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Loughner indicted in Tucson shooting

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – A federal grand jury in Arizona indicted Jared Lee Loughner on Wednesday for attempting to assassinate Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords and attempted murder of two of her staff members. Loughner, 22, is accused of going on a shooting spree outside a grocery store in Tucson on…

WikiLeaks chief: Charge Palin, Huckabee with ‘incitements to kill’

The editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks called on US authorities to seek charges against high-profile Republicans Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee for “incitements to kill” by the use of “violent rhetoric” against the anti- secrecy outlet. Julian Assange’s plea came in a press release Monday night in the aftermath of the Tucson…

After AZ shootings, Rep. Denny Davis told he’s ‘next’

After Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot on Saturday, Congressman Danny Davis’ (D-IL) office reportedly received a threatening email warning that “Danny Davis is next.” Davis, a Democrat from Chicago’s West Side who has represented Illinois’s 7th congressional district since 1997, said he would normally ignore a threat such as…

Right wing radio host Hal Turner gets 33 months for threats to judges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A right-wing Internet radio host was sentenced on Tuesday to 33 months in prison for threatening the lives of three Chicago federal appeals court judges after they upheld a local gun control law. Harold Turner, 48, was convicted by a jury in August in Brooklyn federal…

Drug expert told police Iraq whistleblower David Kelly was ‘murdered’

The death of Dr. David Kelly, a former weapons inspector in Iraq, was “murder” and not suicide, according to a drug expert who spoke with British authorities during the ensuing investigation. Dr. Andrew Watt, quoted prominently in the Saturday edition of Britain’s Mail Online, is attributed as “an experienced clinical…

Abortion docs say ‘wanted’ posters are bait for their murder

“Wanted” posters are giving abortion doctors in North Carolina something to be concerned about. CBS News reports that Operation Save America is responsible for putting up Wanted posters with the faces of abortion doctors. One flyer even cites a home address. “It doesn’t say ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ but the…

US soldier charged with killing fellow troops in Iraq

An American soldier was charged Wednesday with killing two fellow U.S. troops and wounding a third after an argument last month in a former Iraqi insurgent stronghold turned deadly. Army Spc. Neftaly Platero was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in a Sept. 23…

Iran says no decision on woman in stoning case

Iran says no final decision on woman who could be executed by stoning on adultery conviction Iran said Tuesday no final decision has been made on the fate of a woman who could be executed by stoning on an adultery conviction in a case that has sparked widespread international outrage.…

Army censors photos of Afghan corpses in ‘kill-for-sport’ trial

Army whistleblower ‘beaten within an inch of his life’ Evidently worried about a repeat of the anger aimed at US forces over photos of torture at Abu Ghraib prison, the US military is restricting access to photos of Afghan corpses in the “kill-for-sport” trial of five US soldiers. According to…

Virginia to execute first woman in almost 100 years

Despite IQ of 70-72, grandmother expected to die by lethal injection on Thursday; Referring to stoning, Iran accuses US of double standard Barring a last-minute reprieve from the US Supreme Court, 41-year-old Teresa Lewis will on Thursday become the first woman to be executed by the state of Virginia in…

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