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Arizona files lawsuit over recently enacted medical marijuana laws

Governor Jan Brewer (R) has ordered the Arizona attorney general to file a lawsuit seeking a ruling from a federal court on the legality of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act and has suspended the state’s permit process for marijuana dispensaries. The Arizona Republic reported Brewer said she fears that state employees could…

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona failed to investigate 400 sex-crimes

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described “toughest sheriff in the United States” best known for his jail’s pink underwear and illegal-immigrant sweeps, said he would not resign despite claims that his office misspent funds and failed to investigate 400 sex-crime cases. “I’m not going to resign as long as…

Second computer worm ‘hits Iran’

TEHRAN — Iran has been hit with new malicious software as part of cyber attacks against the country, a military officer told Mehr news agency on Monday without specifying the target. “Certain characteristics about the ‘Stars’ virus have been identified, including that it is compatible with the (targeted) system,” Gholam…

To appease US, Yemen arrested dozens sans evidence, cable reveals

Diplomatic cables released by secrets outlet WikiLeaks reveal that the Republic of Yemen detained 28 alleged Al Qaeda members on behalf of the United States, despite an investigation that found no evidence they were involved in terrorist acts. The 28 detained Yemeni citizens were arrested after returning to Yemen from…

In Iran, Internet surfers battle cyber police

TEHRAN – Western sanctions have done little to stop the flow of computers and software to Iran, where the real challenge for cyber surfers is getting around local censors who block thousands of websites, including Facebook and YouTube. Last month, authorities launched the Islamic republic’s first Internet police unit to…

Iran is open to more nuclear talks, Ahmadinejad says

TEHRAN – Iran is open to holding further talks with six world powers over its nuclear programme, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday, a day after the failure of the latest round of dialogue in Istanbul. “They have talked for a few rounds, but we never expected that issues would…

Feds say AZ violates rights of English learners

Federal investigations conclude Arizona violates the rights of students learning English Federal investigators say the state is violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by shortchanging thousands of students whose first language is not English. Unless changes are made, the violations could lead to a loss of federal funding for state…

Polish soldiers blow up Afghan house ‘for fun’

Soldiers charged for ‘wasting ammunition’ Three Polish soldiers serving in the NATO mission in Afghanistan are facing up to eight years in prison after a newspaper obtained video of them blowing up an abandoned Afghan house “for fun.” “This is how soldiers play in Afghanistan,” declares the headline at Poland’s…

Iran wants Israeli PM to face trial over flotilla raid

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called for Israel’s prime minister and defence minister to face trial for the deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla in the eastern Mediterranean. The United States, Britain and France must also be held accountable for Monday’s Israeli raid on the flotilla…

US General: Iran ‘certainly can be bombed’

The United States has developed contingency plans to address Iran’s nuclear ambitions if negotiations falter between the Islamic republic and Western nations, a top US general said Sunday — raising questions again over the US military’s secret strategies on Iran. “It would be almost literally irresponsible if CENTCOM were not…

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