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Bo Obama featured in White House baseball card

Washington

Bo Obama is featured on baseball card

The Obama White House, known for embracing the newest digital trends, is inviting Internet users to download and print out the baseball card for the first family's dog, Bo Obama. The card says you can call him the "first dog of the United States." Bo's portrait shows him sitting on the green South Lawn with his tongue out. Want to know his stats? The card's other side lists his birthday and hobbies, such as playing on the lawn and taking walks. Bo's goal is to "make friends with foreign dognitaries," it says. But he's not the most athletic. The "did you know" section reveals the Portuguese water dog doesn't know how to swim.

Salt Lake City

Second suicide in artifacts case

A second man who was indicted after an investigation into the theft and illegal trafficking of ancient artifacts from the Four Corners area has been found dead in an apparent suicide, the FBI said Friday. Steven Shrader, 56, of New Mexico died Friday morning in Shabbona, Ill. FBI officials say he apparently died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Shrader was scheduled to appear in federal court Friday and had not yet entered a plea. The day after the indictments were announced, a prominent southeast Utah doctor, 60-year-old James Redd, committed suicide.

Philadelphia

Google's tricycle gets campus views

Coming soon to a campus near you — the Google tricycle. A pedicab-like vehicle with an 8-foot-high camera is rolling around the walkways at the University of Pennsylvania to collect 360-degree views for the "Street View" feature of Google Maps. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has been using car-mounted cameras to capture images from roadways. Human-powered trikes will cover pedestrian-only areas like college campuses and parks as well as hiking and bicycling trails.

Elsewhere

Fort Washington, Md.: A funeral for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum guard Stephen Johns, 39, was held Friday at Ebenezer AME Church. Police officers, security guards, museum employees and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar were among hundreds of people who attended.

California: With the state slipping into a financial sinkhole, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing to save more than $180 million by cutting short the sentences of thousands of immigrants in the state's prisons and turning them over to federal authorities for deportation.

Detroit: Thirty-six alleged members of four violent Detroit street gangs were arrested and charged with immigration, probation violation, weapons and a variety of other crimes.

Los Angeles: The City Council on Friday sealed a legal loophole that allowed hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in violation of the city's moratorium. Next task: enforcing the rule.

Little Rock, Ark.: Three 16-year-olds riding the same moped in Little Rock were killed when they ran a stop sign and hit a truck.

Times wires

Bo Obama featured in White House baseball card 06/19/09 [Last modified: Friday, June 19, 2009 11:57pm]

    

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