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Portland police reopening Gore investigation
PORTLAND, ORE. — Police said they are reopening
House OKs sweeping bank rules
Senate vote held up as cial system would be placed on cause joblessness on Main
an investigation into allegations by a Portland HOW THEY VOTED a risk watch in hopes of thwart- Street. No longer will the risky
massage therapist that former Vice President Al Democrats seek support ing the next threat of a financial behavior of the few threaten
Gore groped her at a hotel in 2006. How Illinois’ congressional crisis. the financial stability of our
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Near- delegation voted on the bill: Obama hailed the vote as “a families, our businesses and
In a brief statement Wednesday, the Portland
ly two years after a Wall Street Democrats — Bean, Y; Costello, Y; victory for every American who our economy as a whole.”
Police Bureau did not say why it was reopening the Davis, Y; Foster, Y; Gutierrez, Y; Halvor-
meltdown left the economy reel- has been affected by the reck- Republicans portrayed the
investigation. Police earlier said they considered son, Y; Hare, Y; Jackson, Y; Lipinski, Y;
ing, the House on Wednesday lessness and irresponsibility bill as a vast overreach of gov-
the case closed because there was no evidence. Quigley, Y; Rush, Y; Schakowsky, Y.
passed a massive overhaul of that led to the loss of millions ernment power that would do
Also on Wednesday, a Gore spokeswoman said Republicans — Biggert, N; Johnson,
financial regulations that would N; Kirk, N; Manzullo, N; Roskam, N; of jobs and trillions in wealth.” little to prevent future bailouts
the former vice president “unequivocally and
AL extend the government’s reach Schock, N; Shimkus, N. The 237-192 House tally broke of failing financial institutions.
emphatically” denies making unwanted sexual GORE from storefront thrifts to the ex- largely along party lines but They complained that it failed
advances toward the woman.
ecutive suites of Manhattan. attracted more support than in to place tighter restrictions on
Senate support for the far-
4 bodies found inside wreckage of missing plane reaching bill remained in flux,
and backing down on a $19 bil- December when no Republicans Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
lion tax on big banks and hedge voted for the House version of the mortgage giants forced into
MOIESE, MONT. — Authorities found four bodies inside the wreck- however. The Senate was forced funds. the bill. The new legislation com- huge federal bailouts after their
age of a small plane Wednesday on a rugged hillside in north- to delay its vote to mid-July, de- The legislation, swelling to bines the House bill with one questionable lending helped
western Montana, bringing a tragic end to a 21⁄2-day search for a nying President Barack Obama more than 2,000 pages, would passed by the Senate last month. trigger the housing and eco-
group of friends who went out for an afternoon sightseeing trip a victory before Independence rewrite the nation’s regulatory “Today, I rise with a clear nomic meltdowns.
and never returned. Day. Democrats struggled to books. Simple supermarket message that the party is over,” “This legislation is a clear
Family members awaiting word in Moiese, headquarters of the secure the votes of a handful purchases and exotic deriva- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attack on capital formation in
National Bison Range, broke down upon hearings of the deaths of Republican senators even tives trades would be subject to declared. “No longer again will America,” said Rep. Eric Can-
of pilot and recent University of Montana graduate Sonny Kless, after meeting their demands new laws. And the entire finan- recklessness on Wall Street tor of Virginia.
law student Brian Williams and newspaper reporters Erika
Hoefer and Melissa Weaver.
A U.S. Homeland Security aircraft discovered a plane matching
the description of the missing 1968 Piper Arrow on Wednesday
afternoon in the remote area about 80 miles south of Kalispell.
An Air Force helicopter flew to the crash site and Sanders

Alex hits
County Undersheriff Rube Wrightsman rappelled from the
helicopter down to the rocky terrain to verify what the searchers
already suspected.

Feds recall more kid jewelry due to toxic cadmium

LOS ANGELES — Federal regu-
lators said Thursday they have
found high levels of the toxic
metal cadmium in trinkets that
were distributed for free to chil-
dren at some doctor and dentist
Gulf coast
offices over the past five years. Texas spared direct hit,
The news came as the Con-
sumer Product Safety Com- with no major damage
mission announced a recall of
nearly 70,000 charm bracelets
This image provided by the or injuries reported
U.S. Consumer Product
and rings — the fourth time SAN FERNANDO, MEXICO (AP) UPDATES projected path of storm.
this year that the federal Safety Commission shows
— Hurricane Alex made land-
government has said cheap recalled “Children’s Happy fall on Mexico’s Gulf coast as
Chinese-made jewelry was be- Charm Bracelets.” a powerful Category 2 storm
ing pulled from shelves because Wednesday, spawning torna-
of cadmium, a known carcinogen. does in nearby Texas, forcing
What stood out about this recall was that kids got the items in evacuations in both countries
places where they are taken to stay healthy or get better. and whipping up high waves
The commission said parents should immediately throw away that frustrated oil-spill cleanup
the approximately 66,200 “Children’s Happy Charm Bracelets” efforts and pushed crude onto ASSOCIATED PRESS
bracelets and 2,200 football rings. The agency has not received beaches.
any reports of incidents or injuries involving either product. UNITED STATES UNITED
Children look STATES
out from a convention center being used as a
Alex hit a relatively un- Oil spill Oil spill
populated stretch of coast in Texas shelter several hours before the arrival of Hurricane Alex, the
Oldest U.S. postal worker retires at age 95 Mexico’s northern Tamaulipas
Gulf of Oil rig
first Atlantic hurricane of the year, in Matamoros, northeast-
Gulf of with Oil rig
state about 110 miles south of MEXICO ern Mexico, on the border
MEXICO Texas, on Wednesday.
REDLANDS, CALIF. — It wasn’t Brownsville, Texas, and was Mexico explosion Mexico explosion
snow nor rain nor heat nor pushing inland at 10 mph, the
gloom of night that stopped Hurricane Alex Hurricane Alex
U.S. National Hurricane Center 1 p.m. Wednesday* waves were reported1 p.m. on Wednesday*
the bers after his father decided
Chester Arthur Reed from his said. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m.
island’s beach. their house might not survive
appointed round. The mail Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs.
Its heavy rains and 110 mph But officials in Texas said the flood.
handler just felt it was time to winds lashed Mexican fishing the U.S. state had been
call it quits at age 95. Mexico City Mexico Cityspared Gonzales didn’t agree with
villages, whose residents fled a direct hit. No injuries or se- his dad.
The fork lift operator retired inland to the town of San Fer- vere damage were immediately “I think it’s just going to be a
Wednesday as the nation’s nando on buses and in the back 0 500 mi reported. 0 500 mi normal one,” he said.
oldest postal worker, ending a of pickup trucks. 0 500 km *All times CDT 0 500 km Weather
The National *All times CDTSer- The main threat as the hur-
career without taking a single Hundreds of people filled a SOURCES: ESRI; NOAA AP vice downgraded
NOAAstorm ricane
AP begins to fall apart over
sick day. It’s a feat he attributes storm shelter in an auditorium warning for the Texas coast land will be tornadoes, which
to a healthy diet of watermel- in San Fernando. seven fishing villages, with a from hurricane to tropical could last another day or two,
Chester Reed on the job. on, alkaline water and an onion “We didn’t bring anything combined population of about storm strength. hurricane center meteorologist
sandwich with mayo every day. but these clothes,” said evacuee 5,000, were being evacuated. More than 1,000 people in Chris Landsea said.
“If everyone in the nation ate watermelons, they’d get rid of all Carolina Sanchez, 21, motion- The civil defense office in low-lying Hidalgo and Cameron The other big threat is rain,
the doctors,” Reed said. ing to two small plastic bags Matamoros, across the border counties fled to storm shelters. Landsea said. Parts of Mexico
at her feet, as her 3-year-old from Brownsville, said Alex’s More than 1,000 homes were and Texas are expected to get
Democrats considering 4 cities for 2012 convention sister Belen Sanchez Gonzalez rains had already flooded aboutTROPICAL without WEATHER
power late Wednes- 6 to 12 inches of rain, which
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Democratic Party is considering four clutched a purple and white 30 neighborhoods there and of- day, with the biggest outage could cause flash flooding far-
UPDATES projected path of storm; map
cities to host the 2012 political convention expected to nominate stuffed toy poodle at the storm ficials were using small boats caused not by the storm but ther west, away from the coast.
shelter. Her father, a fisher- It isrescue
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President Barack Obama for a second term.
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Alex spawned two tornadoes pole, American Electric x 2 1/4 inches; 47 mmPower
x 57 mm;Gulf oil spill, but cleanup ves-
Three of the cities — Cleveland, St. Louis and Minneapolis
— are in likely battleground states while a fourth — Charlotte, residents who stayed behind to repurposing
around includingwithspokesman
or editing it for publication.
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</AP>100 families took ricane’s ripple effects. Six-foot
Tim Kaine, the chairman of the Democratic National Commit- possessions. Officials also closed the cause- shelter in a Brownsville high waves churned up by the storm
tee, announced the finalists Wednesday in a message to support- Engineer Abel Ramirez of way to South Padre Island, school. splattered beaches in Louisi-
ers. He plans to send DNC staff to the four cities this summer to San Fernando’s Civil Protec- a popular vacation getaway Sergio Gonzales, 18, arrived ana, Alabama and Florida with
evaluate the sites. tion and Fire Department said off the Texas coast, and 9-foot with nine other family mem- oil and tar balls.
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