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Some Gitmo detainees' names disclosed

Washington

Some Gitmo detainees' Names Listed

The Justice Department on Friday for the first time disclosed the names of detainees at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who have been approved for transfer but whose release has been delayed.

The 55 detainees were identified in court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Washington. The Justice Department said there was "no longer a need to withhold" the information.

The list does not include the names of those recommended for indefinite detention, conditional detention or prosecution. The American Civil Liberties Union has sought the names disclosed Friday and others in a Freedom of Information request. There are 167 detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

iraq

No to plane suspected of arms to aid Syria

Iraq prevented a North Korean plane from entering its airspace on suspicion it was carrying weapons for Syria, prompting praise from the United States on Friday but also demands for a ban of Iranian aircraft with similar suspect cargo.

Iraq's decision could potentially close a supply line for Syrian President Bashar Assad's embattled regime, which is fighting a civil war against rebels trying to topple him.

U.S. officials have accused Baghdad of allowing Iran to fly weapons to Syrian forces through Iraqi airspace, a charge Iraq has denied.

Syria's conflict has reached a stalemate, with neither side able to deliver a knockout blow.

Denver

Mediator to dole out funds in shooting

The mediator who oversaw compensation for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks will oversee the distribution of money donated to the victims of the deadly shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday.

Twelve people were killed and 58 injured in the July 20 attack in Aurora during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

Hickenlooper said Kenneth Feinberg won't be paid in his role as a special master overseeing the distribution of donations. Feinberg also oversaw compensation for victims of the Virginia Tech shooting and the BP oil spill.

Of the $5.2 million collected, $350,000 has been given to families for immediate financial needs and $100,000 has been split between 10 nonprofit groups.

New York

Man jumps into tiger exhibit and is mauled

A visitor to the Bronx Zoo leaped from an elevated monorail train on Friday, plummeted over a fence into an exhibit and was mauled by a tiger, police and zoo officials said.

The 25-year-old man was alone with the 400-pound beast for about 10 minutes before being rescued, zoo officials said. He suffered bites and punctures on his arms, legs, shoulders and back, and broke an arm and a leg.

The attack happened around 3 p.m. in the Wild Asia exhibit, where a train with open sides takes visitors over the Bronx River and through a forest, where they glide along the top edge of a fence, past elephants, deer and a tiger enclosure.

Elsewhere

MILWAUKEE: Two 13-year-old Wisconsin boys were ordered held on $1 million bond Friday after being accused of using a hatchet and hammer to kill one boy's great-grandmother while stealing jewelry and a car.

HONOLULU: A large plastic bin is the first confirmed piece of marine debris from last year's Japan tsunamis to arrive in Hawaii, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

JAPAN: Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda easily defeated three challengers in a ruling party election Friday, earning him the right to keep his job.

TURKEY: A court convicted 330 military officers and sentenced them to prison terms as long as 20 years Friday for plotting to overthrow the government nearly a decade ago. Thirty-four officers were acquitted.

Times wires

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