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May 30,2007
LOS ANGELES - An American al-Qaida member accused of treason Tuesday threatened a catastrophic terrorist attack if U.S. military forces don't get out of Islamic countries. Adam Yehyie Gadah, also known as Adam Pearlman and Azzam al-Amriki, issued his polemic in a seven-minute video posted on a Web site used by Islamic militants, the U.S.-based All Headlines News reported. Gadah, wearing a white urban and robe, also told President George Bush the United States must ... [full story]
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May 30,2007
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigerian President-elect Alhaji Umar Yar'Adua assumed office Tuesday amid continuing complaints from opponents that last month's elections were fixed. Yar'Adua hails from the same Peoples' Democratic Party as former President Olusegun Obasanjo. On the final night of his presidency, Obasanjo bid Nigerians in a national address "Good night and goodbye. God bless you. God bless Nigeria." Obasanjo's eight years in office were marked by allegations of widespread corruption and government graft from ... [full story]
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May 30,2007
TEHRAN - An Iranian-American woman has been formally charged with plotting to overthrow the government, Iranian officials said Tuesday. Ali Reza Jamshidi, a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, also told CNN another Iranian-American, sociologist Kian Tajbakhsh, has been detained. Jamshidi said Tajbakhsh is under investigation on the same charge as Haleh Esfandiari. Both are being held in Evin Priosn. Esfandiari works for the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington and went to Iran to ... [full story]
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May 30,2007
DOVER, N.H. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he'd likely donate his salary to charity if elected to the nation's No. 1 job. The former Massachusetts governor could probably afford to not bank his paycheck of $400,000 a year if elected in 2008. After all, he's worth about a quarter-billion dollars as a result of the investment firm he founded, The Washington Post reported on its Web site. "I haven't really thought ahead that ... [full story]
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May 30,2007
HUDSON OAKS, Texas - A poor immigrant mother in Texas hanged her four children and then herself in Texas Tuesday with only the youngest, an 8-month-old baby, surviving. Family and friends said Gilberta Estrada, 25, from Tamaulipas, Mexico, was a single mother living in Hudson Oaks, Texas, who worked a fast-food job, received no child support and had no medical insurance, The Dallas Morning News reported. She reportedly had divulged to a friend recently she ... [full story]
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May 30,2007
ATLANTA - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control wants to test anyone who might have had contact with a tuberculosis patient who flew to and from Europe. The male U.S. citizen suffers from XDR-TB, a form of the disease resistant to both first- and second-line drugs used to treat tuberculosis, CNN reported. He is now in a hospital. He flew from Atlanta to Paris May 13 on Air France Flight 385 and returned from Prague ... [full story]
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May 30,2007
ORLANDO, Fla. - A family of five and a Walt Disney World employee were hurt Tuesday while the tourists were being evacuated from a water ride at the Florida park. Bo Jones, deputy fire chief of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, told the Orlando Sentinel the Kali River Ride at Animal Kingdom, which simulates a rain forest raft trip, was being emptied of passengers after a sensor failure brought it to a halt. The six ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Speaker Newt Gingrich recommended French President Nicolas Sarkozy as a model for Republicans and suggests he is the American Sarkozy. In an interview with The New Yorker, Gingrich told writer Jeffrey Goldberg that Sarkozy managed to become "the clear advocate of fundamental change" even though he had been in the Cabinet of an unpopular president who had been in office for 12 years. Sarkozy ran against President Jacques Chirac, suggesting that ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's leftist government accused a leading TV station of calling for the assassination of President Hugo Chavez, El Universal reported Tuesday. Globovision TV was said to be openly calling for the death of Chavez when it aired the 1981 assassination attempt of Pope John Paul II accompanied by the phrase, "This doesn't end here." The accusation against Globovision follows the decision by Venezuela to shut down an opposition TV station and replace ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Lifeguards closed part of Cocoa Beach because of dangerous riptides that resulted in 200 rescues in a three-hour period. Brevard County Ocean Lifeguard assistant chief Jeff Scarbozi told WKMG-TV that there were 200 rescues at Shepard Park beach between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday. Lifeguards closed the beach on Monday. The riptides, which are fed by heavy surf breaking holes in sandbars, resulted in dozens of rescues and a few nervous ... [full story]
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