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Wayne State
researcher accused
of abusing dogs
A researcher at Wayne State
University in Detroit is accused of
putting dogs through severe pain
and distress during cardiovascu-
lar experiments.
A Washington-based group
called the Physicians Commit-
tee for Responsible Medicine
asked federal regulators yester-
day to investigate the lab of Donal
In an 11-page petition, the
group says dogs have suffered
through multiple surgeries and
repeated turns on the treadmill.
The group based much of its com-
plaint on public documents.
O'Leary referred requests
for comment to a Wayne State
spokesman, who says the petition
is being reviewed.
The petition highlights the
case of Queenie, a Dalmatian mix
that was formerly a stray dog in
Gratiot County.
Scientists: Climate
won't cause severe
Great Lakes loss
Climate change probably won't
reduce Great Lakes water levels
as much as experts have predict-
ed and might even cause them
to rise slightly, federal scientists
said yesterday.
For two decades, studies have
said a warming climate could
send water levels sharply lower by
boosting evaporation and reduc-
ing rain and snowfall in the Lake
Superior basin, which feeds the
other lakes. But a revised com-
puter modeling system suggests
those predictions were overstat-
ed, said Brent Lofgren, a scientist
at the NOAA Great Lakes Envi-
ronmental Research Laboratory
in Ann Arbor.
"While there are still many
unknowns about how climate
change will unfold in the Great
Lakes region, our results indi-
cate less loss of water than earlier
studies," Lofgren said.
* 25 killed, 123 fall
ill from cantaloupe
outbreak in U.S.
Twenty-five deaths in 12 states
are now linked to listensa in can-
taloupe, the deadliest known out-
break of foodborne illness in the
U.S. in more than 25 years.
The Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention said Tuesday
that 123 people have been sick-
ened, including those who died.
The tainted Colorado canta-
loupes should be off store shelves
by now. But the number of illness-
es may continue to grow, as the
symptoms of listeria can take up
to two months to appear.
The CDC on Tuesday con-

firmed a sixth death in Colorado
and a second in New York. Indi-
ana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland,
Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming
have also reported deaths.
Cain plans to raise
taxes on 84 percent
of households
Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan
would raise taxes on 84 percent
of U.S. households, according to
an independent analysis released
Tuesday, contradicting claims
by the Republican presidential
candidate that most Americans
would see a tax cut.
The Tax Policy Center, a Wash-
ington think tank, says low- and
middle-income families would be
hithardest, withhouseholds mak-
ing between $10,000 and $20,000
seeing their taxes increase by
nearly 950 percent.
"You're talking a $2,700 tax
increase for people with incomes
between $10,000 and $20,000,"
said Roberton Williams, a senior
fellow at the Tax Policy Center.
"That's huge."
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

Libyan PM says
Gadhafi trying to
recruit fighters

President of Mali Amadou Toure speaks in the U.N. General Assembly during high-level meetings on HIV/AIDS on
Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
Global Fund ends$28
HIV AIDS grant in Mali

Government aid
cut after alleged
misuse of funding
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - The
Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria said
yesterday it will stop a $28 mil-
lion HIV/AIDS grant to Mali's
government after investigators
found evidence money is being
The Global Fund said in a
statement that it will suspend
funding all but essential servic-
es under the grant until a new
structure can be found to man-
age the money.
Dr. Youssouf Diallo from
Mali's High Council for the
Fight Against AIDS called
the decision premature and
said the Council had not been
shown any of the evidence
against it.
"This decision is not the right
way to work together as part-
ners." Diallo said.
Mali, a poor, landlocked West

African nation relies on interna-
tional donors to fund its health
The High Council for the
Fight Against AIDS is attached
directly to the Malian presi-
dent's office and the move
against the body is not the first
preventative measure the Glob-
al Fund has taken in Mali.
Earlier this, year the Fund
suspended another HIV/AIDS
grant to Mali worth $13.91 mil-
lion. That decision followed the
announcement in December
2010 of the suspension of fund-
ing of two malaria grants and
the termination of a third grant
for tuberculosis.
The Global Fund's inves-
tigative office has also found
evidence of fraud in a number
of other countries around the
In December 2010, the Global
Fund announced that Mali and
four other countries - Ivory
Coast, Djibouti, Mauritania and
Papua New Guinea - would be
subject to special measures and
closer scrutiny of their grant

Last month, a high-powered
panel assembled to address the
problem said the Fund itself
would have to take some of
the responsibility for losses
in countries where it stopped
funding because of fraud. The
panel concluded that the con-
trols put in place by the Fund
to be sure the money is properly
disseminated "have not worked
as well as intended."
The Board of the Global Fund
adopted the panel's recommen-
dations shortly after the report
came out.
"We are determined to carry
out these changes quickly to
ensure that donors and imple-
menting countries maintain
absolute confidence that the
Global Fund is an efficient and
effective funding channel that
delivers value for money," said
Simon Bland, the Global Fund's
Chair, in September.
Sweden said on Tuesday that
its donations to the Global Fund
were on condition that the body
undertakes major reform.

Leader: Gadhafi
has 12,000 people
to 'enter Libya and
start the fight'
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libya's
acting prime minister said yester-
day that ousted leader Moammar
Gadhafi is believed to be recruit-
ing fighters from other African
countries and preparing for a pos-
sible insurgency, hoping to desta-
bilize Libya's new regime.
The comments by Mahmoud
Jibril reflected fears that Gadhafi
will be able to use friendly rela-
tions with neighboring countries
cultivated during his more than
four decades in power to help him
launch a bid to return to power.
"Reports have shown that 68
vehicles with at least eightfighters
each crossed the Libyan borders
to Mali and Gadhafi is hiding in
the southern desert," Jibril told
He said Gadhafi had made
a deal with the Hamada tribe,
which roams the borders between
Chad, Sudan and Libya, to provide
12,000 fighters "to enter Libya and
start the fight."
Suggesting that the U.S. also
was concerned about the possi-
bility, Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton said during a
visit to Tripoli Tuesday that she
hoped Gadhafi would be captured
or killed.
Gadhafi loyalists already have
put up fierce resistance in sev-
eral areas, preventing Libya's
new leaders from declaring full
victory nearly two months after
revolutionary forces seized Trip-
oli and have seized many other
parts of the oil-rich North Afri-
can nation.
Revolutionary fighters gained
control of one stronghold, Bani
Walid, this week. In the other
loyalist bastion of Sirte, anti-
Gadhafi commanders said they
have squeezed Gadhafi's forces
into a residential area of about
700 square meters but were still

coming under heavy fire from
surrounding buildings. Deputy
defense minister Fawzi Abu Katif
told The Associated Press that
authorities still believe Gadhafi's
son Muatassim is among the ex-
regime figures holed up in the
diminishing area.
It took the anti-Gadhafi fight-
ers, who also faced disorganiza-
tion in their own ranks, two days
to capture a single residential
It is unclear whether Gadhafi
loyalists who have escaped might
continue the fight and attempt to
organize an insurgency using the
vast amount of weapons Gadhafi
was believed to have stored in
hideouts in the remote southern
Unlike Iraq's Saddam Hussein,
Gadhafi had no well-organized
political party that could form the
basis of an insurgent leadership.
However, regional and ethnic dif-
ferences have already appeared
among the ranks of the revolution-
aries, possibly laying the founda-
tion for civil strife.
Gadhafi has issued several
audio recordings trying to rally
supporters. Jibril and other Liby-
an officials have said they believe
he's hiding somewhere in the vast
southwestern desert near the bor-
ders with Niger and Algeria.
Jibril also addressed concerns
about a rise in revenge attacks and
lawlessness as thousands of young
men with weapons have found
themselves unemployed after
waging months of brutal fighting.
He said authorities were con-
sidering plans to give them the
option of joining private security
companies that will be given pri-
ority for securing the borders, oil
fields and public institutions, or
the national army.
He also reiterated that he
plans to resign after liberation is
declared and turn over the reins of
the country to a new interim gov-
ernment that can guide the nation
to elections. The transitional lead-
ership has said a vote would be
held within eight months of lib-

White House to
talk nuclear arms
with North Korea

U.S. making
demands with ally
South Korea
Raising hopes for a new era of
rapprochement with nuclear-
armed North Korea, the Obama
administration said yesterday it
would sit down with the reclu-
sive regime for a fresh round
of atomic weapons talks and
appoint a full-time envoy with
the task of persuading Pyong-
yang to abandon its nuclear pro-
Disarmament efforts are
saddled with a history of deceit
and mistrust, but the meet-
ings on Monday and Tuesday in
Geneva represent another step
forward after lastyear's military
attacks on South Korea that led
to threats of war. They are the
second setofnuclear discussions
between the United States and
North Korea since July, after a
three-year freeze in diplomacy.
"We're looking for more
progress," State Department
spokesman Mark Toner said in
Washington. "We're not seeking
to reward North Korea in any
way by holding these talks. And
we certainly don't want to have
talks just for the sake of talking.
We want to see a seriousness of
purpose and a commitment to
moving this process forward
to taking the steps that they've
already committed to take."
As Washington intensifies its
engagement of Pyongyang, it is
turning to seasoned diplomat
Glyn Davies to lead the efforts.
Davies, the U.S. ambassador to
the International Atomic Ener-
y Agency, will replace Stephen

Bosworth, though both will be
meeting next week with the
North Korean delegation led by
Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye
The U.S. and its ally South
Korea are pressing familiar
demands. Toner said the U.S.
wants North Korea to adhere
to a 2005 agreement it later
reneged on, which required the
North's verifiable denucleariza-
tion in exchange better relations
with its Asian neighbors, energy
assistance and a pledge from
Washington that it wouldn't
attack the isolated country. The
U.S. and North Korea are still
formally at war, having only
signed an armistice ending their
1950-1953 conflict.
To demonstrate its serious-
ness, American officials want
Pyongyang to take concrete
steps such as freezing its ura-
nium and plutonium programs
and allowing IAEA inspectors
back into the country. They are
also looking for the North to
show that it won't launch any
new military actions against
South Korea, or further nuclear
or missile tests.
In its latest nuclear-related
infraction, North Korea unveiled
a uranium enrichment program
in 2010 in defiance of U.N. Secu-
rity Council resolutions. Ten-
sions also spiked last year after
South Korea was attacked twice
militarily, including the sinking
of a submarine that was blamed
on the North and killed 46 sail-
In a separate engagement
effort, the U.S. also has reopened
talks with North Korea on coop-
erative searches for the remains
of U.S. troops killed in the Kore-
an War.




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