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SPORTS
March 2, 2012
Davis Love III made a hole-in-one on the 197-yard fifth hole and tied the course record at PGA National with a 6-under 64, giving him a 2-shot lead at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Thursday. Tiger Woods was 7 shots out of the lead, right on the cut line going into Friday. Rory McIlroy was in the group at 66, needing a win this week to go to No. 1 in the world. West Chester's Sean O'Hair shot a 70, a stroke better than Woods.
NEWS
February 7, 2012 | By Bjoern H. Amland, Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - The right-wing extremist who has admitted killing 77 people in Norway's worst peacetime massacre told a court Monday that he deserves a medal of honor for the bloodshed and demanded to be set free. Anders Behring Breivik, 32, smirked as he was led in to the Oslo district court, handcuffed and dressed in a dark suit, for his last scheduled detention hearing before the trial starts in April. He stretched out his arms in what his lawyer Geir Lippestad called "some kind of right-wing extremist greeting.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | By Bjoern H. Amland, Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - Two men were found guilty Monday of involvement in an al-Qaeda plot to attack a Danish newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, in the first convictions under Norway's antiterror laws. A third defendant was acquitted of terror charges but convicted of helping the others acquire explosives. Investigators say the plot was linked to the same al-Qaeda planners behind thwarted attacks against the New York subway system and a shopping mall in Manchester, England, in 2009.
NEWS
January 22, 2012 | Reviewed by Susan Balée
The Leopard By Jo Nesbø Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett Knopf. 517 pp. $26.95   The horror, the horror. Joseph Conrad knew the savagery simmering in the heart of darkness, and Norwegian noir-master Jo Nesbø returns and returns to it because his mission is to show readers just how depraved human beings can be, and how noirer than noir a Norwegian author can be in this, our global village of crime fiction. At the heart of The Leopard is not a leopard, but a Leopold's Apple - a torture device designed by a 19th-century Belgian to scare the diamonds out of recalcitrant black warlords in the Congo.
NEWS
January 5, 2012 | Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - Prison psychiatrists monitoring confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik say he is not psychotic and has not been put on medication, a prosecutor said in a court filing Wednesday, adding fuel to calls to reassess whether he is legally insane. The original finding of insanity by two court-appointed psychiatrists has been fiercely debated by mental-health experts, and several lawyers representing the victims of the massacre that rocked Norway have demanded the Oslo District Court order a second evaluation.
NEWS
November 30, 2011 | Bjoern H. Amland and Karl Ritter, Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik belongs in psychiatric care instead of prison, Norwegian prosecutors said Tuesday, after a mental evaluation declared him insane during a bomb-and-shooting rampage that killed 77 people. The court-ordered assessment found that the self-styled anti-Muslim extremist was psychotic during the July 22 attacks, which would make him mentally unfit to be convicted and imprisoned for the country's worst peacetime massacre. The report, written by two psychiatrists who spent 36 hours talking with Breivik, will be reviewed by an expert panel before the Oslo district court rules on his mental state.
NEWS
September 20, 2011 | By Malin Rising and Bjoern H. Amland, Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was ordered to remain in pretrial detention for eight weeks Monday during a closed court hearing in which he was cut off from making statements irrelevant to the case, a judge said. The right-wing extremist has confessed to setting off a bomb in downtown Oslo and massacring dozens at an island youth camp outside the city, killing 77 people on July 22. The Oslo District Court approved a police request to keep Breivik in custody on terror charges for another eight weeks - four in solitary confinement - as they prepare a formal indictment.
TRAVEL
September 11, 2011
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NEWS
August 19, 2011 | Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - The man behind the Norway attacks that killed 77 people last month hung up twice on authorities after calling to surrender during the shooting at a youth camp on Utoya island, police said Thursday. The first phone call came 26 minutes before officers arrested Anders Behring Breivik, who identified himself as the commander in an anticommunist resistance movement, police said. "I am at Utoya at the moment. I want to surrender," he said, according to a transcript distributed at a news conference.
NEWS
August 17, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - President Obama said yesterday that a "lone wolf" terror attack in the U.S. is more likely than a major coordinated effort like the 9/11 attacks nearly a decade ago. With the nation preparing to observe the 10th anniversary of hijacked airliners crashing in New York and Washington and along the Pennsylvania countryside, Obama said the government was in a state of heightened awareness. "The biggest concern we have right now is not the launching of a major terrorist operation, although that risk is always there," the president said in an interview with CNN. "The risk that we're especially concerned over right now is the lone-wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon being able to carry out wide-scale massacres of the sort that we saw in Norway recently," he said.
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