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Dead body went unnoticed in public swimming pool for days

NEW YORK — Massachusetts officials have closed a busy public swimming pool after a woman’s dead body went unnoticed in the water for two days as people continued to swim, the Boston Globe reported Friday. The permit for the state-run swimming pool expired six months ago, and a city inspector…

U.S. automakers regain majority of domestic sales in wake of Japan quake

By Mira Oberman CHICAGO — The Detroit Three carmakers captured more than half the sales in the US market for the first time since September 2008 amid supply shortages caused by the Japanese quake, industry data showed Friday. Toyota and Honda have been hardest hit by the March 11 disaster…

Court strikes Michigan ban on use of race in college admissions

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a Michigan law that banned affirmative action in college admissions, creating the possibility of a Supreme Court battle. The 6th U.S. Circuit of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, found that Proposal 2, a 2006 amendment to the Michigan constitution,…

Ohio legalizes firearms in bars, night clubs, sports venues

Ohio Republicans succeeded Thursday in legalizing the carrying of guns in places where liquor is sold, such as bars, night clubs, shopping malls, sports venues and restaurants. The bill was passed earlier in the month. The new law will permit individual establishments to ban firearms if they wish. It also…

Anonymous, Food Not Bombs to test Orlando police Monday by feeding homeless

Hacker activists with the protest group “Anonymous” have in recent weeks taken down over a half-dozen major Orlando, Florida-based websites and spammed tens of thousands of unsolicited faxes all over the city as a response to an ordinance that prohibits feeding homeless people in public parks. In a release Friday…

Federal judge blocks South Dakota abortion law

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday blocked a new South Dakota abortion law requiring the longest waiting period in the nation at 72-hours and a meeting at an anti-abortion counseling center before a woman can have the procedure. The ruling on the South Dakota law, which was to…

Attorney: DA has evidence Strauss-Kahn bruised maid’s vagina

The attorney for the maid allegedly raped by Dominique Strauss-Kahn surprised experts with a half-hour press conference Friday after The New York Times reported that his client had lied to prosecutors. Kenneth Thompson said that the New York County District Attorney had an “obligation” to prosecute Strauss-Kahn because the physical…

Gingrich tries to hire ‘The Office’s Dwight Schrute to rehabilitate campaign

Facing continued fallout from Tiffany’s purchases and staff resignations, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich tried to generate some positive buzz Thursday by offering a job to fictional character Dwight Schrute. Actor Rainn Wilson, who plays Schrute on NBC’s popular comedy “The Office,” used Twitter to jokingly apply for a job…

Texas Republicans fail to vote on anti-TSA bill

Just as it looked likely to pass, the Texas Legislature failed this week to take a vote on a bill that would criminalize Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents if they touch the genitals of passengers during security pat-downs. The bill’s original configuration was enough to draw a warning from one…

Strauss-Kahn released without bail

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released without bail at a New York court hearing for his sexual assault case on Friday. At a hearing to seek changes to his bail conditions, prosecutors said the credibility of the hotel maid at the center of the case…

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