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Exhibition looks at Jimi Hendrix’s London years

London’s Handel House Museum gives visitors a Jimi Hendrix experience with new exhibition They were both immigrants in Britain who changed the face of music — one with a harpsichord and a composer’s pen, the other with an electric guitar. George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix also shared an address,…

Iranian woman accused of adultery may be spared execution

Lawyer for Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery says she may be spared The international outcry over the death sentence against an Iranian woman convicted of adultery might be enough to save her from execution, the lawyer who defended her told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani,…

3rd trip to Texas death chamber for grieving dad

Dad to make 3rd trip to Texas death chamber for execution of gang member who killed daughter. Randy Ertman knows the road to the Texas death chamber too well. He’s set to make the trip again, to witness for the third time the execution of one of the gang members…

British kickboxer sought in death of US war hero

Lee Aldhouse accused of stabbing US Marine on tropical Thai island A manhunt was under way Monday in Thailand for a British kickboxer police say is believed to have killed a U.S. Marine after provoking a barroom brawl on a tropical island. Police have named 28-year-old Lee Aldhouse of Britain…

Petraeus issues rules to avoid civilian casualties: NATO

General David Petraeus, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines to nearly 150,000 foreign troops, emphasising the need to avoid civilian casualties. Civilian deaths during Western operations are hugely controversial in the nearly nine-year Afghan war. Reducing the number of such incidents is seen…

Judge in Arizona law dispute gets torrent of death threats

Appeals court won’t hear case until November The federal court judge who ruled last week that parts of Arizona’s new immigration law are unconstitutional has been “inundated” with death threats, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. US Marshal David Gonzales told the newspaper the threats began within hours of District Judge Susan…

UK diplomat: ‘Deep state’ bureaucracy blocking Iraq inquiry

Former KGB spy claims evidence that whistleblower David Kelly didn’t commit suicide Britain’s public inquiry into the country’s instrumental role in the Iraq invasion is being thwarted by “deep state” bureaucrats who are intimidating witnesses and withholding documents, says a former Iraq expert for the UK government. In a column…

Six more NOLA police officers charged in post-Katrina shootings

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the indictment of six current or former New Orleans Police Department officers in connection to the Danziger Bridge shootings, which occurred during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The new indictments stem from the shooting of six civilians on Sept. 4, 2005 by…

Holder: Death penalty may not be an option in military tribunals

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have questioned the Obama administration’s plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in civilian courts. But the alternative — military tribunals — may prevent suspects from being sentenced to the harshest of penalties, Attorney General Eric Holder says. Holder told CBS News Sunday that…

GOP leaders let demagogues set tone, lawmaker says

Too many Republican leaders are acquiescing to a poisonous “demagoguery” that threatens the party’s long-term credibility, says a veteran GOP House member who was defeated in South Carolina’s primary last month. While not naming names, 12-year incumbent Rep. Bob Inglis suggested in interviews with The Associated Press that tea party…

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