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  • Castro Brother: Hillary's Been Cleared By Justice Department

    03/06/2016 9:20:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/6/16 | Daniel Halper
    Rep. Joaquin Castro, the twin brother of HUD secretary Julian Castro, claimed this morning on CNN that Hillary Clinton had been cleared by the Justice Department:
  • EMT who ignored dying pregnant woman while on coffee break cleared of official misconduct

    06/25/2013 6:47:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>The Brooklyn EMT who callously refused to help a dying pregnant woman because she was on her coffee break saw her official misconduct charge dropped today after EMS chief Abdo Nahmod — who initially supported the case against her — flip-flopped, leaving frustrated Brooklyn prosecutors no choice but to dismiss the case.</p>
  • Report: John Kerry Cleared His Schedule to Discuss Arming Syrian Rebels

    06/09/2013 8:08:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/9/13 | Abby Ohlheiser | The Atlantic Wire
    It looks like the U.S. government will give serious thought this week to arming Syrian rebel groups, days after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces re-captured the key city of Qusair. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to an AP report, has pushed back his mideast trip this week because the White House is planning to discuss sending weapons to some rebel groups. Kerry was supposed to go to Israel and Palestine to hack away at a peace plan for the region. But, perhaps because Syria's situation became even more pressing this week, the Associated Press's sources say that reported trip...
  • Former Tea Party Spokesman Cleared of Kidnapping, Rape Charges After Alleged Victim Recants

    Prosecutors have dropped kidnapping and rape charges against a former San Diego Tea Party spokesman after the alleged victim recanted her story. Michael Kobulnicky, 54, was arrested earlier this month and accused of sexually assaulting a 56-year-old woman he allegedly picked up in his car. According to San Diego Fox affiliate KSWB-TV, the alleged victim appeared at a bail hearing Monday and told the judge Kobulnicky was not the man who assaulted her. On Wednesday, she recanted her story to prosecutors and said she was never kidnapped or raped.
  • Wis. man cleared after girl admits lying about sexual assault

    01/09/2012 3:48:38 PM PST · by biggerten · 69 replies
    kare 11 ^ | Jan 9, 2012 | kare11
    POLK COUNTY, Wis. - A western Wisconsin man has been cleared of all charges after an 11-year-old girl who had accused him of sexual assault admitted fabricating the whole story. Paul Burritt of Turtle Lake is a driver for a handicapped transportation service. He was taken into custody and charged with sexual assault in mid-December after a client told authorities that Burritt drove her to his home and molested her before driving her home. The case was widely reported in the media, including on, because the case was officially charged by the Polk County District Attorney. That is among...
  • Teacher cleared of sex assault reveals his nightmare

    05/15/2011 11:51:00 AM PDT · by rawhide · 83 replies ^ | 5-15-11 | Katie Silver
    A PE teacher falsely accused of molesting a 12-year-old schoolgirl has spoken of his pain at telling his children he was going to be arrested. Sean Lanigan was pulled out of a class in Fairfax, Virginia, and told he was going to be arrested for allegedly carrying out the offences. In reality his 'crimes' had been invented and the schoolgirl bore a grudge against him. Despite being cleared of all the offences, the teacher’s $125,000 legal fees still haven’t been repaid by the state and he is struggling to get his life back. The young girl claimed that the teacher...
  • ".....cleared for the flight...."

    08/30/2010 8:56:37 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 16 replies Blog ^ | August 30, 2010 | Jeff Schreiber
    Okie dokie, so let me get this straight. On Sunday, it was hot enough here in Charleston that I burned my feet on the sidewalk outside our apartment while walking our dog.  A few hundred miles to the west, in Birmingham, Alabama, the high temperature reached near ninety degrees despite rain.  At the airport there in Birmingham, a Muslim gentleman from Detroit, Michigan named Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi arrived to catch a flight.  He was flying to Amsterdam, connecting once at O’Hare International in Chicago. Despite being in the deep South in late August, al Soofi wore such bulky...
  • Afghan, International Force Clears Haqqani Stronghold

    06/14/2010 2:43:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 85+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 – International Security Assistance Force officials in Afghanistan have confirmed that Fazil Subhan, a Haqqani terrorist network commander known to facilitate foreign fighters, was killed along with multiple insurgents by Afghan and international forces in a two-day offensive in Khost province last week, military officials said. The Haqqani fighters were in fortified fighting positions in an area known for ambush attacks against international troops southwest of Kowte Kheyl in Khost’s Shamul district. The Afghan-international force also discovered and destroyed a building used to store ammunition, heavy weapons and explosive materials. Haqqani network commanders continually seek to...
  • Rip Torn cleared of DUI charge in Connecticut

    05/24/2010 11:19:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 923+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | AP
    LITCHFIELD, Conn. – A Connecticut judge has dismissed a drunken-driving charge against Rip Torn after the actor completed a court-ordered alcohol education program. Torn was arrested in December 2008 near his home in Salisbury. He was stopped while driving in the breakdown lane with a Christmas tree tied atop his Subaru. Bantam Superior Court Judge Cara Eschuck dismissed the charge Friday because Torn completed a program that gives drunken-driving defendants a chance to clear their records.
  • Another Ethics Complaint Rejected

    07/15/2009 7:12:01 PM PDT · by curth · 51 replies · 3,244+ views
    Office Of Alaska Governor Palin ^ | 7/15/09 | Governor Palin
    Another Ethics Complaint Rejected July 15, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska - The Alaska Personnel Board has rejected another ethics complaint lodged against Governor Sarah Palin. The complaint alleged that the governor misused state time by accepting media interviews. The complaint also alleged that Governor Palin was paid for television and radio interviews. Governor Palin has not been paid for media interviews. This complaint was filed by Raymond Alvin Ward on July 9. It was rejected in part because it was not properly notarized. In addition, Personnel Board Chairman Debra English said the board had already determined media interviews did not violate...
  • Swedish docs cleared over misplaced colon

    07/01/2009 1:49:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Local ^ | 7 | staff
    Health authorities in Sweden have decided not to punish two doctors who mistakenly stitched a 65-year-old patient’s bladder to his large intestine. The faulty operation took place in January at Malmö University Hospital on a patient who had previously had surgery for an inflamed rectum following treatment for prostate cancer.
  • CA: Ex-Calif. Senate leader cleared in kickback probe (PeRATaGate & FBI probe poops out)

    05/27/2009 12:46:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 435+ views
    ap on Sac bee ^ | 5/27/09 | Don Thompson - ap
    Federal prosecutors on Wednesday declined to file corruption charges against a former California lawmaker, clearing the way for his campaign for Oakland mayor next year. ... The announcement ends an investigation into former state Senate leader Don Perata that stretches back to 2004 and extended to his family and circle of political associates. ... Federal prosecutors released a statement saying only that they were declining to file criminal charges but did not say why. They said they could not "disclose our deliberative process."
  • FEC Rules on Palin's Wardrobe... Ignores Obama's Illegal Donations

    05/19/2009 3:57:02 PM PDT · by curth · 3 replies · 379+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2009
    The FEC dismissed a complaint over the $150,000 designer wardrobe the Republican Party bought for VP candidate Sarah Palin and her family. The Far Left Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington had filed the complaint against the Alaska Governor. The FEC has yet to conduct an audit of how Barack Obama raised and spent his presidential campaign’s record-shattering windfall, despite accusations of questionable donations and accounting methods. --In case you forgot about the MASSIVE election donations fraud by the Obama Campaign here is a look back at the scandal: By turning off their Address Verification System, or AVS, at...
  • New Troopergate report clears Palin

    11/03/2008 6:13:34 PM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 17 replies · 1,044+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | Published: November 3rd, 2008 03:46 PM | By LISA DEMER |
    A new report just released -- hours before the polls open on Election Day -- exonerates Gov. Sarah Palin in the Troopergate controversy. ... Both investigations found that Palin was within her rights to fire Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. But the new report says the Legislature's investigator was wrong to conclude that Palin abused her power by allowing aides and her husband, Todd, to pressure Monegan and others to dismiss her ex-brother-in-law, Trooper Mike Wooten. Palin was accused of firing Monegan after Wooten stayed on the job.
  • Joe Horn Covered by New Texas Deadly Force Law

    07/01/2008 1:47:10 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 44 replies · 187+ views
    DBKP ^ | July 1 2008 | LBG
    Albert Einstein once said "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." Yesterday DBKP wrote about Joe Horn, the Texas man who was cleared by the Harris County Grand Jury after he shot two illegal "immigrants" when they had broken into a neighbor's home in Pasadena TX in November. Horn's actions, that of a private citizen using deadly force against someone committing a felony, were covered by a new Texas statute, the Castle Law, or Senate Bill 378. “Don’t go outside the house,” the...
  • Joe Horn Cleared by Harris County Grand Jury

    06/30/2008 6:54:22 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 27 replies · 224+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 30, 2008 | LBG
    Joe Horn, the infamous neighbor in Pasadena TX who shot two suspected burglars in the back in broad daylight last November, has been cleared by a Texas Grand Jury. According to the Houston Chronicle, Horn "confronted" two men who had allegedly broken into a neighbor's house. Horn had called 911 where his conversation with the operator had been taped: “Move,” Horn can be heard saying on the tape. “You’re dead.” Boom. Click. Boom. Click. Boom. Horn redialed 911 and told the dispatcher what he’d done. “I had no choice,” he said, his voice shaking. “They came in the front yard...
  • No charges against 2 Marines in Afghan deaths

    05/24/2008 12:18:32 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 3 replies · 88+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/23/08 | Associated Press
    Two Marine officers in a unit that was accused of killing as many as 19 Afghan civilians in 2007 will not face criminal charges, the military said Friday. Lt. Gen. Samuel Helland, the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, made the decision not to bring charges after reviewing the findings of a special tribunal that heard more than three weeks of testimony in January at Camp Lejuene. The tribunal investigated allegations that as many as 19 Afghan civilians died when a unit of Lejeune-based Marine special operations troops opened fire after a car bomb targeted their convoy on...
  • Only officer charged in Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal cleared of any criminal wrongdoing

    01/10/2008 2:35:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 126+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/10/08 | Ben Nuckels - ap
    BALTIMORE – The only officer charged in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing, his attorney said Thursday. A military jury convicted Army Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan in August of disobeying an order to not talk about an investigation into the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in the fall of 2003. Jordan was acquitted of allegations that he failed to supervise 11 lower-ranking soldiers previously convicted for their roles at Abu Ghraib. Now the conviction has been thrown out. Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe, commanding general of the Military District of Washington, sent Jordan's attorney...
  • Endeavour cleared for Wednesday's launch

    08/07/2007 1:21:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 245+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/07 | Marcia Dunn - ap
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A computer sabotaged by a disgruntled worker for a NASA supplier has been repaired and loaded aboard the space shuttle Endeavour for a Wednesday liftoff. A top NASA manager said Monday it was apparently an isolated event and that there was no reason to believe anyone had tampered with anything else on the spacecraft. "We have found no other areas of concern," space shuttle program manager Wayne Hale said. "We have thoroughly reviewed all the parts made by that contractor and gone back through our records to make sure that all the orbiter systems on board...
  • Naked rambler cleared by sheriff

    04/10/2007 11:20:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 262+ views ^ | 4-10-2007 | staff writer
    The "naked rambler" Stephen Gough has been cleared of causing a breach of the peace by refusing to cover up in a public car park. Despite being convicted eight times, Sheriff Isobel Poole ruled that his latest case was not proven. The ex-marine, from Eastleigh in Hampshire, admitted refusing to dress before being released into Saughton Prison car park in Edinburgh.
  • New York gossip columnist cleared in extortion probe(Jared Paul Stern investigation ends,Ron Burkle)

    01/24/2007 10:16:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 218+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Matthew Verrinder
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As with most gossip, the full story of the New York Post writer investigated on suspicion he tried to extort a billionaire to keep his name out of the paper may never be known. Nine months after Jared Paul Stern, a contributor to New York's premiere gossip column Page Six in the Post, himself became tabloid fodder, federal prosecutors have dropped the case. Stern and his lawyer said on Wednesday they had been told by the U.S. Attorney's office that prosecutors will no longer pursue the investigation. That clears Stern legally, but he says his career...
  • Aust soldiers cleared over Iraq bodyguard shooting

    07/09/2006 3:18:21 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 467+ views
    The Australian troops involved in a so-called "friendly-fire" incident in Baghdad last month have been cleared of any wrongdoing. The soldiers were providing security for an Australian trade delegation when they opened fire on an approaching vehicle, believing they were about to be attacked by insurgents. But in the car were bodyguards protecting Iraq's Trade Minister. One was killed, and several other people were wounded. Australian Defence Force chief Angus Houston says an inquiry into the incident found the Iraqi bodyguards were repeatedly warned to stop. "Our personnel acted in accordance with their rules of engagement," he said. Air Chief...
  • New Orleans Officers Cleared of Looting

    03/18/2006 7:08:24 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies · 1,790+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mar 18 | The Associated Press
    Four New Orleans police officers have been cleared of allegations that they looted a Wal-Mart store after Hurricane Katrina, but each was suspended 10 days for not stopping civilians from ransacking the store, the Police Department said. The probe stemmed from an MSNBC report that showed the officers filling a shopping cart with shoes, clothes and other items. When a reporter asked the officers what they were doing, one responded, "Looking for looters" and turned her back. Assistant Police Chief Marlon Defillo, commander of the Public Integrity Bureau, said the officers seen on the video were recently cleared of looting...
  • Disney Employees Cleared, Woman Charged

    03/03/2006 3:13:46 PM PST · by Rogle · 28 replies · 1,154+ views
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orange County Sheriff's Office just announced that it has arrested the woman who claimed she was raped by several men who work at Walt Disney World. They say the woman made up the story, and that the sex was consensual. The woman, Elizabeth Sunde, 26, is being charged with making a false police report, WESH NewsChannel 2 reported. On Feb. 26, police responded to a report of an alleged sexual battery involving multiple suspects. Sunde told investigators that she was approached by five or six "French men" in her apartment complex at approximately 4 a.m., and...
  • Police clear Cheney over shooting accident

    02/17/2006 12:35:59 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 383+ views
    Texas police have cleared US Vice President Dick Cheney of any wrongdoing over the weekend mishap in which he shot a 73-year-old hunting companion in the face. They say no charges will be filed. Sheriff Ramon Salinas says an investigation had determined Mr Cheney shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington by accident, therefore no legal action was needed. Mr Cheney sprayed Mr Whittington with birdshot on Saturday when he turned to shoot a quail while hunting on a southern Texas ranch. Mr Whittington is expected to be released from hospital next week.
  • Cleared: The Bomber's Sister 'Who Praised Bin Laden'

    11/28/2005 6:02:32 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 453+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-29-2005 | John Steele
    Cleared: the bomber's sister 'who praised bin Laden' By John Steele, Crime Correspondent (Filed: 29/11/2005) The brother and sister of one of the first two British suicide bombers were cleared at the Old Bailey yesterday of knowing about his mission and failing to alert the authorities before the attack. Parveen and Zahid Sharif, whose brother, Omar Sharif, joined Asif Hanif in a suicide mission to Israel in 2003, were found not guilty in a retrial after the first jury failed to reach a verdict. Zahid and Parveen Sharif leave the Old Bailey yesterday Parveen, 37, a supply teacher in Derby,...
  • Japan's Asteroid Probe Cleared For Landing Attempt

    11/11/2005 12:35:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 507+ views on yahoo ^ | 11/11/05 | Leonard Davis
    Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft is on track to attempt a sampling of asteroid Itokawa on November 19. In a rescheduled practice run on November 9, the craft has approached within 230 feet (70 meters) of the asteroid during a descent test that verified the probe's guidance and navigation functions. Engineers handling the Hayabusa spacecraft have clarified the issues that led to the cancellation of a November 4 landing rehearsal. An onboard navigation computer detected anomalous information during the practice run. The problem resulted in an abort command being transmitted to the probe by Earth controllers, thereby stopping the rehearsal. Subsequently, the...
  • Soldiers cleared in Lindh obscenity case (guilty of "barracks humor", not wrongdoing )

    07/19/2005 3:55:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 418+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/19/05 | Robert Burns - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Army investigators concluded that soldiers who photographed American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh in captivity in Afghanistan with an obscenity written on his blindfold were guilty of "barracks humor" but not intentional wrongdoing, according to documents released Tuesday. The investigators also found no evidence to support allegations that members of the 5th Special Forces Group, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., intentionally destroyed evidence or impeded a Justice Department investigation of the wartime treatment of Lindh, who denies having fought against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Lindh, a California native now in his early 20s, was captured in Mazar-e-Sharif...
  • House probe clears senior Bush officials

    02/11/2004 9:58:35 PM PST · by kattracks · 16 replies · 210+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/12/04 | Guy Taylor
    <p>The House intelligence committee's ongoing review of prewar intelligence has turned up no evidence that senior Bush administration officials distorted facts to strengthen the case for invading Iraq.</p> <p>Rep. Porter J. Goss, Florida Republican and chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, told reporters yesterday there is "absolutely no evidence that the intelligence was manipulated, distorted or in any way shaped or morphed to suit a preordained purpose."</p>
  • IPL statement shows Daniels was consistent

    02/04/2004 7:39:00 AM PST · by Samwise · 2 replies · 169+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | February 4, 2004 | Mary Beth Schneider and Chris O'Malley
    A newly released statement is consistent with Republican gubernatorial candidate Mitch Daniels' version of an IPALCO stock swap but also portrays him as a bottom-line businessman. Daniels allowed The Indianapolis Star to read the statement Tuesday. He was interviewed in November by lawyers investigating the stock deal, which cost some retirees their life savings but netted utility officials millions. Secretary of State Todd Rokita had declined to release Daniels' statement even after saying Daniels and five other board members had done nothing wrong. The November statement reiterates what Daniels has said in interviews and in a deposition given as part...
  • The verdict of Hutton may have cleared Tony Blair but the court of public opinion is more divided

    01/31/2004 6:35:51 PM PST · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 138+ views
    Observer ^ | 02/01/04 | Andrew Rawnsley, political journalist of the year
    Comment -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A messy draw The verdict of Hutton may have cleared Tony Blair but the court of public opinion is more divided Andrew Rawnsley, political journalist of the year Sunday February 1, 2004 The Observer Gavyn Davies: gone. Greg Dyke: gone. Andrew Gilligan: gone. Michael Howard's honeymoon: over. The plots of backbench malcontents to topple him: scotched. Brownite hopes that their hero might be in Number 10 before the next election: dashed. Tony Blair: still there. You may foggily recall from the headlines of a few days ago that this was going to be the week that could finish...
  • Failing Grade for Spies

    01/31/2004 2:25:22 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 137+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02/01/04 | Jim Hoagland
    George W. Bush and Tony Blair are momentarily in the clear. But their intelligence services are left stuck in deep doo-doo, as a former CIA chief and ex-president named George H.W. Bush might well put it. Neither outcome is good for the seven Democrats seeking a chance to defeat Bush in November, or for the Tories who hoped finally to break Blair's political mastery on the rocks of an "intelligence hoax" in Iraq. Having to campaign against the ineffectiveness of your nation's spies -- rather than running against your political opponents' vile lies -- is no easy task. In credible,...
  • Disillusioned Army high-flyer resigns after he is cleared of mistreating Iraqis

    01/26/2004 2:27:10 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 11 replies · 151+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Thomas Harding
    The Army has lost one of its most competent officers with the resignation of Col Tim Collins, military sources said yesterday. The Iraq war commander, who won acclaim for an impassioned eve of war speech, has apparently become disillusioned after a highly publicised investigation into alleged ill-treatment of Iraqis during the conflict. The allegations, made by an American reservist, were proved to be baseless. Col Tim Collins addresses his men on then eve invasion of Iraq During the military police inquiry Col Collins, 44, was sent on several months "gardening leave" but, according to friends, he felt abandoned by senior...
  • Taiwan Cleared Of SARS, Says Official

    12/26/2003 8:00:53 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 122+ views
    IOL ^ | 12-26-2003
    Taiwan cleared of SARS, says official December 26 2003 at 07:57AM Taipei - Taiwan's health authorities announced on Friday the island has been cleared of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infections after the last two people who had contact with the only Sars patient were removed from a watchlist. The two, the wife and father of the patient, a military laboratory researcher, were taken off the watchlist after passing two weeks without showing symptons of SARS, the Centre for Disease Control said. "It is safe to say that Taiwan is now cleared of SARS, but we will continue to monitor...
  • Officer cleared of wrongdoing

    08/14/2003 10:53:54 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 67 replies · 460+ views ^ | 8.14.03 | Reporter Mark
    Officer cleared of wrongdoing Video from surveillance cameras showed the jury the incident exactly as it happened   Posted: 08/13/2003 06:16 pm Story filed by NewsCenter16 Reporter Mark Peterson Today former inmate George Staggs, who suffered injuries while in custody at the St. Joseph County Jail, asked for $330,000 in damages. Staggs alleged that a member of the Mishawaka Police force used excessive force against him when he was an inmate at the jail. Much of the treatment of Staggs while he was an inmate was captured on videotape by the jail surveillance cameras in October of 2000. The video shows Staggs...
  • U.S. Probe: Iraq Hotel Shooting Justified

    08/12/2003 1:02:05 PM PDT · by demlosers · 1 replies · 238+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 12 August 2003 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP)--A U.S. military investigation has concluded that U.S. soldiers who fired on a Baghdad hotel April 8, killing two journalists, had strong reason to believe that hostile forces were using the building to direct fire on the Americans, according to a U.S. defense official. The official, who had been briefed on the investigation's findings and discussed them on condition of anonymity, said members of the 3rd Infantry Division fired on what they believed to be an enemy spotter on a balcony of the Palestine Hotel, which was the main hotel used by war correspondents. Their actions were based on...
  • US tank crew cleared in April 8 attack on journalists' hotel in Baghdad

    08/12/2003 1:22:53 PM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 249+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 8/12/03
    A US military investigation has concluded that the crew of a US tank acted properly when it fired on a Baghdad hotel filled with foreign journalists April 8, killing two television cameramen, US officials said.The investigation found that the tank fired at the Palestine Hotel because of reports a spotter was coordinating Iraqi fire from there, an official said.A Ukrainian cameraman for Reuters television, 35-year-old Taras Protsyuk, and a Spaniard working for the Spanish television network Telecinco, 37-year-old Jose Couso, were killed by the shell blast.Three other Reuters television journalists were wounded in the incident, which came amid heavy...
  • Cop cleared of chicken charges (Update)

    08/11/2003 7:45:29 AM PDT · by bedolido · 16 replies · 264+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 08/08/03 | J.K. Dineen
    The police department said Thursday it would not take disciplinary action against the lieutenant who used a pellet gun to pop about 150 helium balloons that pranksters had used to set a hen adrift. Lt. Mark Swendsen, 53, was being investigated for using a non-department-issued pellet gun in the rescue of Amelia, a Rhode Island Red hen who became tangled in high-tension power wires on June 21. The incident received national media coverage after The Examiner reported that whoever was responsible for the flying hen antic might have been copying a Fox TV promotion for its new show, "Banzai." On...
  • Terror Suspect Cleared

    08/09/2002 2:41:15 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 207+ views
    Terror suspect cleared (Filed: 09/08/2002) An Islamic convert was tonight looking to rebuild his life after he was cleared at the Old Bailey of trying to recruit terrorists through his website. Sulayman Zain-ul-abidin was the first Muslim to be tried in England under the Terrorism Act 2000 following the September 11 attacks in America. He maintained he had been made a "trophy" scapegoat and was cleared by the jury after five days of deliberations. He said nothing as he left court after his release. Zain-ul-abidin, 44, from Ryan Close, Greenwich, south east London, was accused of setting up a web...