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Apr 26,2007
ATLANTA - Grand jurors have indicted three Atlanta police officers who took part in a bungled drug raid that killed an elderly woman in her home. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday that Jason Smith was named in 13 felony counts, including murder; Greg Junnier was changed for three counts of felony murder; and Arthur Tesler was named in two felony counts involving false statements and false imprisonment. The newspaper said Junnier has reportedly reached a ... [full story]
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Apr 26,2007
KINGSTON, N.Y. - New York state police said they believe the suspect who shot three state troopers in the Catskill Mountains region died in a house fire. State Police said Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff, 29, was killed Wednesday while looking for the suspect, Travis D. Trim, 23, who was suspected of shooting another trooper on Tuesday, The New York Times reported. Trim was hiding in a farmhouse in the town of Margaretville, N.Y., when the ... [full story]
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Apr 26,2007
WASHINGTON - Bush administration asked a federal court in Washington to set new limits on lawyers for detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A U.S. Court of Appeals filing from the Justice Department said detainees' lawyers are causing unrest and serve as intermediaries between detainees and the news media, The New York Times reported Thursday. Visits by civilian lawyers and mail between them and their clients have caused "intractable problems and ... [full story]
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Apr 26,2007
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $124 billion Iraq war-funding bill that would start to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq Oct. 1. U.S. President George Bush has promised to veto legislation that includes a troop withdrawal timetable. Democrats have acknowledged they don't have the votes to withstand a veto. The bill approved by the House of Representatives 218-208 Wednesday was expected to be approved by the U.S. Senate on Thursday. Two House ... [full story]
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Apr 26,2007
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - An American who got out of jail by promising to donate a kidney to his son only to flee the country, leaving him behind, was arrested Wednesday in Mexico. Byron Perkins and his girlfriend, Lee Ann Howard, were taken into custody in the Mexican coastal city o Puerto Vallarta and flown to Los Angeles. They were expected to appear in court Thursday and face extradition to Louisville, Ky., CNN reported. Perkins, ... [full story]
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Apr 26,2007
LOS ANGELES - Foreign travel to the United States is getting to be such a hassle that many tourists are going to other countries instead. Foreign travel reporters, meeting in Anaheim, Calif., say the United States needs to do something about difficult visa application processes and lengthy airport security lines, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. More than 2,000 international travelers recently rated the U.S. airport arrival process the "world's worst," the newspaper said. Fifty-four ... [full story]
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Apr 26,2007
EAGLE PASS, Texas - A twister ripped through the Texas border town of Eagle Pass and nearby Piedras Negras, Mexico, Wednesday killed 10 people and injured at least 80 others. The tornado killed seven people near Eagle Pass and three in Piedras Negras, CNN reported. Of those injured, 32 were treated and released, the network said. The ferocious storm prompted Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head to the region to survey the damage Wednesday afternoon, ... [full story]
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Apr 26,2007
WASHINGTON - Two top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday asked U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to clarify testimony he gave last week in Congress. Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and ranking member Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., asked Gonzales in a letter to "promptly supplement your testimony of April 19" regarding Gonzales' knowledge and involvement in the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys. The letter asked Gonzales to submit responses by May 4 to questions ... [full story]
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Apr 26,2007
WASHINGTON - A House committee voted Wednesday to authorize a subpoena of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a move the White House said it would fight. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted 21-10 to authorize the subpoena as part of its inquiry into administration claims during the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq that Iraq tried to acquire uranium from Niger, The New York Times reported. Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, ... [full story]
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Apr 26,2007
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A banner used by a gun-rights group during a protest in Pennsylvania that urged the hanging of a lawmaker has prompted a call for an investigation. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday that Legislative Black Caucus members have asked state police to look into the banner that proclaimed state Rep. Angel Cruz, a Latino Democrat, should be "hung from the tree of liberty for his acts of treason against the Constitution." The banner ... [full story]
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