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Apr 08,2008
NEW YORK -- The medical examiner in New York City has identified the remains of four people killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.The remains included deliveryman Alejandro Castano, 35, and Ronald Milstein, 54, who was working as a temp in the doomed building on Sept. 11.The names of two others -- a man and a woman in their 50s -- were not released Tuesday pending notification of next of kin."I ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
TORONTO -- Israel was arranging Tuesday to seek the extradition of a radical rabbi from Canada in the torture of his followers' children, officials said.Rabbi Elior Chen, 29, was named in an international warrant Monday in Jerusalem, a correspondent for Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper reported.Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told the newspaper Chen flew to an undisclosed city in Canada from Tel Aviv, and an extradition request was being prepared for his return.Chen is ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
WASHINGTON -- A communications circuit giving U.S. authorities access to personal cell phone conversations is a serious privacy concern, critics say.The FBI is linked to a database that allows monitoring of the parties involved, the time, the place and duration of calls made on cell phones and a wants to expand those surveillance capabilities, The Washington Post said Tuesday.A 1994 law mandated telecommunication companies build surveillance capabilities into their networks allowing the FBI to link ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco's mayor said security plans for Wednesday's Olympic torch relay were being updated following tense protests in Europe.Activists accosted runners in London during the weekend and in Paris Monday, and more trouble is expected when the flame makes its sole North American appearance in San Francisco.The flame has become a target of supporters of Tibet following Beijing's crackdown on Tibetan separatists."I have great expectations that it is going to be a ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
PHILADELPHIA -- Barrack Obama is gaining ground on Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania primary race thanks to growing support among women, a poll released Tuesday indicates.The Quinnipac University Poll showed Clinton with 50 percent of the vote in the Keystone State and Obama with 44 percent, which compares to a 50-41 percent edge for Clinton a week ago.Pollsters noted, however, Obama has increased his support among women from 37 percent last week to 41 percent ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
WASHINGTON -- An informal survey of U.S. troops in Iraq indicates the Democratic presidential candidates' pledges to wind down the war is appealing to them.ABC News said Tuesday Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton have built up support in the ranks despite the historically conservative nature of the military."I am leaning toward Hillary," one Army lieutenant told ABC. "I think that we should have a gradual draw-down."Other troops said they liked Obama's notion of change in ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
TEHRAN -- Iran's president says 6,000 new centrifuges will be operational at a uranium enrichment plant within a year's time.The installation of the centrifuges began Tuesday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said while inspecting the Natanz nuclear facility, CNN reported."Iran last year installed 3,000 centrifuges and entered the stage of enrichment. And in the current year, new centrifuges will become operational, which is a sign of Islamic Iran's outstanding successes and achievements," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.He arrived ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney will get a $4 million Secret Service detail for six months beyond the administration's term, an agency official said.Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan asked congressional leaders last week to extend Cheney's security detail beyond January when the administration leaves office, citing "the threat environment we face today," The Washington Post reported Tuesday.Former agency officials said the request is reasonable considering the war in Iraq, the terrorism threat and ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
MERRITT, British Columbia -- The British Columbia man being sought by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the stabbing deaths of his three children has a violent criminal record.Allan Schoenborn, 40, is considered the prime suspect in the stabbing deaths of his 10-year-old daughter and two sons, 5 and 8. He was left alone with them in their mobile while their mother ran an errand Sunday. She returned to find the children dead and Schoenborn ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
BEIJING -- The International Olympic Committee said it may end the international leg of the Beijing Olympic torch run due to protests against China's crackdown in Tibet.IOC President Jacques Rogge said the organization's executive board will meet Friday to debate whether to allow the torch to continue its 85,000-mile, 21-country journey in the face of protests against China's human rights record and involvement in Tibet, The Times of London reported.Rogge said Tuesday said violent protests ... [full story]
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