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JonBenet suspect is California-bound
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- John Mark Karr, the notorious suspect in the 1996 death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, is set to leave his Thai jail cell and fly to Los Angeles on Sunday, a Thai Airways official said. A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office in Boulder, Colorado, where Karr is wanted, said it's possible he could remain in California for a while after his arrival from Thailand, where he has been living. He is scheduled to be in California on Sunday about 8:40 p.m. (11:40 p.m ...


Barbaro surgeon to operate on polar bear
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

ERIE, Pennsylvania (AP) -- The surgeon who has worked to save the life of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro will now try to help a polar bear with a broken leg, Erie Zoo officials said. Dr. Dean Richardson will operate on Alcor, the 750-pound polar bear with two badly broken bones just above his right paw, sometime next week at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, where Barbaro is being treated, officials said. "This doctor is one of the best in the world and  ...


Dems shake up presidential nominating calendar
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Democrats agreed to shake up tradition Saturday by wedging Nevada between Iowa's leadoff caucuses and the New Hampshire primary in the 2008 presidential nominating calendar and adding South Carolina soon afterward. The addition of Nevada's caucuses and the South Carolina primary to a presidential calendar long dominated by Iowa and New Hampshire is intended to give a greater voice to Hispanics and blacks -- minorities critical to Democrats' success. Nevada has a sizab ...


Bush says stay in Iraq, Dems want phased pullout
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Saturday that his administration's determination to remain in Iraq is key to protecting the U.S. from terror attacks; Democrats countered Americans will be safer if a phased pullout of U.S. forces begins. Bush also referred to his administration's efforts in Lebanon. "It is no coincidence that two nations that are building free societies in the heart of the Middle East -- Lebanon and Iraq -- are also the scenes of the most violent terrorist activity ...


Teens' deer decoy sentence splits football town
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

KENTON, Ohio (AP) -- It was intended to be a prank: steal a decoy deer, place it on a country road and watch as motorists swerved to avoid it. It ended with two teenagers suffering serious injuries when their car hit the decoy and rolled into a ditch. When a judge ruled this week that two boys -- both high school football players -- can complete the football season before they serve 60-day sentences at a juvenile detention center, it caused a division in this northwest Ohio city. On one side a ...


Police: Neighbor's severed head in suspect's car
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

MINEOLA, New York (AP) -- A man was arrested in the killing of a retired schoolteacher whose dismembered body was found in his Long Island home and whose severed head was discovered in the trunk of his car, police said. Evan Marshall, 30, of Glen Cove, New York, was expected to be arraigned Saturday on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his neighbor Denice Fox, said Nassau County police Detective Lt. Dennis Farrell. Fox, 57, was slain Thursday in her home in a gated community in ...


Rain tapping corners of the lower 48|
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

(AP) -- Heavy rain was forecast for Colorado on Saturday, and thunderstorms were expected in the Northeast, Southwest and Southern Plains. Cool temperatures were forecast for the Northeast, while farther south, temperatures were expected to stay hot for at least one more day. The Southeast and Deep South were to see mostly clear skies inland, with thunderstorms bringing clouds and rain to coastal areas. In the West, clear skies were expected west of the Rockies. Temperatures were expected to  ...


FDA OKs putting viruses on hot dogs, cold cuts
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A mix of bacteria-killing viruses can be safely sprayed on cold cuts, hot dogs and sausages to combat common microbes that kill hundreds of people a year, federal health officials said Friday in granting the first-ever approval of viruses as a food additive. The combination of six viruses is designed to be sprayed on ready-to-eat meat and poultry products, including sliced ham  ...


Lebanon report cites need for food, soldiers
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- Since a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah took effect Monday, some 400,000 displaced Lebanese civilians have returned to the southern suburbs of Beirut and other areas, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a report to the Security Council Friday. The report was due within a week of the cessation of hostilities under the Security Council resolution which laid out conditions for a cease-fire. The council is set to meet Monday to discuss the report. In the repor ...


Ramsey suspect flying to L.A. Sunday
19 Aug 2006 source: cnn.com

BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- John Mark Karr, the notorious suspect in the 1996 death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, is set to fly to Los Angeles and arrive Sunday evening, a Thai Airways official said. Thailand's head of immigration, Lt. Gen. Suwat Tumrongsiskul, did not say how many U.S. officials would accompany him during the flight. The investigation on Friday was focusing on Karr's writings, including a 1982 high-school yearbook inscription he made for a friend. Karr on Thursday said he w ...


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