Bush Eases Dumping Rules, Mumbai Attacks, FBI Snags Illinois Officers
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Bush Eases Mining Waste Rules » The new rules will make it easier for mountaintop mining companies to dump their waste near rivers and streams, overhauling a 25-year-old prohibition. — Washington Post
Anatomy of the Mumbai Attacks » The Mumbai attackers used sophisticated tecnology including GPS equipment, Blackberrys, high-resolution satellite images, satellite phones and multiple cellphones with switchable SIM cards ... meanwhile, the lone surviving attacker has given investigators the first comprehensive account of the elaborate operation. — Washington Post
Illinois Officers Caught in FBI Sting » Fifteen Illinois law enforcement officials were charged Tuesday on counts that included accepting cash in exchange for providing armed protection for drug dealing operations in south suburban Chicago. — New York Times
Italian Judge Suspends Rendition Trial » An Italian judge has suspended a kidnapping trial linked to the CIA's extraordinary rendition program after the government said testimony could be a threat to Italy's national security. — Associated Press
Candidates Followed Palin's Suit » At least five candidates used campaign money for clothing, according to a complaint that a watchdog group filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission. — Associated Press
Trial Update: Politkovskaya Murder » Prosecutors at the trial of three men charged in the killing of Russian investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya have linked the murder weapon to a car used by one of the suspects. — Associated Press
Inquiries in Attorney Firings Case » Federal prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy appears to be making headway in the previously stymied investigation into the dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys. — Washington Post
Polanski Seeks Charges Dropped » Thirty years after he fled the U.S. to avoid sentencing on child molestation charges, Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski has filed a formal request to have the case dismissed. — Los Angeles Times
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