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DOT doubles compensation available for bumped fliers

WASHINGTON - Passengers who get bumped off overbooked flights will soon be eligible to receive twice as much compensation from U.S. airlines.

May 01, 2008 | By DAN CATERINICCHIA AP Business Writer | National


Man at center of Las Vegas ricin case arrested, charged

LAS VEGAS - A man who authorities believe was sickened by the deadly toxin ricin was arrested Wednesday on federal charges after he was released from a hospital.

May 01, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


NYC’s calories-on-menus law upheld

NEW YORK - A federal judge on Wednesday upheld a city regulation requiring calories to be posted on the menu boards of some chain restaurants, calling the rule a reasonable approach to health officials' goal of reducing obesity.

May 01, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Deadlocked jury forces 2nd mistrial in Miami terrorism case

MIAMI - A federal judge declared another mistrial Wednesday against six men accused of plotting to spark an anti-government war by toppling Chicago's Sears Tower and bombing FBI offices.

May 01, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 4/17

French physiologist Claude Bernard said, "A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof that it furnishes."

May 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ex-Newark mayor and mistress convicted in corruption trial

NEWARK, N.J. - A federal jury convicted ex-Mayor Sharpe James and his former mistress Wednesday of corruption stemming from the cut-rate sale of city land.

May 01, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer | National


Immigration agents raid Pilgrim’s Pride plants

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas - Federal immigration agents raided Pilgrim's Pride poultry plants in five states Wednesday in a crackdown on an alleged scam to provide fake identification for illegal immigrant workers, authorities said.

May 01, 2008 | By ANABELLE GARAY Associated Press Writer | National


Police arrest 36 people in troubled Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police arrested 36 people and accused them of attempting to violently enforce a nationwide strike called by Zimbabwe's opposition to press for the release of presidential election results, authorities said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Survivors of Congo plane crash describe frantic escape

GOMA, Congo - The pilot of a jetliner that rammed into a bustling market killing at least 40 people had tried to stop the plane but couldn't because the runway was too short, survivors said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National


AP photographer freed by US military after 2 years

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military released Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein on Wednesday after holding him for more than two years without filing formal charges.

May 01, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympic torch run has sparse Pakistani crowd, tight security

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Runners carried the Olympic flame around the outside of a sports stadium Wednesday - an invitation-only event in front of an elite, sparse crowd with heavy security to deter any anti-China protesters or terrorist attacks.

May 01, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


86-year-old charged with Nazi-era killings in Netherlands

BERLIN - An 86-year-old man who acted as a hit man for a Nazi death squad that executed Dutch civilians during World War II has been charged with three counts of murder, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush revises strategy on curbing greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON - Revising his stance on global warming, President Bush on Wednesday proposed a new target for stopping the growth of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

May 01, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writers | Washington


Seemingly divided court considers death for child rapists

WASHINGTON - Proponents and opponents of imposing the death penalty for rape of a child underwent intense questioning Wednesday from a seemingly divided Supreme Court.

May 01, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush, big White House crowd greet pope on his birthday

WASHINGTON - An enthralled South Lawn crowd of more than 13,500 sang ''Happy Birthday'' to Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday - twice - and President Bush said that the first papal White House visit in 29 years was a reminder for Americans to ''distinguish between simple right and wrong.''

May 01, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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