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Apr 25, 2012

WikiLeaks suspect Manning presses for dismissal of charges

FORT MEADE, MD, April 25 (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the
U.S. intelligence analyst charged with leaking thousands of
classified U.S. government cables to the anti-secrecy group
WikiLeaks, called on a military court on Wednesday to dismiss
the charge that he aided an enemy of the United States,
identified as Al Qaeda.

Manning, 24, who faces a military trial in September, is
accused of downloading more than 700,000 classified or
confidential files from the military while serving in Iraq in
what would be the largest leak of classified documents in U.S.
history.

Apr 25, 2012

Accused WikiLeaks leaker Manning faces trial in September

FORT MEADE, MD (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the U.S. intelligence analyst charged with leaking thousands of classified U.S. government cables to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, will face a court martial on September 21, a military judge said on Wednesday.

Manning faces 22 charges, the most serious of which could land him in prison for life, for downloading more than 700,000 classified or confidential files from the military while serving in Iraq in what has been the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history.

Apr 24, 2012

WikiLeaks suspect Manning seeks dismissal of charges

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, charged with leaking thousands of classified U.S. government cables, argued on Tuesday for the dismissal of the charges against him based on what his lawyer called “irreparable prejudice” caused by the government’s withholding of evidence.

Manning, 24, is accused of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history, to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, and faces life in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy, the most serious of 22 charges against him.

Apr 16, 2012

Former baseball pitching ace Clemens at new perjury trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former baseball pitching ace Roger Clemens arrived in court on Monday for a new trial on charges he lied to Congress about taking steroids, nine months after a judge stopped his first trial in its opening days because of a misstep by prosecutors.

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner sat tapping a pen on his knee and occasionally taking notes as lawyers began selecting from a pool of 90 potential jurors in his perjury and obstruction case in District Court. The presiding judge said he expected the trial to last up to six weeks.

Apr 10, 2012

Brazil’s Embraer says hopeful on Afghan plane deal

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – Brazilian aircraft maker
Embraer, which won and abruptly lost a contract with
the U.S. Air Force to supply up to $1 billion in light attack
planes to the Afghan government, said on Tuesday that winning
the bid again would prove there were no politics involved.

Embraer President and Chief Executive Frederico Curado said
the issue of the contract was raised by the Brazilian government
in meetings with the White House on Monday and that the company
expects to be able to bid again within a few weeks.

Apr 5, 2012

Santorum trails Romney in his home state of Pennsylvania: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, in what may be a grim development for his campaign, has lost the lead in his home state of Pennsylvania to front-runner Mitt Romney, according to a poll released on Thursday.

Romney now leads in Pennsylvania with 42 percent to 37 percent for Santorum, according to the Public Policy Polling survey. Ron Paul was at 9 percent and Newt Gingrich at 6 percent, the poll found.

Apr 4, 2012

With new momentum, Romney accuses Obama of hiding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of being “intent on hiding” his true positions, in a growing war of words between the two men who are increasingly likely to face off in November’s presidential election.

Romney slammed Obama a day after winning three presidential primaries and moving closer to finally clinching the Republican nomination.

Apr 2, 2012

Romney set to beat Santorum in Wisconsin primary: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared set to defeat his chief rival Rick Santorum in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, according to a Public Policy Polling survey.

A win there for Romney would be another nail in the coffin for Santorum, a former senator for Pennsylvania and staunch conservative. As the primary contests enter their fourth month, Santorum is facing pressure from some Republicans to bow out of the race to be the party’s nominee to oppose President Barack Obama in November.

Apr 2, 2012

Women boost Obama over Romney in swing states: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Women voters helped President Barack Obama take a large lead over Republican front-runner candidate Mitt Romney in a dozen battleground states, a USA TODAY/Gallup poll said on Monday.

The results point to difficulties the Republicans could face among a critical bloc in November’s general election against Obama.

Mar 28, 2012

Santorum loses lead at home to Romney: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has erased rival Rick Santorum’s lead among voters in Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania which holds a crucial primary next month, a poll on Wednesday showed.

Santorum, who represented the state in Congress for 16 years until he was defeated in a Senate election in 2006, saw his lead over Romney evaporate from 29 points to 2 points in the past month, according to the Franklin and Marshall College poll conducted from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.