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April 2008

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Apr 01,2008
WASHINGTON -- U.S. presidents rely on daily secret reports on national threats, but some of those reports are now coming from public Internet sources, officials say.The top-secret President's Daily Brief compiled covert operative reports, spy photos and other highly classified sources. But more and more, intelligence agencies are getting their information from sources available to anyone with an Internet connection, USA Today said Tuesday.Intelligence officers used this "open-source intelligence" to compile evidence on the Iranian ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
HOUSTON -- Houston police say they are investigating at least three possible suspects in the death of a missing woman found dead in a rural field last week.Investigators Monday confirmed the remains discovered in a shallow grave 75 miles from Houston are those of Tierra Adams, who vanished in January, about a month before she was due to give birth.Although dental records were still being checked Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle said the body had a ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
PICO RIVERA, Calif. -- Detectives in Los Angeles County say they have not ruled out suicide in the death of a man found shot to death just hours after he got married.Ernesto Frayre, 22, of Pico Rivera was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head Sunday morning in his car, which was parked a block away from where the wedding reception had been held.Family members were stunned at the development and told the ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden and his half-brother went to London in 1986 to discuss buying several surface-to-air missiles for the mujahedin in Afghanistan, a book says."The Bin Ladens," a newly released book by former Washington Post correspondent and noted bin Laden expert, Steve Coll, says bin Laden and his half brother, Salem, met with "contacts" at the Dorchester hotel in London to negotiate the sale of Russian SA-7 missiles from German arms manufacturer Heckler ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
LONGUEUIL, Quebec -- The Canadian Space Agency is set to start recruiting for two new astronaut trainees, the federal Industry minister responsible for the agency announced.Speaking at a news conference at the agency's headquarters in Longueuil, Quebec, outside Montreal, Minister Jim Prentice encouraged those who might like to apply to watch the agency's Web site next month when details and qualifications are posted.Canada now has six astronauts who fly on NASA missions and assist in ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
JERUSALEM -- The increasingly radical nature of sermons and media reports from Hamas overshadow the prospects of reaching a common ground with Israel, analysts say.The official Hamas media network, al-Aksa, runs several programs and sermons that some say serve to indoctrinate young Palestinians to radical Islamic positions.The combination of political rhetoric invoking historical Palestine, calls for military resistance against Israel while advocating social programs suggests a irreconcilable division between Israelis and Palestinians, The New York ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
PHOENIX -- Republican strategists say Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has not used the time the extended Democratic nomination battle has given him wisely.Observers say they wonder about the direction the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is taking and why he hasn't scheduled more fundraising events, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.McCain hasn't been able to capitalize fully on the Democratic nomination battle between Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., to get his message out to ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- A man and two teenagers were in police custody in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, facing murder charges in a weekend triple slaying at a house party, police said.Police did not identify the suspects, but said they were 15, 18 and 25 years old, and each faces three counts of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder in the non-fatal shootings of three other victims, the Winnipeg Sun reported."They (suspects) knew the ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
MOSCOW -- Some cult members awaiting the end of the world in a Russian cave emerged Tuesday due to structural concerns of their hideout, government officials said.Oleg Melnichenko, the deputy governor of the Penza region in west-central Russia, said two rooms in the hideout collapsed Tuesday. Fourteen people, including two children, left the cave due to the collapse, the Interfax news agency reported.Fourteen cult members remained in the cave. Melnichenko said crews fixed the structure ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
BEIJING -- Taiwanese President-elect Ma Ying-jeou said the private Straits Exchange Foundation would handle Taiwanese business but left party roles open.Ma noted that the channels of communication between the Taiwanese Chinese Nationalist Party, or KMT, and the Communist Party in Beijing remained open, the Taipei Times said Tuesday.The statement came following a meeting with KMT Chairman Lien Chan.Ma noted the division between work relegated to the Straits Exchange Foundation and the political parties remained distinct. ... [full story]
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