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Bradley Manning Offers to Plead Guilty to Partial Charges

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Bradley Manning Offers to Plead Guilty to Partial Charges, Including Leaking to WikiLeaks

08 Nov 2012

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Bradley Manning Offers to Plead Guilty to Partial Charges, Including Leaking to WikiLeaks 07 Nov 2012 Accused WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning offered on Wednesday to plead guilty to parts of the charges he is facing, in exchange for the government pursuing lesser charges. Manning did not plead guilty but indicated in a plea notice submitted by his attorney, David Coombs, that he is willing to accept responsibility for some of the lesser included charges, but not the charges as they stand in whole. The move is known as "pleading by exceptions and substitutions" and is a strategy for negotiating the charges against him, which his attorney has tried repeatedly to do, unsuccessfully, via other means during pre-trial hearings.

U.S. WikiLeaks Criminal Probe 'Ongoing,' Judge Reveals 07 Nov 2012 A 2-year-old federal grand jury probe into the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks is still "ongoing," a federal judge in Virginia revealed Wednesday in a brief ruling. It's the first official confirmation since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted asylum by the Ecuadorean government in August that the grand jury investigation is continuing. U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady of Alexandria, Virginia, noted the investigation in a legal flap surrounding three WikiLeaks associates who lost their bid to protect their Twitter records from U.S. investigators. The three had asked the court to unseal documents in their case.

Tepco terrorists too big to fail: Tepco seeks more govt bailouts as Fukushima costs soar --Tepco indicates costs could rise to $120 bln 07 Nov 2012 Fukushima nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Wednesday it would have to seek more government funds to tackle the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, as cleanup costs soar four months after the utility was nationalised. A senior minister said the government saw no alternative to providing continued support for the utility, known as Tepco. Tepco officials suggested the costs of compensation and decontamination could double to 10 trillion yen ($124.55 billion), making greater government support vital.

Election Night: Obama Drone Bombs Several in Yemen 07 Nov 2012 On Wednesday morning, as many Americans sifted through the voter data and exit poll numbers of President Barack Obama's reelection the night before, the Twitter feeds of close watchers of Yemen lit up with reports of another sort of presidential event: an apparent U.S. drone strike had killed several individuals in that country. There was no way of being certain if the strike was indeed American, or for that matter if it was a drone strike at all, although it had all the markings of one. "All signs (after dark, suspicions of locals, target) point to Sanhan strike being a US drone," Yemen-based freelance journalist Adam Baron wrote on Twitter. Several other analysts concurred. A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. If it were a American strike, of course, it would have to have been authorized by Obama.

Car Bomb Attacks Kill 3 People in Iraq 08 Nov 2012 Iraqi officials say two car bombs have killed three people and wounded at least seven in a town south of Baghdad. Police officials say the first bombing took place in a residential area of the predominantly Shiite town of Mohmoudiya early Thursday, killing two people and wounding four. Another car bomb exploded seconds later at a parking lot near the town's electricity directorate, killing one person and wounding three.

Car bomb near Iraqi military base kills 33 06 Nov 2012 A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives detonated the vehicle near an Iraqi military base as soldiers changed shifts north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people and wounding 56, according to authorities. The blast struck around midday as troops were leaving the base in Taji, 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the capital, police said. Twenty-two soldiers were among the dead, and several vehicles were damaged, they said.

Obama re-election protest escalates at Univ. of Mississippi; racial slurs, 2 arrests reported 07 Nov 2012 A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said.

Congressman Dennis Kucinich's Home Was Broken into and Ransacked 07 Nov 2012 Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who represents the 10th Congressional District, arrived home on Monday to find that his home had been broken into and ransacked. According to the Cleveland Division of Police, someone entered the home by using a rear window in the kitchen area. The incident is said to have occurred around 10pm on Sunday, and it was reported by someone other than Kucinich, although it is not clear what the person's relationship is to the lawmaker.

Nancy Pelosi's home in Napa County burglarized 06 Nov 2012 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got some bad news Monday, but it wasn't from the polls on election eve. Thieves broke into a home owned by the longtime Democratic representative for San Francisco on Monday afternoon, smashing two glass doors and setting off an alarm. No one was home at the time of the break-in.

Record number of women elected to U.S. Congress 07 Nov 2012 A record number of women will serve in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives after sweeping victories in Tuesday's election that challenged the traditional male makeup of the U.S. legislative branch. Twenty women will serve in the 100-member Senate and at least 81 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be women. A few races still await final results from Tuesday's voting.

Numbers nerd Nate Silver's forecasts prove all right on election night 07 Nov 2012 One big winner of US election night was the statistical guru and unashamed numbers nerd Nate Silver, who correctly predicted not only Barack Obama's victory but the outcome of the presidential contest in all 50 states. Silver, the political forecaster at the New York Times, infuriated Republicans in the closing days of the race by arguing on his blog FiveThirtyEight.com that Obama's chances of winning were steadily increasing. His final forecast gave Obama a 90.9% chance of victory. Silver also forecast 332 electoral college votes for Obama against 206 for Romney - the actual result, assuming Obama's Florida victory is confirmed.

Obama wins reelection 07 Nov 2012 With polls closed throughout the continental United States, President Barack Obama won reelection by a comfortable margin in the Electoral College, while pulling ahead in the popular vote after midnight, as returns began coming in from the West Coast...Obama will repay those who turned out to vote for him by carrying out measures that will devastate their jobs, living standards and social conditions. The "grand bargain" that he has pledged to negotiate with the Republicans will come at the expense of the working class, through trillions in cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs.

Mitt Romney campaign charges reporters for access to election night party 05 Nov 2012 The campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appears to be setting a precedent this election year in charging journalists and news organizations for any access to a presidential campaign headquarters on the night of the election. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is locked in a tight race with Democratic President Barack Obama, will be holding his election night gathering at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where access costs anywhere from $75 for a chair in the ballroom to $1,020 for permission to use the media filing center. Broadcast news organizations will be paying up to $6,500 for workspace.

82-Year-Old Man Struck, Killed by National Guard Vehicle in Chinatown 07 Nov 2012 An 82-year-old Queens man was struck and killed by a National Guard vehicle in Manhattan on Tuesday, police said. Kwok Fu was crossing Canal Street near Centre Street in Chinatown around 1:25 p.m. when he was struck, police said. Fu was taken to New York Downtown Hospital where he later died.

Nor'easter to bring high winds and cold rain to New York and New Jersey 07 Nov 2012 Storm-weary residents in New York and New Jersey were braced Wednesday for further misery, as a nor'easter bore down on the region threatening high winds, rain and sleet. In advance of the fresh wave of bad weather, authorities in New York City were taking precautions including the closing of all parks and beaches, while urging the partial evacuation of coastal areas. Coming so soon after superstorm Sandy inflicted widespread damage across the north east, fears persist over the impact of cold weather and potential new flooding on residents still cut off from power.

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