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U.S. asks Libyan rebels to re-examine Lockerbie case

WASHINGTON — The United States said Monday it has asked Libya’s new rebel leadership to re-examine the case of the Libyan convicted of the 1988 plane bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people. The United States has long criticized the decision by Scottish authorities in August, 2009 to release…

Senators: Did BP help secure Lockerbie bomber’s freedom?

US senators urged US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday to investigate whether oil giant BP pressed Britain to free the Lockerbie bomber to protect a lucrative deal with Libya. “Evidence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster seems to suggest that BP would put profit ahead of people,” said Democratic…