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Beau Biden won't seek dad Joe's Delaware U.S. Senate seat


Beau biden won't run for senate

Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, state Attorney General Beau Biden, will not run for the U.S. Senate seat long held by his father. Biden, 40, said Monday he needs to remain focused as attorney general on a high-profile criminal scandal involving a pediatrician accused of sexually assaulting several patients. Prosecutors believe Dr. Earl Bradley, who was arrested in December, may have molested more than 100 children over the past decade.


Court lets U.S. send Noriega to France

The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to stop the U.S. government from sending former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to France to face money laundering charges. It also dismissed a pending challenge to a ruling last year that requires lab technicians and other forensic specialists to be available to testify at trials, and it said New York City can't use a federal racketeering law to accuse discount cigarette retailers of evading hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes on Internet sales.

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Scientology cyber attack plea is set

A Nebraska man will plead guilty next week to participating in a cyber attack on Church of Scientology Web sites in January 2008. Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, said Brian Thomas Mettenbrink agreed to plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge of unauthorized access of a protected computer. He faces a year in federal prison. Court records say Mettenbrink attacked Scientology Web sites as part of Anonymous, an underground group that protests the Church of Scientology, accusing it of Internet censorship.


Thousands protest TV channel blackout

Police and supporters of President Hugo Chavez clashed with students in cities across the country during protests over the government forcing opposition channel Radio Caracas Television Internacional off cable TV. One youth was reported killed and 16 people were injured.


Obama to sell weapons to Taiwan

The Obama administration has notified Congress it has decided to sell weapons to Taiwan, a move expected to worsen already tense ties between China and the United States. China considers Taiwan a renegade province and will object to the arms package.


Oil spill appears to be under control

The worst oil spill in the state in more than 15 years has been contained. About 462,000 gallons of oil spilled when an 800-foot tanker headed for an Exxon Mobil refinery in Beaumont collided Saturday with a vessel pushing two barges. As of Monday, roughly 220,000 gallons of oil had evaporated, dispersed or been recovered, the U.S. Coast Guard said. So far only two oil-covered birds have been reported; one of them was captured and cleaned up, and the other flew away.


Not guilty plea in terror cases

A businessman accused of aiding the 2008 terror assault on hotels and other sites in Mumbai, India, that claimed some 170 lives pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Tahawwur Rana, 49, was indicted this month on charges of providing material support to a conspiracy to maim and murder people in India and Denmark, where he is accused of aiding a plan to attack a newspaper over controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.


Police say 326 killed in religious violence

Sectarian violence between Christians and Muslims left 326 dead last week. Acting Plateau State Police Commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba said officers have arrested 303 in connection with the rioting in Jos, a one-time tourist and mining town that straddles Nigeria's Christian south and Muslim north.


Mathias, former U.S. senator, is dead at 87

Former U.S. Sen. Charles McC. Mathias, a liberal Republican who championed civil rights and protection of the Chesapeake Bay during his 26 years in Washington, is dead at 87. Sons Charles and Robert said Mr. Mathias died Monday from complications of Parkinson's disease.

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