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Occupy crowd in Los Angeles defies deadline to shut down

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Occupy crowd defies deadline to shut down

For now, Wall Street protesters camped out on the Los Angeles City Hall lawn still have their tent city after defying a deadline to pack up and clear out on Monday. City officials said they will only move in on the Occupy L.A. camp when conditions are safest not just for protesters and officers but also about 100 homeless people who had joined the encampment. "There is no concrete deadline," police Chief Charlie Beck said. Like Los Angeles, Philadelphia officials imposed a deadline for Occupy protesters to move to make way for a construction project. On Monday, the camp was still standing.

iraq

Suicide bomber kills 19 near prison

A suicide bomber slammed a car packed with explosives into the gate of a prison north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 19 people, Iraqi officials said. Also, a rare explosion inside Baghdad's heavily protected Green Zone killed one person, officials said. Attacks in the past week have killed about 50 Iraqis as the United States continues its military withdrawal by Dec. 31.

LOS ANGELES

Sirhan lawyers claim new details

Lawyers representing convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan argue in newly filed court documents that a bullet was switched in evidence at his trial to win a conviction and new forensic details show he is innocent of the 1968 killing of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The lawyers suggested Monday that a second gun was involved in the assassination, but they do not know who fired it. In the latest of many appeals filed on behalf of Sirhan, the attorneys are seeking to overturn his conviction.

Elsewhere:

Venezuela: A top Colombian drug trafficker, Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, 39, has been captured in Venezuela and will be turned over to U.S. authorities for extradition, officials said Monday.

Somalia: The militant group al-Shabab on Monday banned 16 aid groups from central and southern Somalia, a decision likely to harm Somalis already suffering from drought and famine.

Chicago: Former Mayor Richard Daley kissed the coffin holding Maggie Corbett Daley on Monday, his last public display of affection for his wife of 39 years before she was carried from Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church for a private burial.

Times wires

Occupy crowd in Los Angeles defies deadline to shut down 11/28/11 [Last modified: Monday, November 28, 2011 11:14pm]

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