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Occupy San Jose protester refusing to come down off City Hall wall

A protester from Occupy San Jose climbed a three-story wall near City Hall Monday and refused to come down. The protester, who goes by the name “Cracker,” was identified as 27-year-old Shaun O’Kelly by another demonstrator, according to KGO. O’Kelly told reporters that he was an itinerant construction worker who…

Ransom paid to free British tanker from pirates

The owners of a British chemical tanker held by Somali pirates since late December paid a ransom to secure the release of the ship and its 26 crew, the EU anti-piracy mission announced Friday. The EU mission said in a statement that a ransom was dropped to the pirates holding…