorney General Stuart Rabner said. Frank Winters is the police chief in Clayton and a councilman in Newfield. Winters was suspended from his job. Rabner said that Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton would ... [full story]
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