April 26, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Tuesday in Small v. US that people convicted of a crime in a foreign country may own a gun in the US. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the majority, said that applying 18 U.S.C. 922, which makes it a crime for ex-convicts to possess a gun, to foreign convictions ...[read more]
April 26, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
Syria completed a withdrawal of its military forces from Lebanon Tuesday, ending a 29-year presence just weeks before thr country's's parliamentary elections. The February 14 assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri, suspected to be the work of Syrian backers of the Lebanese government... ...[read more]
April 26, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
On a visit to France Tuesday, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder voiced support for a call by French President Jacques Chirac for French citizens to ratify the new EU Constitution. Current polls indicate that French voters will reject the constitution when a national referendum occurs on May 29... ...[read more]
April 26, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
A resolution amending the Texas Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman passed the Texas House on Monday by a vote of 102-29. If the resolution receives final passage on the Senate floor, it will be added to the Nov. 8 ballot to be voted on by Texas voters. Curre... ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
Iraqi politicians again delayed naming a government on Monday, prolonging a three-month political vacuum in the country. Jawad al-Maliki, a top member of the main Shiite alliance that won January's elections, said wrangling over appointments to key ministries had put off Monday's expected an... ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
Industry leaders including Microsoft and Oracle spoke out on Monday about the need to reform US patent law to curb abusive litigation and protect technological development. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to meet later today to discuss patent reform, with Segway inventor Dean Kamen, and ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
Russian president Vladimir Putin stressed the need for a law-based society in his annual State of the Nation address on Monday, and encouraging investors to keep their money in Russia. Tax authorities have no rights to terrorize business, Putin said in a 47-minute speech in the Kremlin... ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
Arthur Andersen, the former accounting giant which lost its licenses in the Enron collapse, announced a settlement on Monday with WorldCom investors who had accused the firm of violating securities laws and failing to protect them from WorldCom's $11 billion accounting fraud. Details of the set... ...[read more]
April 25, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
Armenians around the world have been remembering the massacre of their people ninety years ago by the Ottoman Empire. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in the Armenian city of Yerevan Sunday to pay their respects. In the US, hundreds of Armenian-Americans marched in Los Angeles and other ...[read more]
April 19, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
A New York man was arrested on Tuesday after threatening to kill a federal judge and bomb his courthouse. Wazir Khan, 20, was charged with threatening to kill an individual and destroy the Brooklyn federal courthouse, according to federal prosecutors. If convicted, Khan faces up to 10 years a fine ...[read more]

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