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U.S. Mining Giant Newmont to File Lawsuit over Jailed Executives
October 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Brummitt, Associated Press

U.S. mining giant Newmont Mining Co. will file a lawsuit against Indonesian police, demanding they release five company executives jailed amid claims that one of its gold mines polluted a bay in central Indonesia, a spokesman said Friday.

FBI and IRS Agents Search Offices of Striking Water Union in Puerto Rico
October 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Ricardo Zuniga, Associated Press

FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents spent hours this week searching the offices of a water company union for documents pertaining to a medical insurance plan that has been the focus of a 17-day strike.

Japan And New Zealand to Study Undersea Volcanoes with Mini Sub
October 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japanese and New Zealand marine scientists are to study two active undersea volcanoes and life forms near their vents using a mini sub, they said Thursday.

South Korean Munitions Violated Nuclear Accord, Says Group
October 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Jack Kim, Reuters

South Korea produced antitank munitions in the 1980s using depleted uranium imported for nonmilitary use and failed to make required disclosures, a South Korean lawmaker and an environmental group said on Thursday.

German Study Links Traffic Jams and Heart Attacks
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Greg Frost, Reuters

In a study that gives new meaning to the concept of a "killer commute," researchers have concluded that people caught in traffic are three times more likely to suffer a heart attack within the hour than those who aren't tied up on the road.

Despite Thick Smog, French Air Force Team Struts Aerobatic Stuff for Hong Kong
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Min Lee, Associated Press

Roaring boldly through the smog, French air force stunt pilots performed spectacular aerobatic jet maneuvers Wednesday in a goodwill gesture from France that was marred by Hong Kong's filthy skies.

Strolling May Be Hazardous to Your Health in Italy's Polluted Cities, Say Doctors
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An after-dinner stroll in an Italian city instead of a smoke? Your lungs won't thank you, a study of Italian urban pollution indicates.

Washington Orca Population Heads South to Feast on Chum Salmon
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press

Washington state's resident killer whales, with two newborns in tow, dodged a potentially lethal roadblock in their voyage south to feast on a healthy run of chum salmon, experts say.

U.S. to Poison Prairie Dogs in South Dakota
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife workers have begun a program to poison thousands of prairie dogs in the grasslands of South Dakota to stop them from moving onto private ranch land parched by drought, a federal official said this week.

Louisiana Supreme Court Throws Out $1.3 Billion Judgment for Oyster Fishers
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

The Louisiana Supreme Court threw out a $1.3 billion judgment this week for oyster fishers who claimed that a coastal restoration project ruined their businesses.

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