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Unwitting woman gets elected, faces deportation
24 Jun 2007 source: cnn.com

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- All of her life, Zoila Meyer believed she was an American. She even won election to the City Council of Adelanto. But now she is facing a threat of deportation for illegally voting, because she never became a citizen after being brought to this country from Cuba when she was 1 year old. "To be honest with you, I'm scared. How can they just pluck me out of my  ...

Paris Hilton to tell Larry King about post-jail life
24 Jun 2007 source: cnn.com

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Dealing with jail time for driving offenses was difficult, but now Paris Hilton faces the aftermath. The 26-year-old heiress is expected to be released from a Los Angeles County women's jail early this week, and will give her first post-jail TV interview to "Larry King Live," Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET. Hilton has professed in letters and phone interviews t ...

Steve Carell lords it over box office
24 Jun 2007 source: cnn.com

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Steve Carell proved not nearly as all-powerful as Jim Carrey. "Evan Almighty," with Carell taking over for Carrey in a follow-up to the comedy smash "Bruce Almighty," debuted a solid No. 1 with $32.1 million, though that was less than half the $68 million opening of its predecessor, according to studio estimates Sunday. Released by Universal,  ...

Blast kills U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon
24 Jun 2007 source: cnn.com

BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- A suspected roadside bomb hit a United Nations peacekeeping patrol Sunday in southern Lebanon, killing at least two Spanish peackeepers and wounding at least six others -- one critically -- Lebanese security sources told CNN. The suspected bomb ignited ammunition inside the peacekeepers' armored vehicle, causing a secondary explosion that engulfed the vehicle in flames, the sources said. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon confirmed there were casualties -- but ...

EU relieved over treaty deal
24 Jun 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Jeff Mason BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union breathed a sigh of relief over the weekend after the bloc's leaders agreed on a way to reform its institutions, but critics from Britain to the Netherlands called for referendums that could derail a deal. Leaders agreed early on Saturday to negotiate a reform treaty for the 27-nation union by the end of this year, to be ratified by mid-2009, re ...

Iran parliament speaker says Rushdie honour "shameless"
24 Jun 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's parliament speaker said on Sunday the award of a knighthood to author Salman Rushdie, whose novel "The Satanic Verses" outraged many Muslims, was a shameless act and would not go without a Muslim response. Rushdie was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in the Queens's birthday honours list. "The latest act of the British government was shameless and imprudent ...

Brown promises to renew, listen and learn
24 Jun 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Katherine Baldwin MANCHESTER (Reuters) - The incoming prime minister, Gordon Brown, vowed on Sunday to renew the government and learn lessons from the war in Iraq as he took the helm of the Labour Party from Tony Blair. Brown, 56, said health, education and ending child poverty would be his priorities when he succeeds Blair as prime minister on Wednesday after a long, agonising wait for the top ...

Boxing: Respect for Hatton win
24 Jun 2007 source: bbc.co.uk

Boxing pundits were united in their praise for Ricky Hatton's fourth-round stoppage of Jose Luis Castillo. Former WBC super middleweight champion Richie Woodhall described Hatton's performance as "phenomenal". While former WBA featherweight champion Barry McGuigan said Hatton could now choose his next opponent from a position of considerable strength. "The likelihood is a fight against Shane Mosley - that is a fight that can be made very quickly," McGuigan said. Interview: Wo ...

Lebanon blast 'kills UN soldiers'
24 Jun 2007 source: bbc.co.uk

Four United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and several other soldiers wounded by an explosion in southern Lebanon, security officials say. A blast hit two patrol vehicles which were transporting Spanish peacekeepers from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) near the border with Israel. It is unclear whether the soldiers were targeted or hit unexploded ordinance left over from last summer's war. The UN says it is checking the reports and has sent a team to the area. "A vehicle hi ...

San Francisco says no to bottled water
24 Jun 2007 source: cnn.com

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Is city water better than bottled water? Mayor Gavin Newsom thinks so. Newsom has issued an executive order banning city departments from buying bottled water, even for water coolers. The ban goes into effect July 1, and will extend to water coolers by December 1. The move was billed as a way to help stem global warming and save taxpayer money. "We're hoping to set the example for the private sector and other cities in getting off the bottle," said  ...

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