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  • Supreme Court sides with death row inmate in racial discrimination case

    05/23/2016 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Dacula · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-23-16 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday morning ruled in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.
  • More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.´s skid row

    01/25/2015 4:26:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | 1/25/15 | Gale Holland
    Evicted four months ago from their Highland Park apartment, Louis Morales and his 18-year-old stepson, Arthur Valenzuela, live half-hidden by brush along the nearby Arroyo Seco riverbed. Morales, 49, keeps a framed bible verse and a stuffed monkey in his tent. Water hauled by bike from a park heats up on the camp stove. Next door, their friend Johnny Salazar fixes bikes and shattered computer screens on the cheap for people who live in the neighborhood. A brother and sister Morales has known for years live up the river, and three couples stay down by the bridge. "Everybody here is...
  • Expenses scandal roils Cameron ahead of European elections

    04/07/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Apr 7, 2014 6:17pm BST | By Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of an expenses scandal engulfing one of his ministers has put him under pressure before European elections, threatening his Conservative party's already clouded electoral outlook. Cameron, whose party risks being beaten into third place in next month's European Parliament elections behind the anti-EU UK Independence party (UKIP), has stood by Maria Miller, Britain's minister for culture, since a parliamentary report ordered her to pay back wrongly claimed expenses last week. But the media and public backlash against Miller shows no sign of abating despite Cameron's efforts to end it. Many of his own...
  • Police: Former death row inmate kills mom

    01/10/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    AP, via ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother. -- SNIP -- The California Supreme Court reversed his death sentence in 1969 after finding 12 prospective jurors were dismissed because they said they opposed the death penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a year earlier that such jurors shouldn't be automatically excluded from a death penalty case unless they make clear they can't impose capital punishment under any circumstance. Stanworth was sentenced to death...
  • Thirteen little galaxies all in a row: Configuration deviates from the expected...

    01/06/2013 8:06:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 1/6/13 | Randy Shore
    A string of 13 dwarf galaxies are in orbit around the galaxy Andromeda. The galaxies are spread across a flat plane more than one million light years wide and 30,000 light years thick, moving in synchonicity with each other. The phenomenon is unlike behaviour of other observed galaxies and suggests a hole in our knowledge of galaxy formation. A string of 13 dwarf galaxies in orbit around the massive galaxy Andromeda are not behaving as they should. The galaxies are spread across a flat plane more than one million light years wide and only 30,000 light years thick, moving...
  • Dog Rescued From Death Row Dedicates Her Life to Disabled Boy.

    03/05/2012 6:23:51 AM PST · by rawhide · 7 replies ^ | 2-2-12 | By Jocelyn Heaney
    Juno, an abandoned Belgian Malinois, was three days away from being euthanized at an animal shelter in East Tennessee when Chester Hembree saw her picture on the shelter website. “I had the feeling in my gut that I had to go see this dog,” Hembree recalls. Unlike Juno’s original owners, Hembree, a former law enforcement officer, understood the Malinois breed, reports Global Animal. “I used to help with the training of police K-9s, and our dogs were Belgian Malinoises,” he says. “I loved their desire to work and their ‘never quit’ attitude.” Hembree needed Juno’s work ethic and dedication. He’d...
  • Iran and Russia clash in worst row for years

    05/26/2010 11:25:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 396+ views
    reuters ^ | reuters
    * Ahmadinejad calls on Medvedev to change sanctions stance * Iran tells Kremlin chief to "think more" and be "cautious" * Russia raps Iranian president for political demagoguery * Worst row between Russia and Iran since Cold War (Recasts to add Russian criticism) By Robin Pomeroy and Guy Faulconbridge TEHRAN/MOSCOW, May 26 (Reuters) - Iran and Russia clashed on Wednesday over Kremlin support for draft U.N. sanctions against the Islamic Republic, in one of the worst rows between the two powers since the Cold War.
  • Doctors' board bans work on death row

    05/02/2010 6:53:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 618+ views
    politfi ^ | 5/2/10 | ROB STEIN
    WASHINGTON: An American doctors organisation has quietly decided to revoke the certification of any member who participates in executing a prisoner by lethal injection.
  • Future of Belgium under threat over language row

    04/23/2010 1:31:36 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 30 replies · 760+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/22/2010 | Henry Samuel, Paris
    "Survival" of Belgium as a unified country was called into question last night after a row between French and Dutch speakers brought the government to the verge of collapse. The wrangle has already brought down the government four times in the past three years but the latest spat is the gravest yet and threatens to split the country into Flemish areas and French-speaking areas. King Albert II warned politicians that the political crisis "seriously threatens" the country's role in Europe, after the Prime Minister, Yves Leterme tendered his resignation. Mr Leterme stepped down after talks broke down over plants to...
  • World Cup Stadium 'Cow Sacrifice' Plan Sparks Row

    12/01/2009 1:40:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 586+ views
    BBCNews ^ | December 01, 2009
    World Cup Stadium 'Cow Sacrifice' Plan Sparks Row Animal sacrifice is a vital part of life for many South Africans. A proposal to bless South Africa's World Cup stadiums by slaughtering a cow in each one has caused concern among animal rights activists. The Makhonya Royal Trust, which put forward the idea, described the cattle killing ritual as a "true African" way of blessing the 2010 tournament. Government minister Sicelo Shiceka has promised to lobby football's governing body, Fifa, in support of the plan. But animal rights groups have demanded to be consulted over the plans. The row comes as...
  • Hillary Clinton In Barack Obama Race Row

    01/12/2008 5:10:24 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 13,835+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-12-2008 | Philip Sherwell
    Hillary Clinton in Barack Obama race row By Philip Sherwell in Las Vegas, Nevada Last Updated: 9:11pm GMT 12/01/2008 Bill Clinton is scrambling to head off a potential backlash among black voters against his wife Hillary's White House campaign, after the couple were both accused of making racially demeaning comments. Mr Clinton telephoned the nationally syndicated radio talk show of the Rev Al Sharpton, the outspoken black preacher, to deny that he had dismissed Senator Barack Obama's bid to become the first black president as "the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen". Donna Brazile, a leading black Democrat strategist and...
  • Steve King Calling for Life Begins at Conception Act

    01/12/2008 8:19:46 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 54 replies · 998+ views
    Phone Call from National Pro-Life Alliance ^ | 1/12/2008 | National Pro-Life Alliance
    I received a phone call with a message from Steve King, and while at first I thought he would be asking me to support Fred Thompson, it turned out he was trying to get support for the Life Begins at Conception Act. Here is information from the Pro-Life alliance about the act, which was submitted in January of 2007 by Duncan Hunter: A Frontal Assault on Roe v. Wade For more than thirty years, nine unelected men and women on the Supreme Court have played God with innocent human life. The result has been a brutal holocaust that has claimed...
  • Row over 'tree man' virus samples

    11/26/2007 10:52:06 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 10,932+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-26-2007 | Felix Lowe
    Row over 'tree man' virus samples By Felix Lowe and agencies Last Updated: 5:00pm GMT 26/11/2007 An Indonesian fisherman who developed tree-like growths on his hands and feet is at the centre of an international medical spat after his country's health minister criticised doctors trying to treat him. Indonesia's health minister, Siti Fadilah Supari, lambasted the US doctor currently treating the 35-year-old man, who has the rare affliction caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. Indonesia's health minister Siti Fadilah Supari (second right) inspects Dede's tree-like growths Mrs Supari is angry that Dr Anthony Gaspari has taken blood and tissue samples...
  • Row Over Iraq's Arms Deal With China

    10/04/2007 6:36:08 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 293+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-5-2007 | Ben Martin
    Row over Iraq's arms deal with China By Ben Martin Last Updated: 2:09am BST 05/10/2007 The US Defence Secretary Robert Gates yesterday said America should speed up its re-armament of Iraq, after revelations that Baghdad had ordered £50 million of weaponry from China. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates fears the Chinese weapons may fall into the wrong hands Responding to claims by the Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani, that the US was unable to provide the weaponry and was too slow to deliver arms shipments, Mr Gates admitted he shared the fears of military analysts who warned that Chinese weapons could...
  • Kosinski in New Row Row

    07/21/2007 3:51:03 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 545+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you're Michelle Kosinki's agent, you surely have a verboten vocabulary list. Words you don't want your ward ever to say on air. Above all, of course, "canoe." But others too. Ones like "puddle," "slosh," and certainly . . . "row." But there was Michelle on this morning's "Today," reporting from London on Potter-mania. And you guessed it . . . NBC REPORTER MICHELLE KOSINSKI: There's been controversy and all kinds of news stories here in London about this book coming out. It even caused a bit of a row, as they say in Britain. Because the publisher's recommended price...
  • Gangsta Rap On Death Row As The US Tunes Out

    06/30/2007 5:17:39 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,547+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-30-2007 | Tim Shipman
    Gangsta rap on death row as the US tunes out By Tim Shipman in Washington, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 11:48pm BST 30/06/2007 To judge by their lyrics, gangsta rappers are adept at seeing off rivals with a bullet and their women with a slap. Rappers Spliff Starr, Eminem, Papoose and Busta Rhymes on stage But America's rappers are now trapped in a corner they don't seem able to shoot their way out of, with either weapons or words. Confronted with haemorrhaging sales, the most assertive popular music movement since the Sex Pistols has lost its swagger and is suffering a...
  • Row With Pakistan Stalls Extradition (UK)

    04/29/2007 7:49:14 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 283+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-30-2007 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Row with Pakistan stalls extradition By Isambard Wilkinson in Islamabad Last Updated: 12:34am BST 30/04/2007 British attempts to secure the extradition of a key terrorist suspect from Pakistan have become mired in a behind-the-scenes diplomatic row. The request for the extradition of Rashid Rauf, a suspected ringleader of the alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners, has been stalled by Pakistani demands for greater "reciprocity" from Britain. Pakistan has presented London with a list of demands, including the extradition of at least eight suspected members of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), an armed group fighting a low-intensity insurgency in the...
  • Row Over Dutch Muslim Ministers

    02/22/2007 4:45:41 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 301+ views
    BBB ^ | 2-22-2007 | Geraldine Coughlan
    Row over Dutch Muslim ministers By Geraldine Coughlan BBC News, The Hague Ahmed Aboutaleb is the new state secretary for social affairs The appointment of two Muslim politicians to the new Dutch cabinet has reawakened a row in the country over dual nationality. Nebahat Albayrak and Ahmed Aboutaleb are both Dutch passport holders, but also have Turkish and Moroccan passports respectively. Right-wing opposition parties want to see an end to dual nationality. The row has led to a call for Princess Maxima, the wife of the Crown Prince, to give up her Argentine nationality. Ahmed Aboutaleb, from Morocco, is the...
  • My 34th Birthday Bash for Roe vs. Wade

    01/22/2007 10:00:38 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 13 replies · 917+ views
    The Federalist ^ | 1/22/07 | Paul Madison
    It was 34 years ago today that Roe vs. Wade almost became the first Supreme Court ruling to be preceded with a full news release to introduce a newly invented right to the public. Justice Blackmun‘s press release, had it been released, would have emphasized that the court was not giving women "an absolute right to abortion," nor was it saying that the "Constitution compels abortion on demand." There is every bit of evidence that the court knew it was treading on shaky ground, and that they could not even decide which justification to use to strike down a Texas...
  • Row Over Australian Muslims Intensifies

    10/31/2006 6:41:29 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 910+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-1-2006 | Nick Squires
    Row over Australian Muslims intensifies By Nick Squires in Sydney Last Updated: 12:28pm GMT 31/10/2006 A bitter row over the attitude among Muslims towards women in Australia intensified today when a senior Islamic cleric complained that Muslim men convicted of rape received much heavier penalties than white offenders. Sheik Mohammed Omran said Muslims found guilty of rape were dealt with more harshly than other sex offenders such as members of motorcycle gangs or “football stars”. He appeared to be referring to the gang rape of several white Australian girls by a group of young Muslim men in 2000. One of...
  • Blair Leaves Straw Isolated In Row Over Veils (UK)

    10/06/2006 7:57:30 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 500+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-7-2006 | Graeme Wilson
    Blair leaves Straw isolated in row over veils By Graeme Wilson, Political Correspondent (Filed: 07/10/2006) Jack Straw provoked anger yesterday by suggesting that community relations would be helped if Muslim women did not wear full veils. One of several mosques in Blackburn, which has a large Muslim population Jack Straw was left out in the cold by Tony Blair and Cabinet colleagues last night after he stepped up the row over Muslim veils by saying that it would be better if women discarded them altogether. The Leader of the Commons faced fierce criticism from some Muslim groups after disclosing that...
  • New Twists In Russian 'Spies' Row

    10/02/2006 5:32:43 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 312+ views
    New twists in Russian 'spies' row (Filed: 02/10/2006) Russia has suspended all transport links with Georgia, just hours after the former Soviet state tried to defuse a growing diplomatic row between the two countries. The Russian officers appeared in a Tblisi court last week to face spying charges Georgia announced this morning that it would hand over four Russian military officers arrested last week on spying charges to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), an international body that had been mediating between the two sides. An OSCE spokesman said the men would no longer face charges. But...
  • Police Patrols At Churches Stepped Up In Pope Row (UK)

    09/18/2006 6:53:14 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 399+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-19-2006 | John Steele - Jonathan Petre
    Police patrols at churches stepped up in Pope row By John Steele and Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent (Filed: 19/09/2006) Police patrols have been increased around hundreds of churches and mosques because of fears that the Pope's comments about Islam could provoke violence. Clergy in the London area have been visited by officers or have been asked to contact their local stations urgently to discuss security. They have been given numbers to call if their churches are attacked. In what Scotland Yard described as a "reassurance" exercise, it decided at the weekend to act quickly to increase security around churches and...
  • Immigration Row Brings Down Dutch Government

    06/29/2006 7:02:42 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 881+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-30-2006 | Joan Clements
    Immigration row brings down Dutch government By Joan Clements in The Hague (Filed: 30/06/2006) The Dutch government is to resign after the smallest party in the ruling coalition withdrew its support in a row over immigration, Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende announced last night. The party, known as D66, withdrew its support after weeks of tension in the Netherlands over a call by Rita Verdonk, the immigration minister, for a Somali-born former MP, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, to be stripped of her Dutch citizenship over false information she gave to immigration officials. Mr Balkenende reacts during a debate about Ms Hirsi...
  • Dutch lawmaker in asylum row to move to US

    05/16/2006 8:34:01 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies · 468+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/15/06 | Niclas Mika
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born Dutch politician known for her outspoken criticism of Islam, plans to leave parliament and move to the United States after admitting she lied to win asylum in the Netherlands. Hirsi Ali, 36, sought asylum in the Netherlands in 1992, claiming to be escaping from an arranged marriage. She gained Dutch citizenship in 1997 and was elected to parliament in 2003. A storm erupted about her asylum application last week after a Dutch television documentary interviewed members of her family about her background. They said she had not been forced into an arranged...
  • £1m Mosque Beams Pulled From Auction In Ownership Row (Cordoba)

    04/04/2006 3:28:16 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 395+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-4-2006 | Stephanie Condron
    £1m mosque beams pulled from auction in ownership row By Stephanie Condron (Filed: 04/04/2006) Christie's has cancelled the sale of five wooden beams from the 1,200-year-old mosque in Cordoba in Spain which were expected to fetch more than £1 million at auction today. Lawyers for one of the most important Islamic buildings in the West successfully blocked the sale of the 10th century beams amid arguments over who owns them. The sale, which was to be the highlight of the Islamic art manuscripts auction today, was to have seen each carved beam reach bids of up to £300,000. "I am...
  • Scientists Row Over Gosnold Claim

    03/24/2006 5:04:30 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 379+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-24-2006
    Scientists row over Gosnold claim Scientists still hope to establish remains were Gosnold's US experts claim that bones alleged to belong to a founder of the country are authentic and a skeleton buried in the UK, thought to be his sister, is not. The archaeologists in Virginia are arguing with UK experts over American founding father Bartholomew Gosnold, born in Grundisburgh, Suffolk. DNA tests revealed a skeleton buried in Suffolk is not related to the US bones. US experts claim they have the real Gosnold while UK scientists believe the Suffolk skeleton is authentic. The British experts believe the body...
  • Actress Bardot wants Bush to halt execution

    03/15/2006 2:09:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 77 replies · 1,982+ views
    French film legend Brigitte Bardot sent a letter to President Bush on Wednesday urging him to prevent the execution of a prisoner on death row in Texas. Bardot said she had been deeply touched by a letter from the prisoner, Farley C. Matchett, who was convicted for a 1991 killing committed during a three-day crime spree. His execution has not yet been scheduled. "This man's story truly touched me," Bardot wrote, urging Bush to use his powers to order a new trial for Matchett. The "And God Created Woman" star, who has concentrated on animal rights campaigns in recent years,...
  • Computer Codes Row Threatens £12bn Jet Order (JSF - US/UK)

    03/14/2006 6:09:34 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 859+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-15-2006 | Francis Harris
    Computer codes row threatens £12bn jet order By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 15/03/2006) Britain threatened the United States yesterday that it will cancel its £12 billion order for the new Joint Strike Fighter unless America agrees to give the Armed Forces full access to the warplane's critical computer codes. Lord Drayson, Minister for Defence Procurement, issued the blunt warning as he arrived in Washington to address members of Congress. Without full access to computer software the JSF could be ‘switched off’ The bad-tempered row not only threatens the 150-aircraft programme, but also the intimate Anglo-American military partnership. Without full...
  • Afghanistan In 'Bomb Plot' Row With Pakistan

    03/12/2006 6:19:44 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 304+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-13-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Afghanistan in 'bomb plot' row with Pakistan By Isambard Wilkinson in Islamabad (Filed: 13/03/2006) A former president of Afghanistan accused Pakistani military intelligence of trying to kill him in a suicide attack, intensifying an increasingly bitter row between the two countries. Sibghatullah Mojaddidi, who is now in charge of a commission to encourage Taliban members to lay down their arms, was wounded in the attack yesterday that killed two bombers and two civilians. The wreckage left by the bomb blast that narrowly missed the car carrying Mr Mojaddidi [right] Mr Mojaddidi was being driven to work on a main road...
  • Russia 'To Break Ranks' In Iran Nuclear Row

    03/06/2006 6:37:30 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 803+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-7-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Russia 'to break ranks' in Iran nuclear row By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 07/03/2006) Western countries were alarmed last night by signs that Russia was ready to break ranks and agree to Iran's demand to continue nuclear "research and development", fearing that this would make it easier for Teheran to develop nuclear weapons. Briefed about the latest Russian proposals, Mohammed ElBaradei, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), expressed the hope that a compromise could be reached "in the next week or so". Mohammed ElBaradei: diplomacy But Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, was...
  • Saudi Paper 'Shut' In Cartoon Row

    02/20/2006 5:00:52 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 422+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-20-2006 | Sebastian Usher
    Saudi paper 'shut' in cartoon row By Sebastian Usher BBC World media correspondent Saudis have begun boycotting Danish products A newspaper in Saudi Arabia has stopped publishing after printing some of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Shams (Sun) has been suspended as part of an investigation into its decision to publish the cartoons that have caused anger across the Muslim world. It printed them next to articles urging Saudis to take action against Denmark where the cartoons first appeared. Three weeks ago, Shams, became one of few newspapers in the Arab world to print some of the cartoons. The...
  • U.S. Senate set to confirm Judge Alito to Supreme Court (front row seat - SOTU)

    01/31/2006 3:44:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,245+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/31/06 | Thomas Ferraro
    U.S. Senate set to confirm Alito to Supreme Court By Thomas Ferraro 1 hour, 22 minutes ago Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito walks into the office of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on Capitol Hill, January 30, 2006. (Jason Reed/Reuters) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. Following several days of debate, the Senate was to vote on Alito, who could move the high court to the right. Alito had a commitment from a required simple majority of...
  • Diplomatic row on Islam 'insult'

    01/27/2006 12:09:24 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 704+ views
    SAUDI Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Denmark, saying the government had not taken enough action over newspaper cartoons seen as mocking Islam and Mohammad. "[We] recalled the ambassador in light of the Danish government's lack of attention to insulting the Prophet Mohammad by its newspapers," a government official said.
  • Ukraine gas row hits EU supplies

    01/01/2006 10:08:49 AM PST · by SpikeMike · 103 replies · 1,418+ views
    BBC News ^ | 1/01/2006
    EU nations have started to feel the impact of Russia's axeing of gas supplies to Ukraine, as Moscow accused Kiev of stealing EU supplies. Hungary and Poland were the first EU states to have supplies disrupted. Russia's state-run firm Gazprom cut Ukrainian supplies from the pipelines on Sunday after talks failed to solve a politically-charged price row. Exports to the EU are carried through the same pipes, and Gazprom now says Kiev is stealing some of that gas. "There is information that Ukraine has begun siphoning off Russian gas that is designated for European users," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kuprianov was...
  • Texas death row inmate escapes from Houston jail

    11/03/2005 4:52:23 PM PST · by markedmannerf · 25 replies · 892+ views
    KRISTV ^ | 11-03-05
    HOUSTON -- A Texas death row inmate, disguised in civilian clothing, escaped late Thursday from the Harris County Jail. Charles Victor Thompson, 35, of Tomball, was in Houston after being re-sentenced last week to execution. "Apparently he fooled somebody into thinking he had some reason for being there, and they let him out," said Sheriff's Office Lt. John Martin. Further details on the escape were under investigation, Martin said in a story in the online edition of the Houston Chronicle. Thompson had been expected to be returned to the Texas prison system within 45 days, according to Department of Criminal...
  • Schroeder Warns Blair As EU Rebate Row Hots Up

    06/13/2005 5:08:29 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 602+ views
    Schroeder warns Blair as EU rebate row hots up (Filed: 13/06/2005) Tony Blair has been publicly warned by Gerhard Schroeder, the German chancellor, that there was "no place for national egotism" in the debate over Britain's EU rebate and the future financing of Europe. The warning came after the Prime Minister had said he would be prepared to discuss the £3billion a year rebate as part of a radical rethink of all EU finances, including scrapping massive subsidies to farmers. The fresh war of words over Europe was just a taste of things to come, as Mr Blair continues his...
  • Blair Rebukes Chirac In Row Over British Rebate ('Not Prepared To Take Lectures From France')

    06/09/2005 8:05:12 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 625+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-10-2005 | George Jones
    Blair rebukes Chirac in row over British rebate By George Jones, Political Editor (Filed: 10/06/2005) Tony Blair yesterday traded cross-Channel blows with Jacques Chirac, the French president, after deciding to toughen up his defence of the £3 billion-a-year rebate on Britain's contributions to the European Union's budget. In language reminiscent of the Anglo-French spats when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, Whitehall sources said Mr Blair was not prepared to take "lectures" from France and Luxembourg, which did much better than Britain out of the EU. Tony Blair: not prepared to take 'lectures' from France Mr Blair was stung into action...
  • China's Mrs Fixit Reignites Row With Japan

    05/24/2005 6:30:04 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 437+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2005 | Richard Spencer
    China's Mrs Fixit reignites row with Japan By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 25/05/2005) Diplomatic hostilities between China and Japan exploded into life again yesterday after a Chinese politburo member known as Mrs Fixit snubbed her hosts by ending a visit to Tokyo a day early. No reason was given for Wu Yi's failure to meet Junichiro Koizumi, the Japanese prime minister, thereby missing talks supposed to improve relations between the economic giants. But it became clear that the snub was deliberate when the Chinese media reopened a campaign of vilification against Mr Koizumi. The countries have been at loggerheads...
  • (President) Bush photo at farmers market causes row

    12/11/2004 2:54:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 3,028+ views
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A Democratic city councilman is demanding that a baker remove photos of President Bush from his stand in Lancaster's farmers market, saying the city needs a "healing period" following the bitterly contested election. City Councilman Nelson Polite asked baker David Stoltzfus last month to remove the pictures. When Stoltzfus refused, Polite threatened to try to enact a city ordinance that would ban all political material from public places. "I just feel that since it was a close election and the city's so divided, that we should have a healing period," Polite told the New Era of...
  • Makeover for Man Wrongly Dubbed 'Snaggletooth Killer'

    11/19/2004 2:20:46 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 1,856+ views
    aolnews ^ | 11 19 04 | BETH DeFALCO
    PHOENIX (Nov. 19) - For Ray Krone, his crooked smile became a criminal offense. Krone was wrongfully convicted twice of killing a Phoenix woman based largely on expert testimony that purportedly matched his teeth with bite marks found on the victim. Now the ABC reality show "Extreme Makeover" plans to transform the since-exonerated Krone, once dubbed the "snaggletooth killer," into a man with a winning smile. "It's the embarrassment of being called the snaggletooth killer, living with that," Krone said in a phone interview before heading to California for his cosmetic adventure, which began Thursday. "My teeth are what they...
  • Death row inmate attacks guard

    08/18/2004 3:42:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 1,515+ views
    HOUSTON – A death row inmate being escorted to his cell turned around suddenly and stabbed a prison guard 13 times with a sharpened metal rod, but the wounds were not considered serious, a prison spokeswoman said Wednesday. The inmate, Jorge Salinas, was sentenced to lethal injection for the 2001 deaths of a 29-year-old man and a 21-month-old girl during a carjacking in Hidalgo County. "His cell had just been searched and he was irate," Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said. She said Salinas used a rod from a typewriter that he was allowed to use. As...
  • French Iman Row Goes To Top Court

    04/26/2004 3:19:06 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 191+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-26-2004
    French imam row goes to top court Mr Bouziane was described as "medieval" by moderate Muslims The French interior ministry has said it will appeal against a court decision to cancel the deportation of a controversial Muslim preacher. A regional court in the city of Lyon on Monday upheld Friday's ruling that Abdelkader Bouziane, who was deported on Wednesday, could return to France. The government had promised to supply evidence to justify the deportation. Mr Bouziane, 52, was criticised over an interview in which he condoned beating and stoning unfaithful wives. The remarks drew criticism from local politicians and moderate...
  • Rescued (British) Cavers Held In Visa Row (Mexico)

    03/26/2004 4:46:00 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 226+ views
    Rescued cavers held in visa row Press Association Friday March 26, 2004 Six British cavers rescued after being trapped for more than a week were plunged into more trouble today, this time with the Mexican authorities who said they would be detained for questioning. The five British military personnel and their civilian guide had been stuck in the waterlogged caves since last Wednesday before being rescued yesterday. Two British divers, assisted by several Mexican underwater specialists, helped the six men swim with scuba equipment one by one to the surface of the huge cave complex at Cuetzalan during a six-hour...
  • (Brit) Cavers Rescued As Row Goes On (Mexico)

    03/25/2004 5:01:45 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 260+ views
    Ananova ^ | 3-24-2004
    Cavers rescued as row goes on Three British cavers trapped underground by rising water since March 17 have been pulled to safety, but a row rumbled on as the rescue continued in Mexico. Mexico asked Britain to explain the activities of the military cave divers. The Foreign Relations Department asked for "a detailed explanation of the type of activities" the group was carrying out "and about the objectives of their investigation". Meanwhile, two British and several Mexican divers pulled three of the explorers from the mouth of the Alpazat caverns, where they had been trapped since March 17. The mission...
  • Visa Row Erupts Over Trapped Cavers (Brits Entered Mexico Illegally)

    03/24/2004 2:53:00 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 345+ views
    Ananova ^ | 3-24-2004
    Visa row erupts over trapped cavers The plight of five British military cavers and their guide trapped in a partly flooded Mexican cavern has erupted into a diplomatic controversy after the Britons apparently entered Mexico without permits or proper visas.President Vicente Fox ordered a letter of protest sent to the British government and demanded an explanation, as the Britons fumbled to explain the ill-fated expedition that left half their team trapped in the Alpazat caverns in central Puebla state. "I have instructed the Minister of Foreign Relations to take immediate action and file a note of protest, and demand a...
  • Prehistoric Row Erupts Over Hunter-Gatherer Riddle

    02/20/2004 12:04:12 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 357+ views
    The Age ^ | 2-19-2004
    Prehistoric row erupts over hunter-gatherer riddle February 19, 2004 - 12:22PM A team of Australian archaeologists have sparked an academic row by claiming to have solved the riddle of a missing 1,000 years in human prehistory. The scientists from Melbourne's La Trobe University have found remnants of grains on the shore of the Dead Sea in Jordan that they believe help fill the 1,000-year gap in our knowledge of man's transition from nomad to farmer. But not everyone agrees, and the Australian team is now muscling up for an academic arm wrestle next month with the exponents of different theories...
  • Stonehenge Tunnel Row Set For Inquiry

    02/17/2004 11:38:54 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 155+ views
    IC Wales ^ | 2-17-2004
    Stonehenge tunnel row set for inquiry Feb 17 2004 A row over government plans to tunnel beneath the World Heritage site of Stonehenge is set to erupt at the opening of a public inquiry. The controversy centres over the proposal to dig under Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain and questions over whether the Government's plans go far enough to protect an irreplaceable asset. The Campaign to Protect Rural England objects to the scheme, arguing it falls short of the long bored tunnel, which would represent the best environmental option. George McDonic, Chairman of CPRE Wiltshire said: "The scale and impact of...
  • Nobel Win For Muslim Causes Row Over Pope

    10/10/2003 5:42:08 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 216+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-11-2003 | Robin Gedye
    Nobel win for Muslim causes row over Pope By Robin Gedye, Foreign Affairs Writer (Filed: 11/10/2003) A former Iranian judge became the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel peace prize yesterday, bringing criticism both from her country's ruling clerics and from Roman Catholics. Leading Iranian conservatives and clerics dismissed Shirin Ebadi's award as a "disgrace" while Lech Walesa, the former Polish president and Nobel prize winner, called it "a big mistake" not to have given it to the Pope. "I have nothing against this lady but, if there is anyone alive who deserves this year's peace prize, it is...
  • Man dies during 'Row for the Cure'

    09/15/2003 9:13:06 AM PDT · by bedolido · 228+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 09/15/03 | Staff Writer
    PORTLAND - A man died after falling out of his boat during the Row for the Cure fundraiser in Portland Sunday morning. Witnesses said the 63-year-old man appeared to have some type of medical problem before falling out of his boat. Rowers nearby quickly jumped into the water to help and held his head above water. The U.S. Coast Guard arrived quickly and pulled the man out of the Willamette River near the Morrison Bridge. The Coast Guard administered CPR but could not restore the man’s breathing. Authorities did not immediately release the man’s name or hometown, pending notification of...