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Digest

Terror fly list to be reviewed and cut in half

By TIMES WIRES
Published January 18, 2007


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The Bush administration is checking the accuracy of a watch list of suspected terrorists banned from traveling on airliners in the United States and will probably cut the list in half, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday. Kip Hawley told Congress the list, combined with a new screening system, should take care of most incidents of mistaken identity.

BISBEE, ARIZ.

Border agent kills Mexican immigrant

A Mexican immigrant was shot and killed Friday by a Border Patrol agent in Arizona, prompting an investigation by federal authorities and condemnation from President Felipe Calderon of Mexico. Francisco Javier Dominguez Rivera, 22, was shot as he and six others were being taken into custody by a Border Patrol agent, shortly after they crossed illegally into Cochise County. Before he was shot, Dominguez Rivera scuffled with the unidentified agent, Border Patrol spokesman Xavier Rios said. It was the first fatal shooting by a Border Patrol agent since Aug. 26.

Elsewhere

Potosi, Mo.: Prosecutors charged Michael Devlin, 41, with a second count of kidnapping Wednesday, days after two missing boys were found in his apartment. He is now also under investigation in the 1991 disappearance of another Missouri boy who still has not been found.

DETROIT: Northwest Airlines offered an apology Wednesday to 40 American Muslims who were barred from boarding a Michigan-bound plane in Germany.

SAN FRANCISCO: LaShuan Harris, 24, who claimed she tossed her three young sons in San Francisco Bay to send them to heaven, was declared criminally insane Wednesday.

 

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