Monday, August 25, 2008

News Roundup 8/25/08

Posted By on Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 10:53 AM

Major disaster in Florida:

Flooding caused by the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay prompted evacuations in parts of Northern Florida on Sunday. President Bush declared a "major disaster" in Florida, which made the counties of Brevard, Monroe, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie eligible for federal funds. The storm could still drop up to a foot of rain along its path. AP via CNN

Devil child-killer gets death recommendation:

A federal jury on Friday found Joseph Edward Duncan III eligible for the death penalty in the 2005 kidnapping, torture, and murder of 9-year old Dylan Groene. Duncan, who acted as his own attorney, put on no defense at the first phase of the penalty trial. Duncan killed four members of the Groene family. Duncan will have the opportunity this week to convince jurors to give him life in prison without the possibility of parole instead of a death sentence. AP via CNN

Clinton to release delegates to Obama:

Sen. Hillary Clinton will likely release her delegates to Sen. Barack Obama, a Democratic official said Sunday. The Democratic Party also decided delegates from Michigan and Florida will get full voting rights at the Democratic National Convention. AP via Fox News

Fatal Bacteria outbreak linked to meat:

Public officials in Canada said Saturday they have linked a deadly bacterial outbreak that killed four people to recalled meat products from Maple Leaf Foods. The latest outbreak has resulted in 21 confirmed cases of listeriosis. AP via MSNBC

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