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General News Archive - June 29, 2006

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi and U.S. troops battled Shi'ite militiamen in a village northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, and witnesses and police said U.S. helicopters bombed orchards to flush out gunmen hiding there.

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A stolen laptop computer containing sensitive information on more than 26 million U.S. military veterans has been recovered and a preliminary review indicated no data was taken, the FBI and Veterans Affairs Department said on Thursday.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday unanimously approved an international treaty that would ban states from abducting perceived enemies and hiding them in secret prisons or killing them.

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as illegal the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners.

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an Arizona law that limits the use of the insanity defense, an important issue in the country's criminal justice system.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Thursday for a 17th straight time, nudging up the overnight federal funds rate a quarter-percentage point to 5.25 percent, its highest level since March 2001.

By Matt Spetalnick and George Nishiyama WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi used a White House summit on Thursday to warn North Korea against test-firing a long-range missile.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates for a 17th straight time on Thursday and said more rises may be needed to curb inflation even after the now two-year run of credit-tightening.

By Tim Ahmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised benchmark U.S. interest rates a 17th straight time on Thursday and said inflation risks remain even though slowing economic growth should help ease price pressures.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy died on Thursday after riding a roller coaster at the Walt Disney World resort complex near Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney Co. said in a statement. The boy was taken by ambulance to a hospital at about 11:30 a.m.