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Florida pastor must see judge before protest in Michigan

DEARBORN, Mich.

Florida pastor must see judge before protest

A Michigan judge on Monday ordered Gainesville pastor Terry Jones to appear in court ahead of a protest scheduled for Friday outside a mosque in Dearborn. Wayne County prosecutors say they fear Jones' appearance outside the Islamic Center of America could lead to violence. Dearborn's 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers ordered Jones to appear Thursday to answer questions about the event. A burning of the Koran last month at Jones' church inflamed anti-Western sentiment in Afghanistan, inciting riots and an attack on a U.N. facility that killed seven staff workers.

WASHINGTON

Justices decline to hear Gitmo appeal

The Supreme Court said Monday that it would not hear an appeal from five Chinese Muslims detained at Guantanamo Bay who seek to be released into the United States. The prisoners, from the largely Muslim Uighur region in western China, don't want to be returned to China, where they fear torture or death.

ANNAPOLIS, Md.

Former governor, city mayor dies

William Donald Schaefer, the colorfully outspoken and combative Maryland governor and four-term Baltimore mayor who oversaw the transformation of downtown from a gritty center of urban decay into a tourist attraction, died Monday at 89. A Democrat, he was mayor from 1971 to 1987 and governor from 1987 to 1995.

Elsewhere

Cuba: Communist Party delegates gave their blessing to changes designed to add a bit of free-market spirit into the economy, and also voted in a new party leadership at a summit Monday. Details are expected today when the summit closes with a speech by President Raul Castro.

Nigeria: Amid violent protests from his main opponent's supporters, President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday was declared the winner of Saturday's presidential election, judged by analysts to be perhaps the country's fairest ever.

Times wires

Florida pastor must see judge before protest in Michigan

04/18/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:28am]
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