April 29, 2005
by Amit Patel
MA Gov. Mitt Romney filed a bill Thursday to reinstate the death penalty in Massachusetts for deadly acts of terrorism, killing sprees, murders involving torture, and the killing of law enforcement authorities. Romney's bill uses ten recommendations set out by a special commission last year as t... ...[read more]
April 29, 2005
by Amit Patel
Wiretaps increased by 19 percent last year, with federal and state judges approving 1,710 applications while denying none, the Administrative Office of the US Courts reported Thursday. New York, California, New Jersey and Florida accounted for three of every four surveillance orders. The number of ...[read more]
April 29, 2005
by Amit Patel
The Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, on Thursday rejected Rush Limbaugh's appeal to review a lower court's decision that the state could seize his medical records. The court will not consider a motion for rehearing. Florida's 4th District Court of Appeal had ruled the state d... ...[read more]
April 29, 2005
by Amit Patel
The UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Thursday sentenced Mika Muhimana, who was a councilor in the western Rwandan province of Kibuyea, to prison for the rest of his life for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Judge Khalida Rashid Khan said the tribunal had found beyond ...[read more]
April 29, 2005
by Amit Patel
Former Army Sgt. Erik Saar, who served as a Guantanamo Bay translator, told CBS's 60 Minutes that prisoner interrogations were staged to give visiting congressmen, senators and generals the impression that valuable intelligence information was being gathered from detainees on a regular basis. Th... ...[read more]
April 29, 2005
by Amit Patel
Stephen Cambone, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, on Thursday told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the CIA will no longer be allowed to hold unregistered ghost detainees at US military installations such as Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Cambone said the newly issue... ...[read more]
April 29, 2005
by Amit Patel
Sgt. Hasan Akbar, the US soldier convicted of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder for attacking comrades with a rifle and grenades in Kuwait during the early stages of the Iraq invasion, was sentenced to death by a military jury on Thursday. Two officers were killed and ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Amit Patel
The US has indicted Haji Bashir Noorzai, an accused Afghan heroin kingpin, in a massive narcotics conspiracy involving Afghanistan's former Taliban regime. US Attorney David Kelley announced the indictment against Noorzai, one the world's most wanted drug kingpins. The seven-page indictm... ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Amit Patel
The Justice Department and the SEC are close to announcing a settlement with bankrupt cable television provider Adelphia Communications Corp. over the company's accounting issues. Under the terms of the settlement, Adelphia would pay $715 million into a compensation fund. The Rigas family, the... ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Amit Patel
In a historic step for ex-communist Romania and Bulgaria, the two countries Monday signed an accession treaty with the European Union (EU) which should lead to them joining the bloc in 2007. They were left out of last year's EU enlargement from 15 to 25, including the incorporation of eight ex... ...[read more]

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