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2006-03-16 17:16:01

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Thursday released prewar Iraqi government documents confiscated by U.S. forces, including some it said showed Saddam Hussein's regime suspected an al Qaeda presence in the country. Nine sets of documents, released by the office of U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte and posted to an Army Web site, are the first to be publicly released from a huge cache of materials confiscated by U.S. forces in Iraq. The...

2006-03-10 13:25:35

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Some heated verbal exchanges erupted on Friday in the closing stages of "The Da Vinci Code" copyright court case, in which two historians accuse author Dan Brown of lifting their research wholesale in his bestseller. Richard Leigh took to the witness box after more than three days of painstaking cross examination of co-claimant Michael Baigent, enlivening proceedings and saying all he had wanted was proper acknowledgement from Brown in his...

2006-03-07 18:07:56

By Deborah Charles ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - The U.S. government knew by the 1990s how al Qaeda trained suicide operatives but missed capturing the man who masterminded the September 11 attacks about four years before they occurred, an FBI agent said on Tuesday. FBI agent Michael Anticev said in testimony at a sentencing trial for September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui that the U.S. government knew by the mid-1990s that there were several al Qaeda training camps in...

2006-03-07 14:21:02

By Deborah Charles ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - The U.S. government knew by the 1990s how al Qaeda trained suicide operatives but missed capturing the man who masterminded the September 11 attacks about four years before they occurred, an FBI agent said on Tuesday. FBI agent Michael Anticev said in testimony at a sentencing trial for September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui that the U.S. government knew by the mid 1990s that there were several al Qaeda training camps in...

2006-03-07 08:18:01

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown was back in court on Tuesday to answer claims he plagiarized the work of two historians for his best-seller "The Da Vinci Code." After a week's break in hearings, the case proper began on Tuesday with Michael Baigent, who is suing Brown's British publisher, taking the witness stand. Baigent and Richard Leigh, who wrote the 1982 hit "The Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail," are suing their own publisher Random House for copyright...

2006-02-22 07:50:43

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court has ordered three photographers to pay one euro in damages for breaching privacy laws when taking pictures of Princess Diana on the night of her fatal crash, according to a ruling made available on Wednesday. The single euro divided between the trio will be paid to Mohamed al Fayed, the Egyptian-born millionaire and father of Dodi al Fayed, Diana's companion who also died in the crash. Diana, Dodi and chauffeur Henri Paul were killed on August 31,...

2005-12-11 08:55:25

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A senior British detective has interviewed Britain's Prince Charles as part of an inquiry into the death of his former wife Princess Diana, the Prince's office said on Sunday. John Stevens, the former head of London's police force, questioned Charles as part of his probe into circumstances surrounding Diana's death in a high-speed car crash in Paris in 1997. "I am happy to confirm that the Prince of Wales met with Lord Stevens as part of his...

2005-10-19 09:09:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new report by members of the former September 11 commission faults the FBI for failing to act on the panel's recommendations for preventing terrorist attacks, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The privately funded report, scheduled for release on Thursday, will also say the White House is not doing enough to defend civil liberties in the post-September 11 era, the newspaper said, citing commissioners and staff members. The New York Times cited some...

2005-09-30 16:21:54

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - An imam due to be sworn in as a New York Fire Department chaplain dropped his bid for the position on Friday after being quoted as saying he doubted al Qaeda hijackers were solely responsible for toppling the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Imam Intikab Habib, 30, told a New York newspaper in an interview published on Friday that a broader conspiracy may have led to the September 11 destruction of the twin towers after two hijacked...

2005-09-17 10:53:15

Corrects spelling of first name of Kurt Cobain By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A subdued Courtney Love, clutching a copy of Bob Dylan's autobiography, was sentenced on Friday to 180 days in jail for violating her probation, but will serve her time in a live-in drug treatment center. The troubled rocker has been living at a lock-down substance abuse facility since admitting in August she had used drugs, a violation of her probation. A Los Angeles judge said she would be...


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