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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3

NEWS BRIEFS
WASHINGTON
FBI raids home in
China espionage
investigation
The FBI was raiding a home in
New Orleans yesterday in con-
nection with a spy investigation
of U.S. military secrets being ille-
gally given to China.
A Defense Department ana-
lyst with security clearances was
among the three or four peo-
ple being charged in what law
enforcement officials described
as separate cases in Virginia and
California.
Itwasnotimmediatelyclearhow
the Louisiana raid was related, but
FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne
said the case would be discussed at
a news conference addressing the
espionage cases that was planned
for 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
today at the Justice Department in
Washington.
DILl, East Timor
Following near coup,
East Timor declares
state of emergency
East Timor declared a state of
emergency today after attacks
on the country's top leaders in a
failed coup left the president in
"extremely serious" condition
with gunshot wounds.
The assassination attempt Mon-
day against President Jose Ramos-
Horta and the failed attack on
Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao
- East Timor's the independence
icons - thrust the desperately
poor country into a fresh crisis
amid fears of more unrest and po-
litical turmoil.
Surgeons operated on Ramos-
Horta for three hours overnight to
remove bullet fragments and re-
pair his chest wounds, Dr. Len No-
taros, the general manager of the
Royal Darwin Hospital, told the
Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Clinton attacks
Obama for Rezko ties

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Illinois senator had
challenged former
First Lady's tax
returns
WASHINGTON (AP) - Resist-
ing calls from Barack Obama to
release her income tax returns,
Hillary Rodham Clinton said
yesterday she would only do so
if she secures the Democratic
presidential nomination and con-
tended her rival had been less
than candid about his relation-
ship with major campaign con-
tributors.
In a televised interview Mon-
day with Politico.com and local
television station WJLA, Sen.
Clinton said her financial hold-
ings had been disclosed in her
Senate ethics filings and that she
had liquidated all her assets when
she became a presidential candi-
date so her investments would
not present a conflict of interest.
After the former first lady
acknowledged she had lent her
campaign $5 million in personal
funds, Sen. Obama suggested
she release her tax records as he
has done to give voters a better
accounting of where her money
comes from.
The Clintons have become
wealthy since leaving the White
House in 2001, largely through
Bill Clinton's consulting and
speaking fees and the couple's

lucrative book deals.
The New York senator shot
back at Obama's suggestion, say-
ing such transparency should
apply to other aspects of his life.
"Senator Obama has some
questions to answer about his
dealings with one of his biggest
contributors, Exelon - appar-
ently he cut some deals behind
closed doors to prevent them
from full disclosure," Clinton
said. "We still don't have answers
about Senator Obama and his
dealings with Mr. Rezko."
Obama has faced questions
about his relationship with Chi-
cago businessman Antoin "Tony"
Rezko, who raised money for past
Obama political campaigns and
played a role in the purchase of the
Illinois senator's home. Obamahas
not been accused of any wrong-
doing in connection with felony
fraud charges against Rezko.
Clinton and Obama tangled
over Rezko at a televised debate
in South Carolina, where she
referred to Rezko as a "slum
landlord."
Executives and employees of
Exelon Corp., a Chicago-based
energy giant and nuclegr plant
operator, have contributed more
than $200,000 to Obama's cam-
paigns since 2004. This month,
The New York Times examined
whether Obama, at the behest
of Exelon lobbyists, had watered
down legislation aimed at tight-
ening regulations on the nuclear
industry.

ZURICH, Switzerland
Trio of thieves
nabs $163 million
worth of paintings
Three gunmen in ski masks and
dark clothes burst into a museum
just before closing time. After a
quick run through the building,
they hustled out the door and sped
off with paintings by Cezanne,
Degas, van Gogh and Monet valued
at $163.2 million.
Authorities appealed yesterday
for any witnesses to help recon-
struct the robbers' getaway from
the E.G. Buehrle Collection, a
private museum of Impressionist
works whose founder had his own
troubled history with stolen art.
"This is an entirely new dimen-
sion in criminal culture," police
spokesman Marco Cortesi said,
calling it the largest art robbery in
Switzerland's history and one of
the biggest ever in Europe."
WASHINGTON
Again, Huckabee
vows to stay in the
GOP race
Against overwhelming odds, Mike
Huckabee keeps brushing off calls to
drop his presidential bid for the good
of the Republican Party
The former Arkansas governor and
ordained Baptist minister is follow-
ing in the footsteps of past spoilers
such as Republican Ronald Reagan in
1976 and Democratic Sen. Edward M.
Kennedy in 1980, who both pressed
uphill primary challenges to the lim- TC
its.
Some GOP sages suggest it's hard
to quit while you're still winning
races, as Huckabee is doing, despite
the mathematical reality of the del-
egate count. But then Huckabee likes
to brag that he "didn't major in math,
r majored in miracles," and he assert-
ed anew yesterday his intention to
stay in the race.
In those earlier challenges, the
front-runners were sitting presi-
dents.
- Compiled from
Daily wire reports
3960
Number of American service mem-
bers who have died in the war in
Iraq, according to The Associated
Press. There were no deaths identi-
fied yesterday.

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