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Agencies: Al-Awlaki death may spur new attacks against U.S.
CNNOctober 1, 2011

The agencies issued a joint intelligence bulletin late Friday to state and local law enforcement partners. The bulletin said supporters might seek to portray al-Awlaki as a martyr in a supposed US war against Islam. The document, obtained by CNN, ...more »

Scores of Wis. school unions to try to recertify
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 1, 2011

It also requires unions without existing contracts to hold so-called recertification elections to determine if they can formally represent their members in salary negotiations. Friday was the deadline for school employee unions to tell the state they ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Cambodia: Judges Investigating Khmer Rouge Crimes Should Resign
TrustLawOctober 3, 2011

If the court only investigates cases involving the top leadership of the Khmer Rouge, lower-ranking mass murderers will continue to remain at liberty, often in the same villages as the families of their victims. "The UN is burying its head in the sand ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Call for sensitisation on agrochemicals and food poisoning
Ghana Broadcasting CorporationOctober 3, 2011

A Deputy Minister of Agriculture in charge of crops, Effah Berfi, says farmers who misapply agro chemicals and cause food poisoning should be sanctioned. He was reacting to reports of food poisoning in some parts of the Northern Region in which ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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State insurance department's goal is open communication, its deputy says
TheDay.com (blog)October 28, 2011

Norwich - Transparency in resolving consumer disputes, regulating the insurance industry and implementing health care reform in Connecticut is the state insurance department's mission, a department leader said Thursday. ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Handa Pharmaceuticals Announces Patent Litigation Settlement With AstraZeneca ...
Eworldwire (press release)October 3, 2011

Handa is the first applicant to file an ANDA for SEROQUEL XR 50 mg., 150 mg., 200 mg., and 300 mg. containing a Paragraph IV certification, under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, AstraZeneca has ...more »

Police & Fire: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
Juneau EmpireOctober 12, 2011

Onstott was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center, and her vehicle was impounded. • At 4:15 am Monday, a male patient had chest pain on Trout Street. He was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. • At 7:48 am Monday, a female patient had a rapid heart ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Durbin Amendment unfair to customers
NYU Washington Square NewsOctober 4, 2011

by WSN Editorial Board President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law on July 21, 2010. Included in this package of checks and balances on the corporate agenda was the Durbin Amendment — a rule ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Briefs: Sacramento man held after chase
Appeal-DemocratOctober 5, 2011

Sutter County has maintained a state of emergency since Reclamation District 1001 officials discovered the cracks in March, though those officials said the levee was never in danger of absolute failure. The Yuba City Police Department was recognized ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Bethlehem man admits helping rob man, using stolen credit cards
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comOctober 3, 2011

... man said his heroin addiction led him to help rob one man and use a stolen credit card of a different person. Jorge Diaz, 37, of the 600 block of John Street, pleaded guilty today to one count of robbery and two counts of access device fraud. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Police: Home Depot Guard Catches Serial ID Thief
KMGH DenverOctober 5, 2011

Police said they found methamphetamine, two handguns, and materials consistent with identity theft -- including identity cards and other documents for about 15 different people. One of the handguns was stolen and Gilliland was determined to be a former ...more »

Credit Repair
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Relax, One Late Payment Won't Ruin You
Credit Card Guide NewsOctober 20, 2011

I am fully aware that credit repair companies “don't do anything for consumers that consumers cannot do for themselves at little or no cost” but I don't have the time to deal with it, and I do have the money to give someone else who does. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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UPI NewsTrack TopNews
UPI.comOctober 4, 2011

"We generally believe it will be up to the Legislature to decide whether to rewrite the laws concerning liability and beneficiaries, and up to the courts to decide how to interpret those laws," Zoeller said. Two of Brennon's lawsuits seek damages from ...more »

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