Knox Vows to Fight Murder Conviction at Italy’s Highest Court

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 31, 2014
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Speaking exclusively with ABC’s Good Morning America for the first time since her 2009 conviction for the murder of roommate Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox says Thursday’s decision ‘hit her like a freight train’. The 26-year old watched her re-trial from her home in Seattle, WA, saying while she was confident the court would uphold her 2011 acquittal, she was frightened …

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Maupin Sheep Ranch Provides Yarn For Winter Olympics

Posted by Pat Boyle on January 27, 2014
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Maupin, Oregon – Imperial Stock Ranch in Maupin has provided six thousand pounds of yarn to Ralph Lauren to create the red, white and blue cardigans U.S, athletes will wear during opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month.

Jeanne Carver says they got the call in July of 2012. But the company would only say the yarn was …

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Russian Bombings Kill 31, Raise Fears Over Olympics

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 30, 2013
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By the Associated Press

MOSCOW — Two suicide bombings in as many days have raised concerns that separatist militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Winter Olympics in February. Russian authorities and the International Olympic Committee insisted the site of the games, protected by layers of security, is completely safe.

The attacks in Volgograd, only 400 …

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Pope’s Christmas Wish: Hope For A Better World

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 25, 2013
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By the Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — In his speech on Christmas Day, Pope Francis said he hopes for a better world, including successful Middle East negotiations in the land of Jesus’ birth, peace for Syria and several war-torn African countries, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict.

Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to some 70,000 …

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Six Americans Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 17, 2013
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By the Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Six U.S. service members were killed Tuesday when a helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, U.S. and NATO officials said.

One person on board the Black Hawk UH-60 was injured and survived, two U.S. defense officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. The aircraft was an Army helicopter …

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