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May 15,2008
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Two pit bulls allegedly went on a rampage in a Fort Worth, Texas, mobile home park, hospitalizing a 3-year-old and her aunt, authorities said.The 3-year-old girl was taken to Cook Children's Medical Center in critical condition and her aunt went to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital after two pit bulls reportedly attacked them Wednesday night, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reported.Walter Winters, manager of the mobile home park, said people who ... [full story]
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May 15,2008
ALBUQUERQUE -- Former Albuquerque news reporter Erika Ruiz's husband is suing KRQE-TV for allegedly probing his past in an attempt to end the couple's engagement.Shawn Bryan is requesting $25,000 in damages for emotional suffering he claims to have experienced after KRQE performed the alleged snooping, the Albuquerque Journal reported.Bryan said the station went against the Drivers Privacy Protection Act in 2006 when it used his license plate number to dig up information that could hurt ... [full story]
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May 15,2008
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., predicted Thursday the Iraq war will be won by 2013 but said he thinks the Taliban threat in Afghanistan will still be active.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee made his predictions in a Columbus, Ohio, speech in which he also forecast Osama bin Laden's capture or death by 2013, CNN said.McCain, in going over some of the goals he hopes to accomplish during his first term if elected, ... [full story]
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May 15,2008
PITTSBURGH -- The United Steelworkers union Thursday endorsed U.S. Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nod -- the second major endorsement in as many days.The USW, which says it has about 1.2 million members, issued a statement saying it was following the lead of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., whom the union initially backed and who endorsed Obama Wednesday."The United Steelworkers enthusiastically endorses Senator Barack Obama to be the next President of the ... [full story]
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May 15,2008
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama Thursday accused U.S. President George Bush of launching a political attack on him.Bush is in Israel and in a speech before the Knesset talked about the dangers of the politics of appeasement. Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino said the remarks speak for themselves and though they didn't cite Obama's positions directly, "he'll have to speak for himself as to what his policy is and you guys (the traveling ... [full story]
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May 15,2008
CHICAGO -- A baseball cap purportedly signed by a former Illinois police officer suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife is being auctioned on eBay for $1,000.Bidding for the "Authentic Autographed Drew Peterson Today Show Cap" opened at $1,000 Wednesday, but the item has yet to attract a bid, the Chicago-Sun Times reported Thursday.Peterson is being investigated in the October disappearance of his fourth wife and the death of his third, whose body was ... [full story]
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May 15,2008
DETROIT -- Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said he was sorry for calling a Michigan reporter "sweetie" when she posed a question.Obama came under fire for saying, "hold on, sweetie," to WXYZ reporter Peggy Agar when she asked Wednesday how he planned to "help the American auto workers," CNN reported.Agar said Obama never got around to answering her question."That's a bad habit of mine. I do it sometimes with all kinds of people. I ... [full story]
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May 15,2008
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., rallied Capitol Hill supporters for the fight ahead while Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., picked up more backing.Clinton urged her followers at a Washington meeting to bring an uncommitted friend as she sought to capitalize on her 41-percentage-point victory in the Democratic Party primary in West Virginia.While claiming further that Clinton is the most electable Democratic candidate in the race, her campaign officials insisted she is in the fight ... [full story]
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May 15,2008
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Human rights advocates say a proposal to set up a "truth commission" in Kenya is seriously flawed because it doesn't rule out amnesty for many war crimes.The Kenyan parliament is considering a draft of a law to create the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, a South Africa-style tribunal whose job it would be to prosecute past war crimes and human rights abuses. The commission was urged by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan ... [full story]
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May 15,2008
YANGON, Myanmar -- Revised U.N. estimates indicate 2.5 million people were severely affected by the cyclone in Myanmar and the Red Cross says the death toll may top 120,000.As international agencies struggled to bring relief to the desperate survivors in the secretive military-led country, estimates of the dead and surviving victims continued to soar. The new numbers compare with those from the Myanmar government, which put the death toll at nearly 38,500 with about 27,800 ... [full story]
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