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Jellyfish shut down British nuclear reactor

LONDON — A nuclear power station in eastern Scotland had to shut down its reactors after “high volumes” of jellyfish were found on its seawater filter screens, the operating company said Thursday. “Both units at Torness power station were manually shut down on 28 June, due to the high volumes…

Charges dismissed against woman arrested while videotaping traffic stop from her front yard

The case against a 28-year-old woman charged with obstructing governmental administration after refusing a police officer’s order to leave her front yard while she was videotaping a traffic stop has been dismissed. WHEC reported a judge dismissed the case against Emily Good of Rochester, New York on Monday because there…

Congressman Kucinich to visit Syria, Lebanon

WASHINGTON — A US lawmaker strongly opposed to US military involvement in Afghanistan and the Libyan conflict is on a “fact-finding” visit to Syria and Lebanon, his office said Monday. Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich was expected to meet with Presidents Bashar al-Assad of Syria and Michel Sleiman of Lebanon during…

Former vice president of Citigroup arrested for stealing $19 million

NEW YORK — A former vice president of Citigroup has been arrested on bank fraud charges after he allegedly embezzled more than $19 million from the bank, US prosecutors said on Monday. Gary Foster, 35, was detained at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday after he arrived…

Israel threatens to punish journalists who cover Gaza flotilla

Israeli officials have threatened to punish activists who plan to set sail from Greece to Gaza, with the aim of breaking the Israeli embargo on the Palestinian territory. Journalists, the Israeli officials say, will also be punished if they choose to cover the activists’ mission, the Christian Science Monitor reported.…

WI Justice Prosser issues denial of attack on fellow judge

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser has issued a denial of witness reports that he grabbed fellow justice Ann Walsh Bradley by the throat on June 13. The altercation reportedly erupted in Justice Bradley’s chambers during a heated discussion of Governor Scott Walker’s controversial budget bill, which curtails collective bargaining…

LulzSec to disband after newest data dump

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Lulz Security group of rogue hackers announced it was disbanding on Saturday with one last data dump, which included internal AOL Inc and AT&T documents. LulzSec, which gained wide recognition for breaching the websites of Sony Corp, the CIA and a British police unit among…

Death toll rises to six in Amtrak collision

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – At least six people were killed when a tractor-trailer rig barreled through railroad gates and into an Amtrak train early Friday in Nevada, authorities said on Saturday. The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the six fatalities in a written statement released late on Saturday night. Authorities…

Central bank chiefs agree on measures for banks

GENEVA (AFP) – Central bank governors agreed Saturday on ways to help reduce the “moral hazard” of leading banks whose failure would bring chaos to world finance. The measures relating to so-called global systematically important banks were designed to strengthen their resilience and included raising their loss absorbency requirements. The…

‘Sheriff Joe’ orders AZ deputies to question undocumented immigrants about wildfires

Deputies in Arizona’s Maricopa County arrested 20 immigrants making their way from Mexico to the U.S. last week, and detained them for questioning about the wildfires plaguing Arizona. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the infamously tough “Sheriff Joe,” released a statement about the arrests, which occurred near the border where the wildfires…

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