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Police Report - October 2

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

October 16, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Fire kills 15 at Japanese adult video theater

TOKYO - A man set fire to an adult video theater in western Japan on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people in what police said was a suicide attempt.

October 16, 2008 | By SHINO YUASA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq: government takes command of Sons of Iraq

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Shiite-led government took command Wednesday of thousands of U.S-backed mostly Sunni fighters who turned against al-Qaida, pledging to integrate them into public life in recognition of their help in quelling violence.

October 16, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan officials: 6 killed in US missile strike

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suspected U.S. missile strike on a Taliban commander's home in Pakistan killed six people, officials said Wednesday, a possible indication that Washington was moving ahead with cross-border raids despite protests from the new government.

October 16, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Money sent home by Mexicans in US drops 12 percent

MEXICO CITY - Mexicans living in the U.S. sent home 12 percent less money in August, the largest drop on record since the Bank of Mexico began tracking remittances 12 years ago, the central bank reported on Wednesday.

October 16, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


EU monitors begin patrols in Georgian territory

KARALETI, Georgia - European Union monitors began patrolling Georgian territory Wednesday and Russian troops allowed some of them into a buffer zone around the breakaway region of South Ossetia, despite earlier warnings from Moscow they would be blocked.

October 16, 2008 | By MATT SIEGEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-Liberia president, son face UN, US charges

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - In separate courts on different continents, former Liberian President Charles Taylor and his American son are standing trial on charges of committing atrocities in neighboring West African nations.

October 16, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Somalia: World can use force against the pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas.

October 16, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 10/2

Yesterday we looked at takeout doubles over an opposing pre-empt at the three-level. But what about your double over a four-level opening in a suit? What does that mean?

October 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


US envoy takes new nuclear proposal to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - Washington's top nuclear negotiator drove to the capital of communist North Korea on Wednesday with a possibly face-saving proposal to persuade the Stalinist regime to honor a nuclear disarmament deal.

October 16, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iowa appeals court orders Chicago officer freed

DES MOINES, Iowa - An appeals court Wednesday ordered a Chicago police officer freed from prison in an Iowa assault case that has top brass back home defending one of their own.

October 16, 2008 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | National


AP source: New York mayor wants a 3rd term

NEW YORK - For a long time, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed to despise the very notion of changing a voter-approved law restricting elected officeholders to two terms in office.

October 16, 2008 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | National


ECI: The Season - Episode 8

October 15, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | ECI: The Season


Hostage drama ended with desert drive to safety

CAIRO, Egypt - The end of a 10-day ordeal for the tour group came far out in the desolate Sahara, when kidnappers lined up some of the captives and cocked their weapons. ''At that moment, we thought we were dead,'' said one Egyptian guide.

October 15, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Attorneys believe Rezko is talking to prosecutors

CHICAGO - Convicted political fixer Antoin ''Tony'' Rezko has been quietly visiting Chicago's federal courthouse, setting off speculation that he may be spilling secrets to prosecutors in return for a lenient sentence.

October 15, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


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